You need to watch this whole video. Why am I telling you that? When you see the two cars at the line lumber down the track you’ll want to turn the video off because how can a car going this slow suffer any sort of major damage in a crash? If you stick with it you will be picking your jaw up off the freaking floor when you see the Falcon.
I was initially hesitant to run this video because I was sure the driver was dead by looking at the car. Reading the description on the video my fears were diminished because the poster made a point to mention that the driver only suffered minor injuries in the disaster. How bad it it? Ahead of the door jamb the thing looks like it was involved in the freaking battle scene of a Transformers movie. The entire engine is sitting by itself, steaming and gurgling on the ground. That’s the lead photo and it was not there because someone removed it, it is there because it ripped itself out during the wreck. The wall looks to have been made of pretty thin concrete panels and they shattered like glass.
We all romanticize old cars and how much “steel” they used whereas today’s machines are made much more of composites and other light alloys but the reality is that this is how the old stuff handles a wreck. There’s no denying that new cars are safer on every level when things go wrong. We don’t know enough about these old Falcons to say that they’d all react like this or perhaps this car had some corrosion or something to compromise the chassis but jeez this is crazy.
Thanks to James Caissie for the tip on this completely mental video!