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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

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,...

Historical Footage: Police Pursuit Training From 1974, Narrated By SGT. Joe Friday Himself!

Police pursuits are just about a thing of the past. You aren’t going to outrun the radio, you aren’t going to outrun the helicopter, and the cameras that are just about everywhere...

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...

Mickey Thompson: Fastest Man On Wheels Is A Goodyear Promotional Gem From 1960 That Shows Thompson’s Triumph At Bonneville

See that guy smiling up there? Well you’d be smiling too after a month of hard work in as desolate place as mankind has ever known finally paid off and you had just driven your car over 400mph....

Historic Promo Video: The Chrysler Airflow at Bonneville and Driving Coast to Coast

The Chrysler Airflow will forever be known as a car ahead of its time. One of the first cars to have been designed with aerodynamics in mind, the shape and contours of the vehicle were just too much...

The Rarest Of The Rare: The Story Of How The Only Existing 1983 Corvette Managed To Miss The Scrapper!

Until I actually got to Bowling Green, I wasn’t aware that an actual 1983 Chevrolet Corvette actually existed. Seriously, I didn’t. I knew about the aborted test run of cars, and I knew...

Watch Jim Bullet Baily Successfully Perform The Stunt That Would Later Kill Him

There was a whole stuntman craze that exploded after Evel Knievel rocketed to worldwide fame in the 1970s. Of course there were the copycat motorcycle jumpers that popped up all over the place but...

Watch This Car With Four Wheel Steering Strut Its Stuff On A Michigan Bridge In 1931 – Freak!

Yes, that old car is driving completely sideways. This film taken in 1931 shows a guy in Pontiac, Michigan driving a car that he specially modified to have four wheel steering. Think monster truck...