Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Off Road Feature, XL Truck Feature

BangShift Feature: The Story Of The Lost and Forgotten WWII Ford Sea Jeeps

In late 1941, after signing off on construction of the original Jeep vehicles, the US government threw out a new challenge to manufacturers. That challenge was to design an amphibious version of the...

Meet Chupacabra, A 1955 Desoto Fireflite That Is Off-Road Perfection. Wait, What?

(Words by Olivia Scaffidi and Photos by Dave Mackey) The 1955 Desoto Fireflite owned and built by Dave Mackey of Marysville, Washington is a regular competitor in the Gambler 500, which we...

A Diesel Stroker That Isn’t A Cummins: Innovative Thinking And Machine Work Make This 383cid Power Stroker Fly

Normally when we talk about stroked diesel engines around here, we’re talking about Cummins inline six power plants. There are multiple options out there on the market for stretching the...

SEMA 2017: The After Shock Low Talent Recovery Side By Side Is BangShifty And One Bad Mother!

Now this is BangShifty! When we were cruising the aisles of SEMA 2017, we did not expect to find a killer modified side by side that is designed to help those who don’t know when to say when...

SEMA 2017 Coverage: OMIX-ADA Absolutely Slayed Us With This Amazing Collection of WWII Era Jeeps – Learn Stuff!

So each and every year in a corner nook of the upper south hall at SEMA a company called OMIX-ADA has a display of killer Jeeps. Not Jeeps parked on each other or Jeeps that are on 26″ wheels...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The LeTourneau L-2350 – W/Video!

This week’s freak hasn’t been chosen because it was a failure, quite the opposite actually. This thing is a (literal) huge success. The LeTourneau L-2350 is the largest front end loader...

The Baja Ranchero Is The Coolest Truck Build You’ve Never Heard Of – Until Now

When Allen Repashy reached out to us and said that we should take a look at the Baja Ranchero project he is neck deep into, it looked interesting enough. When we actually got in there and looked at...

BangShift (Off) Road Test: The 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

(Photos by Dave Nutting and Tony Sestito) – Athletes come in all shapes and sizes. From the string bean marathon runners to the brutes that power lift twice their body weight, there’s a...

Power Wagon Week: This 1978 Dodge W100 Power Wagon Is Survivor Perfection

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – As sure as I am sitting here typing this, I can say that Jim Dayotas’s 1978 Dodge W100 Power Wagon truck is one of the coolest vehicles we have ever featured on...

Random Car Review: The 1957-1962 Tucker Model 222 “Sno-Kitten”

I don’t care if the Spring Equinox is a little over a week away, it’s Spring at BangShift Mid-West HQ. The grass is growing, the saturated fields are finally drying out, the house finches...

Ron Braxling’s LSA Powered 1972 Chevrolet C20 4×4 Is One Bad Ass Rig

(Words and More than 65 Photos by Metalworks) Most of us have a classic car that we have dreamed of owning, but due to circumstances the opportunity has never presented itself. With luck and time...

Cool Video: The Road To The Mint 400 – Steve Olliges Takes His Retro Awesome Ford To The Desert

The name Steve Olliges has been associated with off-road racing championships and Ford for more than three decades now. The guy has racked up a hall of fame list of accomplishments. As a member of...

Best Of BangShift 2015: What To Do With A 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara During The Winter From Hell

(Photos and snow to the face by Dave Nutting) – I’m by no means an overly intelligent guy but when the chance to nab the keys to a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara presented...

Love It Or Hate It? Fred Williams’ Crazed 1973 Mad-Maxxis Off-RoadRunner Looks Tough At SEMA

One of the most buzzed about vehicles at the SEMA show is the wild Mad-Maxis Off-RoadRunner built by Fred Williams on Dirt Every Day. Powered by a new Cummins V8 that would normally be found in a...