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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Awesome Historic Video: The Story of the 1959 Corvette SS

Zora Arkus-Duntov holds a special place among the giants of hot rodding history. It was his famous memo about the burgeoning hot rod culture that spurred General Motors on to pay attention to those...

Killer Old Video: Streamlining 1930’s Style

Today we complain loudly that cars pretty much look all the same. Sure, there are blips on the radar screen, but most of the stuff people use as general transportation has morphed into the same...

Historic Drag Video: Mickey Thompson and Danny Ongais On Nitro in 1969

This is one of the coolest drag racing videos we’ve ever found. It features Mickey Thompson and Danny “On the Gas” Ongais during the 1969 season, racing the funny car that Thompson...

Screamin’ Six Dyno Video: A 266ci V6 at 9,800 RPM

We were browsing dyno videos as we often do and came across this gem featuring a bad ass, 266ci six-cylinder race engine on the pump. We don’t know what form of racing would be home for this...

MORE: ENGINES, 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...

Weird Ad: A 1984 Ford LTD Hits the Road Course

Our grandparents had a mid-1980s Ford LTD station wagon for a long stretch through the 1980s and 1990s. It was a complete and total barge, good transportation, but slower than a fully laden mule...

MORE: MISC, Videos

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...

Awesome Sleeper Video: An Aussie Plumbing Van That Goes Low 11s at 126 MPH!

There are lots of great sleepers out there. The amazing farm truck that surfaced a couple years back still leaves our heads shaking, but this plumbing van from Australia ranks right up there with it....

Dumbass Video: Smart Car Attempts a J-Turn

Ah, the J-Turn. For those of you unfamiliar, it is the act of accelerating your car in reverse, cranking the wheel to one side and while the car is spinning around, jamming it into a forward gear and...

Coolest Video Ever: A German Dude Runs a 1970 Challenger At Full Tilt on the Autobahn

Holy friggin’ awesome. This video ranks in the top three of the coolest we’ve ever spied on YouTube. It’s in-car footage of a guy taking his very healthy 1970 Dodge Challenger out...

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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...

Carnage Video: Violent Sprint Car and Midget Wrecks

It was bought to our attention that Sprint Car and Midget racing season was cranking up and this video was tipped off to us as a way to mark that. You may think it odd to mark the start of the season...

Just Because Video: A Tuff Truck Gets Huge Air on a Jump

Tuff Truck races are normally a good time. The competitions are basically an off-road style obstacle course complete with jumps, mud, and other impedances. The trucks are all home-built creations and...

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...