Category Archive: BangShift XL, CRASH & BURN, FUNNY STUFF, HISTORIC, MISC, Videos, XL Videos

Classic Wreckage Video: This 1992 Monster Truck, Pulling, and Mud Bog Crash Compilation Is A Whammy Bar Good Time

Let’s be kids again, shall we? This trip back to 1992 is great because we don’t just see the biggest names of the monster truck world engaged in battle, we see the top pullers, and the...

Neighborhood Trouble Stopper: This 1973 Shorland Mk3 Armored Patrol Car Probably Has Some Stories

Here’s the thing. Anytime someone builds an “armored patrol car” things are not good, right? The whole purpose of an armored patrol car is to venture into unsettled areas, protect...

Video: Gentle Giants – Big Horsepower Tractors Of The 1970s From Minneapolis-Moline and Oliver

While passenger cars and trucks were being stripped of their manhood by government regulations in the early 1970s, farmers across America were transitioning into an era where horsepower was king....

Classic Tractor Video: In 1973 White Hired USAC To Run A Showdown Between Tractor Brands – This Is Awesome

When it comes to brand loyalty, farmers and tractor owners tend to make the average pickup driver look like a wet noodle. Many farming families have stuck with the same brand of machine for...

BangShift Remembers Larry Koester: Three Time NTPA Grand National Champion, Inspiration, Heck Of A Guy

(Photos by David Whealon, Adam Draudt and Jeremy Tyndall) – Back on July 20th, 2019 the pulling world was rocked by the news that Larry Koester, one of the most inspirational and hard running...

COMP Cams Releases Link Bar Short Travel Hydraulic Roller Lifters For 6.4L Hemi Engines – No More Factory Failures

We love the fact that COMP Cams is in the problem solving business and that the keep solving them with a level of frequency that neither we nor the rest of the industry can keep up with! This time we...

Watch This: Video Of A Dude Restoring An Old Lathe In Time Lapse Is The Coolest Thing You’ll See All Week

There are few things more awesome in our book than old machine tools being saved and restored. We don’t often see videos of people rebuilding stuff like mills or lathes but the fact is that...

Rough Ride: Watch This Radial Airplane Engine Powered Tractor Pull, Fly, Bounce, and Break in Maryland

Pal of BangShift Brian Lively sent this great video over to us the other day. This was taken at the Lucas Pro Pulling League event in Bel Air, Maryland. The video gets off to a legitimately accurate...

MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Cutting Edge Ceramic Thermal Barrier Coating for PowerPak Piston

Strength, durability, longevity, toughness. These are all aspects that we want and need out of the pistons that go into a high performance engine. MAHLE Motorsport knows and embraces that which is...

The “WTF?!” Files: A Violent Mud-Bogging Camaro/HMMWV Hybrid

Chopped-up first-gen Camaro, check. LS swap, check. Mud tires on a Camaro trar that has the words “The Honky Donk” across the spoiler, check. Cue up the hate mail, today’s the day....

Blueprint Engines Drops The Price On Their 530 Horsepower LS3 Crate Engine By $1300!

We’ve been through the Blueprint Engines factory in Kearney Nebraska, have been running one of their 400 cubic inch Power Adder small block Chevrolets in pretty extreme conditions for the past...

This Is One Massive Military Wrecker: This Sucker Can Haul Anything!

Take a look at this one! This is an ultra rare M1089 Wrecker, aka a military tow truck. It only has 150 miles on it! Yep that is correct. It was never actually delivered to the US Military and was...

When You Build A Bitchin Truck And Crash It, Do You Rebuild It With Less Concern For Crashing It Again?

When our boy Marcel first built the C10 known as Foxy, it was amazingly clean and sexy. A real “show and go” truck that had a look all its own. In a land of a jillion C10 builds, this one...

Watch This Twin Tank Engined Pulling Tractor Make A Full Pull With The Wheels Up Like A Boss

No matter the form of motorsports you love the most, there’s nothing like seeing the poetry in motion that the right setup can bring. This goes for everything from top fuel dragsters to pulling...