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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Vintage Commercial: When Shelby Was Selling Chryslers

The early 1980s was a dark time for fans of domestic high performance cars. Yes, the automotive world was gradually pulling itself out of the performance abyss known as the 1970s, but the rollicking...

Shocking Video: World’s Quickest Electric Bike Goes 7.46/177 With Larry McBride Riding!

We generally hate electric powered vehicles. The whole internal combustion deal is kind of close to our hearts. That being said, this drag bike, which looks all the world like a Nitro Harley from...

Vintage Road Test Video: The 1971 Javelin SST

More and more footage from the vintage “Car and Track” TV show seems to be finding its way onto the internet every week. This time we’re showing you road test footage from an...

Video Bonanza: Duesenberg Drag Racing!

Recently the Ab Jenkins Memorial Duesenberg Festival of Speed went down in Indiana. The event was a historic gathering of the magnificent American machines and it also featured a Duesenberg drag race...

Killer Drag Video: An Interview With Nitro-Shoe Mendy Fry Circa 1987!

Mendy Fry is one of the most sought after nostalgia nitro pilots in the world today. She’s in the Nostalgia Top Fuel 250mph club, has run down into the 5.80s in a nostalgia nitro flopper, and...

Killer Video: Plymouth Roadrunner Ads

Chrysler may not have been the sales leader of the muscle car era, but they were certainly the fun leader. We found a great video showing a compilation of Roadrunner ads from 1968-what looks to be...

Great Vintage Video: Chevy Vega Development Footage From 1970!

We’ve featured vintage film from the old “Car and Track” show before, but this could be the coolest ever for a variety of reasons. As usual, Bud Lindemann leads us off on the...

Video Bonanza: Evel Knievel, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Evel Knievel is an interesting character study. On the one hand there is the guy with the panache, guts, and skill to fly a too heavy motorcycle over too far a distance in front of tens of thousands...

Incredible Historic Drag Video: Ten Minutes of the 1959 March Meet!

This is some amazing stuff. The video we found is 10 minutes of 8mm footage shot at the 1959 March Meet. This event is one of the seminal events in drag racing history. Don Garlits was paid by the...

Historic Drag Video: Muscle Car Drag Race Action from Montana’s Glendive Drag Strip Circa the Late 60s

This is some neato footage from Glendive Drag Strip that was taken sometime in the late 1960s. The coolest part about the video is that it’s all muscle car on muscle car action with some hard...

Killer Promo Video: The 1960 Chevy Corvair

This awesome promotional video for the 1960 Chevy Corvair made us smile. The poor cars used in the making of the video were thrashed to within an inch of their lives! Oddly the car spends far more...

Killer Historic Video: Ford Crash Testing From the Late 1950’s

Crash testing is a normal part of modern automotive engineering. Sensors, wires, high speed cameras and all manner of complicated testing widgets are used to make sure new cars are as safe as...

Historic Drag Video: A Trifecta of Great Footage From Green Valley Raceway

Green Valley Raceway was located in Smithfield, Texas, and operated from 1960-1986. The track was owned and operated by Bill Hielscher, the drag racer that most knew as “Mr. Bardahl” as...

Awesome Historic Indy Video: All the Big Names Qualifying in 1964

When the news broke the other day about a “new” Dallara chassis to be used by Indy car racers in the coming years, lots of people excitedly reported on it. We didn’t because...