Category Archive: XL Spotlight, XL Videos

Off-Road To SEMA: Watch The New Ford Ranger Be Transformed Into A Beast For The SEMA Show

Every year aftermarket companies, car builders, and custom shops of all kinds thrash to build awesome rides for the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Some build customer cars, some their own dream cars, but...

FREE LIVE STREAMING VIDEO: King Of The Hammers 2019 Is LIVE Right Here!!!

It is that time of year people! King of the Hammers time! I love this event so much and look forward to it each and every year since my first visit. Like Bonneville, or Moab,  or Monaco, King of the...

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The International Eagle Revival: Suspension, Exhaust, Turbo And Broken Studs To Take Care Of

From what I’ve seen of the revival program of this 1986 International Eagle, part of being a heavy wheel mechanic is that you have to be a power lifter in your spare time, and you should still...

This Wheelstanding, High Flying, Sand Buggy Action Is Almost As Cool As The Drone’s Shooting It!

We’re all used to amazingly cool drone footage nowadays, but this video takes it to a completely new level. We’re talking drones shooting the bottom of wheelstanding sand cars, and flying...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: 9-Gears, No Mufflers, An A Detroit Diesel Breaking Noise Laws

Any video that proclaims glee in breaking local noise ordinances is just fine with us! Here we take a ride in a 1985 GMC Brigadier truck as its owner leaves the local fueling station and cruises it...

What Is The Science Behind Rolling Coal? Donut Media Tackles The Smokeshow!

“Name one thing about your line of work that you don’t like, McTaggart!” Oh, that’s easy: coal rolling diesels. I’m not talking diesels in general. I’m not talking...

Iron Giant Video: The Story Of Massive Presses And How They Have Literally Shaped The World

While we like to laugh along with the Hydraulic Press Channel, there’s a far more serious side to the real of the hydraulic press. We found an intensely interesting video that tells the story...

This Crazy Video From The 1920s Shows Caterpillar Tractors Racing In A Way That Will Blow Your Mind

Before you go rolling your eyes and skipping this video give it a chance. This is completely mental and it is for reasons that you need to see to understand. We have no idea about the background of...

Crushing It: These Are The 10 Best Hydraulic Press Crushes Of 2018 – Hilarious and Cool

BangShift has been paying attention to the Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube nearly since its inception. It ha brought us more than its fair share of laughs, winces, and downright “did that...

The International Eagle Revival: The Once-Over And The Start Of The Workload!

A couple of days ago we introduced you to this 1986 International Eagle 9370 and the folks that are going to bring this semi tractor back to the land of the living. It’s one thing to pick up...

Hustlin’ HUMVEE Video: This Military HUMVEE Has A Hot Rod Duramax Swap And Runs 12s!

Ok…ok…Ooooook. This is awesome. There’s always something great of taking a slow vehicle and making it fast, right? The more slow the starting vehicle and the faster the end product...

Classic YouTube: Wheels Up At Work Day Is Not Recommended.

Picture yourself as the mechanic that is in charge of the work on this Kenworth for a moment. You go over this truck like you do every other truck in the fleet. You take pride in keeping these rigs...

This Short Video Showing The Maintenance On A 5,000hp Locomotive Engine Is AWESOME

Now this is the kind of thing that BangShift readers LOVE. You are about to see a short video showing the maintenance on a 5,000hp locomotive engine and it’s not some long drawn out affair....

The Azteca War – Elias Hanna’s Baja 1000 Experience On Video

Our love of the BAJA 1000, and off-road racing in general, is no secret around here so when we saw Elias Hanna’s cool BAJA 1000 video we were excited. While the route may be the same, each and...