Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, eBay Find, XL Online Find, XL Videos

Shut Up And Take Our Money: This 1974 Datsun 620 Pickup Truck Is A Lil’ Green Dream On Slot Mags!

As the popularity of 1970s Japanese cars and trucks continue to skyrocket, we’re always surprised when we’re able to run into a machine like this 1974 Datsun 620 pickup truck. Why? Well...

Restoration Video: Check Out The Awesome Process and Involved Work In Bringing Back A 1910-era Mechanical Saw Blade Filer

I keep a close eye on the Hand Tool Rescue channel because I love the work the guy does and he is always messing around with something really cool. In this case he is applying his talents to bring...

This Video Of A Bombardier Sidewalk Plow Pulling A Big Rig Out Of The Mud Is Totally Awesome

If you don’t live in a place where it snows, chances are that you’ve never heard of a Bombardier sidewalk plow and that’s a shame. These little tracked bastards have cleared the way...

Watch The Massive Case 150 Steam Tractor Make 170hp and Over 5,000 lb-ft Of Torque On A Prony Brake Dyno

We have showed you video and told you about Kory Anderson’s incredible recreation of a Case 150 steam tractor. This $1-million dollar plus project brought back to life an extinct mastodon of a...

How It’s Made Video: Follow A Cam From Core Selection To Finish Product At The COMP Cams Factory!

This is an awesome video that shows us some amazing stuff about one of the aftermarket industry’s truly important names. Yes, we are going inside the COMP Cams factory in Tennessee to see how a...

Classic Equipment Video: Watch This 1950s International Harvester TD-9 Video That Concentrates On Landfill Work

A tool for every job and a job for every tool. That’s the way the world has pretty much worked since the industrial revolution. People have been making stuff to improve the quality, speed, and...

Glorious Failure Video: This Film Documents NASA Space Shuttle Main Engine Test Failures – They Blew Up A LOT Of Stuff!

The old expression, “If you want to make an omelette, you’ve got to break a few eggs,” has never been illustrated more clearly than it is in this video. You are going to watch a...

Watch One Of The Most Intense Rock Bouncing Free Fall Wrecks We Have Ever Seen – Driver Is OK, Machine Pretty Beat Up

All forms of motorized competition are about evolution in one way or another. Drag racers constantly try to go quicker and faster within the confines of their rules and track lengths, stock car...

Video: Watch A Bad Ass Sand Drag Truck With Slicks On The Back Rip Mean Donuts At The 4-Wheel Jamboree

In our continuing effort to stoke the flames of the (friendly) burnout war between Australia and the USA, we’re lobbing a donut grenade at the land down under with this video, shot at the...

Classic YouTube: HEMTT Burnouts – Boredom And A Detroit Diesel Make For Some Downtime Fun

By far and wide the biggest vehicle I have driven to date is an Oshkosh HEMTT, in various forms. These 34 feet long, 20-ton 8×8 monsters are one of the most unsung workhorses of the military...

Kick The Pig: Stirring A Sitting 6.5L Diesel To Life In A Chevy 3500HD

You ever notice how you can pinpoint an engine just by it’s sound? A deep, almost rhythmic bassline with just a bit of pop to it sounds like a big-block Mopar at idle. That raspy rise through...

Listen Up: The Full Story of Operation Highball, A Land Clearing Operation That Mowed Down Forests Like Wheat Fields

For some of you, this may be old news. You perhaps read the feature I wrote on an ingenious land clearing method developed by two California contractors while working on a dam project in Montana...

Great Video: An In-Depth Discussion About Clutches and Torque Converters With McLeod and FTI Hosted By VMP

Soooo, a supercharger company hosting a clutch manufacturer and torque converter outfit on their weekly tuning show? Does this make any sense? Of course it does! It actually makes all the sense in...

The Threat and The Challenge: This 1970s Caterpillar Film Looks At A Changing Industry And Tries To Spur A Massive Company

This is a really interesting film because it’s an internal piece, highly produced, that clearly lays out the stakes for the Caterpillar company in a quickly evolving world more than 40 years...