Category Archive: BangShift XL, HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION, Videos, XL Videos

Remember When NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson Raced Grand National Sport Trucks? Here’s His First Victory At Las Vegas!

He’s tied with The King and Dale, Sr. for the most championships. He’s the only driver to win five consecutive championships in a row. He’s got a win streak in NASCAR that reads...

Classic YouTube: Crash-Testing The NASCAR SAFER Barrier, Just To Make Sure It Worked

Racing cars crash every now and then. It’s just a fact supported by statistics. Nobody wants anybody hurt in a crash…not the driver, not the fans, nobody. Over the course of motorsports...

Ma-laziest? The Review Of The 1983 AMC Concord…Trying To Make Old New Again

By 1983, the American Motors Concord was old hat and then some. The car that had started life as the AMC Hornet had lost it’s youthful appeal and just about every pretense of performance, and...

Classic YouTube: Alvin “Tex” Johnston’s Barrel Roll Of The Boeing 367-80 Prototype Over Lake Washington

“There are old pilots, there are bold pilots, but there are no old and bold pilots.” That warning is hammered through to every would-be flyer that ever trains, and parallels a much...

Classic YouTube: Jeep CJ For 1983 – Bring In The Buffalo?!

By the time you are reading this in the morning, the Jeep Wrangler JL will debut at the LA Auto Show. We showed you the same teaser that FCA showed us at SEMA (which you can see HERE) but for the...

The Volcano’s Aftermath: The Vehicles Left Behind After Mount St. Helens’ 1980 Blast

On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted, with an explosion 1,600 times that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Ash fell in at least eleven U.S. states, lahars (volcanic mud flows) that were fed by...

Classic YouTube: The Rambler Ambassador Wagon From Hell

Justin Morgan’s Rambler Ambassador wagon was one of the very first Australian-style monster machines I ever saw footage of. The 440-powered Kenosha expat is a big, black tire fryer that can...

Classic YouTube: Ford For 1970 – Torino, Mustang, Maverick And More!

I often get pigeonholed as a Mopar freak. Yeah, I know, my history points that way, with at least seven in my past and the most talked about being my Imperial, Mirada and Diplomat. But the truth is...

That Won’t Buff Out: Check Out This Footage Of BMC Crash-Tests From The Early 1960s!

Watching a car crash into a stationary object will always result in a cringing moment where you look at what was a perfectly serviceable vehicle and mutter to yourself, “Jeez, look at where...

Classic YouTube: The Finnish Drag Racing Oldsmobile Delta 88

I’m of the mindset that the spritual successor to the musclecar era Oldsmobiles isn’t the G-body Cutlass, but instead the Oldsmobile Delta 88. They are comparable in size to the old...

Bloodhound SSC Aims For 1000 mph And Makes First Test Hit Over 200 mph

The Bloodhound SSC plans to set a new all time land speed record of 1000 miles per hour, but before it can get that fast they need to do some shakedown runs. But where do you handle those? And how do...

Watch Phil Hill Go 254 Mph In A Blown MG Streamliner On The Salt Circa 1959 – Great Quality Video

Phil Hill is a legend for many reasons. His successes on American race tracks led him to a career as an international racing star and the Formula One championship in 1961. Hill remains the only...

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...