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

It’s The Van, Man: This 1975 Chevrolet Promotional Film Hawking Vans Is Pretty Awesome

What’s old is cool again, right? In many ways that line is the truth for all automotive enthusiasts who love the machines that carried us around decades ago, but the van world is booming right...

Historical Footage: Group A Rallying In The 1990s – Faster Than Group B And Just As Wild!

We tend to look at Group B Rally as the wild era of the sport, and for good reason: manufacturers were all but unchained from regulation, required only the barest minimums of homologated cars, and...

Historical Footage: A Look Into One Of Toronto’s More Notorious Street Racers And His 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator…That Was A Former Ford Of Canada Drag Car!

Two cars line up on a backroad somewhere near Toronto, Canada in 1979. This is your average street race…a few bystanders, those in the know. No heavy crowds and nobody else nearby to cause a...

Video: Vintage Films from Ohio’s Historic Dragway 42

Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio is a really interesting case. The place was opened for 50+ years before being sold to the Matcham family who had plans to revamp and improve the facility. Their plans...

Angel In Overalls: This WWII Film Designed To Keep Aircraft Industry Workers On Task Is A Tribute To The P-38 Lightning

It’s always interesting to look back into WWII and see how the media was used to help bolster spirits, inspire work, and inform the public. In this film called “Angel In Overalls”...

Vintage Racing Video: In The Face Of Challenge Is A 1975 Open Wheel Racing Masterpiece

It was known as the triple crown. Ontario, Indy, Pocono. These three races, some of the longest and fastest on the USAC trail tested both the bravery of the drivers and the gumption, skill, and...

Classic YouTube: This 1970 Mercury Cougar Is Providing Services To The Community!

You might not believe us, but the owner of this 1970 Mercury Cougar is providing many different public services with his actions in this video. Oh, sure, on the surface it appears that all that...

When LeBaron Meant Class: Jay Leno Dives Into The History Of His 1930 Deusenberg

When you hear “LeBaron”, how many of you picture a totaled-out droptop with John Candy and Steve Martin inside? No? Maybe Aunt Kathy’s old droptop that she never put the top down...

Watch This Car With Four Wheel Steering Strut Its Stuff On A Michigan Bridge In 1931 – Freak!

Yes, that old car is driving completely sideways. This film taken in 1931 shows a guy in Pontiac, Michigan driving a car that he specially modified to have four wheel steering. Think monster truck...

Nightmare Fuel: This 1950s Video Shows The Effects Of A Nuclear Blast On Vehicles – Insane

This 1953 film taken at a Nevada firing range known as Frenchman Flat is important, scary, and captures one of the most interesting moments in the history of America’s nuclear arsenal. This is...

Great Drive: Watch British Touring Car Championship Driver Sam Tordoff Run From Last To Second In Porsche 356!

There’s some of you out there who will say, “Of course the guy who is a BTCC racer is going to fare well against mostly amateurs in old cars!” Your opinion is not wrong at all, but...

The One That Started It All – This Look And Drive Of The 1971 AMG 300SEL Is A Trip Back Into Racing History

These days we all know that when you see the AMG badge on a Mercedes you are looking at a pretty bad hombre no matter what size the car is. Back in the early 1970s AMG made its name with a behemoth...

This 1970s Promotional Film For The Sikorsky UH-60A Is Kind Of Weird And Awesome

The Skiorsky UH-60A Black Hawk is an amazing piece of military machinery that has been serving the United States and countries across the globe for some 40 years now. First flown in 1974 and then...

Evel Knievel: True Grit – This Documentary Is Pretty Awesome, Honest, and Fun

This is something else. Evel Knievel: True Grit is a documentary style film that was made before Knievel died and it documents many aspects of his life in raw detail. Knievel himself tells some of...