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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, Videos

What Happens When The Pace Car Causes Problems? This Video Shows You What Happens When Things Go Wrong For The Safety Car

The pace car, the safety car…whatever you call it, it’s job is to keep the drivers safe when things aren’t all right on the track. Whether it’s a NASCAR track or a road...

This Nissan GT-R Launches Hard…Not Off The Line, But Over The Barrier!

The Nissan GT-R may have not been designed as a drag racer, but when you combine the twin-turbo 3.8L V6 with a brilliant all-wheel-drive system and a launch control system that can best be described...

Hardcore Off-Roading Down Cable Hill At Gray Rock In A Beat-Up Caravan…Hope You Got A Good Chiropractor!

Starting in 1990, Chrysler sold the Dodge Caravan with all-wheel-drive. The system, which was front-wheel-drive biased, was meant to aid drivers in inclement weather and snow. It wasn’t meant...

Look Out Below! Boston Driver Launches His Toyota Tacoma Off Of Interstate 93

A Boston driver had better be thanking any and every deity possible for seeing him through this crash. Early Sunday morning 33 year old Vannak Sao launched his 2006 Toyota Tacoma off of a raised...

Crash And Burn: Any Guesses As To Why This Maverick Wound Up Going Turtle?

It’s official for the driver of this Ford Maverick: this day is gonna suck. Information is very limited on what actually happened at Memphis Motorsports Park late last year, but the video from...

What Do You Do When Your Subaru Impreza Rally Car Slides Back-End-First Into A Pole? Continue On! [VIDEO]

You see that flash of orange and black in the swirling snow in the picture above? That’s Leo Urlichich driving, and Carl Williamson sitting beside him along for the ride during the 2012 Rally...

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...

Carnage Video: Nine Cars Wrecked In Sixty Seconds…Did This 92-Year-Old Driver Set A New Record For Parking Lot Pinball?

See that Chrysler Pacifica in the picture? The one that just took the nose clean off of the Ford C-Max and looks to be hauling ass out of the parking lot? Yeah…he’s not done yet. A...

Historical Footage: Torture-Testing A Plymouth The Old-Fashioned Way, By Using Stunt Drivers!

Nowadays, vehicles are subjected to torture tests in laboratories that can duplicate some of the most violent conditions that an automobile can possibly expect to endure. They are frozen, cooked,...

Sitting Inside The Sun: Video From The Day The X-15 Rocket Plane Exploded On The Ground And Hurt No One

The X-series of rocket planes were some of the most important research craft ever built for scientific and military testing. As mentioned, there were several of them with the mightiest and most...

Caption This: …And He Sticks The Landing! How Did This Chevy Aveo End Up Nose-First In The Snow?

(Photo courtesy New Hampshire State Patrol) Driving on snow and ice is difficult even for those who are used to driving on snow and ice. The operator’s full concentration is demanded so that...

Historical Footage: Ramming an Impala Into A Ford Pinto For An Explosive Test

The story of the Ford Pinto should be well-known to you: In the process of trying to meet the “2000 lbs, $2,000 price” guidelines that Lee Iacocca set for the Ford Pinto development...

Edmunds’ Road Test Of A 2015 Ford F-150 Starts Out With A Durability Test – With A BFH Straight To The Bed!

The idea of a long-term new vehicle test is simple: over the course of 12 months,  the vehicle gets subjected to real-world testing that covers everything from daily driving to random acts, like...

Classic YouTube: Tearing A Stuck Geo Storm A Brand New One

Nothing says “perfect winter car” quite like a Geo Storm. Light, front-wheel-drive, and if something should potentially happen to the little coupe, you’re only out about a couple...