Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Videos

The Lewis Winch Has Been Around For 50 Years, Rules, And We Knew Nothing About It – Video

There’s nothing neater than discovering some awesome little mechanical device that we never knew existed before and then falling down the rabbit hole of the internet to learn more about it....

Go For A Ride On A Crazed, Radial Engine Powered European Pulling Tractor – Header Flames Galore!

Giant radial engines, the likes of which powered military and commercial propellor planes during and after WWII are incredible pieces. They sound like nothing else in the world, make our digit...

The End of Big Muskie: Watch The Largest Piece Of Earth Moving Equipment Ever Get Blown Apart

53,000hp, a bucket that could move 220 cubic yards of material at a time, and a career that saw a singular machine move more Earth than was moved during the entire construction of the Panama Canal....

Forgotten History Video: The US Had Remote Control B-17 Bombers In WWII – Operation Aphrodite

It was called “Operation Aphrodite” and its premise was simple. Find a way to use the myriad of airplanes that had been deemed unfit for active duty and do so in a way that would help the...

All-Out At The Mud Hole! High-Flying, Mud Flinging Fun At MBRC In Texas!

Were you a dirt magnet when you were a kid? Fess up…when you finally came in from a hard day of playing, did the master of the laundry room facepalm themselves so hard that they left a mark on...

Mud Boss: This Fox-Body Mustang Trar Is A Beast In The Slop!

If it exists in the automotive world, you can almost be certain that there is a Ford Mustang that has been modified to meet the criteria. We’ve seen just about everything you can possibly do to...

Nightmare Video: Watch What Happens When A Massive Crane Loses Its Brakes On A Hill

(By Greg Rourke) – Once again, cranes scare me. They are called upon on a daily basis to do the seemingly impossible. Most of the time all goes as planned. But then  again, sometimes they go...

The BSF Recovery Service Is Totally Awesome – Watch This Off Road Tow Truck Get The Job Done!

(By Greg Rourke) – Up in Northwest Wisconsin and Northeast Minnesota they have a bunch of off road parks and trails. And unlike the weenies I see driving around here with four shocks at each...

This 1972 Blazer Is A Rock Crawling Beast – Lots Of Steel Tube A Not A Lot Of PSI In The Tires

Because of their incredible value to collectors and enthusiasts, you don’t see too many early Blazers turned into tube frame, sectioned nose, rock crawling machines like this one. While it is...

Dirt Every Day: Fred and Dave Build A Jeep and Go Urban Wheeling At The Old Jeep Factory

One of the most interesting places that I’ve ever stopped at on a road trip was in Toledo, Ohio. It was the old Willys-Overland factory where Jeeps were build for decades and decades before the...

Watch This Guy Bust The Windshield Out Of His Truck With His Face – Wear A Seatbelt!

Back when I was a freshman in high school I cam remember walking along the sidewalk and being jealous of the older kids with their cars. One specific afternoon I saw a kid go hauling tail by me in a...

Killer Old NASA Video: Project FIRE – How They Tested Their Heat Dissipation Theories Before Making Astronauts Live Through It

If hot rodding is ultimately about solving problems and achieving new things, there has never been a better or more important group of hot rodders than the NASA engineers of the 1960s that drove the...

Pulling Video: Because A Steam Tractor Pulling Wheelies Is Awesome!

While nitromethane may be the most exotic thing powering piston engines in the world today, steam is still the most powerful. Steam engines don’t stall, they explode. Consider this, a steam...

Killer Video: Ride Along With a Three Engine, 5000hp Pulling Tractor!

Pressing play on the video after the jump will probably put you in a place that you’ve never been before. That place is sitting virtually on top of three blown Hemi engines making a combined...