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Mt Vesuvius On Steel Wheels: Check Out This Steam Tractor Pulling The Sled For Fun

While this is not the first time we have showed an exhibition pull being made by an awesome and massive steam tractor, we think it may be the most majestic one we have ever showed. You are going to...

Hardhat History: This 1940s Allis-Chalmers HD5 Crawler Tractor Sales Video Is Great

It sounds weird to say but as we have seen cars evolve from the 1940s through today, many of the same things that have happened in cars have happened with heavy equipment. This 1940s Allis-Chalmers...

Historical Video: Sinking Ships, Making Steel, Slogging Through The Mud – WWII Footage

This is one of those videos that shows the incredible size and scope of what WWII was by the time it reached its peak at the end of the first half of the 1940s. The film you are going to see was...

Apollo Video: Check Out This Neat 1960s Footage Of The Grumman Lunar Rover Prototype – Weinermobile In Space?

The last missions of the Apollo program over the course of 1971-1972 are largely forgotten by many people and that’s kind of crummy. Lots of neat stuff was done on those trips to the moon and...

A Dakota By Any Other Name: The 1998 Dodge Durango Got Chrysler Into The SUV Game On Solid Footing

We often bemoan the fact that SUVs (now crossovers) dominate the sales landscape in the American automotive market, but the reality is that people buy what they want and since the 1990s they have...

The Snowmobile Wrecker Is The Coolest Thing Canada Has Made Since Maple Syrup

We’ve got to thank Brian Frieburg for sending us the images of this incredible snowmobile wrecker that was built from scratch up in Canada. We only really know the fact that this machine exists...

Hot Hot Heat: Watch These Centrifugal Clutches Pushed To The Failure Point In Slow Motion!

This is a cool video and not just destruction for the point of destruction. There’s an education element here. Of course the humble little centrifugal clutch has been the method of getting...

Cool Old Press Photos: Here’s The Introduction For The ’57 Ford C-Series Cab-Over Truck – They Built These Until 1990!

We’re truck freaks, so when we saw this photo and release in our pile of goodies we had to share it for a few reasons. It’s cool as hell being the major one. Ford produced this style of...

Awesome Video: How To Haul A Steam Locomotive Through London And Park It In A Museum Circa 1961

This is a really cool video, especially for you fans of heavy hauling and big trucks. We’re going to watch a massive steam locomotive and its tender gate hauled from the rails straight into a...

Fun Propaganda: 1974 Film Touting The Supremacy Of Chevy Trucks Over Fords Uses Some Wacky Tests

Automakers have been creating promotional sales videos since the advent of the moving picture, right? To us, they are great because even in the darkest of times, they were all talking about how...

Carnage Replacement: Check Out The Replacement Of An Exploded Transfer Case In A Dodge Truck, Wild!

This is one of those videos where you see the problem and just are dying to know what happened. You’re about to watch an under-truck view of a transfer case replacement in a full size Dodge...

Retro Awesome Video: Watch Ms Bigfoot Crush Cars and Sled Pull Back In 1986

This is some great footage. Captured at an event in Missouri, we are going to watch the famed Ms. Bigfoot Ford Ranger smash some cars and hook to the pulling sled. The first thing you’ll notice...

Hip To Be Square: This 1977 Chevy Promotional Film For The K5 Blazer Has It All, Even The Blazer Chalet!

We kind of wish we had a backyard full of late 1970s K5 Blazers. Why? Because we’d be freaking billionaires. The money that these trucks are commanding now is just insane but hey, people are...

Wild Mechanical History Video: The Best Footage We Have Ever Seen Of The 1960s GE Walking Truck – Neat!

It is huge, slow, seemingly unstable, and ultimately it was a failure…so why are we so obsessed with this footage of the GE Walking Truck experiment from the 1960s. Developed over the span of...