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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

RCR Stories Covers Mickey Thompson, From The Beginning To The Brutal End And Beyond

Marion Lee Thompson was a man who lived, breathed and created speed. He raced land-speed cars, ran at Indy, off-road machines, drag racers. He created his own entertainment system that showed...

This Chrysler Promotional Film For The Dodge Power Wagon Is Awesome – WWII Was Fresh On Their Mind

There are few vehicle nameplates that we associate more with WWII than Jeep and Power Wagon. There’s something just totally awesome about these tough as nails trucks that wee built to meet the...

Automotive Design Master Marcello Gandini Reflects On His Time With Alejandro de Tomaso

Marcello Gandini can pen a car’s beauty without thinking twice…his lifetime’s career work is a choice list of the best cuts from Italy: the Alfa Romeo Montreal, the Bugatti EB110,...

1959 Drag Racing Video: Industrial City Drag Strip In Henderson, Nevada Was Where Vegas Drag Racing Blew Up

Industrial City Drag Strip was the second place that hardcore hot rodders plied their trade of speed in the Las Vegas area. Located in Henderson and built as a bare bones strip for completion by...

Classic YouTube: Student Drivers In The AMC Rebel, Proving It Can Take The Ultimate Abuse!

AMC might have been trying to shake their small, economy car image for 1969, but they knew better than to even shy away from their reputation for making anvils wearing license plates. Regardless of...

Historical Video Fun: This 1956 Air Force Video About B-52 Take Off Procedures Rules

I have huge respect for pilots. I fly a metric ton during the year and as of this moment I have logged about 118,000 miles in the air since January. These are the men and woman who make the decisions...

Historic Promo Video: The Chrysler Airflow at Bonneville and Driving Coast to Coast

The Chrysler Airflow will forever be known as a car ahead of its time. One of the first cars to have been designed with aerodynamics in mind, the shape and contours of the vehicle were just too much...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Would You Willingly Go To A Skid School?

Lately, I’ve been right back on my soapbox about how any moron can get a driver’s license, regardless of skill, willingness to learn, care behind the wheel, or even synapse functionality....

This 1960s Commercial For The International Scout Is Awesome…and From Australia!

The “International” part of “International Harvester” is not just there for kicks. The company sold their wares all over the globe and continues to today. Maybe some of you...

Doing It Wrong Video: This Promotional Video For The 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco Is Proof Of How Tone Deaf Car Companies Can Be

It is weird to have such a clearly made picture of just how horribly wrong Detroit was looking at the automotive world than this promotion video for the 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco. They attack Ford for...

This Promotional Film Touting The New 1974 Opels Is Pretty Awesome And Hilarious

Opens are cool cars. Of course everyone thinks of the GT model when they conjure the idea of a 1970s German car being sold in a Buick dealer but there were other Opels as well. Cars like he Manta...

Airborne, Most Of The Way: Rally Jumps Throughout The Years

If you get the inclination, watch some rally footage from the 1960s or earlier. You won’t recognize what you are seeing as actual rally racing…instead, it’ll look like the best tour...

Classic YouTube: The SR.N4 “Mountbatten” Hovercraft – Air Ride For The Channel!

Ferry service was never as wild as it was between Britain and France in the second half of the 20th century. Given that the Channel Tunnel wasn’t completed until 1994, there were two real...

Classic YouTube: The 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible Review By Car and Track – Hey, They Liked This One!

If you watch the Car and Track videos on YouTube, you’ll notice a trend: host Bud Lindemann tends to become more and more pessimistic about the cars that are being tested as the years march on....