Category Archive: BangShift XL, CRASH & BURN, FUNNY STUFF, HISTORIC, MISC, Videos, XL Videos

Oops! This Collection Of Old School Wild Rides, Carnage, and Funny Moments In Pulling Is Great

Back in the day, kids, there were these things called magazines and one of them, “Petersen’s 4-Wheel and Off Road” always had a back page called, “Whoops!” and there...

This Snowmobile Vs. Jetski Chase Video Proves That Anything Goes In Finland!

I should’ve known it from the moment I saw the action kick off. Two jet ski riders and a guy who is driving…not skipping across, like we’ve seen, but actually driving…a...

This Promotional Film Touting The New 1974 Opels Is Pretty Awesome And Hilarious

Opens are cool cars. Of course everyone thinks of the GT model when they conjure the idea of a 1970s German car being sold in a Buick dealer but there were other Opels as well. Cars like he Manta...

Classic YouTube: This VW Golf Gives A 350Z And A Porsche A Great Lesson In Humility!

It takes a bit of cojones to pick a fight with a Porsche 911. From their introduction in 1964 to the modern day, the 911 has been the backbone of the Porsche lineup. The base models are no slouches,...

In 1995 Dave McClelland Raced A Pro Stocker For Fun! This Video Is Rad!

Well color us happy! Most hardcore NHRA drag racing fans know that Dave McClelland has been a racer for most of his life. He competed in his Tuna Tank Fiat altered for years and his kids, like Kevin,...

Historical Video: The 1982 Ford EXP, A Great Snow Beater For The 1980s?

The Ford EXP is a polarizing car…it’s a two-seat Escort with one of the most…uh, unique…styling treatments up front. If you squint a little, it looks like a very surprised...

Cringy Turkey: This Vintage Film From Firestone Tells The Stories of Making Brake Linings – Unknown Danger

It happens often in our world that humans stumble upon something cool, adapt it into many faces of every day life and then years down the road discover that it likely wasn’t the best move...

Funky Turkey: Watch This 1949 Euclid Dump Truck Run A Tough Truck Course – Run Maybe Overstating It

There’s an old question out there that we love asking. “Why be normal?” That is exactly what pertains to this video that was taken a while back at a state fair where a tough truck...

Early Turkey: This 1980 Olds Diesel Promotional Film Is Even Better In Retrospect

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, we find this! The audio is not the greatest here so if you are wearing headphones, keep the volume down. That being said, you can hear all the words...

Cool Vans, Weird Tagline: This 1979 Dodge Van Commercial Gives The Model Line Up And A Weird Pitch

While the world wrestles with the COVID-19 pandemic, we look back to another scourge that came over the landscape, this one little more than 40 years ago and it was known as vanning. All of a sudden...

Draggin’ Ass: The 1991 Isuzu Rodeo Was As Slow As You Remember It – Talk About A Barge!

Tall tires, tall gears, and a 3.1L throttle body injected V6 from GM all added up to one of the slowest vehicles I remember riding in as a high school kid. In fact, it was so slow in my mind that I...

No Fear Whatsoever: The Trash Can Bronco Takes On The Cheap Truck Challenge

Nobody is going to confuse Kevin’s Bronco with any kind of showpiece. Not one person. It’s living one last time before the body completely and utterly bails the program, the engine gets...

“I’m An Engineer”: Transforming The Trash Can Bronco Into A Competent Off-Roader

So Kevin got this rusted hulk of a 1979 Ford Bronco running. Nice, good for him. He’s had enough practice waking up iron oxide piles that bear resemblance to 1970s-era Ford trucks over the...

It Sounded Good on TV: Ads For The Turbocharged Cars Of The 1960s, Late 1970s, and Early 1980s

Getting to drive as many new cars as I do, the turbocharger is as common on new stuff as pistons are inside the engine. It’s the way of the world. In so many ways the turbo has likely extended...