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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, Videos

Watch Two Russian Guys Miss Certain Death By Inches While Stranded On A Highway – Incredible!

There is a reason why it is dangerous to break down on the highway. There is a reason why if you get stranded on a highway you are supposed to stay in your car. That reason is that it is an...

178 Miles An Hour Into The Tires – Joel Miller’s Crash At The Twelve Hours of Sebring

The sudden, sickening realization that the brakes are no longer functional is enough to send an icy spike down the spine of even the most veteran driver. Braking force is paramount…if the...

Goofy Video: Little Car Makes a Big Mess And Nearly Kills Driver In The Process

For starters, we have no idea what country this video was filmed in but we know it is the land that torque forgot. The brain trust involved has a tiny little car hooked up with a chain or some sort...

Educational Carnage Video: What Happens When a Cosworth DFV F1 Engine Eats a Valve

Engine failures are much better experienced as  a spectator sport. Between the potential for wreckage and the financial injury, the only engine most hot rodders don’t mind seeing fail is one...

Watch Peter Xiberras’ Top Fuel Crash At Sydney Dragway – Lots Of Fire!

Peter Xiberras’ second-round run at the Santo’s Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway was certainly less than desirable. Shortly after launch the bullet in Xiberras’ Top Fuel...

That’s…Concerning: Rollover Testing A 1998 Ford Expedition With Nobody Buckled In!

As we make progress on turning the rolled-over Explorer we drug home into a pile of parts, we couldn’t help but wonder just what the rollover crash test footage looked like. Ford’s...

Classic YouTube: Pushing A Jeep Grand Cherokee Too Far In A Tough Truck Competition

Ford had Eddie Bauer and Jeep had Orvis. The moss-green color of this ZJ-era Grand Cherokee is a giveaway that this was one of the Orvis Edition Jeeps, which was basically a unique paint job, an...

Look Before You Leap: This Dune Rider Went From A Hundred-Foot Jump Onto The Hood Of A Jeep!

In most sand dune off-road parks, you need to have a ten-foot orange flag attached to whatever you are riding or driving for safety. This way, accidental incursions between vehicles can be minimized,...

Morning Symphony: The Howl Of The Angry Demolition Derby Car

Around 1997, there was a demolition derby build car in our yard. It was a late 1970s Pontiac Catalina two-door, which was just another cheap GM B-body that somehow had the misfortune to end up at the...

And He Stuck The Landing: This High-Flying Chevrolet Lumina Just Might Be The Coolest One Out There!

When the description of the YouTube video of a car being jumped includes the phrase “KID LIVES!!”, you watch the video. It’s not because you want to see whether or not the uploader...

Watch a Polish Woman Fail Her Driving Test in Truly Spectacular Fashion

Driving isn’t for everyone, as evidenced by this video clip from Poland. According to the description with the video, this is footage of a woman taking a driving test. The sad part is that the...

Video Bonanza: Crash Testing Videos From The Late 1970s! Scout, Firebird, Trucks, You Name It!

Crash testing has been a vital and mandatory part of new car launches for many, many years. While we can sit here and complain about stuff like new car weights and shapes, the facts regarding how...

Caption This: Why Going Cheap On An Auto Transporter Is Going To Cost More In The Long Run

I will not, under any circumstances, explain how I managed to end up in trouble during my military career that put me on extra duty for a month and a half. Some of you military types can come up with...

Classic YouTube: Getting Every Last Penny’s Worth Out Of A $300 Ford Aerostar!

When it’s time for a vehicle to hit the junkyard, with no doubt about whether or not it’s necessary, how should you go about it? Do you let the rollback appear, hook the bumper of the sad...