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Category Archive: HISTORIC

Video: Where They Raced: Episode 2. “The Holy Grail” Southern California’s Racing History Explained

The Where They Raced series is in full swing now, and you can expect to see a new episode from us each Wednesday here at BangShift.com. This is the second episode, and you will not be disappointed....

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Bitchin’ Video: A Mash Up Of Good Tunes, Tommy Ivo, Vintage Hot Rod, Drag Race, and Dry Lakes Footage From Levi’s Jeans

We were kind of shocked to see that Levi’s jeans had made this totally awesome video highlighting old hot rodding, drag racing, and dry lakes footage that uses voice overs from the likes of...

Video: The Places They Raced – Episode One – Fantastic Racing History From California

A week or two ago we told you about an upcoming documentary series based on the great Where They Raced books by Harold Osmer. We’re happy to report that the first episode of the series has been...

Historic promo video: The Olds Jetfire Turbo V8

We’ve been on a kick for old promotional videos lately and this one, featuring the “new in ’62” Olds Jetfire turbocharged V8, is totally cool. Touting the performance and...

Video: A Fantastic Look At US 131 Dragway Through The Years From The Early 1960s To Today – Amazing Footage and Photos!

Thanks to pal-o-BangShift Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian we were tipped off to one of the most comprehensive and cool vintage drag racing videos we’ve ever seen on the interwebs. This film starts with...

Epic BS Video: A Half Hour Uncut Interview With NHRA Funny Car Driver Ron Capps – NAPA AA/FC

One of the great highlights of our 2013 PRO Winter Warm Up coverage was a half hour video interview with Ron Capps, the driver of the NAPA AA/FC and one of the great funny car pilots of all time....

Video: Courtney Force Runs “World’s Fastest”, 322.73 MPH Funny Car Run, At PRO Winter Warmup

When Ron Capps ran 3.964 at 320.89 miles per hour at Englishtown during the 2012 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Season, it knocked the world on it’s ear. Well that same scenario went down in West...

Video Bonanza: A History of Camaro TV Commercials 1967-1998 — We’ve Got A PILE Of ‘Em!

We’re not sure why we killed an hour looking for old TV commercials, but maybe you can spend half that looking at this compilation of Camaro ads over the years. There are 19 videos here because...

Video: The History and Awesome Personal Story Behind The Meyers Manx – An American Icon

It is a little bit ironic that we’s find this killer Hot Rod Unlimited episode about the famed Meyers Manx on the day when we already ran some air cooled VW content, but it would be appropriate...

Wednesday Time Suck: The Weekend Warriors A One Hour Drag Documentary From 1964 – Action!

It is Wednesday and that means that your week is about to crest the hill and start rolling toward the weekend. We want to help hasten that transition, that’s why we have posted the following...

Killer Vintage Video: 1964 Ford Total Performance Promotional Film – Stock Cars, Pikes Peak, and FE Love!

Ford’s so-called Total Performance campaign of the 1960s was probably the most ambitious and widespread motorsports and competition effort of any automaker in the 1960s and possibly ever. From...

Bitchin’ Video: The First Preview For The Upcoming Snake and Mongoose Movie!

One of the things I have been quietly looking forward to is the upcoming film, “Snake and Mongoose” which tells the story of Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen, their rise to fame with the...

Video: Carl Renezeder Wins 100th Short Course Off Road Race Behind The Wheel Of His Lucas RC10T

You’ll remember that we went to the Lucas Oil Off Road Races at Glen Helen a few months ago and absolutely loved it. What a great show they put on. Well, one of the dudes putting on the show is...

Road Trip Video: Rodfather Wrapup: Check Out All The Videos Right Here!

We just finished up the first half of the Rodfather Goodguys Road Tour and can’t begin to describe just how bitchin it was. Sure we worked our asses off shooting video and photos and getting...