Category Archive: 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION, Videos

This 1970 Harley-Davidson Video From Bonneville Features, Bikes, Cars, Bikinis, and The Endless Salt

Yes, that’s Burt Munroe in the lead photo and he’s just the tip of the iceberg of cool in this video made by Harley-Davidson at Bonneville Speed Week 1970. As we have locked down our...

Father’s Day on Fuel: Tii Tharp’s Career Season In NHRA Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley Continues With Romp In Bristol

(Photo and video by Tim Hailey) – If you love the NHRA’s Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley Davidson class you certainly know the name Tii Tharp. This is a guy who has been soaked in nitro...

Classic YouTube: Check Out This 1961 Footage Of A Giro Boat – Helicopter, Meet John Boat!

At what point during the construction of this contraption did 26-year-old John Hofstetter bypass the question, “Is this a good idea?” Just look at the creation for a second: a tiny boat...

Watch Rod Millen Attack The 2002 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb In His Insane Pikes Peak Celica

Rod Millen is one of the baddest engineers and wheelmen who has ever strapped into a race car. The dude has won in all kinds of different equipment. In different formats, on different continents, and...

This 1966 Video Shows A Weird Form Of Stock Car Racing At Brands Hatch In England – A Yank Wins!

While America may have invented “stock car racing” the product has gone global over the decades with each area of the world and even separate countries putting their own spin on the...

Video: The Incredible Story of The John and Jack DeLorean Go Kart – A 7/10 Scale Indy Car That Anyone Could Race!

(Words and video by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Go karts strike a chord with so many people. They can be credited for giving people the racing bug, and they can be credited for giving people long...

Classic YouTube: Funny Car Exhibition Sled Pulls From Pittsburgh!

Your eyes do not deceive you, you are looking at every bit of a 1980s Funny Car on paddle tires preparing to rip the sled down a pulling course with all of the strength normally used to rip the...

The Days When Car Companies Staged Street Races And Used Them To Sell High Performance Cars Were Better Than Today (Video)

This video is so good. So good that it makes me want to just grab every person that reads BangShift and say, “WATCH THIS…SO GOOD….SO, SO DAMNED GOOD!” I do realize that in...

Barn Find 1969 Nova That Yenko Never Converted To A 427

This car is incredibly rare, and super cool! It was shipped to Yenko Chevrolet, with the intention of being one of the Yenko 427 Novas we all know and love. The guy who bought it chose to keep it...

Classic YouTube: The “Dragon Fire” Pulling Tractor – 8,765 Cubic Inches Of Radical Overkill

Tractor pulls might be the last bastion of unhinged, “screw it, let’s see what happens” kind of power. This is the place where five engines best suited for a Top Fueler dragster are...

Action Video: This Video From 1965 Shows The Cool, Barebones Look Of Richmond Dragway 53 Years Ago

While the NHRA will talk about racing in Richmond this weekend the reality is that the event is in Dinwiddie, Virginia. Why does that make a difference to us? Mostly because there is a real drag...

Think That Old Army “Ducks” Were Designed As Tourist Rides? Nope, These Things Were Bad Ass! Video

Today they chug around big cities, plunge into rivers giving their passengers a thrill, and are normally driven by semi-humorous tour guides but back during WWII, the DUKW was an essential part of...

This Early 1970s Drag Racing Footage From Suffolk Raceway in Suffolk, Virginia Is Beyond Epic

This weekend marks an awesome occasion in the history of drag racing in the state of Virginia. The NHRA Mello Yello tour returns to a revamped and reworked Virginia Motorsports Park facility after...

This Barn Find 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 4-Speed Has Been Parked Since 1973!!!

Wait what? How does this happen? Who parks a car like this when it was only 3 years old and then lets it just sit there? Was it on purpose? Did they think it would someday be worth a jillion dollars?...