Category Archive: XL Spotlight, XL Street Truck Feature, XL Truck Feature, XL Videos

OBS Clash: The Birth Of An Icon Meant The Sport Truck Era Was Born.

Anyone who reads BANGshift on any regular basis knows I’m a Chevrolet guy to the core, and that I love my Square Body Chevy pickups. But I love Chevrolet trucks in general and have owned...

Oldies, But Goodies? Let’s Look At The Three Oldest Trucks On The Market Today – Do They Stand Up?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Age is a thing no person or object can escape. With almost all modern cars on the market getting introduced or redesigned in the 2010s, only a few survive from the 00s. There...

Son Of An Alco: The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Is A Road Going Luxury Locomotive

If you are shopping the top end of the domestic pickup truck market you are looking at heavier duty rigs, likely with all the bells and whistles, a diesel drivetrain, and as much chrome as you can...

Quick Drive: The 2020 Ford Explorer ST – Size Matters, Horsepower Matters, and Displacement Apparently Does Not Anymore

We officially live in the age of displacement replacement. The old hot rodding adage that has been used so many millions of times just doesn’t really have the same teeth as it once did. Why?...

2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 Road Test: If You Are Going To Spend, Spend Wisely

A couple of weeks ago we told you about our rather underwhelming experience with the 2020 Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic. It was a $62,000 SUV that really didn’t do anything all that well and had an...

2020 Ram Rebel EcoDiesel: The Ram Brand’s Pickup With Personality Is Even Better With A Diesel

We have been a fan of the Ram Rebel truck since the model came out. Ram has slid us the keys to all of the different machines in the Rebel fold over the course of its existence so far. The V6 truck...

Your Personal Clydesdale: The 2020 Ford F-250 Power Stroke Is One Heck Of A Worker, But Do You Need This Much Horse?

The American pickup truck is a tool, an icon, a status symbol, a rolling office, a piece of rolling entertainment, a money maker, and about three hundred other things if you wanted to list them all....

World’s Fastest Wrecker -The Story Of A Big Block Chevy Powered, Holmes 440 Equipped, Speed Machine

This is the kind of stuff that we love. Like literally love. Who out there knew that in 1979 the Ernest Holmes company decided to set the world’s closed course speed record for a wrecker and...

Best Of 2018: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT: A Two-Step Program The Whole Family Can Enjoy

The sports-utility vehicle might have started off as a short pickup with a roof over the bed, but by the time I had become aware of cars, their role as a replacement for the venerable station wagon...

BangShift Test Drive: Lincoln Navigator Black Label – For $99,895 You Get The Best The Legacy Brand Has To Offer

(Photos by the author) – Lot of times as car enthusiasts we all have people asking us questions. Our friends, your friends, etc. They want to know what you think about a certain car or truck...

Stuffed Turkey: The First Mustang Was Built In The Late 1940s, Not By Ford, And It Looked Like This – Cool Story!

Ford is set to reveal the 2015 Mustang on December 5th and we’re in for a year of Mustang celebrations because 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the famous pony car’s debut. What if we told...

SEMA 2018 Show Cool Car: Creative Mobile Interior’s 1972 Chevrolet C30 RV

I want to be clear about one thing involved with SEMA 2018: there are far, far too many lifted and pretty trucks around. You know the types…bro-dozers. Rocker panels at my eye level, wheels...

BangShift Test Drive: 2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman Hemi – The Best Option For A Late-Model Build Or A Stripped Penalty Box?

I know what you are thinking and I’ll spare you asking it yourself: why in the hell would I bother testing a two-year-old stripper work truck? Well, it comes down to a couple of facts that are...

VanGo, This Bitchin 1963 Ford Econoline Van, Was A Hit At The Hoonigan Shop

If you are a SoCal local then you know VanGo. This is one bitchin ride and one that grabs people’s attention wherever it goes. I remember the first time I saw this thing, and was as amazed by...