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

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...

Heavy Iron: Kenworth 963 Oil Field Trucks Come To Life – These Are The Kings Of The Desert!

(Photos credit: Kenworth Trucks) – When it comes to big, awesome trucks there are few bigger and more awesome than the mighty Kenworth 963 oil field truck. These massive off-highway trucks...

Video: Meet The Coolest Firetruck Ever: Custom Built By Four Companies In The 1950s, It Has 7,000 Miles On it, 4WD and More!

We have showcased many vehicles that OCD Resto has profiled on their YouTube page but none of them has been as cool as this. If you have been living under a rock, OCD Resto’s magic centers...

King Of The Cab Overs? The Iveco-Astra Line Of Trucks Is Built To Dominate Loads And Terrain

Remember Iveco trucks? Scanias and Ivecos were pretty commonly seen in the USA up until the middle 1990s or maybe even a little after that when both brands removed themselves from the market in the...

Rig Rod Feature: This Detroit Diesel Powered Rod Started Life As A Fire Truck!

(Words and photos by Mike Bradford) – Jay Ouellette is the owner of Bumper to Bumper Auto Repair in Twin Mountain NH and like many of us grew up reading Hot Rod and other similar magazines...

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...

Sgt. Rock: Get A Closer Look In, At And Around Stacey David’s Monster 1941 Dodge WC!

This 1941 Dodge WC needs no introduction to you, does it? Chances are pretty good that if the truck wasn’t in the photos, you would know exactly where I was at and who I was standing near. For...

Big Uglies: We Found A Pair Of Cool, Old Hendrickson Trucks Resting Comfortably

(Words and photos by Greg Rourke) – Ever seen a Hendrickson truck? If you live outside of the upper Midwest, probably not. Hendrickson started building trucks in Chicago in 1913, and in 1926...

The Awesome History Of The Black Beetle A Jet Powered High Speed Train That Went 184 MPH In 1966 – WITH VIDEO!

(By Greg Rourke) – High speed rail is and area where the rest of the world has it all over us. All over Europe and Asia trains regularly run at over 180 MPH. In France and Japan there is...

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...

Soaking Behemoth – The Mack Super Pumper Was A Locomotive Engined Fire Fighter That Could Extinguish Hell Itself (And Often Did)

(Lead image: Philip Goldstein) – In the early 1960s the New York City Fire Department was facing a host of problems. The world around them was growing ever taller, ever more compact, and ever...

The International Harvester Sightliner Definitely Fits In The WTF? Files, But Visibility Was Great!

(Words by Greg Rourke) From the WTF? files comes a truck International Harvester designated the ACO and ACOF series, better known as the International Harvester Sightliner.      First question...

Remembering GMC Crackerbox Trucks – Stubby, Square, and Tough!

(By Greg Rourke) – Yes, more big trucks, more cabovers. GMC called their all new, aluminum tilt cab trucks the F model, but truckers called them the Crackerbox. It’s easy to see why. All...

Dodge Once Made The Coolest Cab Over Trucks In The World – The Story of The L600 and L700 Here

(By Greg Rourke) – We love old trucks here at BangShift, and I love cabovers in particular. Medium duty cabovers are now dominated by offshore produced trucks, but once upon a time we made...