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

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...

Sema Show 2015 Coverage: An Ariel Atom Meets Mad Max – The Most Off The Wall Thing Ever

No, we’re not sure why someone would spend what had to have been years of their lives welding, bending, and manipulating seemingly miles of steel tubing like this but we’re damned glad...

Another 8×8 Extreme RV That Will Make You Want To Circle The Globe

When we found an 8×8 Motorhome last week on Craigslist and showed it to all of you the response was awesome. Well boys and girls, here is one at another level again! Action Mobil builds these...

“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...