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

Last Of The Gladiators: This Documentary About The Career Of Evel Knievel Is Awesome

When it comes to people who carved their own spot out in America, few have the story of Evel Knievel. The guy as not pure of heart and soul but he was full of piss and vinegar and that’s what...

The Beginning Of The Endtimes: How The Pursuit Special Came To Be

I knew about the Mad Max film franchise when I was little. One of the Nintendo games that my mother had enjoyed was Mad Max (it came out in 1990) and all I could tell you about that game is that it...

BangShift Saturday Matinee: “The Junkman”, The World Record Holder For Wrecked Vehicles!

I had to watch this entire thing twice, just so I could attempt to comprehend what was going on besides a Cadillac Eldorado getting beat on like there was no tomorrow. There’s a story, but...

Random Car Review: The 1958-61 Kamov Sever-2 – In Soviet Russia, Anything Goes When You’re Buried In Snow

Russian creativity has to be commended. What other country could have dreamed up such an idea as the semi-aquatic, kind of boat/kind of large airplane hybrid like the Lun-class ekranoplan? Very few,...

Classic YouTube: 4WD Truck And Modified Tractor Pulling at Richmond In 1991

It’s been a minute since I was last at a truck pull, and I have to admit that I miss the violence of each run. Screaming engines under full load struggling against the weight of the trailer...

Awesome Video: The Spectacular Evolution Of The Formula One Pit Stop – Great Racing History!

When it comes to knowing stuff about the history of different styles of racing, I can tell you that my granular knowledge of F1 is lacking. I know drivers and races and some notable cars, but the...

Good Ol’ Charlie Brown: Watch Mike Boyles’ 283ci 4-speed 1957 Chevy Wagon Clean House In IHRA Super Stock

There are cars in drag racing that just seem to lead charmed lives. They are lovingly cared for by their owners, they win races all the time, and they just seem completely timeless. Such is the case...

On This Day: The Horrific 1955 Le Mans Disaster

It happened in the blink of an eye. Mike Hawthorne’s Jaguar pulled out in front of Lance Macklin’s Austin-Healey, who swerved into the path of Pierre Bouillin (aka Levegh)....

Classic YouTube: The 1988 Ford Tempo and Mercury Topaz Test By MotorWeek

Ever hear someone talk about the visceral feel of a car? How a good car can embed parts of itself into your senses, where you can hear, feel, see and smell it? Yeah…meet my visceral car. I have...

Is 1990s F1 Noise The Best F1 Noise? Listen To This 3.5L V10 Williams FW15 Attack Goodwood and Prove Us Wrong!

If there is one thing that defined Formula One for a generation of people like me when I was a kid, it was the sound. These were the race cars that sounded like none other. I could hear small engines...

Classic YouTube: Leonard Vahsholtz’s Pikes Peak Dominance In 1993

Leonard Vahsholtz’s name is part of Pikes Peak hillclimb lore. For 32 years, he was in competition, with 142 hillclimbs, 100 wins, and a record that, thanks to a rule change, may never be...

Listen Up: Honest Abe Was A Gearhead: How Abraham Lincoln Became The Only President With A Patent and More!

Yes, Abraham Lincoln was a gearhead. The man who many still hold as the greatest President in the history of the United States is the only President to hold a patent and his legal work helped to lay...

Drag Strip Time Travel: This Late 1960s Footage From New England Dragway Is Spectacular

With tracks around the country finally reopening for test sessions, rentals, and small events, I am proud to say that my native New England Dragway is one of them. The track is opened for private...

Historic Video: Watch Jerry Titus In A GT350 Battle Mark Donohue In A Camaro At The 1968 24 Hours Of Daytona

Anyone who picks up a pen or taps keys about cars and also harbors dreams of being a proficient racing driver owes Jerry Titus a whole lot. Titus was one of the few automotive journalists that could...