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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, Videos

Gratuitous Violence: Ramming A Leopard Tank Through Cars At Speed

Here’s some information about the Leopard 2A4 tank: they’ve been around since 1979, weigh in at over sixty-eight tons and are powered by a MTU-sourced twin-turbo V-12 diesel good for...

Vintage Drag Racing Film: Santa Pod Circa 1978 With Rocket Funny Cars, Hot Rods, and The End Of The Last Top Fuel Slingshot

Having had the chance to hang out with some dedicated drag racing fans from the UK at the NHRA Gatornationals last weekend, I have had Santa Pod on my mind this week. The place has loads of awesome...

Crash And Burn: This Mustang’s Throttle Hung Wide Open At Middle Georgia

Have a plan for every last possible event that can happen. Plan each movement that you need to make. I was taught these lessons when I first started riding bikes for more than fun, how to properly...

Classic YouTube: Tractor Pull Carnage from The Class Of 2015

Pitting a stout truck against the best the weight sled has to offer will result in mechanical carnage. It’s an inevitability…pulling the sled is the ultimate test of the durability of...

Big Fail: This Video Is Nine Minutes of Cringe-Worthy Dump Truck Fails – How?!

Since I was a kid, I always wanted to drive a dump truck and for a while I got to do that. As a CDL holder and a guy who was hustling to pay the bills for a few years, I would pick up odd jobs and...

Boss Level Video: Watch Tommy Johnson Jr Drive An Exploding Funny Car To A Round Win Like A Boss

What makes a good funny car driver? Solid reaction time? Getting the parachutes out on time? Keeping the car in the groove? All important but we think that the single most important attribute a funny...

Natural Aggression: Banger Racing Brutality Straight From The Brits!

We’ve addressed the difference between demolition derby events in the United States and banger racing in the U.K. before. In America, we put a bunch of violent, nearly apocalyptic-looking tanks...

Like A Boss: Watch This Kiwi Drag Racer Huck His Altered Into A Skid To Prevent Going Long At The Strip

New Zealand’s Neil Morgan was on another pass in his blown Ford T-bodied altered. Another bouncing, half-crazed, short wheelbase charge down the quarter mile that he handled nicely. It was time...

To The Scrappers With Ya: Racing Wrecks From The Week Of Love!

I have a question: what the hell happened last week that caused all sorts of carnage in the racing world? Cupid’s arrows were designed to send love into a heart, not a Lada rally car directly...

The Hoonigans Have A New Yard! After Being Shut Down From Doing Burnouts By The City, They Will Resume Now!

Most people watching Hoonigan videos have no clue what surrounds their location. And most people also had no clue that in the fall of 2018 the Hoonigans were told they could no longer film at their...

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...

Cold Shouldered: The Not-So-Pretty Side Of The Zell am See Ice Race!

Hooray, ice and snow. For the playful in all of us, the world is our new drift course, filled with empty parking lots and soft snowbanks to quickly scrub off speed if we really need some help. Hey,...

Video: A Hung Throttle Sends This Drag Car The Wrong Way On The Strip At Full Throttle!

I can’t find the exact quote, but I know that on more than one occasion I’ve heard Brian explain that seeing a car coming back up the track under throttle is his nightmare fuel. He...

Stacked Like Cordwood: Watch As A CN Train Derails North Of Saskatoon

When you calculate the total amount of weight being moved, the kinetic energy of a loaded freight train that is suddenly out of control becomes a frightening thing. When tons and tons of steel and...