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

Classic Tractor Zen: This 1959 John Deere Promotional Video Is All About Industrial Tractors – Adult Tonka Toys!

Today is one of those good days on BangShift where we cover automotive and gearhead bases from one end of the spectrum to another. From the screaming noise of a Porsche race car, a look at the filed...

Transportation Unlimited: This 1949 Chevrolet Film Highlights An Incredible Array Of 1930s and 40s Chevy Heavy Duty Trucks!

If there is one thing that we know about old trucks, especially those of the heavy duty variety it is that they do not live the long lives that many old cars do. They are machines designed to be used...

The White Elephant: The 1949 Bristol Brabazon –

Look at a Boeing 747 or an Airbus A380. Two aircraft that are very similar and very different at the same time. The Boeing is the elder frame, being a product of the late 1960s, yet proving to have...

Awesome Video: Sawing Up A Massive Ponderosa Pine Log in A Steam Powered Saw Mill

My love affair with saw mills has been documented here. As a kid I would travel with my grandfather to pick up lumber for the family business and as I got older and would lend a hand at the shop,...

Big Bud Restoration: What Kind Of Work Goes Into Prepping A Tractor For A Repaint?

If there is one thing that most tractors I have come into contact with have in common, it’s that the paint is usually shot to hell. They’re work vehicles, not show rigs…getting down...

Unhinged: Motorpool Daydreams Brought To Life

During my military days, I was often tagged as a go-to know-it-all for any work that needed to get done in the motorpool. Apparently, the thought process of my immediate supervisors and fellow...

Classic YouTube: The Heavy Hitters From Gravelrama 2017

Of all the things I shot last year, Gravelrama was probably the highlight. It is rare that I shoot anything off-road, it’s even rarer than I get to be that kind of close to the action (I...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: A Big Rig Trans In A Pickup – This One Is A Total Freak And Sounds GREAT!

A week or two ago we showed you video of a guy in an older Dodge truck jamming gears with a stick attached to a Fuller 10-speed box. This week we’re back with another swapped rig but this one...

This Ford Commercial Truck Promo Video From 1968 Shows Loaded Trucks Being Jumped And Mercilessly Beat Up On

Nothing beats manufacturer produced promotional videos like this one for the Ford commercial truck line in Great Britain for 1968. They show the trucks working hard and doing the kinds of truck like...

Spinning An Eaton M112 Supercharger With A Shop Vac Is Kind Of Awesome

This is a good video for a holiday. It is largely pointless, doesn’t rally prove anything, but at the same time it is entertaining in the gearhead fashion that we love. What is it? Basically it...

Bringing the Boom: This 1987 Promotional Film For the Rockwell B1-B Is Flipping Awesome

The Rockwell B1-B is one bad Jose of an airplane and it he delivered more than its fair share of bad news to the bad guys over the years since first coming into service in the mid-1980s. We have a...

What Does It Take To Restore A Tractor? Follow Along As This Big Bud 525/50 Gets A Freshening!

Tractors do not have an easy life. They are the purest workhorses when it comes to an engine-powered vehicle. They go out and work and when they wear out, they…well, normally that’s that,...

This 1973 Jeep J2000 Truck Sales Promotional Film Has Us Looking For A Dealer – 70s Greatness

It is pretty hard to argue against the overt coolness of the Wagoneers and J-trucks of the early 1970s. They were really well built, intentioned to get out there into the wild, and they look great as...

The Gambler: This 1950s Caterpillar Safety Video Pulls No Punches!

There are a million ways to teach a lesson, right? You can teach is as a parable, you can show examples, or you can really lay it on and go for maximum impact. The last strategy is apparently what...