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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...

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...

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...

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...

Holy Crap!!! This Engine Explosion On The Dyno Leaves Only The Crankshaft Spinnin0

We’ve seen some pretty impressive engine failures over the years, but this one, taken from two angles, is one of the most amazing things we’ve ever seen in our life. And it happens so...

Burnout Fail: Kicking The Rods Out Of The Block Before You Reach The Skidpad!

Picture it: the car is idling, waiting. You’re at the wheel, just dying for the moment the track marshall flags you onto the skidpad. The moment you get the sign, you get to let all hell break...

Tough Truck Violence: Destruction-Testing In The Pacific Northwest!

I know that Tough Truck racing was originally meant to prove that you had the beefiest rig around, but somewhere along the line there was a split. On one hand, you have those who still try to survive...

Barbie Jeep Racing In Alabama: Plastic Wheels, Don’t Fail Me Now!

What possess a 300 pound man to sit in a plastic toy designed for a kid aged five or under wearing little more than long-sleeved shirts, long pants and a bicycle helmet for the opportunity to fling...

Hot Wheels Dream Race: A-Team vs Mystery Machine vs Night Rider vs Back to the Future vs Ghost Busters

As a kid the hot wheels racetracks were some of my favorite things to play with. I didn’t have a ton of track, but when the loops and jumps and all that came out I had enough to make sure it...

Classic YouTube: The Rollover Contest At The Tacoma Dome

There are three things to remember Tacoma, Washington by. One is the Narrows bridge, the modern replacement to the old “Galloping Gertie” that came crashing down in 1940. One is...

Watch The Rollcage For Roll Golf 2.0 Go Together. This Is How You Flip A Car The Right Way

If you don’t know what Roll Golf is then you need to watch this video, and then watch the others on YouTube, because Roll Golf is a riot. After all, who doesn’t want to flip a car, over...

That Won’t Buff Out: Check Out This Footage Of BMC Crash-Tests From The Early 1960s!

Watching a car crash into a stationary object will always result in a cringing moment where you look at what was a perfectly serviceable vehicle and mutter to yourself, “Jeez, look at where...

Crash And Burn: Helmet Cam Footage From The Fifteen-Car Pileup At The Nurburgring On An Open Day

The Nurburgring’s famous¬†touristfarhten¬†days draw people the world over for the chance to drive the monsterous Green Hell track for themselves. It’s a semi-open procedure that requires...