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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

More Killer Stunt Video: 1956 Chevy Promo Film Featuring the Joie Chitwood Stunt Drivers

We were a little harsh on the Joie Chitwood stunt show earlier, relaying our last memory of the program as relating only to the fact that they were driving Toyota Camrys. It wasn’t always like...

Cool Old Video: The Marathon Oil Hurricane Hell Drivers

Stunt and precision driving shows ain’t what they used to be. Scratch that, they are exactly what they used to be, except now they don’t do the truly death defying stuff like jumping cars...

Classic Ad Video: The 1967 Pontiac GTO

We took a little heat yesterday for admitting that we thought Chrysler’s “Man’s Last Stand” television commercial for the Charger was kind of neat. We’ve found a classic...

Killer Drag Video: Seven Minutes in Early Pro Stock Heaven

The birth of Pro Stock as a drag racing class is one of the clearest examples of mechanical evolution in racing. Starting in the early 1960s when the Big Three started funneling money into drag...

Historic Drag Video: Awesome Old Footage of 427-Powered Comets and Fairlanes

After continuing to lust after the RacingJunk find Comet Cyclone we showed you a while ago, we went searching out cool Comet videos on YouTube and managed to hit the mother load. Ronnie Sox, Dyno...

Groovy Video: 1970 Firestone Tires Commercial

Decades before the Ford Explorer debacle that would cost the brand dearly (and more than they deserved) Firestone was cranking out tires at a blinding rate for all different types of vehicles. Their...

Videos: Big Willie Robinson and the Brotherhood of Street Racers

We were thinking about Big Willie Robinson’s 1969 Daytona being posted on eBay and thought to go looking for some background on the man and on his Brotherhood of Street Racers organization. We...

Historic Video: Mickey Thompson Becomes the First American over 400 MPH

A few weeks ago our Southern California division posted a bunch of photos of the Mickey Thompson display at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. What we didn’t know at the time is that...

Killer Vintage Drag Footage: Pacific Raceways 1963

In less than 24 hours, BangShift.com’s live streaming broadcast of the 52nd Bakersfield March Meet will kick off, and to get you ready, here’s some vintage drag racing footage from 1963....

Killer Video: Mickey Thompson’s 1969 Mustang Funny Car in Action at Bristol AHRA Race

Crank your speakers up when you press play on this killer vintage drag footage. If you’ve ever wondered what a SOHC Ford motor sounds like on a full load of nitro, that question will be...

Video Bonanza: Classic Chevelle TV Ads

No conversation about American muscle cars could be considered complete without the mention of the venerable Chevrolet Chevelle. Rolled out in 1964, the mid-sized Chevelle would become the...

Cool Video: Charles Taylor’s One-Wheeled Vehicle

One of the neat things that we’ve come to expect here at BangShift.com is the unexpected. Learning about stuff that we never knew existed is pure awesome to us, and when we were tipped off...

Vintage Drag Video: The Coolest Jungle Jim Tribute Video We Have Ever Seen

One of the great games that fans of vintage drag racing play is “what if.” If history could be rewritten and events were to happen in a different way, how would things be different? One...

Vintage NASCAR-NAGE Video: Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp Leave the Ball Yard in 1960

First we’ll say that it defies logic that either of these men lived, let alone both. This is another piece of old nascar footage from Daytona. It was also shot in 1960, like the large wreck of...