Category Archive: XL Event Coverage, XL Spotlight, XL Videos

Here Is The Complete King Of The Hammers Race Replay! If You Missed It, Sit Down And Watch.

King of the Hammers is an off-road race like none other. And King of the Hammers Week is an event like none other. It’s like Burning Man and the Baja 1000 had a baby and it grew up to be this....

Ever See A Mining Haul Truck Bounce? If You Watch This Loading Fail Video You Will

Working on the docks loading ships is pretty dangerous work. Between the massive equipment and cranes involved to the awkward stuff that needs to be brought over the sides of these ships, you never...

The Man Who’d Rather Drive A Truck Than A Car – This 1975 Dodge Pickup Truck Commercial Is Fun

A tough looking truck sloshing through puddles, hauling hay, and driving over dirt roads in a vast landscape. That’s pretty much 67% of every truck commercial ever made from the present day all...

Check Out This Big Remote Control Bulldozer And Watch It Ride Around On The Back Of A Cool Remote Control Big Rig!

The world of high end, custom made remote control vehicles continues to amaze us. Take this video for example that features a remote control bulldozer. Not only does it feature the ‘dozer it...

Awesome Story (and video) – The Tourist Line That Accidentally Became The Last Steam Railroad In America – Operated Until 1986!

(By Greg Rourke) – We recently showed you a steel mill that used steam locomotives to shuttle cars around until 1980. Some claim this was the last use of steam in revenue service. Those folks...

Video: Masters Of Motors 2018 PRI Edition – Judging The Coolest Engines At The Hardest Core Performance Show In The Wold

It’s back! Below we have the Masters of Motors 2018 PRI edition video for you to enjoy. If you checked out the 2018 SEMA show Masters of Motors competition, you know that JE Pistons stepped up...

Awesome Video: This Is The Craziest Plow Demonstration Ever – Train Tracks, Rocks, Plowing The Forest Floor! At Speed!

This could be the most BangShift approved plow demonstration video ever created or that ever will be created. The crew at Pathfinder snow plows wanted to show off how tough their polyurethane bladed...

The International Eagle Gets Paint! Get The First Look At The Better Side Of This Old Workhorse Here!

Paint can make or break a vehicle’s value. I know, I’ve got two great examples in the yard: the Mustang and the Cougar. Outside of the damaged fender, the Cougar’s paint is looking...

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...

Te Definition Of Tuff Truck: Watch This Jeep Cherokee Get Pounded!

We’re not sure if the driver ever walked in a fully upright position after completing this Tuff Truck run at the 2018 Lebanon Fair in Pennsylvania. We have seen plenty of gutsy tuff truck runs...

Watch An Austrian Blacksmith Use A Drop Hammer Built Hundreds Of Years Ago

Old tools are a fascination for practically anyone who loves working on stuff. Old tools have an aura because they are direct extensions of the humans that used them. Whether we are talking about the...

Morning Symphony: The Liwa Sand Dune Hillclimb In The UAE

Gearheads can be found in every corner of the planet. Every last one. From Chevrolet Opalas racing in the jungles of South America to the brutal off-roaders of the remote Russian forests, if vehicles...

Cool Video: If You Have Ever Wondered How A Roots Blower Works, This Animation Is Just The Ticket

They were a novel pump. The Roots brothers invented the design in Civil War America and Roots pumps were used for moving air into mines, moving water where it needed to go, and even used to feed...

The Lewis Winch Has Been Around For 50 Years, Rules, And We Knew Nothing About It – Video

There’s nothing neater than discovering some awesome little mechanical device that we never knew existed before and then falling down the rabbit hole of the internet to learn more about it....