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Category Archive: FUNNY STUFF, HISTORIC, Videos

Historical Footage: A Quick Look At Some Bad Commercials…How Did They Expect To Sell Cars With These?

The idea behind a car commercial is simple: figure out how to grab the attention of a couch potato and sear the idea that your car is the one for them into their brain. Simple, right? Not really....

This Video Showing How 1955 Chevrolet’s Are Made From Raw Resources To Finished Products Is Awesome

We’ve got this 30 minute video starting just past halfway so that you are seeing how 1955 Chevrolet’s are made from iron ore all the way through driving to the mall, but if you have the...

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How Far We’ve Come: The 1988 Review Of The Saleen And ASC/McLaren Mustang

The current base Ford Mustang is a 300hp V6. The GT packs in 435 horsepower. And now we have the Shelby GT350 and GT350R, that has one of the snottiest factory exhaust notes heard since the...

Historical Footage: Plymouth Television Ads From 1967-1971 – GTX, Road Runners And More!

In the later 1960s and early 1970s, Plymouth’s place in the Mopar hierarchy as the hand-me-down cheap brand was being quickly overshadowed by their position as the cheap performance brand. No...

VIDEO: WWII Army Motorcycle Dispatch Riders Had Brass Balls

It’s one thing to ride the trails with a modern two-stroke dirtbike largely built of aluminum, with suspension travel measured in feet and bear-trap footpegs you’d have to be an idiot to fall off...

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...