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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

24K Magic: Yes, That’s A Gold-Plated DeLorean DMC-12 And It’s Not The Only One!

If nothing else, John Z. DeLorean was ambitious. The ambition that saw him as the youngest head of a GM brand in the early 1970s gave way to the company and car that bore his name. He wanted to take...

Video: Vintage Footage From Connecticut Dragway Shows Tasca Ford, Gassers, Stockers, and More!

This weekend the NHRA series is off but next weekend, the biggest names in drag racing will be at Epping, New Hampshire’s New England Dragway which is the last venue standing for quarter mile...

Steel On The Rouge: This Incredible Look At The Steel Making Operation At Ford’s River Rouge Plant Is Worth The Watch

There was nothing like it in the world before and there really has been nothing like it in the world since. Ford’s River Rouge plant stands as an industrial accomplishment so far beyond...

Public Service Announcement: A Young Don Garlits Preaches On The Importance Of Proper Auto Maintenance

There have been public service announcements for all kinds of stuff over the years but we never knew that Big Daddy Don Garlits starred in any of them! In this video, which we suspect was funded by...

The Olds Elevator Is A Remarkable Modern Invention That Seems Like It Should Have Come From The 1800s

In these trying times we often see widgets and think, “why didn’t I think of that?” Maybe it is some little device to make cooking an egg easier or some way to install your socks...

Awesome: Check Out This Ram Air V Powered 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix Former NASCAR Racer

A man named Roy Tyner is about to be your new racing hero. He was the guy that commissioned the construction of and then raced a 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix NASCAR stock car. This thing was a freak in an...

Classic YouTube: A Walk Through The History Of Camaro Advertisements

I love old car television ads. Whether it’s the jingle, like the late 1980s “Have you driven a Ford, lately?” that I can still hear clear as a freaking bell, to the strange and...

Watch Angie Smith’s Wild Pro Stock Motorcycle Ride At Norwalk – No Brakes!

If there is one place on the NHRA Mello Yello drag racing series tour that Angie Smith may never be in a rush to get to, it could be Norwalk, Ohio and Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. This...

Nerd Facts: Here’s Why Mercedes Flipped Head Over Heels At LeMans In 1999!

Without a doubt, it was my first “Whoa, what the hell just happened?” moment I had while observing any kind of motorsports ever. I had the day off from work and it was summer vacation,...

This Look At The Buda Engine Company In WWII Is Spectacular – Horsepower History

The cycle of business and industry is a fascinating one. Companies can rise to the level of colossus in their particular segment and then slowly fade into the sand dunes of time. Such is the case...

Cool Video: The Story Of The Honey Bee, A Homebuilt 500hp Monster Of A Tractor

Farmers are just plain awesome. It does not matter where they are, what they are growing, or how long they have been in the business, they all share some common bonds. One of them is the ability to...

Pro Mod History Video: Watch Killer Action From The 1990 IHRA Fall Nationals At Bristol

This weekend the biggest names in pro modified drag racing will be at Thunder Valley, competing on the historic surface at Bristol Dragway for NHRA Wally. Back in 1990 the pro mod class was brand new...

Historical Footage: The 1980 Fiat Strada Review By Bob Mayer – Wait, They Sold These Here?

I’ll let my age shine through a bit: I knew that Fiat sold cars in the United States. I’ve dealt with the “fun” of a Fiat 124 Spider and I’ve seen Fiat X1/9s, usually...

Ride Along In A Thundering Saleen S7 R At The Spa Classic – 427ci Ford Small Block Power!

The Saleen S7 was one of the best supercars in the world for the period that it was built. Using advanced design techniques and engineering while deriving power from a tried and true 427ci Ford...