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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, FORD, Videos

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...

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...