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Category Archive: HISTORIC, MISC, Videos

B-47 Stratojet: The Birth Of The Modern Jet. Bonus, We Know Someone Who Flew O

Dude, this thing is rad! Okay, when we say we knew someone who flew one, we mean that Scott Liggett, who wrote this piece did. His dad of all people, flew one of these sexy beasts. We know how much...

Watch This 1900s Door Mortising Tool Get Restored And Returned To Working Order – Amazing Stuff!

The best episodes of hand tool rescue are the ones when Mr Hand Tool has some totally bizarre old tool that no only looks weird, but is virtually impossible to visualize actually working....

The Other 1980s 5.0: This Look Back At The 316hp 1987 Porsche 928S4 Is Pretty Cool

While the Ford Mustang 5.0 was by far the volume selling king of of the small block coupes in the 1980s, let’s not forget the fastest one. Yes, from the factory the late 1980s Porsche 928 was a...

Thumping Pistons Of Freedom: This WWII Film About The Massive Diesel Engines Used In Submarines Is Great

Diesel-electric submarines were (and in some ways still are) incredible machines. Some of the most brilliant minds in the world worked on their development. Of course, nuclear submarines made these...

Engine Build Update: The Hagerty Cadillac 365 Gets The Block Painted, Bearings and Crank Installed!

The Hagerty Cadillac 365 build is coming along nicely. In fact, the whole thing is kind of glided along like the Cadillac it’s going to be installed in will, once the job is done. The block...

Vintage Drag Racing Video: Pit Rod Drag Racing – But Is It At Charlotte Motor Speedway?

There are a few things that we know for sure about this video. The first one is that it is a fun watch of cars hammering down the pit road at a speedway and that those cars range from early pro...

Whoops Video: Watch This Barracuda Plow Into The Chicane At The Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival is an awesome event because it is a real race with a load of classes and hundreds of historic and awesome cars on the property. From old full-on race cars to machines like the...

The Ultimate: This Is The World’s Most Awesome Ferrari Dino – Unreal Build Where Money Was no Object

Some of you will immediately write this car off as some sort of toy for an ultra-wealthy guy. Well, you would not be wrong about the toy and about the level of wealth that produced this amazing car....

A Monster of Malaise: The 1974 Cougar XR7 Had A 460, Suspension Made Of Jello, and Body Roll For Days

The 1975 Cougar XR7 was not a good car. This big block powered behemoth did not accelerate well, did not turn well, did not stop well, and the interior looked like it was stolen from a cheap whore...

Hustling Little Hottie: The 1994 Toyota MR2 Turbo Was Like A Baby Supra With A Price Tag To Match

We always think of Toyota as kind of a staid manufacturer who doesn’t pay a lot of attention to performance, flash, and dash. That’s effectively wrong because over the years, they have...

Watch The 1993 NHRA Gatornationals – Big Speed, Wild Runs, Awesome History

The world of NHRA drag racing is buzzing this week as professional teams have hit the road to go testing in Florida in anticipation of the opening event of the Camping World season at Gainesville...

History Has Been Kind: This Review Of The 1988 Chevrolet Corvette Is A Good Reminder Of This Platform In Its Prime

As we all know, the C4 Corvette has spent a few years at the bottom of the preference barrel of hot rodders and it’s been the butt of many jokes. But like all things, old stuff goes in cycles...

Playing With Blocks: This Update On The Hagerty Cadillac Build Concentrates on Block Machining, Piston and Rod Assembly, More

The Hagerty Cadillac 365 engine project that we’ve ben following has been updated! This video is all about measuring, boring, and preparing the important basics of any engine for a long life....

This 1970 Harley-Davidson Video From Bonneville Features, Bikes, Cars, Bikinis, and The Endless Salt

Yes, that’s Burt Munroe in the lead photo and he’s just the tip of the iceberg of cool in this video made by Harley-Davidson at Bonneville Speed Week 1970. We’re already thinking...