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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, ENGINES, Videos

Yep, It’s Dead: Pulling Truck Engines That Have Just About Had It (And A Couple That Are Totally Done)

As amazing as it is to see an engine live up to it’s full potential, it’s nothing short of to-the-bone painful to see and hear one pack up and quit in spectacular fashion. The first...

Watch Barry Sheene Survive A 170mph Crash In 1975 And Laugh About It In The Hospital

In a decade that produced some of the most bombastic, awesome, over-the-top, and electrifying stars in the world of motorsport, Barry Sheene stands apart amongst his 1970s rockstar peers. The two...

Pressure-Cooked: Here’s What Happens When A Tire Explodes Inside Of A Lada

My introduction to split-rims came the first time I was in a motor pool with an older Deuce and a Half parked at the back. What I knew about truck I had: automatic transmission, closed cab. What I...

Who In Their Right Mind Wouldn’t Close This Intersection Or Fix The F’ing Bridge?

If you have so many accidents at one intersection, because the bridge is absurdly low, that you install cameras to catch all the carnage, you might want to consider digging the damn thing out to make...

Classic YouTube: The “Vendetta di Nannini” Incident

Passion is a strange thing. It will drive you to commit actions that are irrational, ill-advised, and just plain questionable. They’ll seem right at the time, and in the heart, they probably...

The Dark Side Of Aussie Skids – When Burnouts Go Bad, Part Five!

As the mercury climbs in our thermometers and the humidity jumps from “bad” to “alarming” for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, on the other end of the world it’s the...

VIDEO – WWII Army Motorcycle Dispatch Riders Had Brass Balls

It’s one thing to ride the trails with a modern two-stroke dirtbike largely built of aluminum, with suspension travel measured in feet and bear-trap footpegs you’d have to be an idiot to fall off...

Here Comes The Boom: Blake Alexander Had The Biggest Explosion Of His Career Last Weekend In Norwalk

If you are a funny car driver, this situation is not an “if” it is a “when”. The situation we speak of is a massive engine explosion followed by the body of the car taking...

HELP: Watch As Calum Lockie Drives A Burning Daytona Coupe To The Fire Truck At The Donington Historic Festival!

Fire is a solid motivator for human activity. When we’re cold, we flock close to it to warm ourselves. When we need to make or destroy, fire plays a part. Fire helps us be the best that we can...

Watch Troy Clark’s Wild Ride During Rocky Mountain Race Week Day 6 At Julesburg Dragstrip

Rocky Mountain Race Week 2016 has been one hell of an adventure for more than 200 racers, but Day 6 at Julesburg Dragstrip in Colorado was a little more than driver Troy Clark was expecting. His Ford...

Take Two Ibuprofen And Call In The Morning: Rockbouncer Crash Compilation!

In any discipline, the ones who put their all into it wind up failing. Not every time, mind you, but they fail enough to learn lessons on what to change and what not to do so that the next time they...

Go Fer Broke: Blow-Ups And Bad Breaks In The World Of Tractor And Truck Pulls!

Out of all of the automotive sports I’ve born witness to, truck and tractor pulling is probably the most overall violent in actual brutality. When things go wrong, they go wrong in a hurry and...

It Got Real Quick: Watch This Insane Wreck From The 24 Hours of Lemons Race In New Jersey!

One of the things that budget car racing series like the 24 Hours of Lemons keeps really close tabs on is the safety equipment required in competition cars. Some people have issues with this because...

Oh No COPO: Jesse Alexandra’s Wild Ride After The Finish Line In Topeka Was Scary To Watch

If there is one thing that I tell aspiring announcers looking for advice it’s, “look out the window”. Seriously, the most basic advice you can give. Some guys gets all transfixed on...