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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Want To Become A Carburetor Guru? Learn From The Guys That Build Them! Holley Announces New Holley Carburetor 101 Classes

Everyone seems to have EFI the brain in recent years, and we understand and love them for it, but carburetors are still way more plentiful in the hot rod and racing world and we still get asked about...

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Incredible: Jack Bally Built A Flying 1/3 Scale B-17 Bomber From Scratch – Video and Info Here!

(By Scott Liggett) –We at Bangshift.com have such respect for the generation of WWII. Part of that respect includes the machines the men and women used to fight a world war against enemies...

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Project Hay Hauler Update: We Raced It, Broke It, Fixed It, Lowered It, And Yet We Still Can’t Leave It Alone!

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) It’s been over a year since​ I last updated you on the progress of my ’67 GMC pickup. ​I do have to apologize for my lack of updates. A lot has...

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Do You Want To Know What This Looks Like From In The Car? Formula Off Road Greatness

Formula Off Road is some of the most gnarly racing on the planet. In fact in some ways it’s the grandfather of the new Rockbouncing craze. These guys climb huge pea gravel piles, on courses set...

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Best of 2019: The Man Who’d Rather Drive A Truck Than A Car – This 1975 Dodge Pickup Truck Commercial Is Fun

A tough looking truck sloshing through puddles, hauling hay, and driving over dirt roads in a vast landscape. That’s pretty much 67% of every truck commercial ever made from the present day all...

Best of 2019: Watch An Austrian Blacksmith Use A Drop Hammer Built Hundreds Of Years Ago

Old tools are a fascination for practically anyone who loves working on stuff. Old tools have an aura because they are direct extensions of the humans that used them. Whether we are talking about the...

Best of 2019: Te Definition Of Tuff Truck: Watch This Jeep Cherokee Get Pounded!

We’re not sure if the driver ever walked in a fully upright position after completing this Tuff Truck run at the 2018 Lebanon Fair in Pennsylvania. We have seen plenty of gutsy tuff truck runs...

Best of 2019: If You Have Ever Wondered How A Roots Blower Works, This Animation Is Just The Ticket

They were a novel pump. The Roots brothers invented the design in Civil War America and Roots pumps were used for moving air into mines, moving water where it needed to go, and even used to feed...

Best of 2019: The American Powertrain Parting Shift: 9-Gears, No Mufflers, An A Detroit Diesel

Any video that proclaims glee in breaking local noise ordinances is just fine with us! Here we take a ride in a 1985 GMC Brigadier truck as its owner leaves the local fueling station and cruises it...

Best of 2019: The Liwa Sand Dune Hillclimb In The UAE

Gearheads can be found in every corner of the planet. Every last one. From Chevrolet Opalas racing in the jungles of South America to the brutal off-roaders of the remote Russian forests, if vehicles...

Best of 2019: Katech Made Nearly 1,500hp With Their Stock Bottom End LT5 Before They Called it Quits

A couple of weeks go we reported on the 1,000+hp LT5 that Katech had created with the stock fuel system and minimal amounts of bolt on parts. That particular engine still had the stock camshaft in...

Best of 2019: Watch This Crusher Bound Detroit Diesel V-16 Two Stroke Go Out With Its Boots On

Many of you are going to hate this video because it involves the destruction of an engine and a cool engine at that. Many of you will be disgusted by seeing a crusher bound Detroit Diesel V-16 two...

Best of 2019: Watch Two Steam Locomotives Work To Plow The Tracks On The Cumbers and Toltec Line

We love us some steam locomotives here at BangShift and have run hundreds and hundreds of pieces of content over the years showing them doing their thing in various configurations and settings. This...

This Two-Door Tahoe Would Be An Epic Daily Driver, You Never Find Them This Clean

Two-Door Tahoes are something you don’t see every day. I still think of them as a “Blazer” and wish that is what Chevrolet had called them, but regardless of the name they are cool...

Old School Video: This Footage Of A British Firefly Racing Dinghy Boat From 1958 Rules

The English have always been pretty proud of their boat building skills and rightfully so. From the battleships that lead them to be the world’s first super power and effectively rule the...

Incredible: Jack Bally Built A Flying 1/3 Scale B-17 Bomber From Scratch – Video and Info Here!

(By Scott Liggett) –We at Bangshift.com have such respect for the generation of WWII. Part of that respect includes the machines the men and women used to fight a world war against enemies...

Best of 2019: The Earthmovers: This 1944 Film Celebrating The Seabees In WWII Is Absolutely Awesome

“Some guys want a Jeep after the war…brother, give me a bulldozer!” This is one of about 100 great lines in this 1944 war department film called “The Earthmovers” which...

Best of 2019: This 1972 Ford Truck Commercial Is Crazier Than You Think It Was To Make

This tv commercial for 1972 Ford trucks is pretty good. There’s the requisite goofy premise and storyline to follow but there is also vintage dirt bikes, jumps, sideways action, and a whole lot...