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Category Archive: CHEVY, HISTORIC, Videos

Classic YouTube: IROC Camaro, Meet IROC Camaro.

No car is more associated with the International Race of Champions series than the Chevrolet Camaro. Not the Porsche 911 RSR, not the Dodge Daytona IROC, not the Dodge Avenger, and not even the...

Classic YouTube: Pan American’s First 747 Flight Occurred On This Day In 1970

It wasn’t the Concorde, but the Boeing 747 might as well have been when it was rolled out of the hangar in Everett, Washington in September 1968. Compared to the Boeing 707s and Douglas DC-8s...

Classic YouTube: Chrysler Wasn’t The Only One Messing With Turbines – Check Out This Coal-Powered Oldsmobile!

General Motors walked into the Eighties in a kind of bi-polar state of mind. On the positive side, the downsized B and A/G body cars were a solid strike, the truck line was going well, the Camaro and...

Classic YouTube: The Myth Of The Camaro With The Giant Blower

The first time you saw it, your brain automatically dismissed it as Photoshop gone too far. It had to be…the iron lung sitting on top of the engine in this Camaro looks to be as big as the...

Historical Footage: The 1975 Chryslers Advertisement – A Calm Voice Covering A Panicking Company

No, it’s not Ricardo Montalban, but the voice-over for this television commercial for the 1975 Chryslers has many of the same qualities: caramel-smooth and calm delivery in a bass tone. The...

Classic YouTube: EVOC Training For The California Highway Patrol – 9C1 Caprices, B4C Camaro and SSP Mustangs!

The only way to become proficient at something is to do it until you master it. Doesn’t matter if it’s learning to play a musical instrument or shooting a machine gun, do it enough times...

The Tuesday Shift: In Car Video Of A Guy Rowing A Four Speed 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...

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...

Historical Footage: The Car And Track Review Of The 1974 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT!

By 1974 the party was over. Unless you knew your way around an option sheet at Pontiac or were willing to look at an AMC Matador coupe, the fun had been killed, by insurance companies, the EPA, and...

Video: Cars in action – The 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne mail car

In 2014, the way you sell cars in TV ads is to show them either drifting, driven by some celebrity chick with high heels, or loaded up with kids. But in 1959, if you were out to buy a car, you wanted...

Would You Want To Own A 1971 Dodge Challenger Pace Car Edition, Knowing Why It’s So Famous?

Eldon Palmer had no intention of driving his way into infamy during the 1971 Indianapolis 500 race. Palmer was one of four Indy-area Dodge dealers who provided Hemi Orange drop-top Challengers after...

Rally Legends: The Marreau Brothers – Private Renaults Against All Comers At Dakar!

With the 2017 Dakar Rally looming ahead in less than a month’s time, it felt appropriate to take a look at two Frenchmen whose performances at the beginning of the 1980s earned them a spot in...

Historical Footage: Henri Toivonen Running The RAC Rally In A Talbot Sunbeam

Henri Toivonen’s fame may lie as the man whose death signaled the death of Group B Rally when his Lancia Delta plunged over the side of a cliff at Corsica in 1986, but it wasn’t due to...

A Look Back On The History Of The Audi Quattro Program – See How The Rally Monster Came To Be!

Quattro. The name that thoroughly disrupted rally racing in the early 1980s. Prior to the appearance of Quattro, the rally formula had become set in stone by Lancia: Lightweight, punchy mid-engine,...