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

Classic Tractor Zen: This 1959 John Deere Promotional Video Is All About Industrial Tractors – Adult Tonka Toys!

Today is one of those good days on BangShift where we cover automotive and gearhead bases from one end of the spectrum to another. From the screaming noise of a Porsche race car, a look at the filed...

The Gambler: This 1950s Caterpillar Safety Video Pulls No Punches!

There are a million ways to teach a lesson, right? You can teach is as a parable, you can show examples, or you can really lay it on and go for maximum impact. The last strategy is apparently what...

The Sounds Of Freedom: Watch And Listen To Every Engine Combination Sherman Tanks Used

The venerable Sherman tank used by American and Allied forces in WWII may not have been the best thing on the battlefield but it was functional, evolutionary, and they were used in volume. One of the...

Video: Here Are 10 Homemade Log Splitters That Are More Dangerous Than Russian Roulette

(By Greg Rourke) – I don’t know how many times I’ve thought to myself  “I could really use a bunch of firewood. Also, I’m tired of having so many fingers and limbs. I...

Video: Extreme Rail Biking Looks Both Amazing and Terrifying At The Same Time – Check This Out!

(By Greg Rourke) – Here we have something that’s a but quieter and a lot less powerful than what is usually found on these hallowed pages…extreme rail biking. Bicycling on former...

Watch These Incredible Miniature Engines Drive Two Small Variable Pitch Props – BangShifty Zen!

There are few things more interesting to us than miniature engines. Why? For starters they are all handcrafted by their owners and there’s no “store” to get stuff. You want to make...

On 3/06 We Honor The 306ci Ford – A Small Block Made Better by Hot Rodders

There are certain engine combinations that are so prevalent in the world of hot rodding we’re wondering why the original equipment manufacturer did not just build them itself to start with. One...

Best 1990s Sleeper Ever: The 1996 Volvo 850R Sportswagon – Prove Us Wrong

Yeah, 20 years on and I still want one of these things. I remember chewing up every car magazine that came to my house when I was 16 years old and every single one of them lost their mind over this...

Historic Video: Watch How The Chinese Built WWII Air Bases By Hand in Less Than A Month – Incredible

The level of global cooperation during WWII among the allies was nothing short of astounding. It was the only way that the war was won, really as no single nation was well equipped enough to take on...

Mean Little Green: This Video About A Porsche 914 And Its Owner Is BangShifty Stuff

Perhaps the neatest thing about cars in general is how people respond so differently to so many different models, right? Stuff that you’d walk past on a used car lot others would be throwing...

Return Of The Mack: Watch This Forlorn Mack Model B61 Get A Fresh Lease On Life And Go Back To Work

We have been showing lots of “save” videos recently. You know, the ones about someone pouring time and effort into a vehicle that others have left for dead. This is another of those...

Video of Zen: Watch This Guy Restore An Old Hitachi Drill In Time Lapse – Tear

We hear it all too much. We hear it every day. We live in a disposable age now. No one fixes TV sets anymore. It’s hell to find parts to fix your appliances. The mantra is simply to just...

Radioactive: This Collection of NASCAR Team Radio Communications From Atlanta Is Awesome

Any time we can get a window into the world of professional racing that we don’t typically get, we love it. In this case it is a video featuring radio communications from a bunch of the NASCAR...

Dyno video: Watch This Large Barge Of A 1970 Cadillac Eldorado Hit The Chassis Dyno And Groan

Things like the chassis dyno and the drag strip do not always give us the answers and numbers that we want but they also don’t really lie to us either. That can be painful at times but it is...