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Category Archive: HISTORIC, MOPAR

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...

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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...

Where It Ended: The Final Days Of The Chrysler Turbine Program

The Chrysler Turbine Car program is best remembered for the unique 1962-1964 two-door sedans that were tested by the public. But there is much more to the story. The start of the turbine car program...

This 1973 Pontiac Firebird Promotional Video Features The Legendary Super Duty Engine And A Young Herb Adams!

From a purely personal perspective I think that the 1973 Pontiac Firebird is the best looking one of the entire line’s existence. It was also the first to have the awesome middle finger to the...

Awesome Historic Drag Video: Tommy Ivo Squares Off Against the Green Mamba Jet Car at Houston International Speedway

Boy, this is a killer video! Shot in 1968 at Houston International Speedway, it shows Tommy Ivo in his fuel dragster taking on Doug Rose and the Green Mamba jet dragster. The coolest part is that...

Video Of Steve McQueen Pulling Wheelies And Flying Around On A Honda CR250M Elsinore Rules

Largely regarded as the coolest guy who has ever lived, Steve McQueen’s aura was made by footage like that which you will see below. For starters, we’re taking the coolest guy ever and...

The Days When Car Companies Staged Street Races And Used Them To Sell High Performance Cars Were Better Than Today (Video)

This video is so good. So good that it makes me want to just grab every person that reads BangShift and say, “WATCH THIS…SO GOOD….SO, SO DAMNED GOOD!” I do realize that in...

Ray Stits Built Incredible 200MPH Miniature Airplanes In the 1940s and 50s – Amazing Video

Avid fans of aviation history know the name Ray Stits but we’re guessing lots of you out there in reader-land don’t and that’s OK. We’re here to give you some education on a...

This Awesome 1970s In Car Video Of A Guy Rowing A Four Speed Was Shot In Iceland!

This is one of the most “pure” drag racing videos we have ever posted and it comes from Iceland, circa the 1970s. What do we mean by pure? Well we have a muscle car with the hood hacked...