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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

In 1932 Ab Jenkins Drove Nearly 120mph For 25 Hours STRAIGHT At Bonneville – Amazingly, Video Exists Of This Feat

We have showed clips of Ab Jenkins streaking across the salt in a 1932 Pierce Arrow, its big V12 engine rumbling away as he drove in a seemingly endless loop of 10 mile circles for 25 hours straight...

Historical Crash-Test Footage: You Might Not Want To Watch Your Car Hit The Wall

Here’s how this story goes: I occasionally make fun of Brian’s addiction to all things involving large truck. He just nods and smiles. I take it a step further and call him out over the...

Thundering History: Listen To The Sound That The First Bonneville Racers Heard in 1914 – The Fury Of The Blitzen Benz Four Cylinder

This is an important year at Bonneville as they all are, but this one has a little something more in the tank and that’s history. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of racing on the Bonneville...

Take A Trip Back In Time And Enjoy The 1962 British Motor Show!

Put on your fine clothes, don’t forget your hat, and prepare to walk about the 1962 British Motor Show, held at Earls Court in London. This video, recorded by Pathe Films, was used to showcase...

STROKER: This Amazing Documentary looks at the life and times of Tom Medley, one of Hot Roddings Great Story Tellers

This is definitely the coolest thing you will see today, bar none. The 18-minute film below called, “STROKER” is a short documentary on the life of Tom Medley and his alter ego Stroker...

This 1970 Drag Racing Documentary Film Is Awesome And We’ve Never Seen It Before – Total Coolness From A Long Dead Track!

We revel in finding old drag racing footage on the internet that we don’t think you’ve seen before. This video is a prime example of that because we’re going to go ahead and believe...

This 1964 Film Called Art Arfons And His Green Monster Is Spectacular

While the 100th anniversary of racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats is being celebrated and recognized all over the world of hot rodding, we think that there’s something huge that has been...

Check Out This Vintage Training Film On How To Sell An AMC Rebel Machine!

When discussing AMC’s role in the first Musclecar Era, most people discuss the AMX and the Javelin, which were notable for their appearances in Trans-Am racing under drivers like Mark Donahue....

Watch Jim Bullet Baily Successfully Perform The Stunt That Would Later Kill Him

There was a whole stuntman craze that exploded after Evel Knievel rocketed to worldwide fame in the 1970s. Of course there were the copycat motorcycle jumpers that popped up all over the place but...

Epic Pro Stock Video: Da Grump and Landy Match Racing Circa 1975 – Dry Hops, Rosin, THE WORKS!

This is the coolest drag racing video we’ve seen in a long ass time. Filmed at the long dead Boundary Bay Raceway in British Columbia, Canada it features Dick Landy and Grumpy Jenkins match...

Historical Video: A Look At The Design History of the 1967 Camaro

The design of a car, from the beginning idea to the final mule prototypes before production, interests us. What the purpose of the car will be, the shape of the body, the layout of the interior, the...

The Promotional Video for the 1978 Dodge Aspen Lineup Is The Most Seventies Thing I’ve Seen…Ever!

It’s not a secret around BangShift that I’m a fan of Chrysler’s F-J-M bodystyles. I’ve at some point or another have dealt with all three: I almost had a really decent Aspen (F-car) when I...

GM got mileage around the world from its “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet” ad

Back in 1974 Chevrolet launched the “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet” campaign, and those ads have been recognized by none other than Car and Driver as the best automobile...

How to do stunts like Mad Max 2 – Step 1: Be prepared to hurt yourself

I’ve been influenced by a lot of movies over the years, but every single frame of Mad Max 2 — or The Road Warrior, as it was billed in the United States — is burned indelibly in my...