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

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...

Breaking: All United States Domestic Auto Makers To Close Plants – Manufacturing Grinds To Screeching Halt Due To Virus Spread Concens

In news that points to just how deeply the Coronavirus has disrupted life in America, all of the domestic auto manufacturing plants in the country have been closed. Ford, Chrysler, and General...

Beware The Van, Man: Chevy Will Offer 401hp 6.6L V8 In 2021 Express – Yes, Factory Stock 400hp Vans Are A Thing Now

(Words and photos by Tom Lohnes) – The Chevy van has been a staple of the company lineup since 1961. The original unit was a rear-engine, flat-six powered van based off of the Corvair chassis....

Your Personal Clydesdale: The 2020 Ford F-250 Power Stroke Is One Heck Of A Worker, But Do You Need This Much Horse?

The American pickup truck is a tool, an icon, a status symbol, a rolling office, a piece of rolling entertainment, a money maker, and about three hundred other things if you wanted to list them all....

2020 Lone Star Throwdown Photo Coverage: The Miles and Miles Of Cool Trucks Just Won’t Stop Coming!

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – Texans proved once again that trucks, even really nice show trucks are about the hottest thing going in the hot rodding world today. In this collection of photos we...

Go Time: Tell Congress to Pass the RPM Act and Save Our Racecars! – DO IT HERE, IT TAKES 30 SECONDS

The RPM Act is in front of Congress as we speak and we need your help to make sure that this act is passed and the ability we have to hot rod our cars lives. This is a vitally important protection...

Big Aftermarket Industry News: Race Winning Brands Acquires Manley Performance

The industry-wide trend of brands consolidating under ever-larger roofs continues! This time it is Manley Performance being acquired by Race Winning Brands. If you are not familiar with Race Winning...

The Huracan Sterrato Is The Most Oddly Interesting Lamborghini Ever Built – 200 Car Production Run Already Sold Out

(Words by Tom Lohnes – Photos by the manufacturer) – You’d probably never think that the same company that made the record-setting Aventador SVJ, the car that shattered the Nurburgring...

Why Be Normal? This Video Features Weird, Cool, Different, and Just Plain Odd Stuff Hooked To The Pulling Sled!

As we all know, variety is the spice of life and the same goes for racing and automotive competition. In this case we are talking about truck and tractor pulling and how sometimes the oddball junk...

The EPA Is Actively Attacking The High Performance Aftermarket – WE NEED THE RPM ACT – IMPORTANT

Just in case you think that the active and continued support that BangShift gives SEMA and very specifically The RPM Act is some sort of a waste of time, understand that at this moment, the United...

Godzilla or Not: This Video Shows A New 7.3L Gas Super Duty Ford On The Chassis Dyno Along With A 6.2L Truck

When Ford released the information that it would be introducing the modern equivalent of a gas burning big block engine for their Super Duty truck lineup a while back, the world reacted with a kind...

Big Boy: The Bandag Bullet In Action At Summernats 33’s Skidpad

There are two ways that you might know Bandag. One is if you are in a field that uses retreaded tires…Bandag is a retread company and they are the tire of choice for fleets like UPS. Or, you...

Luxury Beast: Meet The Bespoke 520hp, Himalaya Defender 110 LS3 Crew Cab – Big Money Romper

It’s always cool when we learn of the existence of something new. In this case it was a couple of things. Firstly the fact that there is a company called Himalaya that builds custom Land Rovers...

Racer and Racing Safety Titan Bill Simpson Has Died At Age 79 – Human Force Of Nature Reshaped Racing

(Photo: IMS Motorsport Museum) – Bill Simpson’s headstone will document 79 years of life when it is carved but the truth is that Bill Simpson lived 800 years. The man who reshaped the...