Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Videos

Best of BS 2017: Video On The Manufacturing Of A Ship Propeller Is Awesome

On a seemingly daily basis these days we’re reminded how dumb people can be. From idiotic acts behind the wheel to the way problems are solved it seems like we’re a species that’s...

Best of BS 2017: Watch This Fully Restored And Regularly Flown P-51 Mustang Test Out Its .50 Caliber Machine Guns

There are few people in the world that own operational P-51 Mustangs. Those that do own them did not just fall into them by some sort of happy accident. Nope, those men and women are captains of...

Best of BS 2017: Watch This Wild Video Of A Train Cruising The Streets Of Chicago

(By Greg Rourke) – Chicago has always been a railroad town. Lots of railroads congregated here, and many still do. Railroads often had branch lines and industrial spurs to service businesses...

Best of BS 2017: This Supercharged And Turbocharged Cummins-Powered Dodge Charger Is A Freakshow!

Where do we start with WelderUp’s “Project Overcharged” 1968 Dodge Charger? It looks like an extra from the set of Mad Max: Fury Road. Hiked up on a completely custom frame and...

Best of BS 2017: Brandt Railroad Trucks Are The Coolest Big Rigs In The World –

I must have been sick the day that Brandt railroad trucks were discussed at the university of awesome because before today I had no idea that such a thing existed. Sure, I have seen HY-Rail pickup...

Watch A Kuwaiti Tank Crew Slide And Roll Their Battle Tank At The Russian International Tank Biathlon

Since 2013, Russia has been holding an international tank biathlon where several countries like China, Kuwait, and several that have names ending in “stan” show up to test their mettle...

Best of BS 2017: Video Of A Massive, Pre-Hydraulic LeTourneau Front End Loader Is Yellow Poetry In Motion

As I have established over the last five years here at BangShift, I love old machines that completed huge tasks without the technology of today. Decades back, the work still had to get done and the...

Best of BS 2017: Ride Along With a Three Engine, 5000hp Pulling Tractor!

Pressing play on the video after the jump will probably put you in a place that you’ve never been before. That place is sitting virtually on top of three blown Hemi engines making a combined...

Best of BS 2017: Because A Steam Tractor Pulling Wheelies Is Awesome!

While nitromethane may be the most exotic thing powering piston engines in the world today, steam is still the most powerful. Steam engines don’t stall, they explode. Consider this, a steam...

Best of BS 2017: Project FIRE – How They Tested Their Heat Dissipation Theories Before Making Astronauts Live Through It

If hot rodding is ultimately about solving problems and achieving new things, there has never been a better or more important group of hot rodders than the NASA engineers of the 1960s that drove the...

Best of BS 2017: 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....

Best of 2017: This 1950s/1960s Sand Car Video Is Awesome, Flopping Jumps And All

In today’s world you can pick up the phone, spend $100,000 and buy yourself a completely insane sand car to dominate the dunes or whatever other surface you can imagine. Such was not always the...

Best of 2017: Watching This Massive Excavator Crush A Pickup Like A Piece Of Cheese Is Amazing

There is something about overwhelming mechanical force that is just entertaining. Take this video for example. In it, we see a monstrous excavator bucket squash a medium sized pickup truck like it is...

A Dirt-Cheap Baja Bug And A Bunch Of Cameras – Hoonigan Recorded Their Trip To The Baja 1000, Check It Out!

I’ve heard marvelous things about Baja California…the rugged desert scenery, the gorgeous Pacific coastline, the people, the food, and all of that. I’ve never been south of the...