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Category Archive: CHEVY, HISTORIC, Videos

Prototype Teaser Or A Missed Opportunity? Check Out MotorWeek’s Test Of The 1992 Camaro Heritage Edition Prototype!

The fact that the Chevrolet Camaro made it to twenty-five years was surprising…the car quite nearly got the ax in the early 1970s, and if it wasn’t for pony car competition drying up by...

Historical Footage: When The Peanuts Gang Hawked The Ford Falcon!

For fifty years and the majority of his life, Charles Schulz brought Charlie Brown and his pals to America via comic strips in newspapers. He is considered to be the example to which many comic...

Classic YouTube: Van Halen, Dolls And A Nissan 300ZX – Nightmare Fuel Or Cool TV Ad

The Nissan 300ZX was a far cry from it’s original Datsun 240Z predecessor, but in the early 1990s, a Twin Turbo Z was still a very impressive car…it might not have been a light and nimble...

Classic YouTube: The Pilot Of This BO-105 Helicopter Has No Fear Whatsoever!

I’m sure I’m gonna hear from a lot of people I used to work with for saying this, but it’s a reality: not every helicopter pilot is a great pilot. Safe, sure. Competent, absolutely....

Historical Footage: The 1970 Chevrolet Vega Commercial – Optimism At It’s Finest!

The Chevrolet Vega had so much promise going for it. It looked like a mini-Camaro from the front, was handsomely proportioned, and seemed to be on course to be the first small car from an American...

Classic YouTube: The Drifting Camaro, In All Of It’s Glory

This footage is the ultimate bad influence. It’s the benchmark for stupid driving fun. It’s a goal that needs to be attained. Peter Gray’s work behind the wheel of the “USA...

The “Merger Of Equals” And The Nuclear Fallout That Came Afterwards: Regular Car Reviews Tackles DaimlerChrysler!

Chrysler has had a weird sales history, best described as “feast and famine”. Some years they knocked everything out of the park: the Forward Look cars, the 1968 B-body musclecars, the...

Eargasm Video: 13 Minutes of Vintage Drag Race Radio Ads – Plus Some Hilarious Outtakes!

I have to thank my Funny Car drivin’ pal Jon Wall for the tip on these two awesome videos. The first is more than 12 minutes of vintage drag racing radio ads spanning from 1966-1969 featuring...

Watch a 1944 Army Video Featuring a 10 Passenger Flat Fender Jeep! Who Knew it Existed?

Did anyone else know that the Army developed a 10 passenger Jeep during WWII? We certainly did not know anything about this awesome machine before seeing this newsreel video on YouTube. Not many...

Classic YouTube: Loaning Dad The Car In This 1975 DieHard Advertisement

There is nothing more humiliating than having to walk up to your parents, hat in hand, to request use of the family car when your own beater isn’t running right. We’ve been there, it...

BangShift Movie Car Chase: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray vs. De Tomaso Pantera in “Challenge”

An early C3 Stingray Corvette and a De Tomaso Pantera, tearing up the roads near Asheville, North Carolina in the early 1970s…doesn’t sound too implausible, does it? If it weren’t...

To Celebrate NASCAR’s Anniversary, Here’s Some Footage From A 1954 Race At Peace Haven Speedway!

On February 21st, 1948, after a series of meetings held at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida, NASCAR was incorporated on the heels of a successful 1947 season for William France’s...

Historical Footage: The Rothmans Porsche 911 Rally Car Doing What It Did Best

Porsche might not be the first name you think of when it comes to rally racing. It probably isn’t the first German manufacturer you think of. Ok, it might not even be the second German...

Land Speed Controversy Video: A Cool Look At The Infamous Budweiser Rocket Car And It’s “Supersonic” 1979 Run

There have always been certain controversies in land speed racing over the years. Many of the early ones have been covered in our awesome Salt Beds of Salduro series which picks up again today, but...