Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Street Truck Feature, XL Truck Feature

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...

This 1950 Willys Jeepster Is Literally On Death’s Door – Junkyard Spotted And Crusher Ready

Having been away from the house for the previous week, I was looking to have some fun with the boys as they had the day off from school yesterday. Tom wanted to eat at his favorite diner so we hopped...

SEMA 2014: This Chuck Mallet Built Silverado Is Retro Done Right – Sometimes Just Enough Really Is Just Enough (There’s Lots Of Horsepower, Though)

I guess I was in a truckin’ mood yesterday because after seeing the tracked FC170 Jeep at Daystar, the next thing that froze me was this awesome Silverado which is living in the Kooks Headers...

SEMA 2013: Mini-Feature – Quik Silver The Custom 1957 Chevy Truck To Rule Them All

While the nooks and crannies of SEMA 2013 are filled with the cars and trucks that bear checking out, some of them stand above the rest. This 1957 Chevy truck called Quik Silver is one of those...

BangShift Test Drive: The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Eco-Diesel – A Throwback To The Future

This was my second go around with a Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Eco-Diesel in 2014. Earlier in the year Criag Fitzgerald, Dave Nutting, and I had taken one on a 2,000 mile weekend road trip that saw...

Square Peg: This Bitchin Square Body Blazer Doesn’t Fit The Round Hole. NOW FOR SALE!

When the economy took a dump a few years ago, the truck market seemed to take one of the biggest his in the aftermarket, but that is a changin’! We dig trucks around here, whether laid out on...

BangShift Road Test: The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD LTZ Crew Cab – Duramax Diesel Power Under The Hood

One of the things I always pay attention to when cruising a road test car or truck is how much impact it is having on its immediate surroundings. Is anyone paying attention to it? Anyone gawking or...