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Category Archive: BangShift Galleries, Gallery, Historic Photos

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...

Grand Finale Photos: Our Tour Of The 3Dog Garage Heads To Floor Three – A Car Collection Beyond Compare!

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – Over the last few days we have shown you the amazing 3Dog Garage car collection housed in a beautifully restored old 3 story brick building in located...

Hoods–Up Weekend Provides Visitors with a Close Up Look at the Heart of the Early Automobile

(Words and Photos by Troy Thomas) Let’s see the business end of this…  What are you running in that thing?  What’s under the hood?    For many auto enthusiasts, what occupies the engine...

Gallery: Vintage Truck Ads From 1966 

America was booming in the middle 1960s. There were massive construction projects going on all over the country, industry was consuming resources that needed to be cut, moved, or mined out of the...

Fresh Catch: This Group Of Drag Racing Ads For Cars, Races, and Exhibition Machines Sums Up 1967 Nicely!

It has bee a while since I cracked the vault open and grabbed a fresh set of cool, historic, and old drag racing magazine ads our for everyone to see. These scans are all from 1967 and they are all...

A Year In Photos: David Whealon’s Favorite 2018 Images (Part 2)

(Photos by David Whealon) – We’re back with more images from the lens of David Whealon. This guy stalked the Southeast like a photographic jungle cat last year blasting images of NHRA...

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...

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...