Category Archive: BangShift XL, HISTORIC, Videos, XL Videos

This Footage Makes Us Want To Run Our And Buy An Allis-Chalmers Terra Tiger! Amphibious 6×6 Fun

Many of you out there are familiar with the Allis Chalmers brand of tractors that were staples (and in many cases still are) on farms across America. As loyal as car people are, we’d argue that...

High Stakes 100: The Story Of The World’s Fastest Outboard Powered Boat Circa 1958

The story of Mercury Marine is largely dominated by the larger than life man who founded the company, Carl Kiekhaefer. Known for being one of the most powerful early forces in NASCAR racing, his...

Video: 1987 IHRA Angus Nitro Showdown – It Was A Big Money Showdown In Bristol For IHRA’s Best

If you love 1980s top fuel racing, you’ll totally love this. You are about to watch the 1987 IHRA Angus Nitro Showdown which was the big money shootout that the IHRA had for their top fuel...

Ride Of A Lifetime: Watch Jeff Jones Take A Low Level Flight In His NHRA Pro Mod Corvette And Hit NOTHING!

Now this is a new one on us. We have never seen a guy fly a car backwards and hit NOTHING. NHRA Pro Mod racer Jeff Jones took the wildest ride of his life at the NHRA Fall Texas Nationals last...

Legends On The Fly: Check Out These 10 Historic and Beautiful F1 Cars At Goodwood

About two weeks ago I spent the weekend in Detroit calling a vintage road racing event that will be broadcast on TV in the coming months. There were loads of old school Indy cars there and the...

Vintage Film: This 1950s Gulf Oil Short Gives A Glimpse Into How Small Wells Filled The Pipeline

When we think of oil wells today we think of massive platforms in the ocean or huge complexes on the ground. Back about 70 years ago, though, this was a totally different story. There were loads of...

Dreary Days: This Review of The 1982 Plymouth Reliant Is Pretty Depressing From Top To Bottom

From the tone of John Davis’ voice to the weather the car was being driven in, to the actual car itself, this MotorWeek review of the 1982 Plymouth Reliant wagon is just a depressing look at...

Watch A Series Of Porsche Engines Make Dyno Pulls – 200hp Through 900hp!

When it comes to cool engines, one cannot deny that the Porsche legacy of flat power plants is among the top. These varied nature of their size, their power output, their displacement, and even the...

Drastically Changing The Look Of This 1934 Coupe With Simple Bolt-On Upgrades

It’s amazing how much you can change the look of a car with simple bolt-on upgrades like wheels, tires, bumpers, etc. Just this week our friend Tommy bolted a set of steelies with dog dish...

Watch A Legendary Vincent Black Shadow Engine Dissection

There are engines that seem to transcend time and space. Engines that are larger than the sum of their parts and hold an aura over gearheads for seemingly unending numbers of decades. One of those...

Watch Two Steam Locomotives Work To Plow The Tracks On The Cumbers and Toltec Line

We love us some steam locomotives here at BangShift and have run hundreds and hundreds of pieces of content over the years showing them doing their thing in various configurations and settings. This...

Historic Drag Video: NHRA Greatness At Green Valley Raceway In Texas Circa 1965

We’re kicking off the day with some spectacular footage from the 1965 NHRA Spring Nationals race at Green Valley Raceway in Texas. This footage has gas and fuel dragsters, gassers, early funny...

Barn Find 1934 Fords Parts Stash Plus The Ultimate Car Collection Of Hot Rods And Corvettes

Here is something we LOVE to see because we’ve all either seen or heard stories about some stash of parts like these right here. Sometimes parts like these sit and turn to dust without ever...

European Clap Back: This Film From The 1971 Questor Grand Prix At Ontario Is Amazing

Back in the late 1950s American Indy Car drivers went to Italy to take on the best Formula One drivers in the best Formula One cars at Monza. Twice they went and twice they brought the bragging...