Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Off Road Feature, XL Truck Feature

BangShift Road Test: The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 – On Road And Off!

When we got the call that a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 was going to arrive in the driveway for a few days we were excited. After all this is one of the first vehicles to hit the street with...

SEMA 2013: Powermaster Rolls Out New Alternators For Mopars And Starters For Fords

Are you a Mopar guy with a charging problem? Down in the dumps because your stock alternator just isn’t cutting the mustard and it looks like you are going to have to put some external fan...

Mini-Feature: A ’69 Dodge Sweptline With Cummins Power, 50 Gears, A Tucked Dually Rear And More!

So there we were, cruising the pits at Famoso, surrounded by hundreds of truly awesome race cars and I spotted it. The IT was the 1969 Dodge Sweptline truck you will see below. My eye immediately...

Gallery: Truckin’ For Kids Show, Shine, and Drag Race, Irwindale, California – Big Rigs Getting It Done

(Words and photos by Darr Hawthorne) – The 33rd Annual Truckin’ for Kids Show and Drags was held again this year at the Irwindale Event Center engulfing the Irwindale Dragstrip and pits...

Action Gallery: Wild Mud Drags Photos From The Matagorda County Mud Drags In Texas!

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – While lots of people sat on the couch and watched the replay of the US Nationals this past weekend, our man Charles Wickam was getting pelted with dirt, mud, and...

Mini-Feature: A 1957 International Welding Truck That’s The Same As It Was When It Left The Job Site

(Words and photos by Greg Rourke) – We sometimes see a guy at car shows with a 1957 International Harvester pickup. He tells us his grandfather bought the truck brand new, and converted it for...

Drag Gallery: The 2013 Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals – Big Smoke, Big Trucks, Big Chrome!

(Photos by Don Carrick/Studio 413) – Ace photographer Don Carrick sent us a note the other day to alert us that both he and his lens were on hand at Maple Grove Raceway for the 2013 Keystone...

Vintage Baja Chevy Truck Formerly Owned By Steve McQueen And Raced By Mickey Thompson Heading For Auction

Well if this isn’t the coolest Chevy 4×4 of all time, I’m not quite sure what is. This 1969 Chevy truck was the first ever factory built Baja competition truck that the company...

Swamp Buggy Saturday Video: Vintage Swamp Buggy Racing Action

We’re unabashed fan boys of Steve Evans and we’ve made that point well known. The man rocked, and outside of the NHRA coverage, his best work was done covering the unique vehicles and,...

Roadside Find: A 2003 Unimog That Is Set Up As The Ultimate Blizzard Fighter!

While cruising home from a feature car shoot with Dave Nutting yesterday morning, my dad called to let me know that he stumbled upon an auction site that listed a 2003 Unimog U500 for sale. I thought...

SEMA 2012 Featurette: A 1949 Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab Built by Legacy Power Wagon of Wyoming

There’s literally dozens of vehicles here at the 2012 SEMA show that deserve coverage on the pages of BangShift and we’re planning on getting to many of them in the coming days and weeks,...

Mini-Feature Replay: The Incredible 1960 F100 by Two Brothers Custom Trucks From SEMA 2011!

(Editor’s Note: Our SEMA 2012 coverage will begin later today. Here’s my favorite piece of iron from SEMA 2011!) –  Of all the vehicles I saw and crawled over at the 2011 SEMA...

Watch An Ultra High Horsepower Mud Truck Get Absolutely Destroyed In A High Speed Crash

Jason Linden is the driver of an infamous mud bog and hill-‘n-hole truck named Nitroglycerin. He’s also a dude that is luck to be alive as you’ll see in this video. Linden suffered...

Big Stupid Fun: The Coolest Ford Pulling Truck Ever

There are those out there in the motorsports world that consider truck pulling to be a form of motorsports beneath them. While certainly a pretty simple concept, there is some neat technology...