Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL

Sunken Supersonic Treasure: The Flying Test Models From The Avro Arrow Program Have Been Found In Lake Ontario

It’s one of the most amazing and confounding aviation stories of all time. The history of the Avro Arrow, a fighter jet that was designed and was slated to be built in Canada as a way to stand...

Rocky Review: Take A Look Back To What People Thought Of The 1993 Hummer H1

The Hummer H1 still has a presence about it. Even all these years after the civilian model of the Army truck hit the streets, they still draw attention wherever they go. Why? They are huge, they are...

A Thousand Times No: Get A Hawk’s Eye View As A Television Antenna Gets Built

To use a quote from James May:  “I genuinely don’t like heights. It’s my biggest failing…among many, I accept.” To me, it’s a matter of platform: the more space I...

Project Hay Hauler: We Install The New Engine, A New McLeod RXT Twin Disc Clutch, And Prep For Rocky Mountain Race Week.

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) If you have been following along on my build of 1967 GMC pickup we call Project Hay Hauler, you will have seen I took a 383 I  had collecting dust in the corner...

This Ford Model A Mud Dragger Is Ferocious: 650-cube Big Block And Under 3,000 Pounds!

When the Ford Model A debuted in 1928, the standard engine was a 201 cubic inch four cylinder that made all of forty horsepower. With over three times the engine capacity, and well over 1100...

This Detroit 6V72-Powered International Looks Ready To Rule The Strip In Puerto Rico!

Tractor pulls, diesel drags, and semi-truck racing in Quebec…there’s a lot of room for big rigs to come out and run all-out but without a doubt, the most unique scene in diesel...

The Towing Wars Continue: Now GM Is Getting Involved!

For years now, Ford and Ram have been locked in a battle of supremacy over who can haul the most ass. Okay, bad choice of words…in a few aspects. Historically, Mopar and the Blue Oval folks...

Friday Moment Of Zen: Watch Charlie Baker Slide His Racing Big Rig Around Fayetteville, NC Circa 1986

Few men were faster, few men were more fearsome, and few men were harder driving during the golden age of the Great American Truck Racing series than Charlie Baker. Whether on asphalt or dirt, the...

Watch These Two Belgian Draft Horses Help Tug A Stuck Semi Up A Frozen Driveway

While things like tractors replaced horses for the majority of the work done at a farm, it was not because the horses were weaklings and this video, taken just about a week ago is living proof of...

Yikes Video: One More Tap Should Do It – This is NOT The Right Way To Take A Hydraulic Ram Apart

There are lots of dangerous things that can happen on a job site. Equipment malfunctions, engineering failures, wanton human stupidity, you know, all the normal stuff. This video is a quick one. Less...

Mud Master: Watch This Loaded Logset 6F Skidder Merrily Chug Through DEEP Gumbo

Europeans always have more refined names for stuff than we do, seemingly. Here? We call machines like this log skidders, the machines designed to drag felled trees out of their natural habitat and to...

Video: The LeTourneau Sno-Freighter Was A Monstrous, Lumbering Pack Mule Designed For The Harshest Places On Earth

RG LeTourneau is a BangShift hall of famer for sure. The guy was an engineering and design genius and he came up with some of the coolest and most effective equipment ever built during his life. No...

This Video Featuring A 1970s Chevy C10 From Brazil Proves How Universal Hot Rodding Is

While McTaggart has a fascination with the cool cars that Australians have gotten over the years I have gotten really interested in the iron of South America, specifically Brazil. Why? The stuff is...

Watch This Big Block Ford Powered Monster Pickup Haul The Sled And Pull Wheelies

Ok, consider this this big block powered Ford truck is too cool not to share. Sitting on big 2.5-ton Rockwell axles and sounding all the world like it is ready to bust free from the sled and make a...