Category Archive: Apex Video, BangShift APEX, FORD, HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Classic YouTube: The 1974 Bathurst Run Of John Goss And Kevin Bartlett

We may wax nostalgic about how NASCAR used to be in the 1970s, but compared to most other racing series, the circle track guys still have one major downfall compared to everybody else: they will not...

Video: Cars in action – The 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne mail car

In 2014, the way you sell cars in TV ads is to show them either drifting, driven by some celebrity chick with high heels, or loaded up with kids. But in 1959, if you were out to buy a car, you wanted...

The Sunday Shift: In Car Video Of A Guy Rowing A Four Speed In Iceland!

This is one of the most “pure” drag racing videos we have ever posted and it comes from Iceland, circa the 1970s. What do we mean by pure? Well we have a muscle car with the hood hacked...

Video Of Steve McQueen Pulling Wheelies And Flying Around On A Honda CR250M Elsinore Rules

Largely regarded as the coolest guy who has ever lived, Steve McQueen’s aura was made by footage like that which you will see below. For starters, we’re taking the coolest guy ever and...

Watch Jim Bullet Baily Successfully Perform The Stunt That Would Later Kill Him

There was a whole stuntman craze that exploded after Evel Knievel rocketed to worldwide fame in the 1970s. Of course there were the copycat motorcycle jumpers that popped up all over the place but...

“Any Landing You Can Walk Away From Is A Good Landing”: The Story Of The Brocklesby Mid-Air Collision

Interesting lead photo, isn’t it? What you are looking at are two Avro Ansons, mated in the middle, laying in a farmer’s field near Brockelsby, New South Wales, Australia in 1940. Believe...

Classic YouTube: MotorWeek’s Unusual Test Of The 1991 Mack CH613

With Brian’s note of the new Mack Anthem semi-tractor hitting the market, I had to look back to an episode of MotorWeek I remembered watching as a little kid. How I remembered this particular...

Vintage Drag Racing Video: Shuffletown Dragway Circa 1974

Shuffletown dragway closed in 1991, leaving a gaping hole in the Charlotte, NC area drag racing scene. The track was a quaint place by modern standards, but had the type of historical provenance...

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....

The Benchmarker: Watch As The Bugatti Chiron Goes To Nearly 250 MPH And Back To Zero In 42 Seconds

Unless one is parked at SEMA this year, the likelihood that any one of the three of us gets near a Bugatti Chiron is exactly zero. They are fresh, they are fast, and even Bugatti themselves...

Historic Drag Video: The 1973 Manufacturer Funny Car Showdown From Byron Dragway!

Since today’s the day that Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2017 arrives at historic Byron Dragway in Illinois, we thought it would be cool to look back on the good old days of the class in the form...

Cool Old Video: A Turbine Powered 1962 Dodge Drives Across the Country

Chrysler’s efforts with turbine-powered cars in the mid-’60s are pretty well known. What many people don’t know or don’t remember is that Chrysler was messing with turbines in...

This Video Of Mildly Botched Aircraft Carrier Landings From 1944 Is Awesome – Everyone Is OK!

To me, landing an airplane on an aircraft carrier is one of the most impressive feats a human being can perform. Hell, landing a plane on solid ground is one of them as well but when you add in the...

Beyond Bitchin’ Video From Bonneville 1961 – A Teacher Chases A Record In His Hot Rod VW!

This is the best video you’ll see regarding car stuff today anywhere. The footage was taken by a TV crew at Bonneville in 1961 and it is a truly cool profile of racer Dick Beith and his little...