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Fun History: This Short Motor Trend Documentary Tells The Tale Of Mickey Thompson Running 400 MPH!

Now this is some fun watching. Freiburger told me a while back that he was working on a short documentary about Mickey Thompson’s quest to become the first American to run over 400mph and how...

Henry’s Big Screw Job: Here’s How Henry Ford and the Dodge Brothers Made Untold Millions While Hating Each Other’s Guts

The story of how John and Horace Dodge helped get Henry Ford into business, made millions off of him, and then used his own profits to fund a competing car company is one of the most awesome in the...

Ever Wondered How Harley Earl Became GM Legend? RCR Dives Deep Into The Man’s History

In the history of the automobile to date, there are a select few names in the world of designers who deserve the praise they get. Think of Larry Shinoda, Virgil Exner, those names. Men who turned...

Great Video: This Profile Of The Legendary Gray Baskerville of Hot Rod Magazine Is Really Cool!

It wasn’t simply the words he used, it was how he used them. Gray Baskerville had a monumental influence on me and so many people over the course of his life and career at Hot Rod Magazine. He...

The New Bird: This 1982 Review Shows Us Just How Far A Leap Forward The 3rd Gen Pontiac Firebird Was

When Ford rolled out their all-new 1979 Mustang, GM was kind of caught flat-footed. Their second-generation F-bodies had been soldiering on for the better part of a decade at that point and in public...

Classic YouTube: Mud Bog Drags At The Kingdome In Seattle In 1988

At a tick over 660 feet in diameter, the Kingdome in Seattle had plenty of room for activities. Usually, by 1988, those activities centered on Seattle Mariners baseball, Seattle Sounders soccer,...

This Throwback Look At The Lincoln LSC Shows That A Good Design Can Age Well

The 1983-1988 Fox-based personal luxury coupes from Ford are all underrated, but to differing degrees. The Mercury Cougar was the ugly duckling and didn’t have much going for it in any...

Watch And Listen To This Vintage Brabham BT42 F1 Car Attack The Hill At Goodwood!

When it comes to awesome historic race cars, we’re not really of the mindset that the thing had to be a world-beater to be cool. For instance, the BT42 Formula One car did not really set he...

Classic YouTube: Great Lakes Dragaway in 1977

It’s the oldest continually operating dragstrip in the country (did they stop racing at Pomona? – ed.) , giving drivers a place to run their hot rods and racing machines since 1955. Great...

Truckin’ History: This 1965 British Pathe Film About Proper Truck Driving Techniques Is The Most British Thing Ever

When is comes to videos, we’re guessing more of them have been made about driving properly than any other topic in history. We’re also sure that nothing has been less effective than video...

Reviving A Hover Mower: Check Out The Repair and Restoration Of This 1965 Toro Flymo 19 Mower!

While many of you may have never seen one or perhaps have completely forgotten about their existence, hovering lawnmowers are a thing and they have been for about 50 years! Using the aerodynamic...

Drag Racing Time Machine: IHRA Top Fuel Action From Norwalk Circa 1990 – An All-Rookie Final!

Ahhhh, memories. That’s what this video brought back for me and it also brought back some smiles as well. You are about to watch some 1990 IHRA top fuel action from the then smallish Norwalk...

Incredible Video: These Rocket Failures From The 1950s and 1960s At Vandenberg AFB Show The Rocky Road To Space

A few weeks ago I posted a video showing rocket engine failures from the Redstone, Titan, Atlas, and other rocket project families. This time I’m showing you something even more mechanically...

The Greek’s Great Weekend: Watch Chris Karamesines Make His First Career NHRA Final Round In Montreal Circa 1990

It was a magical thing to watch. The oldest top fuel finalist in NHRA history at 61 years of age, Chris Karamesines “The Golden Greek” the man, the myth, and the legend, was finally...