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BangShift Test Drive: What We Think Of The 2016 Ram 1500 Limited Crew Cab Eco Diesel

Despite what market factors, the economy, environmentalists, and even the automakers themselves want the public to believe, Americans love and crave trucks. We buy them like no other country on...

This International Metro Ice Cream Truck Had The Whimsical Hot Rod Vibe Nailed At SEMA

Truth be told there are always about a dozen vehicles you see at SEMA that are totally awesome, brilliantly done, and about as useful as a slotted spoon in a soup eating contest. This International...

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty: This Is The Latest Weapon In The Heavy Duty Truck Segment

(Photo by Ford Motor Company) – Here it is, the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty. This is Ford’s latest entry in an ever escalating battle between it, the GM brands, and the Ram brand, to...

This 1931 Ford Is Powered By An Old Diamond Rio Truck Motor and Has A Frame Made Of Old Light Poles – We Dig (Video)

Mike Musto’s show “Big Muscle” on the YouTube Drive channel is a good watch. Every week he finds himself beating the stuffing out of a cool car in some part of the country. The cars...

Best of BS 2015: Making A 1993 Ford Bronco Into A Late Model Ford Raptor Seamlessly Makes This Guy A Hero

It is always cool when people integrate new stuff into older cars and trucks but sometimes that program doesn’t exactly work as planned. The newer bits can be awkward looking, just not fit...

The 2015 Ford F150: All New, All Aluminum, A Refined Version Of Your Granddad’s Hammer – We Drive It

(Photos by Dave Nutting)  – I was pretty excited to get my mitts on a 2015 Ford F150 for obvious reasons. The thing is one of the world’s best selling vehicles and a keystone part of...

We’re Pretty Sure The Indy Haulers Are The Coolest Pace Trucks Ever – Here’s Their History

(Words by Tony Sestito) – Over the years, there have been all sorts of official pace cars for all sorts of big races. Some of those cars were actually trucks. And in my humble opinion, one of...

3,000 Miles and (Nearly) 30mpg – The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel Hauls More Than Just The Family

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – When the time was coming and the plans were being formed up for a 3,000 mile family road trip up and down the East Coast by way of mostly two lane roads, there was...

Ford Unveils 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility – Turbo V6 Tank On Wheels

The 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility has been unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show and while the drivetrain is largely unchanged from previous models there are a host of other technological...

This Kelderman Built 2015 Ford F-350 King Ranch Tops The Charts In Size, Capability, And Comfort

(Words by Kasey Sutherland – Photos by DWS Photography) – When you see a truck that catches your eye, sometimes you just have to have it. When Todd Peverill came across a Super Duty on...

Guy Drives $75 Dollar Truck To Work For 38 Years, Right Up To The Day He Retires – BangShifty Hero!

As a 20 something year old kid, Minnesota resident Bob Sportel needed a truck to get to work but he had a pretty tight budget. After seeing an old farmer come to his place of employment in a rusty...

The Divnick UltruVan was the Prototype for Van-Based Camper Haulers And Insanely Bitchin’

Fifth wheel travel trailers are great, but hauling them with a 1970s-era pickup could be a grind. Modern trucks are filled with luxury amenities, but 1970s pickups were workhorses, not known for...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The 1934 McQuay Norris Streamliner

Mechanically, this week’s oddity is nothing more than a V8-powered 1934 Ford. Stylistically, however, this thing looks as though it just came from outer space. This Motorized Freak is the 1934...

Ken Kelley’s 1956 Ford F-100 Is Fat In All The Right Places, Just Like An Effie Should Be And Now It Is For Sale

(Words and Photos by Kaleb Kelley) Here at BangShift, we like a little bit of everything. Some oddities that normally would be frowned upon, we love. We also like some of the iconic cars and trucks...