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Category Archive: HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION

Vintage Drag Racing Footage From McCracken Dragstrip. Modified Production, Gassers, & More

To say this footage in awesome would be the understatement of the  year. While it has no audio, this is real deal Modified Production, Gasser, and Altered Drag Racing like we dream about and wish we...

Historic Video: Cool Law Enforcement Training Video From the 1970s

I’ve been on a vintage video kick on Youtube recently thanks to a few neat channels that are dedicated to preserving old footage from decades long past. Not all of the videos are...

The Baja 1000, A World Of X Documentary To Air Thursday, Plus A Kurt Caselli Tribute And New TV Deal For SCORE!

We love off road racing around here. I know it’s not necessarily our “norm”, but ever since I attended the Baja 1000 back in 2007 I’ve been hooked. The SCORE Baja 1000 is one...

Shell Prelude: Watch the world’s largest floating facility float out of dry dock

Say what you will about how things made today aren’t up to the quality standards of years past, but the Shell Prelude is proof that man can still accomplish amazing engineering feats when tasked to...

Killer Old Promotional Video: Andy Granatelli Setting Records in a 1963 Avanti at Bonneville

In our never-ending quest to ferret out every cool old promotional video we can, we’re happy to share this film made by Studebaker in 1963 promoting the awesome accomplishments of the Avanti at...

Bitchin’ Video: A Look Back At The Glory Days Of Modified Eliminator! Famous Racers Talk And Small Blocks Scream!

Bobby Bennett at CompetitionPlus.com is a BangShifty kind of guy. How do we know? Because he’s as hung up on the awesome past  of drag racing as we are and he makes killer videos that...

Video Bonanza: Vintage Jeep Ads of the Kaiser Era

Jeep is one of the most enduring brand names in the history of the American auto industry. Jeep has survived multiple owners and multiple attempts to dilute a  proud brand with namby pamby weiner...

Video: 1960s Drag Film From Atco – NHRA’s Bob Frey As A Kid – Gassers, Garlits, Nitro, Perfection!

Stop whatever you are doing now and press play below for a 24 minute time travel trip back to the early 1960s at Atco Dragway in New Jersey. Atco remains one of the best known drag plants on the east...

Awesome: Watch Sammy Miller Run 4.73 In His Rocket Funny Car And Blow All The Windows Out Of The Santa Pod Tower!

It was good to be Sammy Miller in the early 1980s. The guy was everywhere, setting speed records on ice, running rocket cars in the US and Europe, and he was still building up to his biggest moment...

Epic Find: Home Movies From A Day At Lions Drag Strip In 1958 – Awesome Cars, Fun, 1950s Drag Racing Perfection

If there is one place that has long captured the hearts and imaginations of drag racing fans from around the globe, it is Lions Drag Strip. Operated from 1955-1972 the place is viewed by many as the...

Awesome Video: 1960s Street Racing In Detroit! Jumping Starters, Plenty Of Cool Iron And A Visit By The Law!

When we hear guys talk about “the way it was” it is nice and all but their stories only go so far. When you see video evidence of exactly “how it was” we’re enthralled...

Video: Harry And Daniel Davies Share An Epic Road Trip In Bill Burnhams “Old Blue” Roadster

The guys at ShareTheDrive.com have shared an epic one with us. This video shows Harry and Daniel Davies accounts of their father and son roadtrip behind the wheel of Bill Burnham’s “Old...

Video: Dave Wallace Jr. Takes A “Ride” In The Doss, Clayton, and King 1963 Top Fuel Dragster

Dave Wallace Jr., most recently the former Editor at Hot Rod Deluxe and one of drag racing’s most important historians, had the opportunity of a lifetime this weekend at the California Hot Rod...

MORE: HISTORIC

Watch Dave McClellend, Bob Frey, and Jon Lundberg Talk About Their Experiences In The Tower And Drag Racing History

The Quarter Mile Foundation has been doing lots of important work over the last couple of years to gather and preserve the history of drag racing. Some of that work has centered around video...