Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Off Road Feature, XL Truck Feature

BangShift Feature: The Story Of The Lost and Forgotten WWII Ford Sea Jeeps

In late 1941, after signing off on construction of the original Jeep vehicles, the US government threw out a new challenge to manufacturers. That challenge was to design an amphibious version of the...

Hover Torquer: This Video Feature Of A Wildly Low Slung 1958 Ford C550 Is Awesome – Cummins Power, Burnouts, More!

This is one wild truck. It has the visual impact of a sledgehammer and the truck has a cool backstory and build story as well. The 1958 Ford C550 cab was found intact in a junkyard and the cab along...

Best Of 2018: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT: A Two-Step Program The Whole Family Can Enjoy

The sports-utility vehicle might have started off as a short pickup with a roof over the bed, but by the time I had become aware of cars, their role as a replacement for the venerable station wagon...

BangShift Test Drive: Lincoln Navigator Black Label – For $99,895 You Get The Best The Legacy Brand Has To Offer

(Photos by the author) – Lot of times as car enthusiasts we all have people asking us questions. Our friends, your friends, etc. They want to know what you think about a certain car or truck...

Stuffed Turkey: The First Mustang Was Built In The Late 1940s, Not By Ford, And It Looked Like This – Cool Story!

Ford is set to reveal the 2015 Mustang on December 5th and we’re in for a year of Mustang celebrations because 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the famous pony car’s debut. What if we told...

SEMA 2018 Show Cool Car: Creative Mobile Interior’s 1972 Chevrolet C30 RV

I want to be clear about one thing involved with SEMA 2018: there are far, far too many lifted and pretty trucks around. You know the types…bro-dozers. Rocker panels at my eye level, wheels...

Meet Chupacabra, A 1955 Desoto Fireflite That Is Off-Road Perfection. Wait, What?

(Words by Olivia Scaffidi and Photos by Dave Mackey) The 1955 Desoto Fireflite owned and built by Dave Mackey of Marysville, Washington is a regular competitor in the Gambler 500, which we...

Trick Truck: This Dump Truck Is Parts Weird, Cool, and Fun – A Wisconsin Roadside Find

(By Greg Rourke) – I love Wisconsin. Home of the Merrill Ice Drags, Snap On Tools, and the greatest bartenders on planet Earth. It’s said that more brandy is consumed in Wisconsin than...

Gearhead Americana: Men, Women, Mechanics, Machines of Speed, and Machines of War

(All photos from Library of Congress Digital Archive) – So my romp through the seemingly endless photo archive at the Library of Congress website continues. This week I decided to hone in on...

The Crosley Farm O Road May Have Been Small Enough To Laugh At But The Tiny Truck/Tractor Was No Joke (w/Video)

We’ve told you the sad story of the Minneapolis-Moline UDLX which was one of the neatest tractors of all time but it was also one of the biggest failures of its era. Today we’re looking...

Roadside Find: This Classic B-Model Mack Wrecker Is Yankee Ingenuity At Its Finest

(By Greg Rourke) – Our recent road trip took us to New England, with Maine being our destination. The land of lobsters and Moxie, a soft drink I don’t understand the appeal of. It was...

45 Hours, Coast to Coast, In A Custom Dodge Van? This Is The Four Ball Rally

(Words and Photos by Jim Smoot) Boston, Massachusetts – June 2, 1984… In the early morning hours, in the pouring rain, more than a million dollars worth of exotic automotive machinery &...

The Turbo Titan III and Ford’s Big Red – 1960s Turbine Big Rig Brothers From Another Mother

(Editor’s note: There was some discussion on a FB group about these trucks the other day so I thought we should let people know that there was some wild development work being done by OEMs in...

Truck Feature: Dodd Bros. Wrecker Service 1941 Chevrolet Lives A New Life INSIDE A Children’s Hospital

(Words and photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Vintage tow trucks register pretty high on cool factor, and while the first impression of this colorful wrecker might have you scratching your head,...