Category Archive: XL Online Find, XL Spotlight

This Is One Massive Military Wrecker: This Sucker Can Haul Anything!

Take a look at this one! This is an ultra rare M1089 Wrecker, aka a military tow truck. It only has 150 miles on it! Yep that is correct. It was never actually delivered to the US Military and was...

When You Build A Bitchin Truck And Crash It, Do You Rebuild It With Less Concern For Crashing It Again?

When our boy Marcel first built the C10 known as Foxy, it was amazingly clean and sexy. A real “show and go” truck that had a look all its own. In a land of a jillion C10 builds, this one...

Watch a 4,000hp Locomotive Get Built by Hand in 1928 – Absolutely Amazing Video

No hype, no BS, no exaggeration, this video is friggin’ awesome. This is footage from 1928 news reels showing the construction of a massive 3,600hp locomotive in Canada. It made us want to...

Who Wouldn’t Want To Haul Ass Across The Desert Behind The Wheel Of This?!?!

We’ve always got the hankering to drive fast across the desert in a race truck, buggy, or car. In fact it is one of the things I truly want to race more than a lot of other things. Sure my list...

Finnegan Wants To Trade His Enclosed Ramp Truck For ALMOST ANYTHING ELSE!!!

So late last year Finnegan and Dave bought another square body ramp truck, but this one was enclosed. This was before buying the white enclosed ramp truck now known as Square Force 1. As cool as...

These M3 Amphibious Bridge Vehicles Are Awesome! They Go Anywhere And Let Everyone Else Go Wherever Too!

We always think about war being guns and bombs and “warfare”, but the truth is that most of it is more about logistics and transportation. In 1942 The United States Naval Construction...

Wheelstands On The Street Pulling A Trailer!?! Yeah, It’s A Wilkey Thing…

We’re fans of doing funny stuff with a trailer behind you. Like trailer burnouts on Rocky Mountain Race Week or Drag Week. After all, who doesn’t like seeing burnouts on the street, and...

This Extended Cab OBS Truck Is Throwback Perfect And We’d Drive It Daily!

OBS, Old Body Style, GM Trucks are the hottest of the hot right now and since I lived through the 1990’s when these things were also the hottest of the hot, I tend to like the ones that look...

Shreddy Lyfe Takes On The BAJA 500 With Redline Racing Of Texas

BAJA is the pinnacle of desert off-road racing. Whether it is the 500 or the 1000, racing BAJA will test the driver, crew, and equipment by pushing them to, and past, their limits. The crew from...

These Retro Cool RVs And Campers Are Too Damn Cool. Feel Inspired To Restore Something Similar?

Our love of all things RV and Van related around here is no secret, and people are always sending us cool listings for neat old motorhomes and trailers. I love it, and wish I had the room and money...

This 1967 Clark Cortez Would Make The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Machine

I’m a sucker for cool old motorhomes and travel trailers. I’m not the ultimate expert on them, but I do know that the Clark Cortez motorhomes are unique in that their bodies are made of...

Bryce Menzies Is No Stranger To Awesome Desert Race Performances, But This Video From His BAJA 500 This Year Is Great

Anyone who reads my posts here on BANGshift knows that I’m a big fan of desert off-road racing and that I want to race at BAJA so bad I can taste it. I also can’t get enough of the bad...

Vintage Promotional Video Win: Watch Ford’s Big Red Turbine Big Rig In Action

Over the years we have posted lots about Chrysler’s turbine program and talked about how it was the most robust automotive turbine program that any of the OEM companies had embarked on. While I...

This Is What It Takes To Win The Baja 500. Watch The Action Behind The Win

Desert off-road racing is a completely different beast than any other kind of racing. I’m not saying that winning races in any series isn’t hard, because winning takes work, but there is...