Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, Craigslist Find, XL Online Find, XL Truck News

Beautiful Beast Of Burden: This 1956 Ford F-100 Has An Amazing Utility Body And Is Weathered Perfectly

Alan Reinhart gets the credit for sending me this big truck that will haunt my dreams for months on end. You are looking at a wonderful 1956 Ford F-600 that’s equipped with one of the most...

Hennessey Performance Introduces The Hennessey Goliath – LT4 Power, Crazy Performance, 6×6 Option

(By Tom Lohnes) – Hennessey performance, a Texas-based performance company, has made many crazy cars. From the 270 mile-per-hour Venom GT to a 1,000 horsepower Cadillac Escalade, they make...

The Hyundai Trucklet Is Coming: Here’s The Goods On The Upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz – We Don’t Hate It!

(By Tom Lohnes) – The crossover-based truck segment has not taken off. With the only contender being the Honda Ridgeline, possibly the most hated vehicle on the market, it’s hard to see why...

Fear No Fording Situation: Check Out This Neat Jeep Delta Force Snorkel Intake System

If you are someone who regularly does hardcore off-roading with your Jeep or someone who sure wants to look like it, Flowmaster has released the air intake for you. This Jeep Delta Forse snorkel...

Suspicious Eye: Is Ford’s New Potential Mini-Truck Right For The American Market? A 13-Year Old’s Hot Take

(Words Tom Lohnes – Renderings Motor Trend) – The Ford F-series has long been the best-selling brand of trucks in the US. Ford recently released the new-ish Ranger to the United States....

Engine Building Zen Video: Watching This 500hp, 12.7L Detroit Diesel Come Together Is Awesome

There are engine building videos that strike us as cool because of how they are shot, maybe some creative angle about the content, or a gimmick that we love. This is a totally different deal. This...

Fun Propaganda: 1974 Film Touting The Supremacy Of Chevy Trucks Over Fords Uses Some Wacky Tests

Automakers have been creating promotional sales videos since the advent of the moving picture, right? To us, they are great because even in the darkest of times, they were all talking about how...

Awesome Video: How To Haul A Steam Locomotive Through London And Park It In A Museum Circa 1961

This is a really cool video, especially for you fans of heavy hauling and big trucks. We’re going to watch a massive steam locomotive and its tender gate hauled from the rails straight into a...

2020 Toyota TRD Pro: Long In The Tooth, But Not Much Else

The 2020 Toyota TRD Pro is the latest in a long, long line of Toyota pickup trucks based on a platform that was introduced in 2005 and has been little changed since then. This off-road themed and...

Configutator Battle: Which Half-Ton Work Truck Is The Best Bang For Your Buck? We Check Them Out

(By Tom Lohnes) – The American Truck: Hauling loads and doing work for more than 100 years. In the year 2020 however trucks are used as comfortable commuters and daily drivers, often...

The Only Trike We Like: This 1942 Harley-Davidson Servi-Car Is Absolutely Awesome

During times of upheaval, businesses that get creative succeed and those that don’t tend to fail. The Great Depression of the 1930s was one of the great provers of this statement and for the...

Don’t Like Getting Shot At? The New Armored 2020 Lincoln Navigator L Built by INKAS Is Your Solution!

(By Tom Lohnes) – If you want to haul your five kids around and still have enough room in the back for their bikes an extended-wheelbase full-size, truck-based SUV is basically your only...

No Blower, No Problem: The 475hp 2020 SRT Durango Is An All-Wheel-Drive Family Truckster And Entertainment Center

A few short weeks ago I told you about the fun I had spending a week with a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It’s the big daddy of high performance SUVs in the world today and it’s...

The 1983 Chevy Blazer Was The Right SUV For The Time And They Sold Like It!

Automotive history is an interesting thing because so often we focus on the failures more than the successes. It’s actually more interested to dissect something that did not work than to go...