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Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Action Photos: Horsepower, Torque, and Competiton At GALOT Motorsports Park

(Photos by David Whealon) – If there is one thing that the last year has taught all of us that love racing, motorsports, and competition of all kinds it is that (a) it ain’t the same...

Watch This Upside Down (But Right Side Up?) Ranger V770 12-Cylinder Engine Run and Spit Fire!

The Ranger V770 12-cylinder engine was a stalwart power plant for a slew of airplanes that included a bunch of trainers that were used to get pilots ready for war during WWII. A single overhead...

Did You Know That There’s A World Log Skidder Competition? You Do Now! (Video here)

I know a few guys who operate heavy equipment for a living and they are all rightfully proud of the skills and abilities that they have developed over the years at their job. We’re talking the...

Historic Video: See the “Ball and Chain” Tree Clearing Method at Work! Plus Its Use In Vietnam As Well

One of the most unexpectedly popular stories I have ever penned here on BangShift was the tale of the land clearing operation that made way for the Hungry Horse dam. A pair of enterprising...

This 1973 Jeep J2000 Truck Sales Promotional Film Has Us Looking For A Dealer – 70s Greatness

It is pretty hard to argue against the overt coolness of the Wagoneers and J-trucks of the early 1970s. They were really well built, intentioned to get out there into the wild, and they look great as...

$1,000 Build: So Close To Done, And Ready To Be Raffled Off For A New Owner! Who’s Going Home With It?

It’s still “way” under budget, considering that the budget is just $1,000 and we love this thing. Love, love, love it. The idea behind this project is so good and we love Casey for...

Meziere Enterprises Adds New Chassis Parts and Expands Bottle Clamp Lineup

The crew at Meziere Enterprises is always cooking something up. They have released new products recently that expand their already wide array of chassis parts and they have enhanced their wildly...

Boomski: This Video Compilation Of Violent Nitrous Backfires Is Pretty Wild

Nitrous Oxide has been enhancing the horsepower of piston engines for decades now and by and large it does an awesome job. When we watch pro mods with huge engines snorting the stuff to win races and...

The 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro Is Designed For Job Site Life – Think It Will Deliver?

(By Tom Lohnes) – The reveal of the really cool but really weird Ford F-150 Lightning is in our recent memories, but it was missing something. Where is the commercial-oriented version that is...

RPM Act Reintroduced for 2021 And We Talked To The Team In Washington – Protect Your Right To Race!

The full press release from SEMA is below, but let me start by saying that we talked directly with SEMA’s Washington Congressional team just hours before the RPM Act was reintroduced and can...

The Little Truck That Could: The Ford Maverick Seems Like A Tough Little Number…Stress On The Little

(By Tom Lohnes) – Well, the wait is over. The Ford Maverick, the truck everyone thought the Ranger was going to return as, is debuting in the next few weeks. With its only competition really...

Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Mule City 300 Action Photos: The Beasts Were Roaring Again At GALOT Motorsports Park!

(Words and photos by David Whealon) – The lights have been out, the grass has been getting taller and the grandstands have been empty for nearly two years at Galot Motorsports Park’s...

Rumor Mill: Ford Is Developing A Factory Turbocharged Godzilla 7.3L V8 Engine

(By Tom Lohnes) – Ever since people started pushing four-figure power numbers with the new Godzilla V8, Ford has been thinking. Apparently they’ve been thinking hard, because a...

Must Buy! This 1978 Jeep Cherokee Is Epic And Would Make A Killer Driver!

The old Cherokee and Wagoneer models were awesome rigs, and arguably the pioneers of what we can Sport Utility Vehicles today. The Cherokee came after the Wagoneer and was the two door variation at...