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

Swingin’ 1970s Video: This 1977 Chevy Truck Film and 1978 Chevy Malibu Film Are Fun To Watch

Trucks of the 1973-1987 GM variety are killing it these days. They were made by the millions and they have become a really hot commodity when it comes to hot rodding and building. Ironically most...

This 1964 US Army Progress Report On The Development Of A Universal Engineering Tractor Rules

Here’s some cool footage for all of you heavy equipment dork out there like me. I found this 1960 US Army progress report on the development of a universal engineering tractor and it is pretty...

The Thursday Shift: This Dude Swapped A 10-Speed Road Ranger Transmission Into His Cummins Powered Dodge!

Sure, it may get annoying after a couple years but before that, rowing through 10-gears in your pickup truck would be huge fun, right? This guy knows for sure because he actually did it. He installed...

The Bud Boss Takes on Bigfoot in a Pulling Exhibition – 1980s Monster Truck Coolness

The 1980s were a fun decade. In the realm of motorsports, the USHRA sprung up and promoted massive shows in outdoor stadiums across the country. They featured mud bogging, pulling, and monster...

On The Boulevard: This 1970s Film Looks Into The Lives Of Independent Truckers And It Is Great

The 1970s were an interesting time for lots of different aspects of America culture but trucking was really an interesting thing to behold during that decade. The idea of getting on the road and...

Must Watch: This Short Film About The Creation Of The Glickenhaus Baja Boot Two and It’s Attack Of The Baja 1000 Is Awesome

It is very difficult to take a legendary vehicle and recreate it to modern standards while still honoring its past. Why? It takes loads of money, heart, soul, knowledge, and passion. The good news is...

Restoration Video: Watch A Hand Crank 1890s Blacksmith Forge Get Restored To Brand New Condition!

I’m a huge fan of restoration videos, especially those that involved the fixing and rebirth of tools and working implements. In this video we watch a dude take a rusty, seized, and basically...

Diesel Tech Video: How Much Power Is There In A Cylinder Head and Camshaft Swap On A Classic 12-Valve?

More fuel! More boost! More power! That’s the typical stuff we always hear about when diesel engines are discussed. Hardcore enthusiasts know that internal combustion engines, be they of spark...

Splashdown: Hopping Into The Mudpit In Georgia

Before you did something incredibly dumb with a car that you knew would be the stuff of legends years later, did you ever have that moment where you paused and thought about just what, exactly, you...

Iron Giant: Watch The Most Powerful Steam Tractor Ever Built Haul FOUR Other Steam Tractors Up A Hill!

There’s dedication and then there is DEDICATION. It took Kory Anderson and a load of talented fabricators, craftsmen, and mechanics a decade to rebuild/recreate this 150hp Case steam tractor,...

Officially Jealous: Jay Leno Checks Out The Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip Concept!

Every year, right about the beginning of March, Jeep likes to unveil a small fleet of concepts and studies that will make it to the Easter Jeep Safari out in Moab, Utah. This is done to advertise...

From Jeeps To Flying Monsters: A History Of Formula Offroad

The combination of a thousand or so horsepower, wide scoop-style tires, and a driver who is hell-bent on telling gravity to go fly a kite make Icelandic Formula Offroad one of our favorite...

Vannin’ Aussie Style: This 1970s Look At The Van Club Culture In Australia Is Awesome

It’s always wild how similar cultures kind of fall into similar things with very little way to know that each is doing it. In the 1970s, the “vanning” culture in America exploded....

Why Be Normal? This Video Features Weird, Cool, Different, and Just Plain Odd Stuff Hooked To The Pulling Sled!

As we all know, variety is the spice of life and the same goes for racing and automotive competition. In this case we are talking about truck and tractor pulling and how sometimes the oddball junk...