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

Radial Heat: Watch This Radial Engine Run On A Trailer And Nearly Melt Its Own Exhaust Off!

This is an awesome video for a couple of reasons and the first one is the setting. It looks like this guy has started a radial engine mounted on a trailer in the middle of a residential neighborhood....

Logging Redwoods: This 1946 Video Provides An Amazing Glimpse Into How The Giants Came Down

There’s a part of us that winces when we see a video where some of the oldest things on Earth are crashing to the ground but the reality is that California Redwood was (and still is) a pretty...

Watch Dave West’s Massive Racing Big Rig Crash From New Zealand

BangShifter Brenhan Chapman sent me an email with a link to the footage below and it is pretty stunning stuff. You are about to see racer Dave West in a Freightliner Argosy suffer the worst wreck we...

The World’s Most Pissed Off One Cylinder Engine Is Turbocharged AND Packs A Screw Blower!

First thing we have to do here is tell you that the audio in the video is kinda of sucky. That’s not a deal breaker for us though because it is good enough to hear this single cylinder engine...

Watch This Massive English Road Locomotive Make A Tight Turn And Power Up A Hill…In Traffic!

The British hung onto steam power for road going vehicles lots longer than we did, especially on the heavy duty side of things. There was good reason for it. As wild as it sound to say out loud...

Watching This Miniature Air Cooled Inline Six Engine Run With An Exposed Crank Is The Neatest Thing!

Miniature engines have been featured many, many times over the years here at BangShift because they are awesome. Most often these are creations completely handmade by their owners and they represent...

Happy Birthday To The BUFF! The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress First Flew On This Day In 1952!

April 15th, 1952 is a significant day for aviation. It is the day that the YB-52 prototype aircraft, the predecessor to the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber, first flew with A. “Tex”...

Awesome Video: 1966 Footage From The Swamp Buggy Races In Naples, Florida

What lots of people did not know in the 1980s when American Sports Cavalcade started covering swamp buggy recession Naples, Florida is that the “sport” has started long before the...

Amazing Machine: This Video Of An Inter-Drain Trenchless V-Plow Drainage Pipe Layer Had Us Spellbound

As I have said many times before, it is easy to lose faith in the human race on a day to day basis but when you’re able to get past the top layer of badness, we’re still doing some...

The Big Bud Tractor Restoration: Paint, Paint And More Paint!

Paint jobs. Big money, big time sink, lots of preparation and materials needed on even the smallest jobs. I’ve had my hands on a few paint jobs, from taping and masking to some basic shooting....

Watch The Scaled Composites Stratolaunch Take To The Skies For The First Time!

It’s wingspan is bigger than the length of an American football field by twenty-five feet. Empty, it weighs in at a half-million pounds, and it has a maximum take-off weight of 1.3 million...

This Video Featuring The Manufacturing Of Huge Springs, Cranks, and Other Massive Metalwork Rules

Shaping and manipulating metal is one of the most important things that humans have learned to do in our existence. Whether be the heat and pressure of a forge, or by the precise cutting of a mill,...

Full Send: The SRRS Series’ Rock Bouncer Competition At Wildcat ORP!

“Bet you can’t do it.” Those five words have started more problems and have whipped up more competition than any others, we’d wager. Nobody likes to be told that they...

The 2019 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts: Gladiators For Days And More For Moab!

Every year, Jeep rolls out some special concept vehicles specifically for the Easter Jeep Safari that happens out in Moab, Utah. Every year, it’s a mix of what can be done to a Jeep via the...