Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Spotlight, XL Truck News

Best of BS 2016: The 20-Mile Journey From Shipyard To Sea At This German Shipyard Is The Most Incredible Thing You’ll See Today

Meyer Werft is a shipbuilder in Papenburg, Gremany. It’s located on the Ems River, about 20 miles inland from the North Sea. It was located there in 1795 to isolate it from storms. They were...

A Legend Crushes His Way Into The Sunset – Bigfoot Hero Jim Kramer Is Retiring

Growing up I rooted for the Boston Red Sox, I rooted for Bruce Allen, and I rooted for Jim Kramer. Kramer of course is the iconic driver of Bigfoot monster trucks and it has been announced the...

Bad News Sergio: He Calls Shifter Recall “Almost Unbelievable” – We Think The Shifter Sucks

Fiat Chrysler executives are not at all happy about the fact that 1.1-million cars and trucks are being recalled globally because of a shifter design that is being blamed for 41 injuries and lots of...

Incredible! Watch The Plymouth Air Radial Truck Make Its First Drive – Radial Airplane Engine Power!

The world of hot rodding never ceases to amaze us. New ideas emerge and are executed when even the most hopeful among us think that the human brain is mined out. Take for example this stunning...

Six State Attorneys Join Fight Against Proposed EPA Legislation – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD HERE

The battle against the proposed changes to the Clean Air Act has taken a new turn recently as seven states have sent letters to the agency asking that they stop pursuing the proposed changes. State...

BangShift Test Drive: What We Think Of The 2016 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab Eco Diesel

Despite what market factors, the economy, environmentalists, and even the automakers themselves want the public to believe, Americans love and crave trucks. We buy them like no other country on...

Watch The Congressional Hearing About The Proposed EPA Regulations And The RPM Bill That Fights Them

This is certainly the first time and we’re kind of hoping it will be the last when we post a video link to a congressional hearing around here but it is also the first time we have been engaged...

Unveiled: The 2016 Easter Jeep Safari Concept Vehicles! Which One Is Your Favorite?

It’s rare for a manufacturer to celebrate and thank the fans quite like Jeep does every year at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari,...

Andrew Comrie-Picard, Chris Komar, and Brad Lovell To Take On Alcan Rally In Stock Jeep On BFG KO2s!

It is the craziest automotive event you have likely never heard of. The Alcan Rally is a 5,000 mile sojourn into the arctic that combines elements of a Time Distance Event with challenges, special...

The Rest Of The Story On The Girl Who Drove The Big Rig Onto The Historic Bridge And Destroyed It – Honestly Fascinating

(Photo: Garet Cobb/Associated Press) – We were admittedly very rough on the 23-year old truck driver that piloted her big rig onto an historic Indiana bridge rated at six tons capacity and...

Ford Performance Is Taking The New Raptor To Best In The Desert Racing’s Factory Stock Class!

(Photos: Ford Motor Company) We’re loving the fact that Ford is putting their actual cars into racing. You have the Fiesta in touring car races, the Focus in rally and rallycross, the GT in...

How Does Ford Show Off The Strength Of The New Super Duty’s Frame? By Hanging Nine Trucks Off Of One!

Heavy-duty trucks are a white-hot market that doesn’t seem to be slowing down in sales anytime soon, and Ford Motor Company knows this. Their Super Duty line is paying a lot of bills, and with...

Dakar 2016: Sébastien Loeb Loses Lead After Crashing Out On Stage Eight

(Lead Photo: Motorsport.com) Sébastien Loeb’s first Dakar Rally was looking very promising. The 41-year-old driver, who has won in World Touring Car Championship, World Rally Championship, has...

Massive And Famous LA Area Junkyard Closed And Cleaned Out – Loss For Gearheads

It was best known as U Pick Parts and for gearheads in the greater Los Angeles area, the 26-acre location was a place they had either visited once or perhaps frequented in searches for stuff that...