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Category Archive: FUNNY STUFF, MOPAR, Project Cars, Videos

Satellite Launch, Part 7: Enjoying The Fruits Of All Of That Labor

I’m genuinely jealous of Kevin and Luke’s summertime adventure. I was getting field updates as they worked. I was sent videos and pictures as things were going on. And with each video...

This Short Video Showing The Maintenance On A 5,000hp Locomotive Engine Is AWESOME

Now this is the kind of thing that BangShift readers LOVE. You are about to see a short video showing the maintenance on a 5,000hp locomotive engine and it’s not some long drawn out affair....

Best of 2019: This 900cc Ducati Powered Shifter Kart Is Perhaps The Deadliest And Most Fun Thing Ever

When the Cars and Cameras guys play with things it gets stupid in a hurry. They have made every kind of go-kart imaginable and have them modified each and every one of them from there. The craziness...

Cringy Turkey: This Vintage Film From Firestone Tells The Stories of Making Brake Linings – Unknown Danger

It happens often in our world that humans stumble upon something cool, adapt it into many faces of every day life and then years down the road discover that it likely wasn’t the best move...

Funky Turkey: Watch This 1949 Euclid Dump Truck Run A Tough Truck Course – Run Maybe Overstating It

There’s an old question out there that we love asking. “Why be normal?” That is exactly what pertains to this video that was taken a while back at a state fair where a tough truck...

Early Turkey: This 1980 Olds Diesel Promotional Film Is Even Better In Retrospect

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, we find this! The audio is not the greatest here so if you are wearing headphones, keep the volume down. That being said, you can hear all the words...

Weird Project: Turning A Refrigerator Compressor Into A Running Gas Engine!

Yet another example of what makes human beings great. This guy saw the compressor from a fridge and decided that he could make a running, gasoline burning engine out of it. And he did! This is one of...

Hilarity: Once Upon A Time in Monterey – The Car Bros Actually Enter Monterey Car Week Events – This Rules

We have long loved the Car Bros YouTube channel around here. These guys come up with weird ideas and concepts, riff on the more annoying parts of automotive culture, and love to do stuff that gets...

Remember Saturn? The Internet Does With This 1993 Saturn SW2 Review

The fortunes of car companies and brands have been amazingly unpredictable over the course of history. In the early days there were hundreds of brands and makes. Eventually the free market saw that...

Video: Do Not Mourn The Death Of This Lawnmower Engine, Celebrate It

These dumb kids, blowing up this lawnmower engine for their own entertainment with nitrous and squirt bottles of fuel! They could have been hurt! They could have set the lawn on fire! They could have...

Get Your Squash On Video: Compressing Aluminum, Steel, Copper, and Brass In A 150-ton Press Is Awesome and Weird

The Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube is one of the more mystifying success stories in the world, right? Why do people like seeing crushed in a big old press so much?! Count us among the millions of...

Classic YouTube: How To Properly Manage Snow While Driving A Bus

Oh, joy. When I got home yesterday, it was a cool but manageable 47 degrees Fahrenheit outside. By the time my wife got home, the temperature had pancaked well below that and snow was covering...

Incredible Video: Racing Around The Rules – A Panel Of Innovators, Cheaters, Tech Guys, and Heroes Tell All!

This is one of the most awesome racing videos we have seen in a long, long time. Called, “Racing Around The Rules,” it is a panel discussion of crew chiefs, racers, and innovators who...

Rust Coagulation: Making An Old Chevy Truck A Little More Solid

One of the highlights of my annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas is that I get the chance to see friends and associates in the business that I wouldn’t normally see elsewhere. Case in point is Derek...