Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Big Truck Feature

Random Car Review: The 2005 (sigh, do I have to say it?) Bad Boy Heavy Muscle Truck

Considering that I didn’t spend the better part of 2004-2005 in the United States, when I returned the first thing I did was to scratch my head and wonder what the hell was going on. The big...

The Rtech Fabrications Built Ponderosa 1966 Chevrolet Crew Cab 4×4 Dually Truck Is One Awesome Beast

If you aren’t familiar with the crew over at Rtech Fabrications, you certainly need to be. They build trucks that never came from the factory and build them in a way that makes you question...

This Super C Motorhome Is A Military Grade Giant That Would Be An Epic Off-Road Adventurer

I like RVs and I cannot lie! Of course my norm isn’t something this gnarly and huge, but I’ll take it! This is one of those things that pulls into the campground or out on the beach and...

Coolest Race Car Transporter Ever? The Restored Ecurie Ecosse Bus Hauler Is Absolutely Amazing

There are race car haulers and then there are RACE CAR HAULERS. This historic piece of iron from Europe is one of the coolest ever made and the video below not only profiles the rig itself but the...

The Biggest Peterbilt 389 Conventional Ever? This Sucker Is A Bad Ass!

With a 192 inch sleeper, this Conventional Peterbilt 389 is a HUGE bastard but man it is awesome. And thanks to a CAT X15 under the hood, which features more than 600 horsepower and 2000 lb ft of...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Best of BS 2017: 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...

You Pick it: Want The Ratty and Cool Big Rig Or The Wild Looking Ramp Truck?

These are some of the last images I shot during my time at the 2017 SEMA show. Chad and I were wandering around in the waning hours of Friday afternoon and we happened to remember an area that we had...

SEMA 2017 Coverage: This 1973 International Loadstar Is The Work Truck From Hell(cat)

I don’t expect you to understand. Hell, sometimes I don’t understand myself but I know one thing. Summit Truck Bodies out of Kansas understands. They get the fact that there are plenty of...

This 1968 Western Star May Be One Of The Oldest Of These Big Trucks Left

Nowadays the trucks you see pulling containers, boxes, and flatbeds down the highways are swoopy and aerodynamic so as to be as fuel efficient as possible. They pull trailers as long as 53 feet, and...