Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Videos

Cool Historic Video: Project Mercury Couch – Or How To Make A 49G Landing Pillow Soft

We love old videos that show the early days of America’s space program. This particular one, made in 1960 shows some neat drop testing as part of what was known as Project Mercury Couch. The...

The Updated Emergency West Wheelstander Is For Sale – Plug In Motors And Hit The Strip!

One of the neatest exhibition machines to ever hit the drag strip has come up for sale. The updated Emergency West wheelstander is on the block and it’s coming almost totally complete. The new...

Ride Shotgun In A Swamp Buggy As it Runs Full Bore Around The Mile O Mud In Florida!

Like many of you, I have waned to drive a swamp buggy since I was a kid in the 1980s and watched them tear up the famed Mile O Mud in Florida. Well this video from the Sims Racing YouTube page takes...

Incredible Video: Calling These Model Trains Is Like Calling The Eiffel Tower A Pile Of Metal

(By Greg Rourke) – When you think of model railroads, do you think about a sorry circle of track around the Christmas tree and a few Lionel cars and a locomotive pulling them? Or maybe a loop...

Tough Truck Racing For Breast Cancer Awareness – A Good Event For A Good Cause!

No gearhead worth their salt needs an excuse to go out, get behind the wheel, and play a little. If there’s a few free moments and gas in the tank, stand back and watch the entertainment. But...

Someone Is Selling A Ford Truck Every Kid Of The 1980s Will Lust After – 48s, Rockwells, Big Block, Wow!

I have sought medical attention. I have begun breathing into a paper bag. I have scheduled an appointment with a therapist. In short, I have done all that I can do to keep myself from losing my mind...

BangShift Destination Photo Gallery: The Massive Pumping Engines Of The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum – Watertown, Massachusetts

It’s always amazing when you live near something incredible and had no idea it existed. Such was the case with me and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Watertown, Massachusetts. This place...

Classic YouTube: Testing Out BigFoot Fastrax In 1989…Make Way For The Tank!

Bob Chandler has had many variations of the BigFoot monster truck built over the years. From the first one to BigFoot 5 and it’s ten-foot-tall tires to the current fleet of race trucks that...

Rumbling Video: Watching Old Engines Being Brought Back To Life Is Awesome

There’s something about seeing an old engine being brought back to life, right? It is a fun deal and something that is kind of tough to describe about how it makes you feel. I’ve done it...

Dakar 2018: Bryce Menzies And Pete Mortensen Crash Out On Stage Two

The Dakar Rally is vicious and has no spot for error. Unfortunately, that isn’t what BFGoodrich Performance team member Bryce Menzies and Pete Mortensen wanted to experience in real life. Six...

2017 Photo Highlight Reel: David Whealon Images Galore From All Over The Year In Motorsports

(Photos by David Whealon) – And the hits just keep on coming! In this installment of David Whealon images galore we take a look at everything from Lamborghinis to flame throwing nitro funny...

King Of The Hammers Origins: Here’s How All This Craziness Got To Where It Is Today

If you don’t know what King of the Hammers is, then you are missing out on one of the coolest forms of off-road racing known to man. It’s rock crawling. It’s high speed desert...

If Diesel Isn’t An Option, What Engine Do You Choose For Your Tow Rig?

Since we just got a big block powered square body dually, equipped with the venerable Big Block Chevrolet, we have of course been thinking about engine mods, swaps, etc. And the number of people that...

Buy A Ready To Run Top Fuel Sand Dragster For Only $35,000!

I have done a lot of racing, but sand drags is one I’ve never tried. I think it would be fun as hell though, especially in something like this! A full fledged Top Fuel Sand Dragster complete...