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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, HISTORIC, Videos

Classic YouTube: “Fiero: A Car Is Born”…See How The Pontiac P-Car Became The Affordable Mid-Engine Machine!

You can knock the Pontiac Fiero for many things: the suspension that was ganked from the Citation and Chevette  that didn’t live up to it’s promises, that small issue of engine fires, or...

Video: Watch A 1924 Doble E Steam Car Tear Down The Road And Hit The Trails

Before the Doble Steam Car company closed their doors in 1931 they had established themselves as the premier makers of steam cars in the world. Unfortunately it was a world that did not want to buy...

This Promotional Film For The 1974 Pontiac GTO Is Retro Cool, But Still Highlights The Lameness Of The Car

The 1974 Pontiac GTO was the final gasp of the GTO nomenclature from Pontiac (before the revival in the 2000s) and it certainly was a shell of the car that arrived on the scene in 1964 and set the US...

The 2018 NHRA SpringNationals Start Today: Watch The 1988 Version Of The Race At A Different Track Here

As we have been telling you all week, today the 2018 NHRA SpringNationals kick off in Baytown, Texas. The NHRA has been racing in Baytown since 1988 and we showed you some of that video earlier this...

The Big Test: This 1980s Film Touts GMs Testing Procedures Of The Day – Did No One Tell Them That The Cars Sucked?

The video you are about to watch was made by General Motors in the early 1980s to show the world just how serious they were about testing their products before they went to market. It shows off the...

Video: An Evel Knievel Jump And The World’s Richest Demolition Derby – Great Footage From 1973

It was February 1973 and Evel Knievel was among the most famous people on Earth. His star would continue rising for another year until his disastrous failure at Snake River Canyon. One of...

Watch TV Tommy Ivo Race The Green Mamba Jet Car Circa The Late 1960s in Texas!

Ahhh, match racing. The fabled way for so many stars of the drag racing world to pay the bills and make cash with their hot rods. It is vaudeville on four wheels with a schedule that’s 10-times...

Awesome Historic Video: Combat Engineers In Action During WWII – Building, Fixing, Winning

As much as I love old films from WWII, this one may take the cake. The video is a tribute to the incredible work and achievements of United States combat engineers during the war. From building roads...

Classic YouTube: “Styling And The Experimental Car”, A Ford Film Of Dream Machines

Concept cars…the dream machines that you never got but the manufacturers would sink millions into just to test some theories or to drum up some interest. They always had my attention…some...

American Export: This Early 1960s Video About Proler Automated Car Dismantling Plants Is Awesome!

Up until Hymie, Izzy, Jackie, and Izzy Proler came up with the idea of creating a massive plant that would take junk cars back down to their base elements, the process was draconian. Junkyards would...

The Wild Wonderful World Of Auto Racing Is The Best Video You’ll See Today – Check Out Racing In 1969

Welp, you should probably just go ahead and quit working for the next half hour because once you press play below you are going to get sucked in to a black-hole vortex of awesome known as The Wild...

Return To The Heavens: Take A Ride On The Back Of Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity!

When VSS Enterprise broke up over the Mojave Desert in late 2014, there was a knee-jerk reaction to what happened: since this was a private firm’s spacecraft, and since it used technology that...

Cool Video: This Look Back At The Astounding Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette Is Great

It seems like an impossibility, right? A Corvette built in 1988 was the world’s most heroic sports car in terms of top speed for decades? And the thing was a freaking Corvette with a small...

Nitrous, Weed And An Ass-Kicking Porsche: Take An Insight Into The Activities Of The Whittington Brothers

There is no such thing as cheap racing. Even in the realms of ChumpCar, LeMons and even King of the Heap, money has to change hands at some point in time. The question is how much money? For a...