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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

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...

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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...