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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Killer Vintage Drag Footage: Pacific Raceways 1963

In less than 24 hours, BangShift.com’s live streaming broadcast of the 52nd Bakersfield March Meet will kick off, and to get you ready, here’s some vintage drag racing footage from 1963....

Killer Video: Mickey Thompson’s 1969 Mustang Funny Car in Action at Bristol AHRA Race

Crank your speakers up when you press play on this killer vintage drag footage. If you’ve ever wondered what a SOHC Ford motor sounds like on a full load of nitro, that question will be...

Video Bonanza: Classic Chevelle TV Ads

No conversation about American muscle cars could be considered complete without the mention of the venerable Chevrolet Chevelle. Rolled out in 1964, the mid-sized Chevelle would become the...

Cool Video: Charles Taylor’s One-Wheeled Vehicle

One of the neat things that we’ve come to expect here at BangShift.com is the unexpected. Learning about stuff that we never knew existed is pure awesome to us, and when we were tipped off...

Vintage Drag Video: The Coolest Jungle Jim Tribute Video We Have Ever Seen

One of the great games that fans of vintage drag racing play is “what if.” If history could be rewritten and events were to happen in a different way, how would things be different? One...

Vintage NASCAR-NAGE Video: Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp Leave the Ball Yard in 1960

First we’ll say that it defies logic that either of these men lived, let alone both. This is another piece of old nascar footage from Daytona. It was also shot in 1960, like the large wreck of...

Vintage NASCAR-nage Video: 37-Car Wreck at Daytona in 1960

We seem to be on a bit of a nostalgia NASCAR video hot streak lately. This footage is truly killer. It was shot at a 250-mile Modified race run at Daytona in 1960. The field consisted of 73 different...

Video: The Coolest NASCAR Film of All Time

Bar none, end of story, this video featuring clips from NASCAR racing in the 1960s is the coolest stock car racing video we have ever seen. There’s Ford FEs running with the valve covers off,...

Old Time Carnage Video: Ancient Stock Car Flies Off Track and Wipes Out Grandstand

All we really have to work with on this video is the date, which is 1960 and the place, which is Darlington Speedway. Let’s just say that it was a bad day to be sitting in the elevated...

Vintage Drag Video: Legendary American Racers Running at Santa Pod Raceway in England

Santa Pod Raceway in England opened up as the first permanent drag racing venue in Europe on Easter, 1966. It has been going strong ever since as the awesome video we have unearthed proves. It was...

Totally Bitchin’ Video: Ford/Shelby Promo Film From 1965

It was very good to be Carroll Shelby in 1965. Hell, it is very good to be him now, but in the mid 1960s the man had the world by the stones. Bankrolled by the Ford Motor Company, Shelby was building...

Abandoned Drag Strip History: Double H in Blue Ridge, Georgia, with Video

With today’s focus on nostalgia, it’s neat to see so many people starting to remember the drag strips of the past and digging out their historic photos and videos for all to see. It helps...

Video: Vintage AMC Javelin TV Commercials

A while back we posted a number of Chevy Camaro TV commercials from various model years. But, since it’s an AMC Javelin we have in our own driveway, we thought we should give some love to the...

Video: Swingin’ 1961 Chevrolet Commercial

This is a mind-blowing, nearly 2-minute commercial from back when GM was in a good mood. The piece from 1961 looks more like the opener for a Doris Day comedy than it does a car commercial, but it...