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

SEMA 2017 Coverage: This 1973 International Loadstar Is The Work Truck From Hell(cat)

I don’t expect you to understand. Hell, sometimes I don’t understand myself but I know one thing. Summit Truck Bodies out of Kansas understands. They get the fact that there are plenty of...

SEMA 2017 Coverage: OMIX-ADA Absolutely Slayed Us With This Amazing Collection of WWII Era Jeeps – Learn Stuff!

So each and every year in a corner nook of the upper south hall at SEMA a company called OMIX-ADA has a display of killer Jeeps. Not Jeeps parked on each other or Jeeps that are on 26″ wheels...

This 1968 Western Star May Be One Of The Oldest Of These Big Trucks Left

Nowadays the trucks you see pulling containers, boxes, and flatbeds down the highways are swoopy and aerodynamic so as to be as fuel efficient as possible. They pull trailers as long as 53 feet, and...

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...

The Crosley Farm O Road May Have Been Small Enough To Laugh At But The Tiny Truck/Tractor Was No Joke (w/Video)

We’ve told you the sad story of the Minneapolis-Moline UDLX which was one of the neatest tractors of all time but it was also one of the biggest failures of its era. Today we’re looking...

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...

Blunt Force Truck: A 220+ MPH Bad Ass 1999 Ford F-250 Powered By A Twin Turbo V-12 Detroit Diesel

It’s baaaaack! The “It” is the 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty of AF Dick who hails from Oregon. The last time I saw the truck was at Speed Week 2013 and I instantly fell in love with...

Truck-omotive: Ever Heard Of A Nordco Shuttlewagon? Locomotive Truck or Truck Locomotive? BangShifty!

In the realm of stuff that we never knew existed, the Nordco Shuttlewagon is king. Working with the mundane title “rail car mover” what you see here is basically the most extreme version...

BangShift Feature: The Story Of The Lost and Forgotten WWII Ford Sea Jeeps

In late 1941, after signing off on construction of the original Jeep vehicles, the US government threw out a new challenge to manufacturers. That challenge was to design an amphibious version of the...

The Rolling Dare: KingSpeed Race And Repair’s 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Is Built To Be Challenged

A built diesel truck, a real performance built, tuned-to-the-hilt truck that is much more than a monster exhaust pipe and clouds of smoke, is the most anti-sleeper thing there is. Big, loud, and...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The LeTourneau L-2350 – W/Video!

This week’s freak hasn’t been chosen because it was a failure, quite the opposite actually. This thing is a (literal) huge success. The LeTourneau L-2350 is the largest front end loader...

Heavy Iron: Kenworth 963 Oil Field Trucks Come To Life – These Are The Kings Of The Desert!

(Photos credit: Kenworth Trucks) – When it comes to big, awesome trucks there are few bigger and more awesome than the mighty Kenworth 963 oil field truck. These massive off-highway trucks...

This 1957 NAPCO-Converted Chevy Panel Truck Is RADIOACTIVE and We’ve Got The Whole History From the Company That Originally Bought It

A few days ago, we rolled into the always awesome Early Ford Model A Club annual swap meet in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. As usual, we were expecting to see some cool vehicles in the informal...

The Baja Ranchero Is The Coolest Truck Build You’ve Never Heard Of – Until Now

When Allen Repashy reached out to us and said that we should take a look at the Baja Ranchero project he is neck deep into, it looked interesting enough. When we actually got in there and looked at...