Category Archive: Apex Video, BangShift APEX, BangShift News, HISTORIC, MISC, Videos

The Beginning of The End: This Review Of The 1992 Buick Roadmaster Shows Us The Big Car In Its Final Form

The venerable GM B-Body platform that served the company so well from 1977 through 1996 would enter its last phase of design and development in the early 1990s. The box shapes of the 1980s were...

Wrong Motions: What Was the Issue With Three-Wheelers That Made Them Safety Targets?

I didn’t understand the drama with three-wheelers when I started reading into the story. I had several Honda ATCs back in the day, years before I could come close to even driving around in a...

Best of 2020: The Republic XF-84H “Thunderscreech” In Action

By nature, any aircraft is going to be loud on the outside. I’ve got a decade of experience in that world…APUs, turbines, propellors, rotorcraft, name it, it’s loud. Earplugs were...

Cool Old Video: Did You Know That GMC Worked With Lotus On Active Suspension For Trucks In The Late 1980s?

This is one of those, “wait…what?” moments for us. Apparently in the late 1980s General Motors and Lotus were working together on active suspension systems and the plan was...

Out Of Gas At 41,000ft: The Unbelievable Story Of The Gimli Glider – Bad Math and Incredible Pilots End In A Miracle

On July 23, 1983 a Canada Air 767 with 61 passengers and eight crew aboard ran out of fuel while flying over a remote area of Ontario, Canada at 41,000ft. The pilot and co-pilot were able to take the...

Hot Hatch History: This Look Back At The Hot Hatches Of The 1970s Is Great – No, The Golf GTI Was Not First

The idea of a “hot hatchback” has been part of the automotive landscape from the birth of the Mini-Cooper and this video from the fine folks at Goodwood which outlines the history of the...

Multi-Engine Throwdown: This 1989 TNT Series Pulling Broadcast Is A Legit War Between Legendary Pulling Families

There’s something about a vintage pulling broadcast that gets me ever time. Maybe the fact that I work with Army Armstrong’s son week in and week out with NHRA, the fact that the...

The Toyota Man Cometh: This Review Of The 1993 Toyota T100 Was A Wildly Prescient Look Into The Future

It was monumental news when Toyota said that it was going to step up its truck game in the early 1990s with the addition of the T100 model. This was going to be a small-ish truck that was kind of in...

Best of 2020: Early Camaro Cup Footage From Sweden

The mythos of musclecars spread worldwide. Japan, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Australia…between 1960 and 1980, depending on where you are at, somehow American musclecars impacted...

Best of 2020: The 1965 Southern 500 At Darlington Raceway

All too often, we hear a cry for a simpler time, the old days, the way it used to be. Is that really what you want? It’s easy to wax lyrical about what used to be. But that doesn’t mean...

Best of 2020: The Ripple Rock Explosion – Clearing A Seaway Via 1,270 Tons Of Explosives!

Seeing a problem sticking out of the surface of the water is one thing when you are a mariner. You know there is something in the way, and you know to take the iceberg approach: what’s...

1990s Video Fun: This Look Back At The All-New 1992 Olds Achieva Shows GM’s Parts Bin Management Of 30 Years Ago

I remember when the Olds Achieva came out and I remember the catchy, “This is not your father’s Oldmobile,” advertising campaign and I remember enjoying none of it. As a 12 year old...

Monday Drag Racing Movie: Watch This Awesome Coverage Of The 1972 NHRA World Finals

This is possibly the best way to start your post-Christmas Monday. You may be fortunate enough to have the week between Christmas and New Year’s off, but if you don’t we’re going to...

Best of 2020: 1974’s “Vrooom!”, A Look Back To The Track In 1974!

Being a student of history, you have to rely on tangible evidence from the past in order to bring it to life. Books, manuscripts, stories from reputable individuals who were actually on the scene...