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

Lohnes’s Two Favorite Cab Over Trucks From SEMA 2015 – One Ford and One Chevy

If you had told the engineers and designers that were making these trucks come to life decades ago that the yeoman equipment they were working on would be considered iconic Americana in the next...

Luxo-Rig! This Kenworth Has One Of The Most Awesome Rolling Apartments We’ve Ever Seen On Its Back

(By Greg Rourke) – We love trucks here at Bangshift. We also love RV’s, and there has been a smattering of custom vans lately. So it’s only natural that we would like all three...

Locomotive Breath: A Look At The Massive And Monstrously Fast Joint Venture Freightliner Truck

What you are seeing here is 228mph. Sure it was at zero when we shot most of the photos and just a couple miles per hour when being pushed to the tech line, but as far as an impressive and an...

Wandering Colossus: This Former Big Foot Truck Went From Major Movie Stardom To The Corner Of A Florida Midway- How?

In today’s world few people likely remember the story of legendary boxer Joe Louis. The man had an incredible career that literally made him an American hero at its peak. Like many boxers he...

Western Star Under Glass? This Truck Has Not Been Waxed In 10 Years, Looks New, And Is Encased In Glass – Seriously

(Photo Credit: Dick Theberge) – Bill Kolias’ truck is so special that he keeps it under glass. Literally. His 2003 Western Star 4900 EX and its matching custom RV trailer are covered in...

A Turbine Powered Fire Truck? You Bet, The Turbo Chief Was In Service For Nearly Two Years!

During late 1950s and into the early 1960s the world was turbine crazy and as propellors gave way to fans, the companies building the compact and powerful engines were looking for all sorts of...

The Welderup International KB Ditch Digger Truck Was A Big Brown Hit At SEMA 2015

I have to admit that I am bad at television. I have not seen an episode of the Welderup rat rot building show on the tube but I have seen their work for years and I have liked most of it. I know many...

Roadside Find: This 1968 FWD Tractioneer Is Being Road Tripped By Its New Owner…Slowly

(Photos and words by Greg Rourke) – You never know what you might find around town. For example, this 1968 FWD Tractioneer plow truck. Never heard of FWD? If you live outside the snow belt, you...

Ford Unveils Newest Generation F-750 With Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka Themed Dump Truck

Ford has rolled out an all new F-650 and F-750 into their medium duty truck lineup and since they’ll be at all the big truck and equipment shows with it this year they needed to do something...

TheThump Truck – A 23,000lb Kenworth That’s About to Run 13s (w/video)

With this Labor Day Weekend’s “theme” around here being working vehicles, we knew we couldn’t pass up another chance to share this insane tire shredding dump truck we have...

WOW! These Apocalyptic Looking Buses Were Used to Shuttle People Onto A Canadian Glacier For Decades – Tracked Monster Buses!

Sorry if we just made your eyes bug out of your head. That was our initial reaction after getting an email from a Canadian reader who saw yesterday’s cool little tracked VW bus and then sent us...

A Freak And A Failure: The Sad Story Of The Coolest Tractor Ever Made, The Minneapolis Moline UDLX Comfortractor

A car, a tractor, and an epic fail. All three things describe this motorized freak, the ’38 Minneapolis Moline UDLX Comfortractor. In a twist of irony it is one of the most valuable collector...

This Video Feature Detailing A 1929 Mack AK Chain Drive Truck Rules – See It Cruise And Learn The History Behind It

Chad may break my chops over loving old trucks so much but I’m certainly not the only one out there who has an unnatural level of affection towards the lumbering machines that helped build our...

Best of BangShift 2013: A 1972 Chevy Ramp Truck That Hauls A Chevelle and Hauls Tail Too!

(Words and photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Okay, so if you haven’t noticed, we really dig trucks. We like bigger-than-normal trucks and the weird ones too, but sometimes it takes a simple classic...