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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Classic YouTube: The Only Eclipse We Could Care About Is The AWD, Turbocharged Version!

In case you weren’t beaten over the head over and over about how there will be a total eclipse of the Sun early this afternoon, there will be a bit of shade for you to enjoy courtesy of the...

Classic YouTube: The Callaway C6 SuperNatural Corvette LM – Swinging For The Fences In 1994!

In 1989, Callaway Cars did what many consider the impossible: they made a C4 Corvette run 254 miles per hour. The “SledgeHammer” Corvette is still one of the most wicked machines...

Mobil Oil Made This Cool Video At Bonneville In 1965 – Short On Sound But Long On Awesome

It is pretty astounding to consider the amount of historic footage that never would have seen the light of day before YouTube existed. From the old road and drag racing stuff  that we show you all...

Thundering History: Listen To The Sound That The First Bonneville Racers Heard in 1914 – The Fury Of The Blitzen Benz Four Cylinder

Speed Week 2017 will mark the 103nd year that the Bonneville Salt Flats have been used as a venue for land speed racing. The star of the show during the first “meet” at Bonneville in 1914...

Those Vintage Training Films? They All Came From One Guy, and His Story is Awesome

  If you’ve been following BangShift for a while, you know we love to find those great promotional films from the 1930s through the 1950s. Sharp-eyed readers will notice that at the...

The Words Of A Legend: Take A Listen To Jaguar’s Long-Term Test Driver Norman Dewis!

The now 96 year old man who you will hear in this video is one of the most noteworthy test drivers ever employed. Few test drivers are even recognized, but there are a few names that rise to the top:...

Incredible Video: The Construction Of Camp Century – The US Army’s Secret Nuclear Powered Based Located Entirely Under Snow And Ice In Greenland During the 1950s-1960s

Allow us to show you one of the coolest and most amazing things you will ever see and something you probably never knew about. We’re not going conspiracy theory here, we’re not going...

Historical Footage: Throwing The 1974 AMC Matador X Around The Track!

The 1974-78 American Motors Matador coupe is a strange thing to us. It’s styling is polarizing, to put it mildly, but only at the nose and tail. In between those two points is a fairly handsome...

Watch The Diesel Land Speed Record Get Set In 1936 At The Famed Brooklands Race Track In England – A Bus Engine Made The Power

Captain George Eyston was one of the British “rock stars” of the land speed wars during the 1930s. Between Eyston, John Cobb, and Sir Malcolm Campbell there was constant innovation,...

Classic YouTube: Flight Trials Of The RAH-66 Comanche, The Wonder Helicopter That Never Got A Chance

The RAH-66 Comanche helicopter was the first thing I remember being completely excited about once I joined the Army. I grew up with the Airwolf theme music playing often in my house (my father loved...

This Flying Car From Italy In 1949 Killed Less People Than The Flying Pinto And Looked Cooler (Video)

People have been obsessed with the idea of a flying car for a long, long time. We found this old newsreel video that was shot in Italy (with English narration) back in the late 1940s and frankly...

Classic YouTube: Maynard Troyer’s Monster Rollover At The 1971 Daytona 500

Maynard Troyer’s NASCAR career was short. He only had two active years, 1971 and 1973. Two years before calling it quits seems strange, but not so strange as the gap year in between, right?...

1940s Video Of Burbank, California As Shot From A Train Has Cool Cars, Buildings, And Feel

A hearty thanks to BangShift contributor Benoit Pigeon for finding and sharing this video with me that is comprised of some fantastic footage from Burbank, California in the 1940s. Shot from a moving...

Classic YouTube: Summernats In Late 1980s Australia! Burnouts And A Start-Stop Challenge!

For years we’ve shown you the wild side of what an Australian auto event can be. The powerskids that leave Holdens looking like a horizontally-launched Space Shuttle as they rocket down the...