Category Archive: BangShift XL, CAR FEATURES, Videos, XL Truck Feature, XL Videos

Radical Truck Video: This 1973 Ford F600 Custom Pickup Is Absolutely Cool!

So today is my Brazilian kick, I suppose as this is our second peek into the car culture of that South American country and boy is it strong. Technically this is truck culture but you know what...

World’s Fastest Wrecker -The Story Of A Big Block Chevy Powered, Holmes 440 Equipped, Speed Machine

This is the kind of stuff that we love. Like literally love. Who out there knew that in 1979 the Ernest Holmes company decided to set the world’s closed course speed record for a wrecker and...

Truck-omotive: Ever Heard Of A Nordco Shuttlewagon? Locomotive Truck or Truck Locomotive? BangShifty!

In the realm of stuff that we never knew existed, the Nordco Shuttlewagon is king. Working with the mundane title “rail car mover” what you see here is basically the most extreme version...

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...