Category Archive: XL Online Find, XL Spotlight

This Dodge Can’t Decide Whether It Is Coming Or Going!

When Michael Sobota submitted a tip for us to check out this 1990 Dodge, we had no idea what we were in for until clicking the link but man was it worth it. We’ve seen A LOT of different kinds...

War Is Hell And So Was Trying To Keep Army Trucks Running In WWII – Cool Historic Video

This video is 100% BangShifty so we wanted to share it with you today. This is a WWII-era training film that teaches mechanics and the guys who would be operating these vehicles how to install and...

Watching Guys Weld Railroad Tracks Together In Siberia Using Thermite And Molten Steel Is Absolutely Awesome

We mention Siberia only because it is a unique location, not because it is the only place where this practice is used. Now, we will say that further investigation yielded some more modern looking...

Pulling Coverage: The 4th Annual Mule City 300 Was Awesome – Photos From The Pits And The Course!

(Words and photos by David Whealon) – As if the drag racing isn’t badass enough at Galot Motorsports Park, the multi-use facility knocks it out of the park again with the running of the...

Here’s A Great Video Look At The First Ever Holley LS Fest West! Trucks, Drags, Autocross and More

Back in May, Chad attended the 2017 Holley LS Fest West event at Las Vegas Motors Speedway and took us all around the deal via live video. We saw drag racing, we saw autocross action, we saw trucks,...

Weird Science: Watch This Guy Fire Up A Small Engine Topped With A Wooden Cylinder Head!

Sometimes curiosity gets the best of people and drives them to do stuff that may not exactly advance the collective knowledge of humanity but it does make for interesting stuff. Case in point is the...

Fun Big Rig Video: Jamming Gears in an Ultra Rare 1973 Dodge 900 Big Rig

Not many people remember that Detroit’s Big Three were heavily involved with the Big Rig business in the 1970s. Dodge was in the mix along with Ford and Chevy/GMC. In some sense, they were out...

Father’s Day Video: Old Guy Shuts Down a Runaway Diesel Engine While Youthful Helpers Run for the Hills!

At some point in our lives a dad or a grand dad or a father figure has bailed us out of some seriously bad crud. This video is one of those situations in action. Ever see those t-shirts with the...

The Unobtanium File: Saving An Ancient Caterpillar Fuel Pump Made of Solid Bronze With Skill and Crafty Thinking

Welcome to the Unobtanium File, a randomly reoccurring blog series that will highlight some of the more interesting, off the wall, and down right cool projects that the dudes and dudettes at Then and...

Watch The Jacked Up Motorsports Pulling Truck Barf Half A Caterpillar Engine Through Its Hood!

(Lead photo from Jacked Up Motorsports FB page) – We have showed you the nasty side effects of hugely boosted pulling engines failing before. The carnage is virtually unrivaled in motorsports....

Video: Watch This Ancient Holt Crawler Tractor Plow A Field – The Real Story Is How A Guy Hand Built The Thing From Scratch In His Shop!

There are projects and builds that we have seem and had our breath taken away by but when you think about Don Hunter’s incredible construction of a turn of the century Holt crawler tractor from...

Time Travel Video: Enjoy This Fantastic Look At 1980s Monster Truck Action

If you were a kid in the 1980s and you are now a regular reader of BangShift.com, chances are you were into monster trucks. Those trucks were nothing like the race machines of today, nope, they were...

Watch This Upside Down (But Right Side Up?) Ranger V770 12-Cylinder Engine Run and Spit Fire!

The Ranger V770 12-cylinder engine was a stalwart power plant for a slew of airplanes that included a bunch of trainers that were used to get pilots ready for war during WWII. A single overhead...

GLORIOUS: We Found Video Of A 6V53 Detroit Diesel Powered T-Bucket! Burns Tires In ALL Gears!

Chad hates every T-bucket has has ever seen, but if he lays eyes on this one and doesn’t like it we’re going to cal him out as being un-American because this one is beyond reproach! This...