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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, Videos

Wild Video: European Big Rig Wheelstander Performance Ends Badly

European showman and stunt driver Steve Murty is behind the wheel of his big Scammell truck wheelstander. This baby is nothing like the sprightly tube chassis wheel standers that we often see at drag...

The Bitter End: This Video Of Chrysler Turbine Cars Being Destroyed Is Hard To Watch

Last week I posted a video of a 1960s Chrysler turbine car being road tested at the Chrysler proving grounds. The video was cool because we saw the car hauling around the track and rip roaring over...

Battle Of The Diesel Freaks: Watch The Pro Mod Class From Diesel Thunder At Gulfport Dragway

When people think of diesel drag racing they mostly picture pickup trucks hammering down tracks with soot clouds looming large above them. Well as diesel performance pervades more and more of the...

Remember When NASCAR Driver Jimmie Johnson Raced Grand National Sport Trucks? Here’s His First Victory At Las Vegas!

He’s tied with The King and Dale, Sr. for the most championships. He’s the only driver to win five consecutive championships in a row. He’s got a win streak in NASCAR that reads...

Classic YouTube: Crash-Testing The NASCAR SAFER Barrier, Just To Make Sure It Worked

Racing cars crash every now and then. It’s just a fact supported by statistics. Nobody wants anybody hurt in a crash…not the driver, not the fans, nobody. Over the course of motorsports...

The Vent Helps: Would You Have Ever Expected A Fox LTD To Move Like This?

The Fox-body Ford LTD was a stop-gap deal: It was an improvement over the Fairmont sedan that it replaced, but it only existed to pull a few more dollars out of the Fox tooling before the Ford Tempo...

Dyno Day Down Under: Ever Wonder What The Street Cars Crank Out?

Australia’s laws and attitudes towards hot rodded automobiles are enough to make you look at California and realize that, no, it’s not that bad. At best, you’re someone with a loud...

MORE: Videos

The Grown-Up Go Kart: Leno Checks Out The Ariel Nomad Tactical

From the moment I watched the first Ariel, the Atom track monster, warp Jeremy Clarkson’s face like Silly Putty placed on a mask in front of a wind tunnel’s fan, I wanted one. When I got...

Send It Flying: The Mud Pit At Virginia Motor Speedway Brought Out The Best!

Pure, unadulterated horsepower in full action. That, folks, is why we dig mud bogging. Every last truck needs every last bit of power to not only not get stuck, but to come out of the slop looking...

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...

Ma-laziest? The Review Of The 1983 AMC Concord…Trying To Make Old New Again

By 1983, the American Motors Concord was old hat and then some. The car that had started life as the AMC Hornet had lost it’s youthful appeal and just about every pretense of performance, and...

That Didn’t Sound Good: This Rotary-Powered Mazda Familia Had A Flywheel Explode!

Motor failure, that’s a theme for me this week after dumping the guts of a Gen II Chevrolet small-block out of a 1994 Camaro. To be fair, the LT-1 in the car was running on known bad main and...

Hitting The Trails Of Nova Scotia With A Murray Lawn Mower Prepped For The Rough Stuff

As a kid, I envied any friend of mine whose parents owned a riding mower. It seemed like the perfect trade-off: I get to learn how to control a motorized, four-wheeled device and be helpful around...

Too Close For Comfort: What It Looks Like When A MD-80 Takes Off Feet Above Your Head!

Princess Juliana International Airport in Saint Martin is renowned to planespotters for one of the most dramatic runway approaches in the world, requiring pilots to land within yards of Maho...