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Category Archive: FUNNY STUFF, HISTORIC, Videos

Classic YouTube: Using A Dodge Intrepid As A Rally Car!

You can blame this one on my recent fixation of converting a Dodge Intrepid into a rear-drive, V8-powered hide-in-plain-sight kind of machine. I’ve shown you before just what that can look...

Classic YouTube: The Walkthrough Of The C4 Corvette, From Sketch To Street

One of the fun things that come with living in the Bowling Green area is the link to the Chevrolet Corvette. GM can try to hide their mules all they want but sooner or later, it’s a little city...

Mickey Thompson: Fastest Man On Wheels Is A Goodyear Promotional Gem From 1960 That Shows Thompson’s Triumph At Bonneville

See that guy smiling up there? Well you’d be smiling too after a month of hard work in as desolate place as mankind has ever known finally paid off and you had just driven your car over 400mph....

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...

Classic YouTube: Car And Track’s Review Of The 1969 Avanti II – Of Course A Blown 327 Was Going To Be Fun!

Studebaker had been dead for three years when this Car and Track test took place. The car, an Avanti II, had roots that dated back to 1962 and had been in and out of production…Studebaker...

Classic YouTube: Meeting The 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo…It Was A Solid Effort!

The Dodge Daytona of the 1980s was proof of a couple of things. One was that Chrysler had zero trouble recycling names…”Daytona” had last been seen on a late-B body Charger as a...

The Pie In The Sky Idea: Take A Look Back At The Evolution Of The Flying Car

Some ideas are way too ambitious, and ever since the automobile appeared and two brothers figured out that whole flying thing in North Carolina, the idea of a flying car has been ingrained in the...

Classic YouTube: LARC-LX vs. NSU Behind The Lane Motor Museum

Sixty-two and a half feet long, twenty-six and a half feet wide, standing at a staggering nineteen feet, six inches tall and weighing in at an ungodly one hundred tons even, it’s the LARC-LX,...

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...

Classic YouTube: When The Chutes Don’t Come Out, Just Take Turn One!

Whether or not you realize it, you develop a pattern when you operate machinery every day. You get in the car, key the ignition, make sure the engine is running, select gear and drive. When you park,...

Think Travis Pastrana Is A Bad Ass? This Video Featuring 1920s Daredevils Will Show You What Insanity Looks Like

There has been a lot of talk about daredevils and stunts over the last few days because of the awesome Travis Pastrana Las Vegas extravaganza that millions of Americans watched on Sunday. We’re...

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...

Watch All Three of Travis Pastrana’s Las Vegas Jumps With Replays Right Here – He Did It!

It was pretty wild to watch. Travis Pastrana, decked out in identical leathers to his iconic hero Evel Knievel completed a series of three jumps in Las Vegas last night that were done as tributes to...

This Chrysler Film Promoting Their Massive 1976 Station Wagons Against Ford And Chevy Is Awesome

Dealer “education” videos are always fun to watch. These were the films that car makers produced and distributed to their dealer networks who then showed them to all the sales people in...