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Category Archive: HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION

VIDEO: Legend Kent Fuller’s “Last Car” Streamliner Fully Funded! Bonneville Here We Come?

Kent Fuller is a living legend in the world of chassis fabrication. He’s built hundreds of chassis, including those that have taken the legendary drivers of the sport on to championships....

Video: Hot Rod Homecoming Video From The “Where They Raced” Video Crew

Harry and the gang from “Where They Raced” keep on putting up great videos explaining the history of auto racing in Southern California. Specifically Los Angeles in fact. The videos are...

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Bitchin’ Big Rig Race Video: The Great American Truck Race, Atlanta, 1980

Earlier today we dug up an old story that we ran about the Great American Truck Racing series from the 1980s and announced the creation of the ChumpTruck budget big rig racing series for 2014. This...

Vintage Drag Video: Gassers, Door Slammers, Altereds, Dragsters And More From The Late 1960s In Missouri and Iowa

Old drag strip home movies are good for the soul, we’re convinced of that. This nearly 12-minute clip that was originally made by Carl and Char Hirst back in the late 1960s at Mid America...

Video: Where They Raced Episode 3: Part 1 The Road Races

We are fully addicted to the “Where They Raced” video series now. Episode 3 is a two parter, and here is Part 1 for you to enjoy. Not only do we enjoy the hell out of each one, but we...

Video Bonanza: Coil, Force and Steve Evans, The Glory Years

Courtney Force’s win at the 2013 NHRA Winternationals was big. That news got us to thinking and remembering the days before the Force clan was saturated in all forms of the media and John still...

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...