FREE LIVE STREAMING VIDEO: ECTA Spaceport America 1.5 Mile Invitational Shootout Continues This Morning!

When Steve and Suzy and the gang from the ECTA called me and asked if I wanted to help out at the ECTA Spaceport America 1.5 Mile Shootout, I said “Sure, how can I help?”. When they said...

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Finnegan Gets A Birthday Surprise! It’s Amazing What Stuff Will Make A Square Body Crew Cab Guy Happy!

Normal people sometimes don’t understand the stuff that makes us car guys happy. Square body guys are even a different breed, and because some stuff is so hard to find we get pretty giddy when...

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The King Of The Hammers 2020 Rock Bouncers VS Crawlers Shootout Was Epic! Watch Here

King of the Hammers is an event like none other. If you haven’t gotten to see rock bouncers or rock crawlers in action, then you are missing out. It is some of the craziest combination of power,...

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These Motorcycle Hillclimb Highlights From 2019 Show Just How Crazy These Bastards Are!

Motorcycle hillclimbs are nuts. They are typically steeper and crazier than most truck hillclimbs and when you quit going forward that usually means the bike is flying one way and you are going the...

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PRE-REGISTER FOR LS FEST WEST NOW! Vegas Baby, Vegas. Don’t Miss Out, Registration Is Now Open!

Holley’s LS Fest West is fast becoming the outlandish, crazy and fun no so little brother of Holley’s LS Fest in Bowling Green Kentucky. With growth that can only be described as awesome,...

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The 2020 Dakar Rally Is On And Man Is It A Beast! Saudi Arabia, And It’s Crazy Variety Of Terrain And Sand, Is Home To This Historic Spectacle

I first started really watching the Dakar Rally back in the late 1990s and couldn’t believe just how cool this race was to watch on TV. For years I looked forward to it and thought it would be...

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eBay Find: This 1949 Dodge Power Wagon Is Almost (and we mean ALMOST) Perfect

Look at this awesome hunk of steel, would you? Is there anything finer than a classic Dodge Power Wagon? Honestly, if you can lay our eyes on this truck and not get any sort of a gearhead tingle than...

Gallery: Monster Trucks Invade And Occupy The Shop At MSD Performance!

(Photos by MSD Performance) – When your job is to maintain 10,000+ trucks that routinely jump 20-feet in the air and land on cars, buses, RVs, and concrete floors fixing stuff is pretty much a...

On This Date In 1893 The Diesel Engine Was Patented In Germany – Here’s Our Video Tribute To Compression Ignition Engines!

Rudolph Diesel would be so flipping happy at the way things are turning out for his basic engine design today, mainly because he would be wealthy beyond anyone’s imagination so it is too bad...

Video: Proof That The King Of The Hammers 2014 Is The Most Bat Crap Nuts Off Road Race In The World

We linked you to the live stream of the 2014 King Of The Hammers event in Johnson Valley, California and have been telling you how full on crazy it is for years but this single clip may do more to...

Video Bonanza: The Sound And Fury Of Bad Ass Diesel Air Starters – Loud, Proud, And Scaring Old Ladies For Decades!

(Words by Greg Rourke) – Cranking over big diesel engines takes a lot of power.  Plants of 850 plus cubic inches and over 15:1 compression are common in semi trucks. Imagine trying to spin...

eBay Find: This 1964 Chevy Truck (With A GMC Face) Is Lifted, Has A Stick, And Packs Detroit Diesel Power

This is a proud moment at BangShift Eastern World HQ because my seven year old literally found this truck for sale on eBay. We were chatting yesterday and he mentioned that he had seen an old truck...

This 1937 Chevy Wrecker Is Well Worn Perfection In Need Of A Home

One of the things that we’re constantly reminded of is that more “old stuff” has survived than any of us can probably conceive of. Honestly, think of all the auctions, eBay ads,...

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 2: Fixing Mechanical Stuff

The first order of business with the ’79 Blazer I wrote about in last week’s episode was to start cleaning up everything, understanding what the issues were so I could get it running...

Cool Video: A Restored Brubaker Box Van Is Cool, Weird, And One Man’s Dream Car

If you have never seen a “Brubaker Box” or Automecca Sports Van, don’t be ashamed. These VW based vans were rare in their day and are virtually automotive unicorns today. There was...

The Entire SCORE Off Road Series For 2014 Will Be On CBS, And We Will Be There!

That’s right folks, for the first time in SCORE Baja Racing history, there is going to be televised action from each and every stop on the World Championship Series. We LOOOOOVVEEEEE...

Does The 2015 Ford Expedition Mark The Beginning Of The End For Ford V8 Engines?

Ford announced the specs for the upcoming 2015 Ford Expedition and while that in itself isn’t all that BangShifty there’s an underlying situation involved with the Expedition that seems...

More Dirt Slinging, Mud Sloggin’ Action From Dirty Gras 2014 – Huge Trucks In The Muck!

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – Yesterday we showed you the first of two galleries from an event known as Dirty Gras which was held on the 700 acre grounds of Down South Off Road Park in Crosby,...

Watch An Idiot Try To Extricate Himself And His Jeep From A Frozen Pond….In Someone’s Yard

The underlying message to take away from this video is that it was a miracle no one was killed in making it. The star of the show is a guy who drove a Jeep Wrangler out onto a frozen pond with no...

Action Gallery: Flying Mud And Much From Dirty Gras 2014 In Crosby, Texas

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – While most of the rest of the country froze like popsicles the off road crowd in Crosby, Texas had a weekend of fun at the Down South Off Road Park. Our own Charles...