Category Archive: BangShift XL, MISC, RACING & ACTION, Videos, XL Videos

Slow Motion Torque! Check Out This Radical Footage From The Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge

We have often reveled in the power and torque created by the huge engines that power hot rodded big rigs. From their chassis twisting grunt to their ability to sprint through a quarter mile in less...

Tuna Boat: This 1982 Review Of The Ford Granada Station Wagon Shows One Of The Mushiest Suspensions Detroit Every Shipped Out!

If you were ballin’ on a budget back in 1982 and you needed a station wagon, the Ford Granada was aimed at you. Car makers still chase this “affordable luxury” idea today and...

Restoration Video: Watch A Hand Crank 1890s Blacksmith Forge Get Restored To Brand New Condition!

I’m a huge fan of restoration videos, especially those that involved the fixing and rebirth of tools and working implements. In this video we watch a dude take a rusty, seized, and basically...

Story Behind The Story: This 1964 Film Takes Us Behind The Curtain For The Introduction Of The New Mustang

The 1964.5 Mustang is one of the great automotive success stories in the history of the industry’s existence. It was a mildly risky decision that was timed perfectly, introduced in a way...

The Good Old Days: This Review Of The 1989 Chevy K5 Blazer Is A Reminder Of How Much We Dig Those Trucks

As a kid, I unsuccessfully lobbied my parents to buy a Blazer a few times in the 1980s and 1990s. I loved these things then, and I love them now. My friend and gas station co-buffoon Brian had a 1978...

Awesome Shop Profile: A Look Around and Into Blakeney Motorsport In England

The Goodwood channel on YouTube has been profiling some amazing people and businesses over the last year or two and we’ve really been enjoying seeing the places and hands that make the amazing...

Hear The Legend Speak: This Awesome 1980s Profile Of Art Arfons Contains A Great Interview of The Man Himself

There are few people that I idolize in the cannon of hot rodding history but Art Arfons is one of them. I have written lots about him, I have made a long, long episode of my Dork-O-Motive podcast...

Rumble Guts: Watch The Fancifully Massive PT Boat Engine Powered Packard Bentley Fire Up!

This is pretty awesome, if not totally off the wall. You are about to see the incredibly and fancifully massive PT Boat engine powered Packard Bentley fire up. This is one of those cars that a guy...

Man VS (Busted) Machine: This Is The Most Difficult Torque Converter Removal In The History of Mankind

The Precision Transmission channel on YouTube is one of the most awesome things ever. These guys are no-BS, they are knowledgable, and they do their work like the professionals that they are. In this...

Yellow Fellows: This 1960 John Deere Film Profiles Their Industrial Tractors As Well As The Cool Attachments and Add Ons!

Now THIS is what I’m talking about. The film below was made in 1960 by John Deere and it is a promotional tool for their massive lineup of Industrial tractors. We’re talking loaders,...

Weird No More: The Saab 900 Turbo Wasn’t An Oddball In The 1980s, It Was A Window Into The Future

Before General Motors got their hooks into Saab and drove it straight into an iceberg, the Swedish auto manufacturer was an unlikely and awesome success story in the industry. An airplane...

Thunder Slug: The Story Of The 1,000hp Sunbeam Slug And The Men Who Built It Is Awesome

The leviathan nature of early land speed record cars is the stuff of lore. The fact that took 1,000hp made from a pair of massive engines in a vehicle more than 30 feet long to achieve the first...

History Lesson Video: This Look Back At The Lineage Of The Lincoln Continental Line Is Really Interesting

The Lincoln Continental is one of those nameplates that means many different things to many different people. My kids see a Mk VIII and think “hey, that’s kind of of a neat car!” I...

Nailed It: The 1993 Dodge Intrepid Was A Car The Company Desperately Needed To Work And It Did

I’m not saying I was a total weirdo at age 13 but one of the car posters I had on my wall was of a Dodge Intrepid. Why? These things were a radical departure from the norm of what was on the...