Category Archive: Apex Video, BangShift APEX, HISTORIC, Videos

Classic YouTube: Take A Look Back At The First Live Televised NASCAR Grand National Race In 1971!

For a racing series that had been operating since 1948, you would have thought that NASCAR racing of any sort would have been a television staple well before the 1980s. It was, but unlike sports like...

On This Date: The Final Time Man Walked On The Moon In Apollo 17

Eerie to think about, isn’t it? You eliminate all of the breathable air, locking you into an air suit you hope to God doesn’t fail. You slide open the door that is protecting you from the...

Old Tech: This 1940 Video About WWII Piston Aircraft Engines Is Awesome – Internal Engine Tech, History, More!

Warning, you have to be a hardcore dork to love this. Warning, you have to love engines to love this. Warning, you will love it. This video is a study in the typical types of aircraft engines seen by...

Funny Car Forensics: Finding This Old Body Was The Tip Of The Iceberg For An Awesome Drag Racing Story

Tommy Lee Byrd’s YouTube Channel (blown64vette) is awesome because the guy posts stuff that ranges from racing coverage to stories like this one about an old funny car body that he bought and...

Classic YouTube: Loaning Dad The Car In This 1975 DieHard Advertisement

There is nothing more humiliating than having to walk up to your parents, hat in hand, to request use of the family car when your own beater isn’t running right. We’ve been there, it...

The Hamill SR3 Is An Insane Small Block Powered Roller Skate – Ride In One At Goodwood Here

The Can-Am racing of the middle 1960s was all a prelude to what would become the most famous road racing series in the world for a couple of years in the early 1970s. It was also the period of time...

Rare Footage: The Chase Scene From Gone In 60 Seconds 2, H.B. Halicki’s Unfinished Film

Henry Blight “Toby” Halicki is legendary in Hollywood for his car chase scenes. If you’ve seen the original 1974 version of Gone In 60 Seconds or The Junkman, you know that the...

Classic YouTube: Early 1990s Super Stock Class Eliminations At Indy! All Sticks Shrieking Engines, Dry Hops, And Gear Jamming!

I didn’t go looking for old racing footage for nostalgia’s sake this time. Between 1990 and 1992, when this footage from the NHRA US Nationals at Indy was captured, I was a young kid who...

Garlits Speaks: Listen To Big Daddy Talk About His Electric Dragster, His New Team Up With Holley Evi And More!

To the unknowing, he is an older guy, short in stature, and packing a set of Popeye looking forearms that have been built up doing God knows what. To gearheads, he is the living embodiment of...

High Stakes 100: The Story Of The World’s Fastest Outboard Powered Boat Circa 1958

The story of Mercury Marine is largely dominated by the larger than life man who founded the company, Carl Kiekhaefer. Known for being one of the most powerful early forces in NASCAR racing, his...

Classic YouTube: The NASCAR UPS Truck – Brembo Doesn’t Make Brakes Big Enough!

If I were to flip a coin between going to work as a service manager at a dealership or working as a delivery driver for UPS for the week, I’d simply start drinking. During the holiday season,...

Listen To The Awesome Noise Of The Famed Novi V8 Indy Car Engine In This 1963 Recording – So Cool!

This is a literal trip back in history. The other day I posted a photo of a Novi V8 on my Instagram page (@brianlohnes) and people went nuts over it. Basically two Offy four cylinders joined a common...

30 Year Trip: Check Out Hallsville Drag Strip Action From 1989 – Sportsman Fun!

This is a fun way to kick off a week, right? We’re taking you 30-years into the past, back to the 1989 drag racing season at Hallsville Drag Strip in Texas. The track no longer exists but...

Best of 2019: 1963 Chevrolet Film Touting Their Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks Is Great

With Chevrolet’s recent announcement that they were jumping back into the medium duty truck segment with fresh models for the first time since 2009, we thought it was a fun exercise to go...