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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...