Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Videos

Size Matters II – Mike Ryan’s sophomore effort makes Size Matters I that much better

This is not to take anything away from the super-sized effort in the driving in Size Matters II — the followup to the bitchin’, tire-smoldering video from 2011 — but there’s a...

This vintage mud bog footage from 1986 at Tail Creek Raceway feels like high school

Back when I was in high school in 1985, I loaded up a couple of my pals at 5:30 one Saturday morning and headed north to just outside the state capitol of New Hampshire. In a small town called Bow,...

The Mint 400 Was Last Weekend And This Video Is Proof Of Its Coolness

The 2014 Mint 400 was contested just days ago in Jean, Nevada. Since the late 1960s, racers have been showing up to Nevada with trucks, buggies, and Jeeps to battle in this race of races through the...

Video: Fred Williams Is A Lunatic And Is Building A Go-Kart From A Motorhome Chassis – DO WANT

Fred Williams of Peterson’s 4-Wheel and Off Road is a certified nut and he’s a pal of Chad and I. The guy is a heck of a fabricator and someone who truly loves trucks, off roading, and...

Size Matters Two Film Coming – We Have The Preview Video! Big Rig Bad-Assery

We all remember the awesome Size Matters video featuring the huge hot rodded Freightliner of Mike Ryan. Well as we told you in January, Ryan and a team had concocted a new video and were working to...

When The Billet Cam In A Worked Up Diesel Fails At 4,000 RPM and 100psi Of Boost On The Dyno Bad Things Happen

One of the events I am super excited to be back at this year is the Diesel Power Challenge. This is the diesel truck guy equivalent to Drag Week that pits some of the nation’s hairiest...

On This Date In 1893 The Diesel Engine Was Patented In Germany – Here’s Our Video Tribute To Compression Ignition Engines!

Rudolph Diesel would be so flipping happy at the way things are turning out for his basic engine design today, mainly because he would be wealthy beyond anyone’s imagination so it is too bad...

Video: Proof That The King Of The Hammers 2014 Is The Most Bat Crap Nuts Off Road Race In The World

We linked you to the live stream of the 2014 King Of The Hammers event in Johnson Valley, California and have been telling you how full on crazy it is for years but this single clip may do more to...

Video Bonanza: The Sound And Fury Of Bad Ass Diesel Air Starters – Loud, Proud, And Scaring Old Ladies For Decades!

(Words by Greg Rourke) – Cranking over big diesel engines takes a lot of power.  Plants of 850 plus cubic inches and over 15:1 compression are common in semi trucks. Imagine trying to spin...

Cool Video: A Restored Brubaker Box Van Is Cool, Weird, And One Man’s Dream Car

If you have never seen a “Brubaker Box” or Automecca Sports Van, don’t be ashamed. These VW based vans were rare in their day and are virtually automotive unicorns today. There was...

Watch An Idiot Try To Extricate Himself And His Jeep From A Frozen Pond….In Someone’s Yard

The underlying message to take away from this video is that it was a miracle no one was killed in making it. The star of the show is a guy who drove a Jeep Wrangler out onto a frozen pond with no...

Mint 400 Race Preview Is The Most Intense Four Minutes Of Off Road Racing Video You’ll See

The famed Mint 400 off road race is coming in just a couple of weeks and this four minute preview for the event will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. This is a reel of jumps, wheel...

Safety on the job site is no laughing matter. Well, maybe a little – Shake Hands With Danger Scores High On Unintentional Comedy (Video)

(Words by Greg Rourke) – Shake Hands With Danger is an industrial safety film produced in 1980. It was directed by Herk Harvey, best known as the director of “Carnival Of Souls”, a...

Effing Awesome Fail Video: A Massive Truck Tug of War Goes Very Very Wrong

Forgive us as we try to reconstruct the events leading up to this momentous video. There were cans, nay, gallons of Keystone beer chugged. There were minutes of angry Ford versus Chevy rumblings and...