Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Videos

Awesome Rare Footage Of The Orange Blossom Express Tank Monster Truck Racing Bigfoot Fast Trax

If you were a monster truck and pulling fan as a kid in the 1980s the name Allan Gaines triggers an immediate smile. Gaines became well known for his beautiful Orange Blossom Special 1937 Chevrolet...

DIRT – A 1979 Film That Covers Virtually Every Form Of Off Road Racing – Baja to Swamp Buggies!

How this movie has escaped me to this point in my life I’ll never know but it seems to have escaped lots of people because when we stumbled upon it while trolling YouTube it only had about...

Here’s What It Looks Like When An F-4 Phantom Is Crashed Into A Concrete Wall At 480mph

We’re not sure what the first reaction of the engineers who worked on this project was when they found out about it but we’re thinking smiles and fist pumps were part of the program. It...

This Look At The Buda Engine Company In WWII Is Spectacular – Horsepower History

The cycle of business and industry is a fascinating one. Companies can rise to the level of colossus in their particular segment and then slowly fade into the sand dunes of time. Such is the case...

Cool Video: The Story Of The Honey Bee, A Homebuilt 500hp Monster Of A Tractor

Farmers are just plain awesome. It does not matter where they are, what they are growing, or how long they have been in the business, they all share some common bonds. One of them is the ability to...

Monster’s Ball: Semi Tractor Burnouts At The Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge

In 1991, my brother and I got the chance to ride with my father up to Montana in the Kenworth he was driving at the time. From the sleeper section of the cab, we got to see more states than we had...

630hp and 1,600 lb-ft – This 8V92TA Detroit Diesel Won’t Have Issues Pushing Airplanes Anymore

As hot rodders, we see horsepower as a fun number, as something of an entertainment quotient that allows us to enjoy ourselves and impress our friends. Something that makes scaring your wife...

More Like It: Jay Leno Checks Out Two Mil-Spec Modified HMMWVs!

When you spend years hoping, praying, bargaining with motor pool mechanics, attempting to bribe officers and still get nowhere, you tend to dream up builds for the HMMWV. Or was that just me?...

Vintage Promotional Video Win: Watch Ford’s Big Red Turbine Big Rig In Action

Over the years we have posted lots about Chrysler’s turbine program and talked about how it was the most robust automotive turbine program that any of the OEM companies had embarked on. While I...

Morning Symphony: Fully-Loaded Drag Racing From The 2019 Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge

One event that we need to see in person is Rodéo du Camion-style semi-truck drag racing. The premise is simple: two trucks hitch up to a B-train trailer setup that is weighed down with forty-five...

This Is What It Takes To Win The Baja 500. Watch The Action Behind The Win

Desert off-road racing is a completely different beast than any other kind of racing. I’m not saying that winning races in any series isn’t hard, because winning takes work, but there is...

Happy National Donut Day: Watch This Hot Rodded Big Rig Turn Slow Motion Smokey Circles

Hey, it’s National Donut Day! While this means that some of the more, ummm, motivated among us will be rip roaring to various bakeries and donuts shops for deals on their favorite flavor, it...

The One That Got Away – A Saab Driver Manages To Violently Escape A Tow, But At What Price?

The other day, we showed you a crazed Irish guy attempting to back his truck off a European crane style tow truck that was looking to cart his junk away. He may have failed miserably but thanks to...

Video Bonanza: Insane Firemen Drill Team Drag Race Ladder Climbing

The only thing we know about this sport is that it involves teams of firemen, high performance cars and trucks, high speeds, and ladders. Some of the teams use cars that look like circle track...