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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Historic Drag Video: Footage From the Long Dead Golden Triangle Drag Strip

Golden Triangle Drag Strip, which was located just outside of Beaumont, Texas, has been dead for years. The former air strip is now crossed over by a highway, and serves as the backdrop of a little...

Historic Video Bonanza: The 1965 12 Hours of Sebring

Road course competition was like international chess in the 1960s. There were battles for supremacy in virtually all classes and we’re not talking driver versus driver competition, we’re...

Bitchin’ Old Video: A Collection of 1936 Chevrolet Newsreels

Old promotional newsreel films are always a gas. This collection of Chevrolet-centric films from 1936 does not disappoint. There’s a bevy of bathing beauties using the car as a water slide and...

UPDATED Video: NHRA Motorsports Museum Low Flyers Car Club Panel Discussion

We are proud to be partnering with the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsports Museum to bring you all the history of drag racing and hot rods you can handle in 2011, presented by The Auto Club of Southern...

Video Lead Off: Early 1960s Vintage Films of Guys Blowing Donuts

Blowing donuts on dry pavement and in the snow is totally BangShift approved. We were tipped off to some footage from the early 1960s showing all kinds of cool old junk spinning out in different...

Video Bonanza: Hurst Drag Racing Film Collection – The Best Set of Old Drag Racing Movies We’ve Ever Seen

We think we’ve found the end of the internet in terms of vintage drag racing videos. This nearly hour long compendium of videos was produced by the Hurst Company and it chronicles the US...

Epic Drag Video Bonanza: The 1980 Popular Hot Rodding Championships

This is the longest and most complete set of videos we have ever found on YouTube with respect to a single drag race. It’ll blow your afternoon up and you will thank us for it. Run at US 131...

Video: A Bitchin’ 1961 International Dump Truck Commercial

When we watched this old International truck commercial from 1961 it made us kind of sad. Why? Mainly because we live in a world where we’ll never see another ad for a “personal”...

Bitchin’ Vintage Drag Videos: Early 1960s Altereds, Gassers, and Twin Engine Top Gas Dragsters

These killer home movies come from one of our favorite eras in drag racing history, the early 1960s. It was here that the gas classes really started to come into their own, leading to the epic...

BangShift World Exclusive: Video of Captain Jack McClure Running his 200mph Rocket Go Kart!

We received this video from Captain Jack McClure last week and are finally getting it up for the world to see today. This is a special deal because to our knowledge, no one else has made any Captain...

Bitchin’ Historic Drag Video: Altered Wheelbase Mopars, Fuel Dragsters, Fuel Altereds, and a Tragic Fire

This is one of the coolest vintage drag racing videos we’ve dug up so far in our years of trolling YouTube. It features never before seen footage of some legendary altered wheelbase Mopar...

Killer Video: Bigfoot 1 Gets Thrashed in Take This Job and Shove It

It seems bizarre to say out loud, but the 1981 move Take This Job and Shove It was a significant event in the history of monster trucks. It was in the truck race scene of that film that Bigfoot One...

15-Minutes in Vintage NASCAR Heaven: Darlington 1972

Big blocks, big cars, high banks, wreckage, Junior Johnson with a rag on his head, there’s nothing this video doesn’t have. Taken at the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in 1972, this...

Historic Drag Video: Incredible Footage From the 1964 NHRA Winternationals

There is cool old drag racing footage and then there is stuff like this video. If you dig old drag racing stuff, this video is all-time. Back in the early 1960s NHRA National Events were not held 20...