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Category Archive: HISTORIC, Videos

Video of the Week: Dinah Shore and Elizabeth Montgomery sell Chevrolets

As car junkies we often find ourselves reminiscing about the old days. This week’s videos are commercials from Chevrolet’s past and show the American spirit of the automakers of old....

Video of the Week: 1990 Pikes Peak In-Car Action!

We’re not sure that we’ll ever be able to top this one. This is footage, both in car and out, is of Ari Vatanen driving a seriously hot rodded Peugeot 405 in the 1990 Pikes Peak Hill...

Video of the Week: SCCA Trans-Am Action Circa 1970

We’ve done the Can-Am thing so we thought we should do the Trans-Am thing in this week’s featured video item. We’re taking you back to SCCA 1970 and some footage from what seems to...

Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

After writing about the Lola T70 and thinking about the sheer awesomeness of the old Can-Am series, we remembered that there are probably lots of people who’ve never seen those wild old cars in...

Video of the Week: Riverside Stock Cars, 1965

If you’ve ever wondered why California’s former Riverside Raceway is so revered, this video will give you at least the Stock Car portion of the answer (they also raced sports cars, Can...

Video of the Week: Formula One Warmup

All of us drag racing guys have been at the digs when the Fuel cars warm up. It’s awesome to run from trailer to trailer getting blasted in the face with nitro fumes. The sound of the big,...

MORE: ENGINES, Videos

Video of the Week: Chassis-Dyno Accidents

I nabbed four clips off of YouTube for this week’s videos, all of them showing what can go wrong on a chassis dyno. Many of us here have countless dyno pulls under our belts, and it’s...

MORE: TECH, Videos

Video of the Week: Hell Drivers

Our first video for the New Year is an awesome two-part epic featuring the Hell Drivers at the ’64-’65 New York World’s Fair. The Hell Drivers thrill show had been around since the...

Video of the Week: Our Christmas Wish

This week we take you to the Green Mountain state via YouTube. We’re going to a place that we’ve actually been to and shot a load of video at for “the site of which we do not...

MORE: MISC, Videos

Video of the Week: Our Car Storage Problems are Solved!

As you know, Chad and I recently had to clear out a 7,000-foot shop filled with parts and 42 cars. It’s been a huge problem to figure out what to do with all the stuff, but now we’ve...

Video of the Week: The Snow Tow

This video is another oldie, but when I saw it for the first time I laughed so hard I nearly needed to go clean out my shorts. This one is a short edit that gets to the point pretty quickly. I hope...

Video of the Week: The Hot Rod Lincoln Jump

While we don’t produce and air our own videos any more, that won’t stop us from sharing some of the best gearhead stuff we’ve found in our travels on the Web. Case in point: this...

Land Speed Controversy Video: A Cool Look At The Infamous Budweiser Rocket Car And It’s “Supersonic” 1979 Run

There have always been certain controversies in land speed racing over the years. Many of the early ones have been covered in our awesome Salt Beds of Salduro series which picks up again today, but...