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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, Videos

Physics Video: A Cement Truck And A Sharp Incline Do Not Mix

“I fought the law, and the law won”, the lyrics say. And when the law is gravity, you better believe that law was destined to win in the first place. Unless you have a parachute on your...

A Caprice, A Camper, And One Huge Jump. Sounds Like A Good Time To Us!

I can tell that my YouTube feeds have been influenced by my research for BangShift stuff when videos like this one pop up in my list. This came from the 2010 Day of Destruction event at Beech Ridge...

Racing Carnage: R32 Golf Tries To Drive Through a Honda S2000 At Nurburgring

Utilization of  the Nurburgring Nordschliefe, Rule 3: Vehicles must drive on the right, in particular when overtaken, on crests, in bends or in case of breakdown. Regulations of Vehicle Speed on...

Classic Carnage: Nine Minutes Of Old School 1980s and Early 1990s Monster Truck Wreckage

A Christmas tradition that I reveled in as a kid was the reception of Diamond P videos every year from various family members. It literally became a “thing” to sit down the next day and...

Wreckage Bonanza Video: Four Minutes Of Open Track Day Destruction From Around The World

Street cars are not race cars and most enthusiasts are not race car drivers so when we take those two elements and combine them at open track day events, crazy stuff is bound to happen. This video is...

Watch An Old Minneapolis Moline Pulling Tractor Launch Parts And Completely Puke Its Guts Out During A Pull!

When the announcer has to start asking if anyone in the crowd was hit by “shrapnel” from an exploding engine at a tractor pull you know it is a good one. While this engine failure lacks...

Is This The Luckiest SOB Walking The Planet Right Now? If You’re Going To Crash…

We’ve seen it all before. Someone on a motorcycle, usually a crotch rocket, weaving traffic at a speed guaranteed to invoke jail time, coming very close to their own demise each time they flick...

Great Chase: A Pymouth Road Runner Jumps, Smashes, Rolls, and Weakly Explodes Chasing A Bad Guy!

We’d never heard of the 1977 B-movie called Bare Knuckles before watching this bitchin’ chase scene. The movie is a campy deal that follows the exploits of a bounty hunter as he tries to...

Burnout Fail Or Win? Watch This Camaro Give It A Shot And Judge For Yourself!

Seems innocuous enough, right? A early 3rd gen Camaro, looking a touch ratty but sounding like it’s housing a fairly healthy small block, rolls up to the blocks at a burnout contest in Yankton,...

That’s Gotta Hurt: Xavier Coupal Goes Barrel-Rolling In His NASCAR Challenger hard enough to remove the bodywork

This one hurts to watch. During the Canadian Tire race at Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Xavier Coupal went for one hell of a ride. Coming out of a corner on lap 51, he was fighting for position with...

Wet Fail Video: A Giant 1951 International Truck Capsizes in a Pond!

Big giant trucks with lots of big giant tires should float, and don’t get us wrong, this huge 1951 International, which wears eight tires does, but not in the way the guys who drove it into the...

Video: A Wild Drag Boat Save and Sink – No Wreckage, Amazing Driving, Then Cue The Rescue Drivers!

In 1985 Danny Sullivan executed the famous “spin and win” maneuver at the Indy 500 and became a sensation. In drag boat racing there is no such thing but there is something we’re...

Throwback Video: Why A Lake And Top Speed Racing Aren’t A Good Combination

This year, racers were reminded that the salt flats outside Wendover were named “Bonneville” after Lake Bonneville, the prehistoric lake that covered a large majority of Western Utah....

Education Video: Sending A Reporter Into A Cold Lake In Iowa In A Buick, To Teach You How To Get Out Of A Sinking Car

In the United States, on average, 300 or so people die in sinking or submerged vehicles. It’s a sad statistic that can be prevented. In this video, reporter Brian Allen volunteers to take a...