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Category Archive: RACING & ACTION, Videos

Video Bonanza: Loring Timing Association 2009 Meet Videos

By the time you read this we’ll be headed north to the uppermost portion of Maine to join a small band of dedicated speed freaks at the Loring Timing Association’s 2010 LSR Meet. The...

Video Bonanza: Evel Knievel, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Evel Knievel is an interesting character study. On the one hand there is the guy with the panache, guts, and skill to fly a too heavy motorcycle over too far a distance in front of tens of thousands...

Crazy Euro Wreckage: A Spec Racer Flies, Flips, and Tries to Kill Turn Workers

While we generally hate the hell out of “spec” racing, it does provide very tight action, expecially on road courses. That tight action can often lead to wreckage, normally it is not as...

Event Coverage: Power Hot Rod Reunion in Malmby Sweden

When our favorite Swedish BangShifter, Jobergg, told us that he had photos and video from the Power Hot Rod Reunion in Sweden, we just couldn’t pass them up. When you look at the Swedes and...

Incredible Historic Drag Video: Ten Minutes of the 1959 March Meet!

This is some amazing stuff. The video we found is 10 minutes of 8mm footage shot at the 1959 March Meet. This event is one of the seminal events in drag racing history. Don Garlits was paid by the...

Video Bonanza: Great 1980’s TV Car Stunts

There wasn’t a better time in world history to be a stunt man than the 1980’s. Long before the advent of computer effects and complex filming processes, stunt men made it happen. If you...

Historic Drag Video: Muscle Car Drag Race Action from Montana’s Glendive Drag Strip Circa the Late 60s

This is some neato footage from Glendive Drag Strip that was taken sometime in the late 1960s. The coolest part about the video is that it’s all muscle car on muscle car action with some hard...

Preview Video: Bill Caswell Attacks Pikes Peak, We Attack Bill Caswell

You know the name Bill Caswell because he’s the dude who scooped up an old BMW on Craigslist, modified it himself, and started attacking rallies all over North America. He made a big splash...

Scary Carnage Video: Two Doorslammers Tango in Texas

We’re going to get your morning started off with a Texas sized bang today. We were tipped off to this video which shows a pass down the strip that goes very badly for both racers. When the...

Killer Promo Video: The 1960 Chevy Corvair

This awesome promotional video for the 1960 Chevy Corvair made us smile. The poor cars used in the making of the video were thrashed to within an inch of their lives! Oddly the car spends far more...

Greatest Videos Ever: A 650cc Van-bodied Lawn Tractor

The is the most dangerous, ill-conceived idea ever. It is 100% BangShift.com approved and we’re jealous that it is not in our own driveway. Taking a lawn tractor chassis, mounting a 650cc motor...

Killer Historic Video: Ford Crash Testing From the Late 1950’s

Crash testing is a normal part of modern automotive engineering. Sensors, wires, high speed cameras and all manner of complicated testing widgets are used to make sure new cars are as safe as...

Video: We get Terminal Velocity Jet Car running 202 in the 1/8th

While we were at the Mooneyes Summer Car show, we had the chance to shoot video of the Terminal Velocity Jet Dragster running down Irwindale’s 1/8 mile dragstrip. It ran 3.96 at 202 in the...

Historic Drag Video: A Trifecta of Great Footage From Green Valley Raceway

Green Valley Raceway was located in Smithfield, Texas, and operated from 1960-1986. The track was owned and operated by Bill Hielscher, the drag racer that most knew as “Mr. Bardahl” as...