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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

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...

Vintage Drag Videos: Topeka’s Kaw Valley Dragway Circa The Early 1960s

Today the Topeka, Kansas area has the sprawling Heartland Park racing facility to take care of its need for speed, but that hasn’t always been the case. Before that huge complex became a...

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...

Cool Video: Watch The Army Try Our Experimental Steel Airless Tires On A Jeep – They Worked Pretty Well

This interesting video shows the US Army trying out experimental steel airless tires on a Jeep in a bunch of different conditions. While we do not have the specific makeup of the “tires”...

Classic YouTube: Did You Think A 440 Could Fit In A Dodge Neon?

Bless the Internet…a late-night search can turn up the most unexpected things possible. I don’t mean it like that, you freaks…I mean that with a little know-how and some time,...

The Roman Takes A Look At The History Of The New York International Auto Show!

The New York International Auto Show was the reason many people looked forward to this April. New cars out of the yang, folks, and several with horsepower figures that would knock auto execs and...

Let Nicky Grist Tell You A Tale About Colin McRae: A Trashed Escort And A Sketchy Jump!

Rally drivers are a special breed. They have to be masters of car control that do not possess a self-preservation instinct. This is what it takes for a man to hop into an overpowered rocket and go...

Who Was Louis Chiron And Why Is He The Name For Bugatti’s New Road Missile? Carfection Gives You The History Lesson Here!

Bugatti has done what many thought would be impossible: with the advent of their latest model, the Chiron, they have trumped the ground-shaking Veyron and all of the accomplishments that it earned...

Video: Vintage Films from Ohio’s Historic Dragway 42

Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio is a really interesting case. The place was opened for 50+ years before being sold to the Matcham family who had plans to revamp and improve the facility. Their plans...

Classic YouTube: This 1970 Mercury Cougar Is Providing Services To The Community!

You might not believe us, but the owner of this 1970 Mercury Cougar is providing many different public services with his actions in this video. Oh, sure, on the surface it appears that all that...

The Legend Of “Little Bastard”, James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder, As Told By Regular Car Reviews

On September 30th, 1955, James Byron Dean was killed in a car accident near Cholame, California. He was on his way to the Salinas Road Races and was traveling with his Porsche mechanic, Rolf...

Prototype Teaser Or A Missed Opportunity? Check Out MotorWeek’s Test Of The 1992 Camaro Heritage Edition Prototype!

The fact that the Chevrolet Camaro made it to twenty-five years was surprising…the car quite nearly got the ax in the early 1970s, and if it wasn’t for pony car competition drying up by...

Historical Footage: When The Peanuts Gang Hawked The Ford Falcon!

For fifty years and the majority of his life, Charles Schulz brought Charlie Brown and his pals to America via comic strips in newspapers. He is considered to be the example to which many comic...

Classic YouTube: Van Halen, Dolls And A Nissan 300ZX – Nightmare Fuel Or Cool TV Ad

The Nissan 300ZX was a far cry from it’s original Datsun 240Z predecessor, but in the early 1990s, a Twin Turbo Z was still a very impressive car…it might not have been a light and nimble...