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Frozen Fun: This 1979 Arctic Cat Commercial Shows How Much Advertising Has Changed

In a world where computer generated graphics are so real they nearly fool the human eye, where drones and other technology has taken the production value of stuff through the moon on a relative...

Retro Review: This Look Back At The 1984 Buick Century Estate Wagon Is Grandma Approved

The mini-van was a transformative vehicle in the 1980s and Chrysler was cleaning up, leaving all the other manufacturers to scramble for their own version. GM was among the scramblers and in 1984...

Wheels Up Fun Video: Highlights From The 2021 World Power Wheelstanding Championships At Byron Dragway

There are certain things you can set your watch by in drag racing. The US Nationals on Labor Day weekend and the World Power Wheelstanding Championships every fall at Byron Dragway in Illinois....

This Short Video Showing The Maintenance On A 5,000hp Locomotive Engine Is AWESOME

Now this is the kind of thing that BangShift readers LOVE. You are about to see a short video showing the maintenance on a 5,000hp locomotive engine and it’s not some long drawn out affair....

Finnegan And Newbern Answer All Your Questions On This Latest Fun Video!

I always like catching up with Mike and Dave, but it is usually over the phone. So when I saw that they were doing this video I was excited. They answer a bunch of questions, tell us all about what...

Puddin’s Vintage Mini Uhaul Project Gets A Cheap But Awesome Makeover

If you missed Puddin getting this cool old Ford Courier out and making it run again, don’t worry because we have a link below so you can check it out. This is one cool little project and...

Fun Watch: This Look Back At The Maserati Quattroporte Is Informative and Convincing As To Just How Good It Was

It’s always fun to learn the stories behind the stories of cars that we either didn’t care much about when they were new or never knew they existed in the first place. In this case the...

Remember Saturn? The Internet Does With This 1993 Saturn SW2 Review

The fortunes of car companies and brands have been amazingly unpredictable over the course of history. In the early days there were hundreds of brands and makes. Eventually the free market saw that...

Incredible Video: Racing Around The Rules – A Panel Of Innovators, Cheaters, Tech Guys, and Heroes Tell All!

This is one of the most awesome racing videos we have seen in a long, long time. Called, “Racing Around The Rules,” it is a panel discussion of crew chiefs, racers, and innovators who...

Get Your Squash On Video: Compressing Aluminum, Steel, Copper, and Brass In A 150-ton Press Is Awesome and Weird

The Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube is one of the more mystifying success stories in the world, right? Why do people like seeing crushed in a big old press so much?! Count us among the millions of...

Video Bonanza: 1980s Monster Truck Arena Show Screamer Ads – These Are All GOLD!

This is awesome! I randomly ran across a single 1980s monster truck TV commercial on YouTube and then I went straight down the rabbit hole looking for more, and boy did I find them. This collect of...

Weird Project: Turning A Refrigerator Compressor Into A Running Gas Engine!

Yet another example of what makes human beings great. This guy saw the compressor from a fridge and decided that he could make a running, gasoline burning engine out of it. And he did! This is one of...

Laughing Legends: Listen To Bobby Unser and Parnelli Jones Tell Stories About Andy Granatelli

When it comes to American racing legends, they don’t come a whole bunch bigger than the late Bobby Unser and Parnelli Jones. These are two guys who won in all the stuff that they ever drove and...

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...