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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Night At The Museum, Part 2: More In-Depth Looks From The Petersen Museum

The experience of having a museum all to yourself, nobody around, no security to whisk you away, that’s a dream come true for a car geek. It should be, anyways. We love seeing cars in action,...

Driving Road Slapfight: Can Lohnes Find A Better Driving Road Than The White Spar Section Of Highway 89 In Arizona?

Since the driving movie argument was one-sided, I’m claiming victory. Brian had plenty of time to come up with a challenger to Vanishing Point and Death Proof, and failed. Hallelujah, a...

$1500 Beater Challenge: Cleetus And His Buddies Have A Good Ol’Fashioned Throwdown!

You can almost fully blame this on Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May: the cheap-car multi-challenge event. The concept is fantastic: You prove that you are smart with little money, you...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Are There Still Car-Related Family Activities That Can Be Done Without Someone Calling The Authorities?

Let’s set the scene for you: Nice, sunny day in late May, just a couple of puffy clouds in the sky. It’s late spring in Colorado Springs, the air is sweet, the mountains are gorgeous, and...

Memorial Day Weekend Movie: John Wayne Classic – The Fighting Seabees – 1944 (Entire Movie)

If you’ve never seen 1944’s The Fighting Seabees, today would be a good time to familiarize yourself with it. Starring John Wayne along with a raft of construction equipment including...

Went For Broke: Lost Footage Of Finnegan Going All-Out At The Freedom Factory Video Shoot

One of the biggest deals of 2020 that doesn’t have the word “pandemic” attached to it came right at the beginning of the year, when Garrett Mitchell (read: Cleetus McFarland)...

Flight At The Museum: Get A Mini-Drone Perspective Of The Mercedes-Benz Museum In Stuttgart!

Feel like traveling to Germany anytime soon to check out the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart anytime soon? Well…we don’t have to tell you how likely that is, do we?Yeah, we know, things...

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Monster Truck Mid-Air Collision: This Is One Of The Wildest Things We Have Ever Seen! 10 Tons Of Wreckage

There’s always something awesome about seeing a “first”, right? We don’t me a global “first ever” we mean a, “Oh damn, never seen that before!” moment....

Independence Chevelle: Getting Started On Something Resembling Safety For The Build!

Okay…we’ve established that the 1972 Chevrolet Malibu that Vice Grip Garage has started calling “Independence” was sketchy…no, it was “Holy f*ck, man, are you...

Listen Up: The Full Story of Operation Highball, A Land Clearing Operation That Mowed Down Forests Like Wheat Fields

For some of you, this may be old news. You perhaps read the feature I wrote on an ingenious land clearing method developed by two California contractors while working on a dam project in Montana...

Morning Symphony: Rockcrawling Around Calico, California’s Odessa Duran Loop Trail

Few phrases make an Army soldier cringe harder than “We’re going to NTC”. The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California is infamous among the ranks for several things: zero...

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Thrill Show Hero: This Wacky 1940s Film Made By Dodge Promotes Safety and Toughness With An Odd Storyline

For starters we understand what the message is here. It is the same message made by every other “stunt show” promotional film ever made. It’s to say that the cars being used, in...

Historic Footage: 1979 Talladega 500, With Lee Petty In The Booth!

If you have never experienced a Southern summer day, you won’t be able to quite grasp the important aspect of the 1979 Talladega 500, so let’s explain that real quick. The air is hot...

The Rookie: A Conversation With Nitro Funny Car Racer Alex Miladinovich – How To Race A Funny Car On A Regular Guy Budget

There are always feel good stories in drag racing and most of them center around people who race with a lot of heart and soul. At the 2020 NHRA Winternationals, the drag racing world got to meet Alex...