Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, OTHER, TRUCKS, XL Truck News

Rivan: The Electric Truck and SUV Startup That Caught Everyone’s Attention At The L.A. Auto Show

At the 2018 L.A. Auto Show, one truck and one SUV made waves, both made by a manufacturer that nobody had seemingly heard of: Rivan. The two concepts, the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV, are...

The “WTF?” Files: Who Makes A Trar Out Of A 1986 Chevy Cavalier Convertible?!

I can’t even begin to hide my hatred for a Chevy Cavalier of this generation. As a young kid, we had one as the family car, a miserable turd of a white 1985 wagon with blue interior that I...

Would You Rather: Datsun S30 Z-Car – Do You Like Yours Original Or Extra Spicy?

The Nissan S30 chassis, which is familiar to most people as the Nissan/Datsun 240Z, was a home run for the company when it went on sale in 1970. Small, light, nimble, powerful, and easily accessible,...

Racing Junk Find: You’ve Never Craved A 440ci Chrysler Big Block Powered Pulling Freightliner?

Big rig pulling trucks are awesome in whatever form they show up in, seriously. Whether they are worked, long-nose big rigs with huge diesel engines or machines like this with a stubby design and of...

Green Hornet: This 1973 AMC Hornet Is Just A Cool Little Cruiser!

I wish I knew what really pulled me towards this 1973 AMC Hornet while I was digging through eBay. Certainly, picking a Hornet isn’t a bad idea…AMC’s final major platform design...

The “WTF” Files: You Won’t Need Roads With This DeLorean Hovercraft!

In the second installment of the Back to the Future franchise, the time-traveling DeLorean had undergone a few minor changes. No longer was eighty-eight miles an hour an absolute necessity for time...

Rough Start: This International Flatbed Is A Work-Truck Dream!

As Angry Grandpa got his bath at the local car wash, I walked over to the Toyota dealership that is butted up right next door to walk through the used car sections to see what was available. Most of...

No More, Thanks: Holden Stops Production Of Commodore And Equinox Because They Aren’t Selling

It was a foregone conclusion that when local manufacturing left Australia, that selling an imported product was going to face an uphill battle. Both Ford and Holden loyalists weren’t going to...

Optimistic Seller: Would You Pay $6,500 For A Volkswagen Thing?

Every time I voice an opinion about a used car being too expensive or well above what the market value should be, I get hate mail by the truck load. I’m jealous of those with money and should...

Small But Classy: This 1953 Nash Rambler Country Club Hardtop Stole The Show At LS Fest

The Nash Rambler came out in 1950 and lasted through 1954. Then it made a second appearance, this time as the Rambler American, with very little changes made between the beginning and the end. The...

The Neck-Snapper: MCR Tuning’s 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello Is Ready For It’s Debut At LS Fest Bowling Green!

The drive from MCR Tuning’s headquarters in Horse Cave, Kentucky to the park we had chosen to shoot the car at is about thirteen miles. For thirteen miles, I was having one of the best shows...

This Checker Aerobus Should Be The Talent And Crew Transport For Drag Week! Who’s With Me?

So, if you haven’t heard, I’ll put it up for all to see: for Drag Week 2018, both Lohnes and Freiburger have gotten Dodge Challenger SRT Redeyes that they have to race at each stop. Words...

Rough Start: Welder, Shower, And A 1965 International Scout? Bring Your Own Tent!

Early Scouts are awesome. International Harvester’s attempt at playing the market that previously had belonged completely to Willys with the Jeep wasn’t so much a risk, but the...

Rough Start: This 1930 Franklin Sedan Is For The Serious Adventure Type!

Most of the Rough Start finds we feature tend to be about 20-50 years old, which puts them at the tail end of the Musclecar era and up to the early stages of the Second Horsepower War. It’s not...