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Road Trippin’: Stumbling Into The Home Of An Iconic Automotive Brand While Cruising Vermont

(Words and photos by Greg Rourke)- While heading out to the right coast for a vacation we decided to get off the Interstate and head through Vermont and New Hampshire on some two lane roads through...

Gallery: Awesome Ads For Trucks and Equipment Circa 1959 – Great American Gearhead History

While helping my pop clean out my late grandfather’s home we came across some really cool gearhead treasures that I was allowed to bring home and add to my collection of stuff. Two of the most...

Roadtrippin’ Part 2: Visiting Pioneer Village in Minden Nebraska Means Cool Mechanical History

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) If you have ever driven across Nebraska anytime in the last 65 years you probably seen the billboards advertising Pioneer Village. They are literally everywhere....

Roadtrippin’ Part 1: Visiting Pioneer Village in Minden Nebraska Is Mechanical Nirvana

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) If you have ever driven across Nebraska anytime in the last 65 years you probably seen the billboards advertising Pioneer Village. They are literally everywhere....

Gallery: 50 Photos of Street Legal Drag Race Cars

We thought it would be cool to troll through the BangShift electronic archives and nab 50 cool photos of street legal cars ripping it up at the strip. Yes, most of the photos come from our multi-year...

The Way It Was: These Photos of Trucks, Roads, and Factories From 100 Years Ago Are Awesome

(Photos from Detroit Library Digital Collection) – One of the things we love looking at in these old photos that we have been periodically showing you are the backgrounds of the various...

Truckin’ Through Time: These Images From 100+ Years Ago In Detroit Are Really Cool

(Photos from the Detroit Public Library Digital Archive) – See? I knew the smiling 1933 Stirling truck would pique your interest and send you clicking into this latest stack of moldy-oldie...

More American Motoring History: We Love These Photos From The Dawn Of The Automotive Age – Fresh Old Stuff

(Photos from Detroit Public Library Digital Collection) – So we’re back with more killer photos from the turn of the 20th century and the vehicles that launched the world’s...

Historic Truckin’ Photos: From The Turn Of The Century To The 1960s, These Images Rule

(Photos from Detroit Public Library Digital Collection) – From the earliest test versions of the Bantam Jeep to the slick press photos from the 1950s and 1960s, and the gritty days of the...

Historic Gearhead Americana: Packard Car Haulers, Army Trucks, Big Rigs, Turn of The Century Car Shows, and More!

(Photos from Detroit Public Library Digital Archive) – I know some pretty tough people but I’m not sure even the modern toughies I know would thrive in the harsh realities of the world...

More Awesome Historical Photos From The Detroit Public Library: America On Wheels From The ‘Teens To The 70s!

(Photos from the Detroit Public Library Digital Archive) – My favorite thing to do on the internet when I have time is to hit the Detroit Public Library website and search random words in...

Historic Gearhead Americana Gallery: From Futureliners To 1970s Ford Vans, These Photos Rule

(Photos from the Detroit Public Library Digital Collection) – It has been a while since I have roamed the digital stacks at the Detroit Public Library but finding myself with a few minutes the...

Steamtown USA: One More Batch Of Photos From The Land Of The Iron Giants In PA

(Photos by the author) – Yesterday we showed you a load of images from a family trip we took to Steamtown USA which is a national historic site in Scranton, PA. It’s basically the land...

Time Killer: A Massive Treasure Trove of Vintage Late 1960s Trans Am Photos

One of the most romanticized periods in American racing is the late 1960s. Drag Racing was huge, stock car racing featured the wild winged warriors on America’s super speedways and on the road...