Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, HISTORIC, MISC, Videos, XL Truck News, XL Videos

Rocky Review: Take A Look Back To What People Thought Of The 1993 Hummer H1

The Hummer H1 still has a presence about it. Even all these years after the civilian model of the Army truck hit the streets, they still draw attention wherever they go. Why? They are huge, they are...

The Towing Wars Continue: Now GM Is Getting Involved!

For years now, Ford and Ram have been locked in a battle of supremacy over who can haul the most ass. Okay, bad choice of words…in a few aspects. Historically, Mopar and the Blue Oval folks...

Stickin’ It To Them: Ford Announces Available Seven Speed Stick For Sasquatch Package Broncos – Crawler Gear Coolness

(By Tom Lohnes) – Recently if you wanted a Ford Bronco with the maximum capability of the optional Sasquatch package, you needed to have a 10-speed automatic no matter what. Now, after seeing...

Gearhead Americana: Amazing Photos Of Junkyards And Car Crashes 1930-1942 From The Library Of Congress Archive

As you know, we’re absolute suckers for Americana and historic photos here in the halls of BangShift.  I have recently been spending lots of time trolling the Library of Congress’s...

Holley’s New Hemi Swap Parts For The Jeep TJ Just Made Your Homebuilt Hemi Jeep A Reality

The idea of stuffing a Gen III Hemi into a new Jeep is not something that became cool yesterday. It’s been a thing for a little while but it has been a bit of an adventure to actually complete...

The GMC Hummer EV Is Coming And It’s Not Like Anything You Can Buy At The Moment

(By Tom Lohnes) – The GMC Hummer EV is coming, and it packs some really cool features. Stepping away from the giant, inefficient truck-based SUV and odd-looking pickup truck, this new Hummer...

One Step Beyond Radical Overkill: The Hennessey Mammoth 6×6, Complete With Hellephant Power

In 1996, Dodge showed off the T-Rex 6×6, a six-wheel-drive beast with an 8.0L V10. Back before Daimler entered the scene and shut the party down, Chrysler was on a roll with turning concept cars...

Classic YouTube: Texas A&M Testing A New Truck-Resistant Barrier. Make No Mistake, It Works.

In a past life before BangShift, back when I was visiting locations that would require an up-front payment that even Bill Gates himself would choke to write out onto a check, we had a major problem:...

Pistons Falling From The Sky – Watch This John Deere Pulling Tractor Blow Up In Spectacular Fashion At A Pull Last Weekend

This is the first terrestrial engine explosion we have seen that actually makes it rain pistons. For real. After the engine gives up the ghost and the tractor stops, pistons and rods are still...

AWESOME GEARHEAD AMERICANA PHOTOS: JEEPS, LOGGING TRUCKS, CAR DEALERSHIPS, STEAM SHOVELS, AND WELDING FROM 1900-1940

The Library of Congress has a massive and public archive of photos and slides that they have digitized over the decades. There are hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of photos and images. I went...

Man Puts 1-Million Miles On Nissan Frontier – Is Given Identical Truck By Nissan

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Nissan Frontier: A truck that’s been around for 17 years without a major update has hit a milestone. A man from Texas put a million miles on his 2007 Frontier and Nissan...

Wait, What? The Start Of The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Reveal Process Is Decidedly Weird

(By Tom Lohnes) – Just as the hype for the new Bronco simmers down, Jeep teased the expedition-sized Wagoneer in about the weirdest way possible. Releasing pictures of the back half of the...

All Hail The SUV King: The 2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed Is A 626hp W12 Powered Monster

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Bentley Bentayga is pretty well known for being one of the most expensive and luxurious SUV’s on the planet. Well, if you don’t want a “base” model with its puny...

The Desert Truck Of Your Mopar Dreams: This Dodge Bodied Class 8 Baja Truck Is Nearly Done – Unique And Awesome!

Chad’s usually the certified Baja racing freak around here but when I laid eyes on this model done, Dodge bodied class 8 Baja truck I could not stop staring. The project was started and nearly...