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

GM Built The World’s First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Vehicle In 1966 And We Found Video Of It – Sweet Van!

This unassuming GMC Handivan is actually one of the great feats of automotive engineering in the history of the disciple. Known as the “Electrovan” this was the first vehicle that ever...

Coolest Race Car Transporter Ever? The Restored Ecurie Ecosse Bus Hauler Is Absolutely Amazing

There are race car haulers and then there are RACE CAR HAULERS. This historic piece of iron from Europe is one of the coolest ever made and the video below not only profiles the rig itself but the...

A Diesel Stroker That Isn’t A Cummins: Innovative Thinking And Machine Work Make This 383cid Power Stroker Fly

Normally when we talk about stroked diesel engines around here, we’re talking about Cummins inline six power plants. There are multiple options out there on the market for stretching the...

Soaking Behemoth – The Mack Super Pumper Was A Locomotive Engined Fire Fighter That Could Extinguish Hell Itself (And Often Did)

(Lead image: Philip Goldstein) – In the early 1960s the New York City Fire Department was facing a host of problems. The world around them was growing ever taller, ever more compact, and ever...

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: Sgt. Rock: Get A Closer Look In, At And Around Stacey David’s Monster 1941 Dodge WC!

This 1941 Dodge WC needs no introduction to you, does it? Chances are pretty good that if the truck wasn’t in the photos, you would know exactly where I was at and who I was standing near. For...

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...

You Pick it: Want The Ratty and Cool Big Rig Or The Wild Looking Ramp Truck?

These are some of the last images I shot during my time at the 2017 SEMA show. Chad and I were wandering around in the waning hours of Friday afternoon and we happened to remember an area that we had...

SEMA 2017: The After Shock Low Talent Recovery Side By Side Is BangShifty And One Bad Mother!

Now this is BangShifty! When we were cruising the aisles of SEMA 2017, we did not expect to find a killer modified side by side that is designed to help those who don’t know when to say when...

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...