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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, FUNNY STUFF, Videos

How To Destroy A Nissan Maxima Via Backyard Dirt Track, Demo Derby, And A Pond Jump!

Whenever we see videos of people destroying “good” running junk cars in the name of fun and excitement we get super duper jealous. In case you were wondering, super duper is a verifiable...

The Final Word: Take A Quick Look At The Art Of The Crash Barrier

Nobody ever wants to have to have the opportunity to thank a crash barrier for doing it’s job…because if that has occurred, it’s already a pretty messed-up day. When control is...

Watch a Honda CRV Wreck in Horrifying Fashion on the Nürburgring

Imagine being able to slap down $35.00 and run whatever junk you are driving around the coolest road course in America. Keep imagining because you can’t do that here, but in Germany, you can...

Classic YouTube: This 1964 FAA Controlled Crash Test Of A Douglas DC-7 – When You Must Be Certain Every Safety Feature Will Work…

Deer Valley, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, has a rather grim history in the aviation world: for quite some time the FAA used the Deer Valley Airport to perform aircraft crash testing. The goal: to...

Gonna Feel That In The Morning: Watch As Brett Ghedina’s Honda CBR Drag Bike Launches Into The Sky!

Count Brett Ghedina’s wild ride at the Maximum Thrust Grand Final race at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana, Australia as quite possibly the shortest drag bike run in history. Ghedina was preparing...

Bad, Bad Day: Watch As This Cruise Ship Swamps A Tugboat!

One of the many omens that have become part of the legend of the RMS Titanic involves it’s near-miss with the SS City of New York when the doomed ocean liner was leaving Southampton,...

Classic YouTube: Launching A Citroen 2CV Seventy-Five Feet Off Of A Sand Dune

Twenty-nine horsepower is the maximum any Citroen 2CV-based vehicle ever had. Twenty-nine. That means that if you stick with power ratings, a 2CV can compare with the likes of an upper-end riding...

We Bet Your Fourth Of July Activities Weren’t Nearly As Impressive As The Party In Glacier View, Alaska’s Was! Celebrating The Fourth By Launching Cars Off Of A Cliff!

(Video and lead photo courtesy of Alaska Dispatch News) What did you do on the Fourth of July this year? Bottle rockets? Sparkler bombs? Grill enough roadkill to feed half of the neighborhood? Drink...

The End Of The Mad Canadian: An Interesting Documentary Of Ken Carter’s Tragic Final Jump In A Rocket Powered Firebird (Video)

Try as he did, Ken Carter was never able to make himself a household name during the stunt man boom of the 1970s. He seemed to harbor illusions that he was on the level of Evel Knievel but in...

Gonna Be Sore In The Morning: Watch As The “Buck Fever” John Deere Bounces Itself To Death!

The amount of forces present in a tractor pull pass is incredible…there might not be a replacement for being on the starting line of a dragstrip when two Top Fuelers launch, but I’ll...

The Best Way To Sell A Product Is To Use It Yourself…But What If You Make Armored Cars?

I’ve seen just how well an armored vehicle can hold up to small-arms fire. Generally, armored SUVs and sedans can take some serious lead before the armor or the unbelievably thick glass becomes...

Watch Roger Lessman’s Massive 1990 Streamliner Crash At Bonneville – He Lived…Somehow

Since Roger Lessman himself posted this video to his YouTube page, we don’t think that he’d have a problem with us sharing it here on BangShift. During the 1990 World of Speed meet on the...

Video: Awesome Locomotive Crash Testing Video – Six Minutes of Unbelievable Destruction

In terms of pure, unbridled, wanton destruction, this six and half minute video depicting multiple locomotive crash tests is unmatched. Shot at normal speed and in super slow motion, you’ll see...

“Dirt Don’t Hurt”? Tell That To These Off-Roaders – Four Minutes Of Maximum Destruction Inside!

“God made dirt, and dirt don’t hurt.” Uh-huh…right up until the first time you lost a war with gravity while riding a bicycle, anyways. The dirt hurts plenty, especially when...