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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

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...

Incredible GM Promo Video: Testing the 1963 Corvettes in October of 1962 with Zora Arkus Duntov

This video, entitled “Biography of a Sports Car” was produced by GM in October of 1962 just before the groundbreaking 1963 Corvettes were released for sale. It features noted sports car...

Killer Historic Drag Video: Frank Mazi’s Insane Blown Hemi Opel GT in Action Circa 1984

Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian is one of the best drag racing photogs we know. Her husband ain’t a band shooter either, but she’s cooler than him. Anywho, Dawn’s dad, Frank Mazi was a...

Historic Drag Video: Hot Action on the Strip in Montana Circa 1959

The late 1950’s were a very exciting time in the worlds of hot rodding and drag racing. The veritable small block Chevy was really gaining traction in the gearhead culture, companies like...

Killer Historic Video: Dan Gurney’s 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda Trans Am Announcement

The 1970 season is seen by most to be the seminal year for the Trans-Am series. We found this kick ass video of American racing legend Dan Gurney’s press conference announcing that he’d...

Historic Drag Video: Bitchin’ Vintage Footage of Fuel Altereds in Action, Including the Winged Express

Fuel Altereds rule, plain and simple. Not nearly enough wheelbase, chassis, or suspension, combined with way too much motor, gave fans a great show, drivers a lot of work, and chassis builders a lot...

Awesome Historic Racing Video: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Action Circa 1979

While we love finding old drag racing videos, there are other forms of racing that also have killer history caught on film. Take this movie from the 1979 World of Outlaws Knoxville Invasion....

Awesome Historic Video: AJ Foyt at His Best

The don’t build them like AJ Foyt any more. Formed like a tree stump and packing the competitove spirit and heart of a Roman gladiator, Foyt was an incredible race car driver during his era and...

Historic Drag Video: Amazing Early 1960s Drag Footage From Australia

American and Australians are kindred hot rodding spirits and this totally awesome early 1960s drag racing video from Oz proves it. Shot at two drag strips, Pakenham and Riverside, you’ll see...