Category Archive: 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, HISTORIC, MOPAR, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Historical Footage: Warren Johnson Vs. Darrell Alderman At The 1991 NHRA Arizona Nationals

I recently spoke with a friend about the things I miss the most out of drag racing, and without any hesitation, my answer was Pro Stock. I know it exists today…but twenty years ago, Pro Stock...

Bonneville Video: Mechanical Music Off Of The Push Truck And Into Infinity

While it is true that big speed is the main draw at Bonneville, gearheads the world over will agree that the sound of a hot rod at full tilt for miles on end is intoxicating. This video gives a great...

Classic YouTube: Cutting Some Donuts In An All-Wheel-Drive Ford Probe

The story of how the Ford Probe existed at all is automotive legend: Ford had intended to kill off the Fox platform Mustang in favor of a Mazda-engineered, front-wheel-drive sport coupe by the...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is Your Favorite Aftermarket Wheel?

Slots. Turbines. Spokes. Cragars and Super Tricks…and yes, there is a difference. For most enthusiasts, the factory rolling stock is usually one of the first things to be modified. In years...

Where It Ended: The Final Days Of The Chrysler Turbine Program

The Chrysler Turbine Car program is best remembered for the unique 1962-1964 two-door sedans that were tested by the public. But there is much more to the story. The start of the turbine car program...

The Best Rough Start Find Ever? This 360 Swapped 1987 Dodge Diplomat Has A GearVendors Overdrive Unit!

Unless you were a cop in the 1980s or early 1990s, chances are good that a 1987 Dodge Diplomat isn’t going to be your cup of tea. I get that…mainly, because I’ve heard it almost...

The Best Way To Sell A Product Is To Use It Yourself…But What If You Make Armored Cars?

I’ve seen just how well an armored vehicle can hold up to small-arms fire. Generally, armored SUVs and sedans can take some serious lead before the armor or the unbelievably thick glass becomes...

What On Earth Would You Use A 1968 Checker Aerobus For Other Than A Killer Roadtrip?

It takes a very special kind of person to drive a Checker of any kind. Composed of GM guts, enough metal to crush the pavement, and a durability not seen since the car-manufacturing side of Checker...

This 1960 Promotional Film For The Chevy Corvair Is Over The Top 1960s Greatness

You may be thinking to yourself, “Hey, it looks like that Corvair is driving in a river!” You’d be right and the friendly but authoritative voice narrating the film makes things...

BangShift Project Thread: Wrenching On Old Military Jeeps For A Museum Is A Pretty Sweet Deal!

Our buddy Walt Dumont has a pretty neat deal on his hands that¬†honestly, we just might be a little bit jealous over. He’s getting to play with military trucks. “Big deal”, you...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is Your Most Hellish Traffic Jam Story?

Good morning, readers. I hope you are having a great day. As I’m typing this, I’m not. Here’s why: in a few hours, when I wake up in the morning, I get to experience the wonder and...

Watch Roger Lessman’s Massive 1990 Streamliner Crash At Bonneville – He Lived…Somehow

Since Roger Lessman himself posted this video to his YouTube page, we don’t think that he’d have a problem with us sharing it here on BangShift. During the 1990 World of Speed meet on the...

Video: Awesome Locomotive Crash Testing Video – Six Minutes of Unbelievable Destruction

In terms of pure, unbridled, wanton destruction, this six and half minute video depicting multiple locomotive crash tests is unmatched. Shot at normal speed and in super slow motion, you’ll see...

Rough Start: A Classic With Enough Wrong To Anger Plenty, This Mercedes Diesel-Powered Ford Falcon Could Be The Perfect Daily!

Daily-driver practicality and a body from 1967 don’t have to be mutually exclusive, like a lot of people tend to believe. Tuned up properly, the stock setup from back in the day is perfectly...