Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Videos

Classic Chevy Truck Commercial: Watch A 1972 Chevy C20 Pull A 747!

Classic truck television commercials are some of our favorite things around here. From the wacky stunts that they had the trucks perform to the claims that were made in the ads, there’s...

This Video Of A Brake Rotor Exploding Is Awesome To Watch – Heat Is A Killer!

We have showed you a ton of videos from the Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube. The neat thing is that the same people that have that channel have another one called “Beyond the Press”...

Return Of The Monster Trucks – This 1986 Movie Shaped Many Gearhead Lives!

Well here’s a blast from my childhood! Return of the Monster Trucks was one of the most important videos I ever watched because it has a lasting impression on the rest of my life. Seriously. If...

Diesel Power Challenge 2017: Sled Pulling At Bandimere And Champions Crowned!

I have been a part of the Diesel Power Challenge for a few years now. I have also been a freelancer for the magazine since it went into print more years ago than that. I really love the event and I...

Engine Video: Watch These 10 Awesome Radial Engines And All Of Their Glorious Specs

Radial engines may have had their day in the sun before turbines came into the picture and kind of took over the world of aviation but we still love them. Even the small ones are pretty big and boy...

Diesel Power Challenge 2017 Video: The Trailer Towing Obstacle Course Proved To Be A House Of Horrors For Some

If there was one part of the 2017 Diesel Power Challenge that provided the best all-around test of man and machine it was the trailer towing obstacle course. Using the same 10,500lb trailer that is...

Innovation In Action Video: How Dodge Stepped Up And Produced The Sperry Gyro-Compass During WWII

The stories of innovation, engineering, and manufacturing heroism during WWII are legend and will be until the end of time. From Ford producing airplanes by the gripload to GM cranking out trucks and...

Video Bonanza: 1970s Dodge Truck Commercials Featuring 1970s Celebrities!

Ahhhh yes, the 1970s. As we have said before, while Detroit royally screwed up their car lineups in the 70s they did not mess up trucks too badly. Sure they were down on power, but the pickups of the...

Hydraulic Press Channel Craziness: Crushing A Portable Charging Pack Is The Most Spectacular Thing Ever

Well this is something interesting. Our man at the Hydraulic Press Channel has a twofer for us in this video. For starters he takes a standard cruising model tablet and gives it the business on his...

Diesel Power Challenge 2017: Here’s The Quarter Mile Drag Racing Portion Of The Event

After the trucks hammered the eighth mile at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado the trailer was removed and the boys were turned loose on the full length of the track to run their stuff to the...

Watch Tim Cameron And His Rock Racer Dominate The Southern Rock Racing Series

Tim Cameron has been one of the big players in the world of rock bouncing and its evolution into rock racing through the entire history of the genre. The guy shows no signs of slowing down, either....

Incredible Video: The Day A Wrongly Drilled Oil Well Drained A 2.5 Billion Gallon Lake – The Story of Lake Peigneur!

(By Greg Rourke) – So the other day I was drilling a broken bolt to extract it. I didn’t center punch it correctly, so when I drilled it I drilled partially into the part I was trying to...

Diesel Power Challenge 2017: The Brutal Eighth-Mile Loaded Trailer Tow Competition

Well the NHRA Fall Nationals got all up in my business last weekend and I fell off the pace with sharing these cool videos from the 2017 Diesel Power Challenge. Today we’re back with the brutal...

Cool video: How to Pilot a Steam Locomotive

Our “list of stuff we want to drive” is pretty danged long. It reads like a hit parade of awesome iron. From a blown alky altered to a monster truck and multi-engine pulling tractor, the...