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Category Archive: HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Classic YouTube: Fast Fred Cavasini’s 1934 Ford Tearing The Hides Off!

There are some cars that ooze evil. They rock when the throttle is tapped. They lunge when the gear is selected. They have a threatening exhaust note that grabs your attention like a strangler...

Great Video: This Profile Of Mark Micke, Jason Carter, And The World’s Most Bad To The Bone 1978 Malibu Rules!

Paul Bunyan had Babe, his trusty blue ox. Jason Carter and Mark Micke have their blue 1978 Chevy Malibu, which stands as the baddest Radial vs The World car in the history of the class and one of the...

Gearhead History Video: This Look At The Allison Engine Company Jet Program In 1950 Is Fantastic

There are lots of things that we take for granted in life that have not been around all that long. Turbine engines are one of them. Jet planes changed the world in many ways and their development was...

Tough Guy Video: Could YOU Work A Massive Drop Hammer All-Day, Everyday?

There are loads of people who have physically, mentally, or otherwise demanding jobs…and then there’s this. What you are going to see is a massive drop hammer being used to forge glowing...

Neat Drag Racing Video: Go Drag Racing In The Philippines With The Angeles Hot Rod Association

When it comes to drag racing, we can argue that it is the most scrappy motorsport on Earth. It exists everywhere around the globe. In countries that are rich and poor they have drag racing. It does...

35th Anniversary: The Theatrical Trailer For John Carpenter’s “Christine”…She’ll Get You!

If you are a reader of this site and you know nothing of a 1958 Plymouth named Christine…you had better be young. December 9th marks the 35th anniversary of the release of John...

Dick LaHaie Has Died At Age 76 – Relive A Top Fuel Win With He and Kim From 1985 – A True Legend

He was one of drag racing’s true gentlemen. Dick LaHaie was a racer that it was nearly impossible to root against. He and his daughter Kim were sentimental favorites during their rise to top...

Safety Third: This Video Showing The Starting Process of A Rumley Oil Pull Tractor Is Insane

There are not that many vehicles left in the world where starting them is a matter of life and death. Fuel dragsters…and that’s about it on that list. Back in the day, though there were...

Vintage Video: This News Report From The 1981 AHRA World Finals Is Cool!

The spectator numbers are surely weird, the news reporter is a little confused, but this news report from the 1981 AHRA World Finals is awesome. Why? It shows all of the final rounds and includes...

1980s Supermodified Mayhem From Oswego Speedway In New York – Fire, Tempers, and Fires Flare!

There are few places if any that are more synonymous with Supermodified racing across the country than Oswego Speedway in New York. Opened in 1951 as a 5/8th mile dirt track it was that surface and...

The Family Hot Rod: Petrolicious Tells The Story of A Spanish Racing Mini That Has A Legacy

People who don’t get cars or racing or competition or engineering or work tend to dismiss the rest of us and our obsession with the machines that we create, watch, operator, or observe....

Classic YouTube: The 1978 Ford LTD II, Sold By Ron Burgundy Himself

In the beginning, there was Fairlane. Fairlane begat Torino, Torino begat Elite, and Elite begat LTD II. Ford’s midsizer packed on the pounds almost in time with Elvis himself as the 1970s...

The Other Racing Long Car: Check Out This 1980s Film Of Jim Jet Nelson’s Jet Limo At Great Lakes Dragaway

With McTaggart showing us all the way to have big time fun with a germ infested, cast aside, potential rolling meth lab in the form of his Cadillac limo, it triggered a memory about another racing...

This Compilation of 1990s Monster Truck Crashes Captures The Wildest Era Of Monster Truck Competition

The other day I posted a photo on my Instagram account (@BrianLohnes) of an old monster truck and one of the responses it got was a guy saying, “They actually raced these?” At first I was...