Category Archive: BangShift XL, HISTORIC, MISC, Videos, XL Videos

Epic History: How NASA Steered The Saturn V Rocket – This Is An Amazing Video

This video is fantastic. If you were ever wondering how rudimentary and interesting the computer technology used in the Apollo NASA missions was, we have your answer right here. In this film we get...

Safety In 1975 Video: Watch Race Drivers And Regular People Talk About The Wonder Of Seatbelts 40+ Years Ago

There’s something to be said for seatbelts. We all went through a phase in our lives when putting on a seatbelt was like admitting you enjoyed Culture Club music in the 1980s. It was shameful...

This Video Of The Imperial Construction NHRA Alcohol Funny Car Making A Hub Dyno Pull Is Awesome

I love alcohol funny cars. As we have told you a million and a half times here over the years, they are among the most difficult cars to drive in the sport, they are fast as the dickens and they are...

Inside The Shop: This Video Featuring Kelly Racing In Australia Is An Amazing Look At Supercar Competition

We always talk about how we dig the Aussie Supercar series around here but the long story is that we don’t know a whole lot about the series outside of the fact that the cars make good noise...

Big Iron In The Twists: This Video From The 1965 NASCAR Race At Riverside Is Awesome

Racing stock cars on road courses is not only fun, its historic. Back in the 1960s, the tour famously ran at Riverside, California and this footage from the 1965 race is freaking awesome. Huge cars...

Video: Dave Marcus and Dale Jr. – A Fun And Awesome Conversation You Can Watch

Of all the people I have been able to meet and interact with in the world of racing, Dave Marcus towers over the crowd. I got to know Dave when he was racing his stock car at the ECTA Meets we held...

This Is Awesome: This 1972 Chevrolet Truck vs Ford Truck Film Is Wacky, Destructive, and Perfect

There’s nothing like an old school comparison film, especially when that comparison film is complete propaganda full of insane tests and information that borders on the meaningless. In the case...

Babs: The Incredible Story Of A Land Speed Record Holding Car That Was Buried For 42 Years!

Burying stuff is a very human thing, right? The word can be used in a multitude of different contexts, the act itself is kind of symbolic of a lot of stuff, and usually whatever gets buried is put...

They Won Indy: John Force, Alex Laughlin, Jerry Savoie, Doug Kalitta – Video Here

It was a Chevrolet Performance US Nationals for the books last week as the world of NHRA drag racing went back, for the 65th time to its roots at the biggest race of the year. Weather and on-track...

Watch The Final Rounds Of The 1989 NHRA US Nationals Here – Throwing Down On Monday Afternoon!

This is it, the finals of the 1989 NHRA US Nationals, one of the best examples of the historic race ever run. From pro stock to top fuel, you’ll see how it all went down on a gray Monday...

You Can Smell The Hot Coolant: Check Out The Review For The Video Game “Wreckfest”!

Summer isn’t exactly over at BangShift Mid-West, but the rains that have been pummeling Western Kentucky over the last couple of days are a reminder that sunshine and warm weather are about to...

MORE: MISC, Videos

Good Gravy: Ride On This GSXR600 Hill Climb Bike Running 100% Nitromethane! Insanity!

The demonic combustion properties of nitromethane fuel are mostly shown off in the world of drag racing but there are other motorsports that tip the can and tip the can hard. Motorcycle hill-climbing...

OUCH Video: Watch This Cummins Powered Dodge Blow A Tire On The Dyno and Bust A Guy’s Arm

We have talked a lot over the years about how dyno pulls are inherently dangerous. We have thrown driveshafts out at 100+ mph, we have seen cars slide off the rollers, seen connecting rods bounce off...

Classic NHRA Video: Part Three of Four Featuring Semi-Finals Action At The 1989 US Nationals – Cackling Fury!

“It’s time for what they call the Dick and Joe Show,” declares Steve Evans as Dick LaHaie and Joe Amato prepare to stage their cars during the top fuel semi-final at the 1989 NHRA...