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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, Videos

The Best Way To Sell A Product Is To Use It Yourself…But What If You Make Armored Cars?

I’ve seen just how well an armored vehicle can hold up to small-arms fire. Generally, armored SUVs and sedans can take some serious lead before the armor or the unbelievably thick glass becomes...

What On Earth Would You Use A 1968 Checker Aerobus For Other Than A Killer Roadtrip?

It takes a very special kind of person to drive a Checker of any kind. Composed of GM guts, enough metal to crush the pavement, and a durability not seen since the car-manufacturing side of Checker...

This 1960 Promotional Film For The Chevy Corvair Is Over The Top 1960s Greatness

You may be thinking to yourself, “Hey, it looks like that Corvair is driving in a river!” You’d be right and the friendly but authoritative voice narrating the film makes things...

BangShift Project Thread: Wrenching On Old Military Jeeps For A Museum Is A Pretty Sweet Deal!

Our buddy Walt Dumont has a pretty neat deal on his hands that honestly, we just might be a little bit jealous over. He’s getting to play with military trucks. “Big deal”, you...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is Your Most Hellish Traffic Jam Story?

Good morning, readers. I hope you are having a great day. As I’m typing this, I’m not. Here’s why: in a few hours, when I wake up in the morning, I get to experience the wonder and...

Watch Roger Lessman’s Massive 1990 Streamliner Crash At Bonneville – He Lived…Somehow

Since Roger Lessman himself posted this video to his YouTube page, we don’t think that he’d have a problem with us sharing it here on BangShift. During the 1990 World of Speed meet on the...

Video: Awesome Locomotive Crash Testing Video – Six Minutes of Unbelievable Destruction

In terms of pure, unbridled, wanton destruction, this six and half minute video depicting multiple locomotive crash tests is unmatched. Shot at normal speed and in super slow motion, you’ll see...

Rough Start: A Classic With Enough Wrong To Anger Plenty, This Mercedes Diesel-Powered Ford Falcon Could Be The Perfect Daily!

Daily-driver practicality and a body from 1967 don’t have to be mutually exclusive, like a lot of people tend to believe. Tuned up properly, the stock setup from back in the day is perfectly...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Do You Personally Define “Big Power”?

So a couple of weeks ago I served as the host for the 2017 Diesel Power Magazine Challenge. This unique event pitted 10 of the nation’s toughest and most wild diesel pickups against each other...

Upgrade Your LSA The Easy Way With This New Performance Inlet From Superchargers Online

The LSA engine is a tough animal from the factory but let’s be honest, once you get used to the horsepower the thing is making upgrades become part of the program. Like any supercharger, more...

Holley Hot Rod Reunion 2017: Our Final Gallery! The Show Winners And, Of Course, CACKLEFEST!

Over the last week we’ve given you everything that the camera could capture at the Holley Hot Rod Reunion 2017. We walked the show fields over and over, trying to find cars we may have...

Fun In The Mud: Dennis Anderson’s Muddy Motorsports Park Is Heaven For The Dirt-Lovers!

When a racer puts their name on a track, that’s as good of an endorsement as you’ll ever need. And off the top of my head, I can only think of one example: Dennis Anderson’s Muddy...

Money No Object: This 2016 Camaro SS Track Weapon Is Built To Kill – The Writeup Sells The Car

I almost brushed this 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS off as a visuals-only build while surfing eBay. It’s easy to do: take a standard Camaro, throw money at the visuals, and somehow that equates into...

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Can Run The Nurburgring In 7:16.04 – Here’s The Gear-Banging In-Car Proof!

When Chevrolet ran a standard sixth-gen Camaro ZL1 around the Nurburgring Nordschliefe in 7:29.60, many were quick to praise it. That’s a brutally fast time for a sub-$100K car, let alone one...