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

Monday Video Zen: Amazing Footage From San Fernando Drag Strip And Lions Drag Strip Circa The Later 1960s

Now this is some of the best footage we have seen in a LONG time. Our pal Jarmo tipped us off to this and we watched, wide-eyed the whole time. You are about to see beautiful, color footage (sans...

Making It Official Once Again: The World Record Australian Burnout At Summernats

Aussies and burnouts just go together. We can’t explain why the whole continent down there gets so psyched over roasting tires…we get it, doing a burnout is a freaking blast…but...

Incredible Video: This 1942 Film Takes Us From Casting To Finished Product At A Curtiss-Wright Airplane Engine Factory

This is the coolest engine building video we have ever found and showed you. Why? It is the start to end process of building Curtiss-Wright Cyclone radial airplane engines during WWII. We get to see...

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...

Burbling Beast: See And Hear This Massive Oshkosh Plow Truck Rumble With A 1,090ci Hall-Scott Engine

As we have finally admitted to ourselves that it is winter around here at the BangShift eastern enclave, it is time to switch gears into checking out some cool vehicles that help the frozen masses...

The Bodybuilders: This Early 1970s Film About Fisher Body And Their Plants Is Amazing

Boy, oh boy is this awesome! You are about to see this early 1970s film about Fisher Body and their plants called The Bodybuilders. Fisher Body was its own enterprise before being full enveloped by...

Italians Playing Dutch: Hear The Story Of The Alfa Corse DTM Team’s 1990s Experiences!

The beauty of having an excellent cable TV package in the household I grew up in was that I got to see racing that most Americans generally didn’t know much about…or didn’t give...

Best of 2018: A Day At The Digs Circa The 1970s At Orange County International Raceway

I love these types of videos. Why? Because they really take you to a normal day at the drag strip decades ago and you realize that a normal day at the strip back then was about the same as it is now,...

Best of 2018: The Most Unique Flat Track Motorcycle Race In America Is Not Flat At All – The Peoria TT Is As Radical Now As It Ever Was

Over the last couple of weeks, I have gotten really interested in flat track motorcycle racing. The reasons are many but the big one is that I am trying to learn up on the subject as we’re...

Best of 2018: James Brolin Racing An AMC Spirit AMX At The 24 Hours of Nurburgring In 1979

Two AMC Spirit AMXs on the starting grid of the 1979 24 Hours of Nurburgring in the Group One class. Six drivers would run the two AMXs: Gary Witzenburg, a journalist; James Brolin, an...

Best of ’18: In 1984 The Mustang SVO Provided A Glimpse In The Turbocharged Future

Every now and again there are cars that really do appear ahead of their time and in 1984, the Mustang SVO was that car. Most everyone knows the story of the turbocharged four cylinder car that took...

Best of 2018: Watch This Aussie Wrecker Operator Drive A 6-53 Detroit Diesel Powered International Like A Maestro

(By Greg Rourke) – Show of hands please…who loves big tandem axle wreckers with Detroit Diesel power, and multiple transmissions under the floor?  Hmm…I see lots of hands up, but...

Best of 2018: This Footage Makes Us Want To Run Our And Buy An Allis-Chalmers Terra Tiger! Amphibious 6×6 Fun

Many of you out there are familiar with the Allis Chalmers brand of tractors that were staples (and in many cases still are) on farms across America. As loyal as car people are, we’d argue that...

Best of 2018: Check Out The “Hot Rod Lincoln” Mark VII Sled Puller!

Tractors, trucks, and lawn tractors with blown V8s in them. That’s what is normal at your given truck pull, and to be fair, it’s kind of like a drag race: once you see a well-sorted...