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

“Uh-Oh” Video: Randal Key Launches His Rockcrawler, Camera Operator Requires New Pants

“Location, location, location.” If you are recording anything to do with a vehicle, knowing where to stand makes the difference between you being a hero and a grease spot that once was a...

Off-Roading Fun: This Early-1950’s Chevy Goes For A Romp In An Off-Roader’s Playground

It has an alcohol-swilling 540ci Chevy with a 12-71 blower under the hood that’s good for 1,300 horsepower. It has 2.5 ton axles front and rear hooked to a tube frame. It has beautiful black...

Red Bull Frozen Rush 2014: We Go Rollin’ With Ricky Johnson In A Pro 2 Truck Through The Snow! Big Fun With The Legend Himself

BangShift has afforded me a bunch of opportunities to do neat things with interesting people but I am not sure anything compared to ripping around in the snow with Ricky Johnson last week as a bit of...

1957 Chevy Factory Orrville Crew Cab Conversion – NAPCO 4WD and Power Steering –

Since today is Father’s Day I figured I would dig up this old item about one of the coolest trucks I have ever laid eyes on. This 1957 Chevy Factory Orrville crew cab conversion has NAPCO 4WD...

SEMA 2014: Daystar Products’ Jeep FC 170 Truck With Hemi Power And Tracks Is 100% BangShift Approved

There’s love a first site and then there are the emotions that I felt when I rounded a corner at the 2014 SEMA show and saw the amazing creation that lies before you on these electronic pages....

On The Rocks: A Threesome Of Custom Jeeps We’d Love To Thrash

(Photos by Trevor Howard, Words by Trevor Howard and Chad Reynolds) Jeeps are cool. Yep, we said it, and you know it’s true, and this threesome is one your wife might actually approve of....

This Fabtech Ford Raptor Is Super Sexy! Plus They Agreed To Jump, Slide, And Thrash It For Us!

When we called Steve Erdelyi, the R&D Manager at Fabtech, and asked if they had a bitchin truck we could shoot a feature on, he said “of course we do”. When we asked him if...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The AMF Sur-Trek

This week’s Motorized Freak is a slick little 8×8 amphibious vehicle produced by AMF in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. It would make one bitchin’ pit vehicle at the dragstrip. We...

Spotted: The EarthRoamer XV-LT Is A Rarely Seen, Completely Awesome, And Big Dollar Go Anywhere RV

As I mentioned last week, I am spending the better part of this week in the Denver, Colorado working as the host of the 2014 Diesel Power Challenge. The event is pretty gnarly and it pits some of the...

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: Functional, Fun But….WTF (Why The Face?)

From 1984-2001 the Jeep Cherokee was a tough, indestructible, and basic SUV. In a stroke of what we will smart-assedly call “genius”, Chrysler killed off the Cherokee after 2001 and...

BangShift Road Test: The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 – On Road And Off!

When we got the call that a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 was going to arrive in the driveway for a few days we were excited. After all this is one of the first vehicles to hit the street with...

SEMA 2012 Featurette: A 1949 Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab Built by Legacy Power Wagon of Wyoming

There’s literally dozens of vehicles here at the 2012 SEMA show that deserve coverage on the pages of BangShift and we’re planning on getting to many of them in the coming days and weeks,...