Category Archive: Apex Video, BangShift APEX, HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Amazing Video: This Mechanical Breakdown Of A 1949 Indy 500 Winning Roadster Is Amazing

In 1949, Bill Holland won the Indy 500 driving Lou Moore’s race car. These guys had a good program but they were not exactly on the super hero level as some of the other competitors, making...

Gators Week: Watch The 1989 NHRA Gatornationals – Upset City In The Sunshine State!

It is officially Gators Week! The monstrous 2019 Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals will kick off this Thursday at Gainesville Raceway in Florida. It has been happening there since 1969 and we have been...

Watch The 1994 NHRA Gatornationals Right Here – Pro Stock War and MORE!

There was very little love in the pro stock word as the 1994 season began to unfold. There was the Dodge team anchored by guys like Darrell Alderman and Scott Geoffrion and then there was the Johnson...

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...

Video Zen: This Home Movie Footage From The 1974 NHRA Gatornationals Is Spectacular

There’s something about seeing drag races through old home movie footage in the stands that we just cannot get enough of. Yes, it lacks the sound and production value of the TV shows of the era...

Historic Drag Racing Video: NY National Drag Strip Action Circa 1969 – 4 Wide, Jungle Jim and More!

In the realm of old school drag racing videos this footage from the summer of ’69 at the now dead NY National Drag Strip on Long Island is in the top 1%. The video itself is crisp and clear...

Watch The Awesome 1988 NHRA Gatornationals Right Here – Great Race, Great Stories!

The 1988 NHRA Gatornationals event was a barn burner. We’re talking about all the big names, all the big action, underdog stories, and packed stands. Back in the era of the ’88 season,...

GatorNationals History: Watch This Killer Highlight Show From The 1984 Gators!

There are singular events in drag racing history that bring the best out of people. We’re not just talking about the NHRA, either. There’s the Sweet 16 event that DuckX Productions puts...

Kissa Me Astro: This Retro-Review Of The Then New 1985 Chevy Astro Is A Fun Watch

One of the most incredible revelations from my career working at the gas station in high school was the day I was assisting the mechanic, Manny with a tune up on a 1980s era Astro Van. He told me to...

Best 1990s Sleeper Ever: The 1996 Volvo 850R Sportswagon – Prove Us Wrong

Yeah, 20 years on and I still want one of these things. I remember chewing up every car magazine that came to my house when I was 16 years old and every single one of them lost their mind over this...

Historic Video: Watch How The Chinese Built WWII Air Bases By Hand in Less Than A Month – Incredible

The level of global cooperation during WWII among the allies was nothing short of astounding. It was the only way that the war was won, really as no single nation was well equipped enough to take on...

The NHRA’s Greatest Races: Watch This Awesome Highlight Reel From The 1982 GatorNationals

The 50th running of the Amalie Oil NHRA GatorNationals kicks off next week and we’re going to be talking a lot about the Florida drag racing institution because the event has been home to so...

Remember The Weird Turbo Pontiacs of The Early 1990s? This Grand Prix Review Re-Sparked Our Interest

Journalists, enthusiasts, and car buyers are a fickle bunch, right? We complain and yell at the car companies to try things, to do things, and to make the stuff we want them to make. More often than...

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...