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Ridetech Can Get Your 2007-2013 GM Truck Low And Keep It Working – Yes, The Look You Want and The Functionality You Need!

We all know that cars and trucks look way better when they are lowered. They handle better, they have a more dramatic look, and they are easy to hop in and out of. If there is one concern that people...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tuff Skins: This Video Compilation Of Hard Hits and Great Drives In Tuff Truck Racing Is Awesome

There’s something awesome about Tuff Truck racing at the fair, right? Between the cobbled up trucks, cars that have no business even trying, and the attitude of drivers seeking momentary glory,...

Squarebody Cinema: Check Out This Salesman Training Video On 1974-75 Chevrolet Trucks

Yes, we do want the “Dooley” as much as you do, but that’s jumping ahead. One of the greatly ironic naming conventions in automotive history belongs to GM and the line of trucks...

This 1972 Video Featuring Chevy Trailers And RVs Is So Cool – An El Camino With A 5th Wheel?!

The recreational vehicle and trailer industry in the USA is booming. The pandemic saw many hundreds of thousands of families invest in an RV, a camper, a trailer, and all the stuff that comes along...