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Why Are Mark Williams Axles And Housings The Best In Drag Racing? They’ll Tell Ya Right Here

Mark Williams Enterprises has been a massive force in the world of drag racing chassis, drivelines, and innovation for decades now. Mark himself was one hell of a racer, competing in top fuel and...

Read The Actual Dwight Eisenhower Report From The 1919 Cross Country Expedition

Last week we told you the story of the pretty amazing cross country mission that Dwight Eisenhower and a large group of US Army soldiers took across the United States in 1919. It was a way to...

Old Land Cruisers Rule, And This Guy Is Making Sure You Can Still Buy Them, Without Breaking The Bank

The Toyota Land Cruiser is an automotive icon. Whether you are talking about an FJ40, their bigger brother the FJ45, or the FJ55, they are all cool, capable, and fun. When the FJ60 came out in 1980...

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...

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...

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...

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...