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Cool Video: Watch This Early 1970s Crash Testing Film That Features A Corvette…With Air Bags!

Few people remember that General Motors was the major pioneering force in the develop of air bags in passenger cars. They actually offered them as an option on several models for a couple year stint...

This 1982 Demolition Derby Documentary Called The Last Car Running Is Cool and Mildly Depressing

If you are in a smashing mood today, this 1982 demolition derby documentary called the last car running is going to get you all perked up and ready for the day. If you are a body shop owner, this...

Watch Actual Broadcast Footage From The Day A Guy Stole The NASCAR Pace Car In 1986 – Unreal!

We saw the title on this YouTube video and thought we’d be watching some lame attempt at doctoring video to make it seem like someone stole a pace car at a NASCAR race and was driving it around...

Video: Watch Aussie Legend Peter Brock Drive Bathurst With One Hand At Full Bore – Transmission Trouble!

We have talked a lot over the years about Australian racing legend Peter Brock. The guy dominated races at Bathurst and was one of the most famous people in the country for decades before his...

Knievel vs The Canyon: Here’s The Incredible Story Of The Snake River Canyon Jump In 1974

There was a time in America when the most famous person in the entire country was a lunatic with a motorcycle called Evel Knievel. His fame and his public bravery reached their outer limits on...

Weird Science: Watch These Guys Spool A Turbocharger With A 60,000 PSI Water Jet And Fill A Weather Balloon With It!

This is one of those things that makes absolutely no sense but is really kind of interesting and fun to watch. You are going to see some guys who have a huge industrial water jet mount a turbocharger...

The American Engineer: This Chevrolet Sponsored Film From 1960 Is Really Cool and A Celebration Of The Profession

This is a neat old movie, especially when you look at it in the context of 2020. The film was originally made sometime in the 1950s and then updated right around 1960. You’ll see 1960 model...

Nothing Else Sounds Like It: Watch This Beautiful Ferrari 512 Driven By Derek Bell Scream Up Goodwood

I know lots of race car drivers and generally speaking the ones that do it for a living really view the car they are competing in as a tool. They see it as a carpenter see his T-square or as a welder...

Classic YouTube: The 1974 World 600, As Seen Through The Lens Of Car And Track!

It’s been lamented over and over that the only reason people watch NASCAR anything is simply for the crashes. And honestly, we understand that. The personality was sucked out of most of the...

A Legend In His Own Words: This Feature On Smokey Yunick Is So Awesome As He’s The One Telling The Stories

There’s few things more awesome than seeing old video of a legend telling their own stories. Yes, this is a relatively short clip, lasting a total of about five minutes but it’s fantastic...

Twin Blown: This 1,100hp LS Engine Does Not Use Turbos But Rather Two TorqStorm Centrifugal Blowers

This is a really neat engine build video and the best part is that you can win the engine! Seriously Holley is giving this actual engine away and we have been telling you how to enter. If you are...

Fun History: This Short Motor Trend Documentary Tells The Tale Of Mickey Thompson Running 400 MPH!

Now this is some fun watching. Freiburger told me a while back that he was working on a short documentary about Mickey Thompson’s quest to become the first American to run over 400mph and how...

NHRA Insider Podcast: A Conversation With Dr. Jamie Meyer the New President of PRI (Performance Racing Industry) – Listen Up!

In this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Dr. Jamie Meyer is the guest. After a successful career at General Motors and serving on the SEMA Board, Meyer is the new president of PRI, the...

Autocrossing A Barge: This Lincoln Town Car Owns An Autocross Course!

Normally when we show you a vehicle on an autocross that you normally wouldn’t expect to be there, you get wild, sideways fun but a lap time that isn’t what you would call...