Category Archive: BangShift XL, HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION, Videos, XL Videos

Vintage Ad Watch: This Compilation Of Five 1985 Ford Truck Ads Rules But Bronco IIs Stil Suck

If there were certain constants in the 1980s, one of them was the fact that when an advertisement for pickup trucks came on TV, you were going to see some thrashing, some abuse, and some fun being...

Historical Video: This Documentary Shows The Debut Of The Porsche 917 In Can-Am At Mosport In 1972

This is the best thing you will watch today. This documentary shows the debut of the Porsche 917 at Mosport in 1972. The car was far afield of what most fans were used to seeing in the series and it...

The Leader Of The New World: Brian Wolfe’s 1986 Ford Mustang GT

This red 1986 Ford Mustang GT isn’t Genesis, but it is an instrumental car that led the charge into the 5.0L Fox Mustang performance era. While many were focused on 1987-and-newer machines,...

This 630hp Pontiac 428 Is A Rip Roaring Example Of Tin Indian Horsepower!

In the 1960s car companies had “big car engines”. Chrysler was jamming 413s in stuff, Chevy had their mid-horspower 396 engines moving most of their stuff along, and Pontiac had the 428....

Having A Bad Day? This Compilation Of 1980s Drag Racing Wreckage And Calamity Will Set You Right

Now here’s the cure for the common bad day. Every moment of this video below is filled with someone who was having a worse day than you about 30 years ago. From Mike Dunn wrecking the Hawaiian...

Under The Radar: Mitsubishi’s Forgotten AWD Turbo Terror, The Galant VR-4!

There is no doubt that the 1990s was Mitsubishi’s time to shine. After coming off of the 1980s, the Starion, and the successes of the Pajero in racing, they had the DSM cars that were co-built...

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Motocross For Four Wheels: The Nitro World Games Rallycross Course!

Travis Pastrana has made a name for himself over the years. If it’s beyond mental and borderline deadly, he’s probably tried it. Motocross? He was on that before he was out of high school...

Watch This Turbocharged, EFI Equipped Air-Cooled VW Engine Make 300+ Horsepower On The Dyno

When one thinks about the lifespan of the air-cooled VW engine you have to be impressed, right? These things pre-date WWII and they are still being innovated on, hot rodded, and boosted to power...

Classic YouTube: The Burndown Battle Of The Rotaries!

Some guys play checkers, others play chess. For some, the moves are simple: burnout, stage one, stage two, and go when your right foot and brain are in sync with the bulbs on the Christmas tree. Nail...

Vintage Carnage and Gearhead History: Wreckage and Cool Photos From the 1950’s

Here’s bunch of scans from one of my grandfather’s scrap books. In his younger days, Grandpa was a heck of a scrap-booker. He snipped new stories about trucks, trucking, and lots of old...

Rough Start: 1967 Ford Thunderbird – Personal Luxury, Before Brougham

I can still picture it now: brown, flat tire, shattered glass bits on the carpet, with no hope of ever running again. But it was overall complete and nobody was there to tell me why it wasn’t a...

Grape Warhead: Mazda MX-3 With Dual Engines Because…Eh, Why The Hell Not!

Front-wheel-drive is wrong-wheel-drive. We know this. We have them, and outside of daily-driver status, we aren’t on board. And I speak about that from a performance perspective…you can...

Watch Rich Tuthill Take This Paul Smith Designed Porsche 911 His Company Built On A Sideways Trip Up Goodwood

I know I am a freak for Goodwood but I honestly believe that it is on the level with the great automotive events in the world. From LeMans to Daytona, to Indy, to Monaco, Bonneville, the US Nationals...

Screaming Mimis: Check Out The All Rotary Powered Video From Malta’s Hal-Far Raceway

You know, we all have goals. I have been to over 150 drag strips both living and dead around the USA and Canada but there are hundreds more I ma dying to see and one of them is Hal-Far Raceway on the...