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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Morning Symphony: The Final Launch Of The Space Shuttle

As a kid, whenever a Space Shuttle launched, it was an immediate event of utmost importance. Nobody change the channel, nobody say a word. I was about to watch humankind’s ability to come...

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...

This 1964 Film Called Art Arfons And His Green Monster Is Spectacular

In terms of Bonneville history, the 1964 land speed battle on the salt waged between Art Arfons, Craig Breedlove, and to some degree by Walt Arfons will stand in history as a crowning moment. This...

Historical Footage: Warren Johnson Vs. Darrell Alderman At The 1991 NHRA Arizona Nationals

I recently spoke with a friend about the things I miss the most out of drag racing, and without any hesitation, my answer was Pro Stock. I know it exists today…but twenty years ago, Pro Stock...

Classic YouTube: Cutting Some Donuts In An All-Wheel-Drive Ford Probe

The story of how the Ford Probe existed at all is automotive legend: Ford had intended to kill off the Fox platform Mustang in favor of a Mazda-engineered, front-wheel-drive sport coupe by the...

Where It Ended: The Final Days Of The Chrysler Turbine Program

The Chrysler Turbine Car program is best remembered for the unique 1962-1964 two-door sedans that were tested by the public. But there is much more to the story. The start of the turbine car program...

This 1960 Promotional Film For The Chevy Corvair Is Over The Top 1960s Greatness

You may be thinking to yourself, “Hey, it looks like that Corvair is driving in a river!” You’d be right and the friendly but authoritative voice narrating the film makes things...

Classic YouTube: The Torturous Brake Test For An Airbus A380-800’s Stopping System

Slowing down 869,000 pounds of massive aircraft from a landing speed of about 150 miles an hour to taxi speed is asking a lot out of a disc brake as it is. Demanding that same heavy aircraft go from...

Classic YouTube: Toyota’s 1990 Off-Road Racing Season – “Ironman” Stewart And Jeff Huber Flying Toyotas To Victory!

I don’t want to know how many quarters I dumped into an “Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s Super Off Road” arcade game when I was a kid…the figures might make me...

RCR Reviews: Lee Iacocca, From Ford To Chrysler, The Entire Story

It’s quite fitting that Lohnes would find a K-car wagon today, of all days, to feature, because The Roman, the worker bee behind Regular Car Reviews, has dropped his research work on the man...

Classic YouTube: The Theatrical Trailer For John Carpenter’s “Christine”…She’ll Get You!

If you are a reader of this site and you know nothing of a 1958 Plymouth named Christine…you had better be young. Both the movie and book came out thirty-four years ago, the work of Stephen...

Classic YouTube: The Car And Track Test Of The 1971 Ford Torino GT 429 Cobra Jet!

Ford didn’t win the Aero Wars that they fought with Chrysler. NASCAR shut them down before the Blue Oval Boys could fire off their next salvo in the form of the Torino King Cobra (picture: 1970...

Memorial Day Weekend Movie: John Wayne Classic – The Fighting Seabees – 1944 (Entire Movie)

If you’ve never seen 1944’s The Fighting Seabees, today would be a good time to familiarize yourself with it. Starring John Wayne along with a raft of construction equipment including...

This 1963 Chevrolet Propaganda/Promotional Film Is The Best One We Have Ever Seen – Crazy Tests, Jumps, Destruction, More!

Why is that Chevy wagon dragging ass? Because it has been loaded with 1,700lbs of oranges and grapefruits from a Florida citrus grove, naturally. This is but one of the absolutely hilarious and...