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Category Archive: CAR FEATURES, HISTORIC, Videos

Exploring A Closed And Abandoned Auto Museum Full Of Classic Cars, All Of Which Are Going Up For Auction!

Here we go, another old collection of cool stuff that went up for auction. Unfortunately we didn’t realize this one was going on until yesterday, when the auction ended, but at least we got a...

Cool Animation: Take A Look At This Comprehensive Layout Of The Triple Expansion Steam Engines On The Titanic

One of my sons is into the Titanic disaster these days and he has been scarfing up books and stories about the ship and the icy end that befell it. One of the things we have been working through are...

You Hit What?! Cale Yarborough Smacks The Track Fire Truck Head-On At Richmond 1976 – Radio Broadcast Audio and Cale Video!

There are fun racing stories and then there are FUN racing stories with historical backup. Lots of the stuff that the “old guys” tell is colorful, wacky, and staunchly believed despite...

Everyone Loves A Stout 505 on 5/05, right? Pontiac, Chevy, and Chrysler Thumper Videos Here!

While we’re definitely on the backside of the “displacement days” part of 2021, we’re not going down easily. In fact, we’re pulling out all the stops. In this case...

Late 1970s Car Ad Video Bonanza: Dodge Trucks, Ford Trucks, Mercedes Station Wagons, and Even Some Buick Opel Love

Here’s a fun cross section of the automotive advertising world circa the late 1970s and into the very early 1980s. We always love comparing some of the things that the manufacturers were doing...

Leadoff Act: The 1987 Chevy Beretta Was A Youthful Sporting Shot From A Company Reshaping Itself At The Time

For 10 years, if you did not want a Camaro or a Corvette your other option for a coupe from Chevrolet was the Beretta. This two-door version of the Corsica was made in several different models,...

High Speed-Low Drag: This Video From Goodwood Shows Off Low Drag LeMans Specials

Now THIS is the type of stuff that makes us love the internet. You are about to watch a video from Goodwood that shows off a special race that they had packed with historic low-drag LeMans specials....

Flyweight Freak: This Morgan Has A Fourth Wheel, A Wooden Frame, and One Gutsy Driver

We’ve kind of lost the word “special” when it comes to racing in all forms. For decades, something that was custom built, different, one off, or downright strange was labeled as a...

Watch Monster Mania: This Is A Fun Look At The Monster Truck World In 1986!

Yes, this is one of those awesome 1980s VHS transfers that we all love so much around here. Before DVDs and streaming, and YouTube (ironically) there were limited channels to air stuff on. That meant...

Raw Video: Here’s A Behind The Scenes Look At The Famed Sonic Wind Rocket Sled

There are lots of things that I see in my life and think, “NOPE…not for me.” None of those things even begins to approach the level of NOPE as the famed vehicle known as Sonic Wind...

One Of Them Racing Deals: Watch The Vintage Formula One Crash At The Monaco Historic Race!

Vintage racing is an awesomely sharp doubled edged sword as we so often learn. On one side you have these amazing machines reliving their glory years on the track, often piloted by some of the best...

Uproarious: This Video Featuring Jim Hall’s 1970 Camaro Trans-Am Racer Is Awesome – The Noise Is Epic

Tomy Drissi is a name that some hardcore sports car and road racing fans may know and maybe not for the greatest of reasons, but we’ll get to that in a second. This video is an awesome profile...

The Pit Crews: This 1971 Short Film Looks At How Pit Crews Worked In NASCAR, IndyCar, and On Modifieds

Often times when we show you videos from the old “Car and Track” TV show, they’re road tests of then new cars just getting the stuffing beaten out of them. Well that show had a...

This 1991 IHRA Video Known As Crash-O-Rama Has Some Big Names And Big Carnage In It!

It is weird to think about now but there was a huge business in VHS tapes back in the era before YouTube, streaming video, and OnDemand, well, anything. The “And They Walked Away” Series...