Category Archive: BangShift Road Tests, BangShift XL, MOPAR, TRUCKS, XL Street Truck Feature

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...

My Kinda of Dually: This 2003 Chevrolet Is A Duramax Powered, Single Cab, Stick Shifted, Unicorn Of A Truck

Dualie trucks have been all the rage around here recently with Chad having scored a vintage 1980s big block crew cab version for himself and both McTaggart and I scouring the internet for other cool...

BangShift Road Test: 2018 Dodge Durango GT Blacktop AWD – Two Weeks With The Burrrrrango

As New England is in the middle of a historic and brutally cold stretch like much of the nation is, we were happy when Dodge threw us the keys to one of their more robust offerings over the holidays...

BangShift Test Drive: 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...

Best of BS 2017: This Ford Dualie Has Cummins Power To Get It Down The Road

No “Fummins” is not a typo (which, let’s be honest we have mastered around here) it is some diesel slang for a Cummins powered Ford truck. That’s exactly what you are looking...

Best Of BS 2017: The Rustic Nail & Co. 1948 Dodge Is Renewed Art

Restoration is the art of returning something to it’s original state. “Restification” describes the art of restoring, namely applied to a vehicle, but adding modifications to either...

Hidden Gem: We Find And Check Out One Of The Coolest Old Garages In Wisconsin

(Words and photos by Greg Rourke) – Here in the Midwest when you have rug rats, vacation means the Wisconsin Dells. When the little darlings grow up and move out, the adults go to Door...

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...

BangShift Quick Drive: 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4×4 Regular Cab With 6.7L Power Stroke V8

Yes, they do still exist! We’re talking about new standard cab pickup trucks of course as they have been overshadowed by four door cab trucks over the span of the last 15 years. There’s...

The CJ5 Go-For-Digger – A True Mighty Mite (With Video of One In Action!)

People can knock Facebook all they want, but I’m into it. This post about what has to be the coolest freaking factory Jeep ever comes from a tip BangShifter Jeremy George sent me on FB. What...

Rig Rod Feature: This Detroit Diesel Powered Rod Started Life As A Fire Truck!

(Words and photos by Mike Bradford) – Jay Ouellette is the owner of Bumper to Bumper Auto Repair in Twin Mountain NH and like many of us grew up reading Hot Rod and other similar magazines...

Truckin’ Awesome: You’ll Dig Our Look Back At Turn Of The Century Trucks

(Photos: DPL Digital collection) – Back when I was a kid, my grandfather gave me an old book called “This Was Trucking” and it was spellbinding. I read it about 300 times over the...

This Single Cab Dualie Has A Duramax, The Right Number Of Doors, The Ride Number Of Tires, and A Six Speed!

If there is a very rare breed in the world of the modern pickup truck it is the single cab dualie. It is getting to the point where spotting one of these things going down the road turns into a neck...