Category Archive: BangShift XL, HISTORIC, MISC, Videos, XL Videos

Americana Video: Watching Coke Delivery Men Work In Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin During The 1940s – Just Wow

Want to talk about a window into a world that no longer exists?! This is some really spectacular footage that seems to have been made by a local Coca-Cola bottler/distributor a long, long time ago....

Retro Review: This 1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT Review Is All About Pontiac Excitement

As a kid that grew up in the 1980s and had a dad who restored a 1964 Pontiac GTO, I was (and still am) a fan of Pontiacs. They were GM’s excitement division and while I was likely too young to...

1989 NHRA US Nationals Video: The Race Coverage Continues With Nitro Funny Cars!

Last week we showed you part one of the 1989 NHRA US Nationals coverage and now we’re going to accelerate the pace as the greatest drag race in the world (2019 edition) starts in just a couple...

Vintage Ad Watch: This Compilation Of Five 1985 Ford Truck Ads Rules But Bronco IIs Stil Suck

If there were certain constants in the 1980s, one of them was the fact that when an advertisement for pickup trucks came on TV, you were going to see some thrashing, some abuse, and some fun being...

The Leader Of The New World: Brian Wolfe’s 1986 Ford Mustang GT

This red 1986 Ford Mustang GT isn’t Genesis, but it is an instrumental car that led the charge into the 5.0L Fox Mustang performance era. While many were focused on 1987-and-newer machines,...

Having A Bad Day? This Compilation Of 1980s Drag Racing Wreckage And Calamity Will Set You Right

Now here’s the cure for the common bad day. Every moment of this video below is filled with someone who was having a worse day than you about 30 years ago. From Mike Dunn wrecking the Hawaiian...

Classic YouTube: The Burndown Battle Of The Rotaries!

Some guys play checkers, others play chess. For some, the moves are simple: burnout, stage one, stage two, and go when your right foot and brain are in sync with the bulbs on the Christmas tree. Nail...

Watch Part 1 Of The 1989 NHRA US Nationals – LaHaie and Gwynn Fly, Bonin Takes Off, Records Fall

It’s soon to be US Nationals week, otherwise known as THE BEST WEEK OF THE FREAKING YEAR. Because of this, I plan to openly annoy you with US Nationals history, coolness, and old videos galore....

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...

Fascinating Video: Watch The Restoration Of 150+ Year Old Wagon Wheel Hubs – This is Neat!

This is a really neat video because we get to see a couple of the things we really love. We get to see old parts saved, we get to see the saving done by a guy with immense knowledge and talent, and...

Video: Is The Tri-Five Chevy The Most Versatile Hot Rod Ever?

When we think about different iconic cars or platforms that people have built on in every way seemingly possible, the Tri-Five Chevy climbs high on that list. Why? The availability of parts, the...

Long Lost No More: This 1969 AMC Javelin TV Commercial Featuring A Blown, Drag Strip Prepped Version, RULES!

(By Greg Rourke) – I’ve been an AMC fan for a long time. My grandfather always drove them, but they were always a Nash to him. I drove a Levi’s Gremlin X to high school, I sure...

Dragster In The Woods: This Rescue Of An Amazing Vintage Dragster Will Have You Smiling

Tommy Lee Byrd has been cranking out great magazine stories for years and his YouTube channel has become a great spot for car content as well. This video is his neatest work yet. If you remember,...

Video: Line, Capps, and Pritchett Score Victories At Brainerd, See How They Did It Here!

It was a banner day for Don Schumacher Racing in Brainerd, Minnesota on Sunday as the team won both the top fuel and nitro funny car class Wallys while Jason Line collected the victory in pro stock...