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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, Videos

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...

The Ultimate Beat Rental? This Dodge Charger’s Front Subframe Is Nearly Torn Out!

Rental cars aren’t babied…we know this. I’m guilty of this…reverse donuts in a Dodge Stratus, e-brake skids in the snow in a Corolla, and don’t ask what happened to the...

Dead Car Rolling: Take In The Final Moments Of A Condemmed Mercedes

The only thing worse than seeing the frontal offset crash of a 2017 Mercedes E-class actually happening is the moment just before the car starts to roll towards the barriers at Mercedes’...

All Out Or Get Out: Watch Shelby Tanner Give Cable Hill Everything She’s Got!

Shelby Tanner is either tough as nails, mentally unhinged, or is royally pissed off at someone and is aiming to prove them wrong. Whatever the case, the lady rockbouncer is not scared of the long,...

Whoops! Watch Chuck Slap The Wall At Tulsa With The Death Trap Mustang!

To be fair, I was expecting carnage from the moment I set foot on the grounds at Tulsa. A no-prep race, late in November, with cold weather? It pretty much writes itself at that point…it...

Two People Running Into Each Other’s Cars On Purpose…Awesome!

But doing it to fight over a parking spot at a laundrymat makes both of these women complete and utter idiots. We can only hope these two aren’t procreating and adding this kind of mess to the...

Ice, Ice, Baby: Here Is A Preview Of The Fun On Ice Many Of You Will Be Experiencing Soon

Since it’s getting colder and colder, and even SoCal is getting near freezing temperatures at night the last few days, I thought it was time to post a preview video of things to come once the...

Here’s Some Words That Shouldn’t Be In The Same Sentence: Flat-Footed Downshifts!

I’m not a professional driver, despite what the voices in my head have to say on the subject, but I do know how to run a manual transmission. Most of the lessons I’ve learned when it...

Turkey Day Traditon: Idiots In Corvettes Trying To Street Race Shows Off Bad Driving Instead

The new Corvette is a monster. I would know, my neck is still stretched out from riding laps around the NCM track a few months back. In skilled hands it’s a weapon, nothing less, capable of...

More Insanity On The Tracks Of The United Kingdom: Coach Demolition Derby!

You know that stereotype of the proper Englishman, sipping Earl Grey tea, nibbling on a biscuit when they’re hungry, dressed in browns and tans and muted greens? Proper, professional, and a bit...

Historical Mayhem: Jumping Cars For Fun In Hednesford Back In 1994!

Demo derby addicts, here’s your heaven. Here in the U.S., the only way to see a near-death car take awesome flight before it’s final bow is to either go up to Glacier Bay, Alaska on the...

Sliding On The Roof And Winning: Laurens Vanthoor’s Strange Win At The Macau Grand Prix!

After a tight race at a dangerous circuit, the race ended when the guy who crashed, flipped and went sliding on his roof down the asphalt was declared the winner. Sounds like NASCAR, right? Nope....