Category Archive: Apex Video, BangShift APEX

Classic YouTube: Celebrating Seventy Years Of NASCAR With The 1983 Busch Clash!

Seventy years ago today, NASCAR formed in the Ebony Bar at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida. Having drawn from it’s roots in liquor bootlegging in the south, and being led by a...

Morning Symphony: Retired Rally Cars On Snow! Watch As A Ford Focus RS, Ford Fiesta WRC And Peugeot 206 Go Play!

There are still a few weeks left of winter to deal with. That means that even though I’m looking at beautiful temperatures and sunny skies for the next couple of days around BangShift Mid-West,...

Bathurst Ride-Along Greatness: Murray Walker’s Ride-Along Lap With Brad Jones In 1997

One of the most well-known pieces of footage from the Bathurst race in Australia is when Darrell Waltrip got to ride along in the passenger seat for a lap of Mount Panorama in Jason Bright’s...

Classic YouTube: Will Hoy’s 1993 British Touring Car Wreck – Punted By His Own Teammate!

Touring car racing in the 1990s ruled. The drivers were unhinged, the cars were just modified street cars, and the racing was mental on a basic race day. When competition, stress and emotions flowed...

Rallycrossing A Corvette…Blasphemy Or Beautiful? Watch This C5 Z06 Rallycross On Some Frozen Dirt!

If the first images you think of for the word “rallycross” involves highly strung four-wheel-drive cars powered by turbocharged engines…well, you’re right. You’re also...

Saddest or Funniest Head To Head Comparo Ever: Pinto vs Vega Wagon On Car And Track!

Well, this is something to see. What you are about to watch is a Pinto vs Vega wagon on Car and Track in vintage tv style. This comparison test is either the funniest thing you have ever seen or the...

Love It Or Hate It? This Ford 289 Has 180-Degree Headers and Sounds…Different

When we saw the video below of a little 289 Ford V8 built to FIA vintage racing specs, we figured hearing the Ford small block sing to 7,500 RPM would be a fun exercise in mechanical music. We got a...

Classic YouTube: TVR Tuscan Challenge At Snetterton In 1997

TVR has always been a strangely unhinged company. They eschewed safety gear like airbags and anti-lock brakes because they don’t add to the vehicle’s performance. They built a supercar so...

Morning Symphony: DTW Touring Cars From The 1990s-2000s On Hillclimbs

Touring cars are primarily a European phenomenon. The Aussie Supercars were too far removed from the road car they represented and the one time there was a touring car series in the States, the only...

Celebrating 207 on 2/7 – Watch These 207ci Engines Make Power and There Are Some Weird Ones!

Normally we do the whole “displacement celebration” stuff during the months of March and April. Makes sense as many of the engines we love around here range from 300-400 cubic inches,...

Mondo Torque: Watch This Twin Turbo, Iron Headed, 455ci Olds Make Power Like A Cummins Diesel!

Dare we say it, but with advances in turbocharged technology have come a kind of uniformity in what people are building these days. The famed turbocharged junkyard LS engine is a combo that makes...

Save Of The Century: Watch As Will Davison Spins His Audi R8 LMS Twice On The Top Of Mount Panorama!

The Mount Panorama circuit in Australia isn’t the most forgiving place on Earth for a racing driver. There’s 571 feet of distance between it’s high and low points, there’s the...

Battered Barracuda: Check Out This Tribute To The Bashed Barracuda In The Awful Movie Highwaymen

So this car is the 1968 Barracuda that played a starring role in 2004’s forgettable movie Highwaymen. This was the story about a lunatic guy that went around in a 1972 Cadillac killing people on...

Classic YouTube: Dirt-Work Hillclimbing In Colorado! Check Out This Footage From The Temple Canyon Hill Climb!

When there is nothing but mountains and fire roads around you, and you have one of the most important automotive racing events in your backyard, it’s difficult to not strap on some all-terrains...