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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Historic Video: A Trans-Antarctic Voyage in Tucker Sno-Cat Trucks Circa 1955

Man has always strived to create devices and machines to traverse all kinds of harsh environments. From dog sleds to huge “tundra trains” the frozen ice caps of planet Earth have always...

Vintage Drag Video: Ohio’s Thompson Drag Raceway in the 1960s and 1970’s

Thompson Raceway Park was once known as Thompson Drag Raceway and it ranks very high on our list of personal favorite tracks. The track has been up and running for decades and was one of the central...

The Westinghouse Vertical Parking Machine Was A 1930s Marvel That We Wish Was Still Around Today (Video)

While the name is pretty staid and unimpressive, the Westinghouse Vertical Parking Machine was a marvel in 1932 when it was installed and put into use at a parking lot in Chicago. With space for 48...

AMERICAN BADASS: Col. John Stapp Went 632 MPH in a Rocket Sled with an OPEN COCKPIT

We’ve all seen footage of crash test dummies getting put through their paces to understand how crashes effect the human body. Through the years, auto manufacturers have employed everything from...

Awesome Drag Video: Watch Grumpy Jenkins Live Up To His Nickname In A 1975 TV Interview – This Rules All

Away from the race track Bill Jenkins was an affable man with lots of friends and stories. At the track, he was as serious as a heart attack, not all that friendly a dude, and an intense competitor....

Doris Day’s International Road Roller Ad is an Introduction to the Weirdest Celebrity Product Endoresments Ever

“When Doris Day needs road rolling equipment,” reads the copy that must’ve made some ad executive a fortune, “you can bet she’s going to turn to a name she’s...

Fantastic Video Of Ab Jenkins Hauling Ass For 24 Hours Straight (By Himself) At Bonneville In 1932

We’ve all pushed our own limits, driven through the night, seen things that weren’t really there due to exhaustion and maybe even nodded off at the wheel. Chances are, we did it in a...

Eargasm: 12-Minutes of Vintage 1960s Drag Strip Radio Ads With Out Takes And More – Screamers, Famous Names, Coolness

As cool as old drag racing movies and videos are, this collection containing 12-minutes of vintage drag strip radio ads from tracks all across the country blows them all into the weeds. The names...

Trouble Parking Your Massive Cadillac? Not Any More With This Genius Late 1940s Invention!

This is one of those old timey videos that’ll put a smile on your face for sure. Filmed in the Los Angeles area during the late 1940s, it shows an inventor’s great idea to aid in parallel...

1970s Car Accidents Were BRUTAL – Scenes From A Very Bad Day On A Rural Vermont Highway Circa 1975

The University of Vermont runs an amazing photo archive called the Vermont Landscape Change Program. It’s chock full of photos from every era, a lot of which have contemporary photos showing...

MORE: HISTORIC

Watch The First Car To Ever Top 150-Mph Fire Up For The First Time In Decades

Sir Malcolm Campbell was one of the great heroes of the formative days of land speed record attempts. His machines were incredibly crude by the standards of today’s streamliners and ultra crazy...

Awesome Muscle Car Video: Factory Promotional Video for the 1970 AMC Rebel Machine

After showing your the wild LS powered AMC Eagle in our Craigslist find, we had to get you some pure AMC redemption with this video. For us, the coolest AMC video we have ever seen arrives in the...

Video: Where They Raced New Teaser PLUS – Where YOU Can Watch This Bitchin’ Documentary On February 9th!

We’ve showed you several clips from the Where They Raced documentary over the last year or two. This is the latest teaser released by Harry Pallenberg and the crew who has been working on the...

New Go-Pro Video Of Felix Baumgartner’s Space Jump Is Beyond Words – Incredible Footage

Back in October of 2012, Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space, some 19-miles above the Earth to set the world records for the highest free fall of all time, highest speed achieved by a...