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Category Archive: HISTORIC, MOPAR, Videos

Classic YouTube: Loaning Dad The Car In This 1975 DieHard Advertisement

There is nothing more humiliating than having to walk up to your parents, hat in hand, to request use of the family car when your own beater isn’t running right. We’ve been there, it...

BangShift Movie Car Chase: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray vs. De Tomaso Pantera in “Challenge”

An early C3 Stingray Corvette and a De Tomaso Pantera, tearing up the roads near Asheville, North Carolina in the early 1970s…doesn’t sound too implausible, does it? If it weren’t...

To Celebrate NASCAR’s Anniversary, Here’s Some Footage From A 1954 Race At Peace Haven Speedway!

On February 21st, 1948, after a series of meetings held at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida, NASCAR was incorporated on the heels of a successful 1947 season for William France’s...

Historical Footage: The Rothmans Porsche 911 Rally Car Doing What It Did Best

Porsche might not be the first name you think of when it comes to rally racing. It probably isn’t the first German manufacturer you think of. Ok, it might not even be the second German...

Land Speed Controversy Video: A Cool Look At The Infamous Budweiser Rocket Car And It’s “Supersonic” 1979 Run

There have always been certain controversies in land speed racing over the years. Many of the early ones have been covered in our awesome Salt Beds of Salduro series which picks up again today, but...

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...

Historical Footage: When Dick Johnson Hit The Rock At Bathurst In 1980

A rock defined the 1980 Bathurst race for Ford driver Dick Johnson. The day had been going so well…starting the race in second place and leading for most of the first seventeen laps,...

Historical Footage: Rod Saboury And His Wild 1953 Corvette At Maple Grove In 1998!

The wildly painted, real-deal 1953 Chevrolet Corvette that wore the license plate “INTHE6S” was the stuff of legends for a young teenager who spent more than his fair share of time...

The Last Time Chrysler Introduced An SUV People Wanted, They Drove A Jeep Grand Cherokee Through Cobo Hall!

Seeing the Dodge Durango SRT’s all-wheel-drive burnout video got me thinking: when it comes to sport-utilities, there really isn’t much you can do to make them exciting when you introduce...

Classic YouTube: When Dan Gurney Sold Toyota Celicas That We’d Love To Own Now

Lately, I’ve been on a kick for a 1980s rear-drive Toyota Celica. Actually, I’ve been thinking about Toyota’s answer for a light and nimble coupe ever since I found one powered by a...

Historical Footage: That One Time When MotorWeek Tested UAZ Trucks That Were Supposed To Be Sold In The States!

The UAZ-469 should be familiar to many as the Russian answer to the original Jeep. In production in some form or another from 1971 through current day as the UAZ Hunter, the UAZ-469 is, at best, a...

Thar She Rolls: The 1984 Cadillac Eldorado ETC Has To Be The Most Unhappy Car In A Corner!

Until the Cadillac CTS series of cars appeared, nobody should have ever looked at a Cadillac product and thought, “You know, I bet that would make a bitchin’ corner carver!” I have...

Historical Footage: The 1970 American Motors Model Lineup Commercial – “What Would You Do?”

This wasn’t a swipe at the famous speech from the movie “Patton”, now was it? You can’t blame American Motors for reaching to whatever length they felt they needed in order to...

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...