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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

STROKER: This Amazing Documentary looks at the life and times of Tom Medley, one of Hot Roddings Great Story Tellers

This is definitely the coolest thing you will see today, bar none. The 18-minute film below called, “STROKER” is a short documentary on the life of Tom Medley and his alter ego Stroker...

Historical Video: A Look At The Design History of the 1967 Camaro

The design of a car, from the beginning idea to the final mule prototypes before production, interests us. What the purpose of the car will be, the shape of the body, the layout of the interior, the...

The Promotional Video for the 1978 Dodge Aspen Lineup Is The Most Seventies Thing I’ve Seen…Ever!

It’s not a secret around BangShift that I’m a fan of Chrysler’s F-J-M bodystyles. I’ve at some point or another have dealt with all three: I almost had a really decent Aspen (F-car) when I...

GM got mileage around the world from its “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet” ad

Back in 1974 Chevrolet launched the “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet” campaign, and those ads have been recognized by none other than Car and Driver as the best automobile...

How to do stunts like Mad Max 2 – Step 1: Be prepared to hurt yourself

I’ve been influenced by a lot of movies over the years, but every single frame of Mad Max 2 — or The Road Warrior, as it was billed in the United States — is burned indelibly in my...

Historic Video: Watch Jerry Titus In A GT350 Battle Mark Donohue In A Camaro At The 1968 24 Hours Of Daytona

Anyone who picks up a pen or taps keys about cars and also harbors dreams of being a proficient racing driver owes Jerry Titus a whole lot. Titus was one of the few automotive journalists that could...

Mooneyes Mother’s Day Show And Drag Interview Videos With Gene Winfield, Ed Iskenderian, And Chico

Last weekend’s Mooneyes Mother’s Day Show and Drag was awesome. It’s a great show, with great people, great food, great vendors, and great cars. You just can’t go wrong...

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This video recreates all the locations from It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

When I was a kid, WLVI-TV 56 in Boston used to run It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World the Friday after Thanksgiving every year. I’ve probably watched it 40 times since. For a kid staring...

Lamborghini Countach Porn: 60 Minutes Awesome Video From 1987 Is Magic, And Makes Me Still Want One!

In 1987, at age 14, my parent’s weekly tradition of watching the CBS television show 60 Minutes, became something I will never forget. When Morley Safer starts a segment, featuring a man named...

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The Ford Supervan: A Gurney-Westlake Powered British Utility Truck That We’d Give A Limb To Hammer On

The Ford Transit has only been on American shores for a few years. It looks like a Ford Fusion that melded with a small work van. In England, however, the Transit has been around for decades. The...

Remembering Atomic Al: Steve Evans Interviews Al Hofmann Back in 1998

On March 20th, 2008 “Atomic” Al Hofmann passed away, leaving drag racing fans without one of the sport’s great grizzled anti-heroes. There are hundreds of great Al Hofmann stories...

Gearhead Guys You Should Know – St. Paddy’s Day Edition: Joey “Yer Maun” Dunlop

Only a handful of people know who Joey Dunlop is in the United States, but worldwide, he is recognized as one of the greatest motorcycle racers in history. Victorious in Grand Prix racing and at the...

Cool Video: Down In The Dumps – A Look At English Wrecking Yards And How They Junked Cars In The 1960s

Wrecking yards have been part of the American culture of many, many years. Since there have been cars on the roads, there have been junkyards to serve as their final resting place and to give guys...

VIDEO: One of the most chilling crashes caught on video. It’s incredible that this guy fully recovered

You’ve probably never heard of Nigel Corner, but he’s a British driver mostly known now for racing vintage cars. In this absolutely amazing video from the old Speedvision — when...