Category Archive: BangShift XL, MISC, TECH, Videos, XL Videos

Restoration Zen: Watch This Rusty and Crusty Gearbox Get Brought All The Way Back To Life

This is awesome. We have long loved restoration videos here at BangShift and they do not come much more satisfying than this one. Shot in a foreign land that we cannot identify, we watch the talented...

Watch Andy Manson Run 6.26/221mph In His ProCharged Small Block Ford Mustang!

We live in a world where guys with small block Ford engines, albeit ultra-hardcore versions of that platform can run freaking 6.20s in the quarter at OVER 221mph. This is a good world to live in. Oh,...

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...

Steam Video: Watch Three Ancient and Massive Steam Tractors Drag A Multi-Bottom Plow In North Carolina

They are the iron giants that transformed farming over a rather short periods more than 100 years ago. The massive steam tractors that first showed up on large American farms were cantankerous, slow,...

Drag History Video: Watch The 1979 NHRA World Finals – One Of The Best Races Ever

It was a one lane race track at Ontario Motor Speedway during the 1979 NHRA World Finals and if you did not have lane choice we were about doomed to be gone. This being said, the story lines were...

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...

Recreated Wrecking Machine: Watch This 1957 Battlebird Take On Goodwood

There are exceptions to every rule, right? Generally speaking, I strongly dislike Ford Thunderbirds made from their start right up through the 1970s. After 1957 they became these weird, porcine,...

Speed Week 1957 Film: This Incredible Movie Is In Color, Has Full Sound, Narration, and Goodness!

The internet makes us smile REALLY BIG some days. Most others we want it all to fall down a hole but today is a big smile day. Why? Because have found a jaw dropping Speed Week 1957 film that shows...

Bathurst 1969 Video: At The Peak Of Total Performance Ford and Holden Fight An Aussie War

This Friday the film Ford vs Ferrari launches and we cannot wait to get to a theater to check it out. We’re guessing it is going to be an epic film and one that we’ll laugh and likely cry...

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...

Watch The 1989 NHRA World Finals: It’s 2019 NHRA AutoClub Finals Week!

It was a tension filled, high intensity, beautiful weekend in Pomona to close the season back in 1989. Fast forward 30 years and we’re looking at the same thing. We have basically every...

Neat Stuff Video: The Barn Find Hunter Locates Power Wagons, Mustangs, and More

Chances are if you’re a reader of automotive books you have likely read the words of Tom Cotter. The author of several books about barn finds, he now has a show on the Hagerty YouTube channel...

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...