Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, XL Big Truck Feature, XL Truck Feature, XL Truck News

Hennessey Performance Introduces The Hennessey Goliath – LT4 Power, Crazy Performance, 6×6 Option

(By Tom Lohnes) – Hennessey performance, a Texas-based performance company, has made many crazy cars. From the 270 mile-per-hour Venom GT to a 1,000 horsepower Cadillac Escalade, they make...

Oldies, But Goodies? Let’s Look At The Three Oldest Trucks On The Market Today – Do They Stand Up?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Age is a thing no person or object can escape. With almost all modern cars on the market getting introduced or redesigned in the 2010s, only a few survive from the 00s. There...

Son Of An Alco: The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Is A Road Going Luxury Locomotive

If you are shopping the top end of the domestic pickup truck market you are looking at heavier duty rigs, likely with all the bells and whistles, a diesel drivetrain, and as much chrome as you can...

The Horsepower of Hydration: Listen To This Deep Dive Into The History of The Mighty Mack Super Pumper System That Protected New York City

There are lots of neat mechanical stories out there in the world. Some are more about the people that operated the machines and some are about machines that sold problems in an ingenious way for...

The Behemoth Returns: Ford Will Bring Back The Excursion – The Large By Huge SUV Isn’t Dead Yet

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Ford Excursion was and is a valuable car. Based on F-250 underpinnings, the Excursion could be had with a yeoman 5.4-liter Triton V8 or a tough as nails 7.3-liter Power...

Quick Drive: The 2020 Ford Explorer ST – Size Matters, Horsepower Matters, and Displacement Apparently Does Not Anymore

We officially live in the age of displacement replacement. The old hot rodding adage that has been used so many millions of times just doesn’t really have the same teeth as it once did. Why?...

2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 Road Test: If You Are Going To Spend, Spend Wisely

A couple of weeks ago we told you about our rather underwhelming experience with the 2020 Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic. It was a $62,000 SUV that really didn’t do anything all that well and had an...

2020 Toyota TRD Pro: Long In The Tooth, But Not Much Else

The 2020 Toyota TRD Pro is the latest in a long, long line of Toyota pickup trucks based on a platform that was introduced in 2005 and has been little changed since then. This off-road themed and...

Configutator Battle: Which Half-Ton Work Truck Is The Best Bang For Your Buck? We Check Them Out

(By Tom Lohnes) – The American Truck: Hauling loads and doing work for more than 100 years. In the year 2020 however trucks are used as comfortable commuters and daily drivers, often...

Trophy Truck Testing In And Around The Office Park Is Super Awesome With Robby Gordon

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Robby Gordon’s race shop, and can tell you that the street out front, and the parking lots around it, lend themselves to truck jumps and testing and it is...

Truck Talk: This Look At The Off-Road Themed Models From Ford, GM, Toyota, and Ram Shows The Range Of Off-Road Prowess Available

(Tom Lohnes) – As quarantine progresses, I end up on more manufacturer websites making more expensive vehicles. Today, for round two of our configurator battles, we will be comparing off-road...

Toyota HUMVEE? Close, This Freakish Thing Is The Toyota Mega Cruiser and Next Year You Can Have One In America

(By Tom Lohnes) – In the 90’s AM General was thriving. With their massive contract with the US army their H1 or HUMVEE, was flying off the production line. In 1992, they released a civilian...

Beautiful Beast: This Immaculately Restored 1947 Dodge Power Wagon 1-Ton Truck Is Spectacular

Yes, we know. In 1947 if you bought a 1-ton Dodge Power Wagon truck like this, the paint wouldn’t be as nice. The detail work would not be as nice, the wood work in the bed would likely not be...

No Blower, No Problem: The 475hp 2020 SRT Durango Is An All-Wheel-Drive Family Truckster And Entertainment Center

A few short weeks ago I told you about the fun I had spending a week with a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It’s the big daddy of high performance SUVs in the world today and it’s...