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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

On This Day In History: The Sunbeam 1000 HP Cracks The 200 MPH Barrier At Daytona!

(Lead photo: BBC) For the life of me, I’ve never understood why places like Daytona Beach and the Pendine Sands were the first places chosen to run a land-speed attempt. In the early days of...

Classic YouTube: 440-Powered Dodge Intrepid Scratching The Tires A Little!

If the day ever comes that I find myself in possession of a winning lottery ticket that is of a substantial amount, I will be doing one of these builds, just for the freak factor alone. It’s...

American Powertrain Parting Shift: Watch Ayrton Senna Attack Monaco In 1990 – Fast. Loud, and Violent

When you see a Formula One car working on the track at full speed, there’s a certain grace and composure that comes along with it, right? They do not bounce, heave, or look untoward when they...

Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile: This Review Of The 1987 Olds Cutlass Calais International Is Cool – A Pocket Rocket From GM

I absolutely love these Retro-Reviews because they are perfect for putting us back in the right context of looking at old cars when they were new. Cars that we think were OK, cars that we think were...

Quarantinepiece Theatre: 1974’s “Vrooom!”, A Look Back To The Track In 1974!

Being a student of history, you have to rely on tangible evidence from the past in order to bring it to life. Books, manuscripts, stories from reputable individuals who were actually on the scene...

Did Craig Breedlove Get Ripped Off By Carroll Shelby? This Video Tells The Fascinating Tale Of How It Happened!

The world of motorsports is filled with the most awesome stories that one could ever imagine. Just when you think that they couldn’t get any better, weirder, or more interesting, they do. Case...

Show and Go: This 1986 Pulling Footage Rules Because Of Awesome Trucks, Big Revs, and Showmanship

Now this is some awesome video fun! Let’s take a trip back to 1986 and act like a fly on the wall of this truck pull. The class we are going to watch is the 6,200lb Modified four wheel drive...

Classic YouTube: Bob Mayer Versus The 1978 Mercury Zephyr

The aspirations were high for the platform that debuted in 1978 as the Fox chassis. Originally meant to be a “world car” design that would replace the American Ford Falcon and Pinto, the...

Vintage Drag Racing Video: 8mm Footage Set To Classical Music From The 1964 NHRA US Nationals!

This is one of those videos that you watch when you know you have the drag racing thing bad. Why? Well it is some really amazing 8mm footage set to classical music from the 1964 NHRA Nationals. The...

QuarantinePiece Theater: This 1967 Massey Ferguson Film Called “The Red Giants” Is Awesome

Previously on QuarantinePiece Theater I have showed you a few classic drag racing films. Today? Today we’re heading into the fields with this killer 1967 Massey Ferguson film called “The...

The 1983 Chevy Blazer Was The Right SUV For The Time And They Sold Like It!

Automotive history is an interesting thing because so often we focus on the failures more than the successes. It’s actually more interested to dissect something that did not work than to go...

This Vintage AMC TV Spot For The AMX Shows That Even American Motors Wasn’t Past Calling Out Others

“The Ugly American”. You’ve no doubt heard the phrase, which describes the obnoxious, loud and frankly rude behavior stereotypes that a lot of foreign countries have about American...

The Song Of Our People: Listen To This Big Block Chevy Scream Out Nearly 9,000 RPM On The Dyno

No, this video does not contain power numbers. It does contain the beautiful noise of a big block Chevy roaring up to 9,000 RPM on the dyno while wearing a set of vertical exhaust stack style...

Listen Up: The Mafia Killer Who Loved Funny Cars – The Incredible Full Story Of Broadway Freddie DeName

I like telling stories and I like telling them with some depth. That’s why I have been messing around with a new podcast series to tell the stories of racing history and automotive curiosity...