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Category Archive: HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION, Videos

These 1950s Bonneville Videos Are Your Monday Moment Of Hot Rodding Zen

Sometimes you just need something cool to balance our your day, especially on a Monday when things could be hitting the proverbial fan at the office. We found a couple of really amazing films taken...

1962′s Duel In The Desert May Be The Best Old Chevy Propaganda Film Yet

What’s better than old manufacturer promotion films? These movies are hilarious as they were designed for use by the sales managers at dealerships to get their sales staffs all whipped up into...

KILLER HISTORIC DRAG VIDEO: PRO STOCK DRAG RACING CIRCA 1975 FROM MIAMI HOLLYWOOD

We learned of this video from our friend Dawn Mazi-Hovsepain and it rules all! Shot at Miami Hollywood Speedway in 1975 it features some of the best Pro Stock drag racing footage of the era,...

Remembering Atomic Al: Steve Evans Interviews Al Hofmann Back in 1998

On March 20th, 2008 “Atomic” Al Hofmann passed away, leaving drag racing fans without one of the sport’s great grizzled anti-heroes. There are hundreds of great Al Hofmann stories...

Gearhead Guys You Should Know – St. Paddy’s Day Edition: Joey “Yer Maun” Dunlop

Only a handful of people know who Joey Dunlop is in the United States, but worldwide, he is recognized as one of the greatest motorcycle racers in history. Victorious in Grand Prix racing and at the...

Cool Old Drag Video: Ron Colson and Gary Burgin in the Funny Car Finals at US131 Dragway Circa 1980

There’s nothing like Funny Cars at night. Header flames licking the body, nitro-burning Hemis cack-cack-cackling away, and (in 1980 anyway) dry hops on the starting line. This video was shot at...

Cool Video: Down In The Dumps – A Look At English Wrecking Yards And How They Junked Cars In The 1960s

Wrecking yards have been part of the American culture of many, many years. Since there have been cars on the roads, there have been junkyards to serve as their final resting place and to give guys...

Historic Drag Video: Awesome Footage From the 1963 and 1966 March Meets

Well we’re done for the day. We’re going to sign off and start the thrash to get ourselves situated to bring you awesome live streaming coverage of the 55th March Meet at Auto Club Famoso...

This Cool Promotional Video For the Mizar Air Car Otherwise Known As The Flying Pinto Is 1970s Cool – See It Take Off And Land

There isn’t a whole lot of good video showing the infamous Mizar Air Car in flight. The Mizar Air Car is probably better known as the “Flying Pinto” because the R&D unit was a...

VIDEO: One of the most chilling crashes caught on video. It’s incredible that this guy fully recovered

You’ve probably never heard of Nigel Corner, but he’s a British driver mostly known now for racing vintage cars. In this absolutely amazing video from the old Speedvision — when...

This Flying Car From Italy In 1949 Killed Less People Than The Flying Pinto And Looked Cooler (Video)

People have been obsessed with the idea of a flying car for a long, long time. We found this old newsreel video that was shot in Italy (with English narration) back in the late 1940s and frankly...

This 1963 Chevrolet Propaganda/Promotional Film Is The Best One We Have Ever Seen – Crazy Tests, Jumps, Destruction, More!

Why is that Chevy wagon dragging ass? Because it has been loaded with 1,700lbs of oranges and grapefruits from a Florida citrus grove, naturally. This is but one of the absolutely hilarious and...

Historic Video: A Trans-Antarctic Voyage in Tucker Sno-Cat Trucks Circa 1955

Man has always strived to create devices and machines to traverse all kinds of harsh environments. From dog sleds to huge “tundra trains” the frozen ice caps of planet Earth have always...

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...