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

Stickin’ It To Them: Ford Announces Available Seven Speed Stick For Sasquatch Package Broncos – Crawler Gear Coolness

(By Tom Lohnes) – Recently if you wanted a Ford Bronco with the maximum capability of the optional Sasquatch package, you needed to have a 10-speed automatic no matter what. Now, after seeing...

GM Built The World’s First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Vehicle In 1966 And We Found Video Of It – Sweet Van!

This unassuming GMC Handivan is actually one of the great feats of automotive engineering in the history of the disciple. Known as the “Electrovan” this was the first vehicle that ever...

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: The Small Truck In Ford’s Lineup Packs A Big Punch!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Do you want the awesome Ford Ranger Raptor in the USA? Well, you can’t have it but you can have the new Ranger Tremor. With Tremor being Ford’s more subtle off-road pack...

Return Of The Sport Truck: OBS Clash Episode 3 Is Here, And There Has Never Been More Sport In Sport Trucks

Here is Episode 3 of the OBS Clash Series and it is all about the return of the sport truck, with more Sport than ever. These trucks are rad, have great lines, and started a completely new market and...

Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Vehicle? Couple Converts Army Truck into Apocalypse Surviving Tiny Home

If you are going to do it, then you might as well do it like this! It may only go 55 mph, but this ex military truck is one bad ass that has so many cool and custom features inside that you too will...

OBS Clash: The Birth Of An Icon Meant The Sport Truck Era Was Born.

Anyone who reads BANGshift on any regular basis knows I’m a Chevrolet guy to the core, and that I love my Square Body Chevy pickups. But I love Chevrolet trucks in general and have owned...

The Desert Truck Of Your Mopar Dreams: This Dodge Bodied Class 8 Baja Truck Is Nearly Done – Unique And Awesome!

Chad’s usually the certified Baja racing freak around here but when I laid eyes on this model done, Dodge bodied class 8 Baja truck I could not stop staring. The project was started and nearly...

What’s It Going To Be? We Take Some Guesses At What The Raptor Version Of The Ford Bronco Could End Up Like

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Ford Bronco has made a giant splash in the recent news, and it probably will continue to for a while. The Ford F-150 Raptor has also made a big splash in recent years for...

Truck Feature: Evel Knievel’s 1974 Mack FS786LST Is A Thing Of Total Wonder

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – When Joe Grippo told us that he was going to the Mack Historical Museum in Pennsylvania we were jealous. After all, so much trucking goodness packed into one location...

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...