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

Remembering GMC Crackerbox Trucks – Stubby, Square, and Tough!

(By Greg Rourke) – Yes, more big trucks, more cabovers. GMC called their all new, aluminum tilt cab trucks the F model, but truckers called them the Crackerbox. It’s easy to see why. All...

Dodge Once Made The Coolest Cab Over Trucks In The World – The Story of The L600 and L700 Here

(By Greg Rourke) – We love old trucks here at BangShift, and I love cabovers in particular. Medium duty cabovers are now dominated by offshore produced trucks, but once upon a time we made...

Lohnes’s Two Favorite Cab Over Trucks From SEMA 2015 – One Ford and One Chevy

If you had told the engineers and designers that were making these trucks come to life decades ago that the yeoman equipment they were working on would be considered iconic Americana in the next...

Gearhead Americana: Men, Women, Mechanics, Machines of Speed, and Machines of War

(All photos from Library of Congress Digital Archive) – So my romp through the seemingly endless photo archive at the Library of Congress website continues. This week I decided to hone in on...

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...

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...

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...

Luxo-Rig! This Kenworth Has One Of The Most Awesome Rolling Apartments We’ve Ever Seen On Its Back

(By Greg Rourke) – We love trucks here at Bangshift. We also love RV’s, and there has been a smattering of custom vans lately. So it’s only natural that we would like all three...

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...

Doing Camping Right At Bonneville! This 1967 International 4×4 Paired With A Vintage Shasta Trailer Is Perfect!

I truly wish I had run into the owner of this truck and trailer combo that I spotted on the salt yesterday. Why? I would have laid a solid man hug on him because the whole package is pretty much...

Locomotive Breath: A Look At The Massive And Monstrously Fast Joint Venture Freightliner Truck

What you are seeing here is 228mph. Sure it was at zero when we shot most of the photos and just a couple miles per hour when being pushed to the tech line, but as far as an impressive and an...

Super, Indeed! Ford Releases New 2017 Super Duty Power And Capability Numbers – They Are HUGE

Just when you thought that the pickup power wars had reached critical mass, Ford has assured that they are a long way from over. Just days ago, the company announced the power levels and capability...

2016 Nissan Titan XD PRO-4X: We Drive The Cummins V8 Powered Rig On and Off Road

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – If there is a bigger truck story in 2016 than the launch of the all new Nissan Titan, we’re not sure what it is. Nissan has pushed all of their proverbial...

Project Hay Hauler: An Engine Swap Along With An Overdrive Trans You Didn’t See Coming!

(Words and photos by Scott Liggett) – If you have been following along on our Project Hay Hauler, ’67 GMC C1500 pickup, owned by our contributor Scott Liggett, you would have seen how he has...