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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Awesome Ad: A 1965 Mopar Spot Featuring the Little Red Wagon

Before the famous “Little Red Wagon” was constructed the world had never seen a wheelstander. However, the Wagon was not intended to be an exhibition vehicle when it was first constructed...

Cool Old Jeep Video: The Autobiography of the Jeep circa 1943

While we showed you the soft side of the Jeep with the whimsical 1960 Surrey version, the vehicle made its bones and its reputation fighting WWII. Churned out by the hundreds of thousands and...

Vintage Muscle Car Road Test Video: A 1971 Olds 442 W30 ‘Vert Gets Thrashed

With a total production of about 30 cars, it’s rare to lay eyes on a real 1971 Olds 442 W30 convertible, so seeing one of these cars get thrashed on a road course, spun out, and thrown through...

Historic Doorslammer Footage: The Cars That Created Pro Mod Circa 1989

After seeing the photos of Ellis Vial putting his killer Pro Mod up on two wheels, we went hunting for some cool video showing the early days of the class. We did even better than that, we found some...

Cool Old Video: Ten Minutes of Kooky AMC Commercials Circa 1973

We love old car ads around here so when we saw a compilation video made up of the entire 1973 AMC television ad catalog, we had to share it with all of you out there in readerland. While on a long...

Cool Old Promo Video: Curtis Turner and Ford’s Total Performance Campaign

Few men in NASCAR history drove harder or lived faster than Curtis Turner. He was one of the sport’s first bonafide legends and because of that he was used as a pitch man. In this video...

More Killer Stunt Video: 1956 Chevy Promo Film Featuring the Joie Chitwood Stunt Drivers

We were a little harsh on the Joie Chitwood stunt show earlier, relaying our last memory of the program as relating only to the fact that they were driving Toyota Camrys. It wasn’t always like...

Cool Old Video: The Marathon Oil Hurricane Hell Drivers

Stunt and precision driving shows ain’t what they used to be. Scratch that, they are exactly what they used to be, except now they don’t do the truly death defying stuff like jumping cars...

Classic Ad Video: The 1967 Pontiac GTO

We took a little heat yesterday for admitting that we thought Chrysler’s “Man’s Last Stand” television commercial for the Charger was kind of neat. We’ve found a classic...

Killer Drag Video: Seven Minutes in Early Pro Stock Heaven

The birth of Pro Stock as a drag racing class is one of the clearest examples of mechanical evolution in racing. Starting in the early 1960s when the Big Three started funneling money into drag...

Historic Drag Video: Awesome Old Footage of 427-Powered Comets and Fairlanes

After continuing to lust after the RacingJunk find Comet Cyclone we showed you a while ago, we went searching out cool Comet videos on YouTube and managed to hit the mother load. Ronnie Sox, Dyno...

Groovy Video: 1970 Firestone Tires Commercial

Decades before the Ford Explorer debacle that would cost the brand dearly (and more than they deserved) Firestone was cranking out tires at a blinding rate for all different types of vehicles. Their...

Videos: Big Willie Robinson and the Brotherhood of Street Racers

We were thinking about Big Willie Robinson’s 1969 Daytona being posted on eBay and thought to go looking for some background on the man and on his Brotherhood of Street Racers organization. We...

Historic Video: Mickey Thompson Becomes the First American over 400 MPH

A few weeks ago our Southern California division posted a bunch of photos of the Mickey Thompson display at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. What we didn’t know at the time is that...