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Category Archive: HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION, Videos

This 1964 Film Called Art Arfons And His Green Monster Is Spectacular

In terms of Bonneville history, the 1964 land speed battle on the salt waged between Art Arfons, Craig Breedlove, and to some degree by Walt Arfons will stand in history as a crowning moment. This...

Meet The Weinerfleet: Big Or Small, There’s An Oscar Meyer Weiner-Vehicle For Them All!

It’s summer. Races, cruise-ins, shows and the like are taking place all over the country. Cars are out, people are enjoying the sun, and sooner or later, someone is going to either get hungry...

Spin This: This Russian YouTuber Welded Three Ladas Together To Make One Giant Fidget Spinner!

Have you been inundated with the current “must-have” toy, the fidget spinner? It’s a bearing with a couple of weights at the end of the wings, or blades, or whatever you call them,...

Gonna Be Sore In The Morning: Watch As The “Buck Fever” John Deere Bounces Itself To Death!

The amount of forces present in a tractor pull pass is incredible…there might not be a replacement for being on the starting line of a dragstrip when two Top Fuelers launch, but I’ll...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Fun In The Mud: Dennis Anderson’s Muddy Motorsports Park Is Heaven For The Dirt-Lovers!

When a racer puts their name on a track, that’s as good of an endorsement as you’ll ever need. And off the top of my head, I can only think of one example: Dennis Anderson’s Muddy...

BangShift Approved Game Review: Test Drive: Eve Of Destruction!

Here at BangShift, we like to kick back every once in a while by picking up the ol’ video game controller and raise hell on the small screen. And of course, since this an automotive-related...