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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Historical Video: Check Out This Chrysler Training Film From 1967!

It’s always good for dealership techs and mechanics to get a brush-up on new and incoming features, but sometimes a good review of the basics is needed to bring a mechanic’s ability to...

It’s A Treasure Trove Of History! Check Out These Old Chicago Auto Show Clips!

Photos and footage from any of the big auto shows are excellent snapshots into the history of automobiles, something we have spent tons of time perusing through YouTube for over the years. However,...

Historical Video: The Official Introduction Of The 1992 Dodge Viper

By the late 1980s Chrysler’s K-car renaissance was getting stale and sales showed it. The management knew that they had to bring out something special in order to stir up new interest, and...

Historical Footage: The Air Force tests out the Avrocar I Between 1960-1961

The Avrocar project was an attempt by Avro Canada and the U.S. military to utilize the Coandă effect in order to achieve vertical take off and flight. The craft looked like a flying saucer and was...

Terror And Triumph: Watch Craig Breedlove Become The Fastest Man In History While Nearly Being Killed In The Process – Incredible Video

There are few moments if any in American racing history that can rival what you’ll see below. It is a few minutes of narrated footage which I believe is from a Goodyear produced film called,...

Super Cool Footage of the Dragmaster B/FX Dodge Sweptline Drag Truck and Killer Tape of the Little Red Wagon

One of the neatest and least well known B/FX racers in drag racing history belonged to a California DJ named Dick Boynton. His drag strip weapon of choice was a 1963 Dodge Sweptline truck that went...

Watch Amazing Footage of 1940s SoCal Hot Rodders Dirt Track Racing – A Young Jim Rathmann Among Them

We were tipped off to this incredible seven minute film by a BangShift reader. It looks like B-roll footage from a production company or movie studio that was working on one of the myriad of hot rod...

Ever Wonder How Many Variations Of The Plymouth Duster There Were? Here’s A Hint: A Lot

The Plymouth Duster was one of Chrysler’s better hits for the 1970s. Once it was known that the Barracuda nameplate was moving to the E-body platform, Chrysler realized that there wasn’t...

MORE: HISTORIC, MOPAR

Break the Record: The Story of The Blue Flame LSR Car – Absolutely Awesome Historic LSR Video!

Before the British Thrust SSC took the World Land Speed Record in 1997, it was held by an Earth-bound rocket known as, “The Blue Flame”. The car was built by Reaction Dynamics, the...

Retro Clip: The Final Race Scene From “King Of The Mountain”…Porsche Versus Corvette On Mulholland Drive

As soon as I saw the thumbnail picture for this YouTube clip, I knew I had to watch it. There’s something about a ragged out 1960’s Corvette, hoodless, on slot mags and with primer spots,...

Historical Throwback: With Ads Like These, No Wonder The Mustang II Became A Parody

The Ford Mustang II seemed so promising, at first: a small car that took the Mustang name back to it’s small sporty car roots. Within a few years it was maligned as the worst version of the...

This Video Of Mildly Botched Aircraft Carrier Landings From 1944 Is Awesome – Everyone Is OK!

To me, landing an airplane on an aircraft carrier is one of the most impressive feats a human being can perform. Hell, landing a plane on solid ground is one of them as well but when you add in the...

Watch Phil Hill Go 254 Mph In A Blown MG Streamliner On The Salt Circa 1959 – Great Quality Video

Phil Hill is a legend for many reasons. His successes on American race tracks led him to a career as an international racing star and the Formula One championship in 1961. Hill remains the only...

Vintage Drag Video: Sunshine Drag Strip In Florida Circa The Mid-1960s! Wild Altered Corvette, Jeep Funny Car, More!

Sunshine Drag Strip opened in 1960, serving the needs of drag racers in the Clearwater, Tampa, and St. Petersburg. The track like most strips has an interesting history that got more dicey in recent...