Category Archives: history

Jelling stones

The Jelling Stones, thousand-year-old Viking runestones, sit in the town of Jelling in Denmark. They tell the tale of Harald Bluetooth: one of the first kings of Denmark. Here’s why his name is on your phone.

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Concorde takeoff

The Concorde Supersonic Transport operated from 1969 to 2003. It suffered from complaints from sonic booms heard at ground level and could only be afforded by the wealthy. It was fast. It was majestic. (Source)

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AFL ad from 1994

Aussie Football, rugby. Some athletes find it truly amazing.

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Vintage 1919 oil engine startup

1919 Blackstone hot bulb 26HP stationary engine start up. Beautiful original engine running for the first time in 49 years on the 1st of January 2014. This engine spent its working life driving a saw mill in County Kildare, and … Continue reading

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Leno’s Stanley Steamer

Jay takes his steam-powered 1906 Stanley Steamer, the oldest in his garage, for a spin.

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Red Green Show – Episode 1

How it all began The men at the lodge build a huge outboard motor out of a V8 engine. Red demonstrates the belt sander. Harold discusses sex education and Bill teaches canoeing. [24:11] Link.

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Skyfall: 50 years of Bond

When it comes to cultural icons, James Bond is one of the biggest and most influential. These past 50 years we’ve been able to experience 007’s finest adventures on the big screen.

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1939 Pontiac Deluxe Ghost Car

Visitors to General Motors’ “Highways and Horizons” pavilion at the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair came away awed by a transparent Pontiac Video slide show. Read the video description.

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Last Action Hero – Hamlet scene

Arnold does his impression of Duke Nukem. The movie is from 1993.

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The last Crown Vic

Video from 2011. Unfortunately, the good parts are vertical. [5:37]

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1969 Plymouth Road Runner A12

Muscle Car of the Week – Episode #2 The boys have not posted a new video for this last week. We present instead, their very 2nd episode from June of 2013. [5:17]

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Trench shotguns in WWI

Ian, the mild-mannered antique gun auction guy, speaks his mind about shotguns in the first world war.

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Remembering John Glenn – 1921-2016

In 1962 astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. The feat paved the way to US dominance in the space race and the mission to the moon. Glenn, ever a champion of human exploration, died December … Continue reading

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1916 Harley with a sidecar

A look at Doc’s 1916 Harley with a 1913 sidecar during their 3000+ mile trip from New Jersey to California during the 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball event.

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1964 Shelby Cobra 289 – Muscle Car of the Week

This week, we have a unique situation on Muscle Car of the Week. As we were producing this episode, the subject 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster went out to the restoration shop and changed colors! So, we decided to roll … Continue reading

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Breechloading rifle from 1625

Breechloading firearms did not become commonplace until the 1800s, but talented gunsmiths were experimenting with the concept and building custom breechloaders since virtually the very invention of firearms in the West. This is a magnificent example of an advanced German … Continue reading

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