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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, Videos

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...

Yikes Video: One More Tap Should Do It – This is NOT The Right Way To Take A Hydraulic Ram Apart

There are lots of dangerous things that can happen on a job site. Equipment malfunctions, engineering failures, wanton human stupidity, you know, all the normal stuff. This video is a quick one. Less...

Exit Stage Left: Chris Pearce’s Wall-Jumping Pinto Wheelstander At Byron

Until Kevin McMullin’s wall-riding Mustang crash at Ford Fest 2020, I could not tell you the last time I saw a car rail-slide the concrete crash barrier better than a skateboarder. Lohnes might...

This Russian Dashcam Video Catches The Moment A Motorcyclist Beame An Unwilling But Successful Stuntman

Pereslavl-Zalessky, in northwest Russia, seems to be a nice, quiet town. Judging from the dash cam of this car, things are going along at a nice, slow pace. Traffic doesn’t seem to be too wild,...

Rough Day At The Office: Wreckage, Carnage, and Downright Insanity At The NHRA Midwest Nationals

It was one of the most carnage filled days of drag racing that I’ve ever personally witnessed. From Leah Pruett’s top fuel dragster breaking in half at 270+ mph to Alexis DeJoria...

Practical Application: Hydrolocking An Engine Under Load

It’s Engine 101: air compresses, water does not. If you are unlucky enough to have water go down the gullet of your engine and into the bores, your best hope in hell is that you shut the engine...

Watch Two Russian Guys Miss Certain Death By Inches While Stranded On A Highway – Incredible!

There is a reason why it is dangerous to break down on the highway. There is a reason why if you get stranded on a highway you are supposed to stay in your car. That reason is that it is an...

Holy Mother of God: The Ultimate Overshoot Accident At Rallye Coeur de France

Seeing rally racing crashes isn’t anything new. Fast little machine on narrow track usually equals some mangled sheetmetal and wounded feelings at some point or another. We’ve shown you...

Goofy Video: Little Car Makes a Big Mess And Nearly Kills Driver In The Process

For starters, we have no idea what country this video was filmed in but we know it is the land that torque forgot. The brain trust involved has a tiny little car hooked up with a chain or some sort...

Carnage Report: Just How Jacked Up Was Cleetus’s Dale Truck On RMRW 2.0?

If you were following along on the live stream of Rocky Mountain Race Week 2.0, you probably figured out in a hurry that the “Dale Truck”, Cleetus’s Earnhardt-liveried Chevrolet...

Big Wrecks and Bigger Saves: Here’s A Look At The Wildest Runs In Drag Racing Through 2020…So Far

While 2020 put the squash on drag racing during the early Spring, the sport has really been very active since about May right up until the present. There’s racing happening on all levels across...

A Bad Night At The Pull: Watch The Weight Box Fail On This Sled And The Tractor Head Off The End At Speed

To me the most terrifying thing that can happen if you are a puller is the scenario that comes to pass here. At a small pulling course in Pennsylvania last weekend a driver and team experienced...

Astonishing Carnage: Watch As The Industrial Injection Master Shredder Truck Explodes In Flaming Fury

When you take all the turbochargers, all the fuel, and all the nitrous and use them to make nearly 3,000 wheel horsepower in a full-race Cummins diesel engine, sometimes things go wrong. We have...

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,...