Category Archive: XL Truck News

The Entire SCORE Off Road Series For 2014 Will Be On CBS, And We Will Be There!

That’s right folks, for the first time in SCORE Baja Racing history, there is going to be televised action from each and every stop on the World Championship Series. We LOOOOOVVEEEEE...

Does The 2015 Ford Expedition Mark The Beginning Of The End For Ford V8 Engines?

Ford announced the specs for the upcoming 2015 Ford Expedition and while that in itself isn’t all that BangShifty there’s an underlying situation involved with the Expedition that seems...

More Dirt Slinging, Mud Sloggin’ Action From Dirty Gras 2014 – Huge Trucks In The Muck!

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – Yesterday we showed you the first of two galleries from an event known as Dirty Gras which was held on the 700 acre grounds of Down South Off Road Park in Crosby,...

Watch An Idiot Try To Extricate Himself And His Jeep From A Frozen Pond….In Someone’s Yard

The underlying message to take away from this video is that it was a miracle no one was killed in making it. The star of the show is a guy who drove a Jeep Wrangler out onto a frozen pond with no...

Action Gallery: Flying Mud And Much From Dirty Gras 2014 In Crosby, Texas

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – While most of the rest of the country froze like popsicles the off road crowd in Crosby, Texas had a weekend of fun at the Down South Off Road Park. Our own Charles...

eBay Find: The Massey Assassin Is Completely Nuts And For Sale! Twin Turbo Small Block, Overdrive Transmission, And An Iron Tractor Seat

This is just your average, run-of-the-mill 1940s Massey Harris tractors that has been outfitted with air suspension, a twin turbo small block Chevy engine, an overdrive transmission, and is fast...

Mint 400 Race Preview Is The Most Intense Four Minutes Of Off Road Racing Video You’ll See

The famed Mint 400 off road race is coming in just a couple of weeks and this four minute preview for the event will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. This is a reel of jumps, wheel...

Craigslist Find: A 1965 Military Alvis Stallwart 6×6 Amphibious Truck We Want Bad. Real Bad.

There is quite literally no reason why we need this truck. None. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want it really bad. And the fact that it’s less than 6 miles from my house is...

This 1978 Kenworth Big Rig Has Marmon Herrington AWD And You Car Buy It Off Of Craigslist

(By Greg Rourke) –  Marmon Herrington was an offshoot of the Marmon Motor Car Company, builder of the winning entry in the first Indy 500.  Walter Marmon later teamed up with Arthur...

The Bottom Dollar Blazer Project: Resurrecting a Yankee K5 Blazer From The Creeping Death

I have always loved the K5 Blazer, but I have two problems: (1) 99.9 percent of the K5s available have been treated to hockey puck lift kits and chrome directional wheels.  (2) I’m cheap, and...

Safety on the job site is no laughing matter. Well, maybe a little – Shake Hands With Danger Scores High On Unintentional Comedy (Video)

(Words by Greg Rourke) – Shake Hands With Danger is an industrial safety film produced in 1980. It was directed by Herk Harvey, best known as the director of “Carnival Of Souls”, a...

Effing Awesome Fail Video: A Massive Truck Tug of War Goes Very Very Wrong

Forgive us as we try to reconstruct the events leading up to this momentous video. There were cans, nay, gallons of Keystone beer chugged. There were minutes of angry Ford versus Chevy rumblings and...

Video Bonanza: Huge Ford Trucks Carrying Huge Wheelies On The Pulling Course And Slogging Through The Mud Pit

I am an unapologetic supporter of the growing movement of building huge trucks the old school way with 2.5-ton Rockwell axles, crazy leaf springs and big cubic inch fat block motors. The tube chassis...

FMC Built These Cool, Wildly Expensive RVs in the 1970s – The Cool Story Of FMCs RV Division

In the 1970s, a whole lot of car and truck manufacturers wanted to get into the recreational vehicle game. Instead of just shipping bare chassis to Indiana to have an RV builder throw a 1/4-inch...