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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

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...

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...