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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, Videos

Carnage Video: A Turbo Failure Results in Exhaust Stack Fireworks

With the surge in popularity and power of diesel pickup trucks, the pulling scene is buzzing like never before with entries in stock and modified diesel classes. This particular nitrous injected,...

Cool Old Promo Video: Curtis Turner and Ford’s Total Performance Campaign

Few men in NASCAR history drove harder or lived faster than Curtis Turner. He was one of the sport’s first bonafide legends and because of that he was used as a pitch man. In this video...

Killer Drag Video: A 1960 Impala Twisting Itself Up Like a Pretzel

The educated hard core racers who see this video will immediately say that the racer is leaving ET on the table by having his massive 1960 Impala launch like Shamu. To those smarty pants readers, we...

Engine Video: A WWII Cadillac M5 1-G Tank Engine On the Stand

When we learned yesterday that Packard built the 1,200hp engines that powered WWII PT boats, it got us to thinking about tank engines from the same era. We remembered that Cadillac motors powered...

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King of the Trar-maros

You may have a personal, deep seated hatred of trars. We do not. In fact, trars like the fourth-gen Camaro featured in this video have our ultimate respect. This thing is a full on, bad-ass mud...

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Totally Insane: Rocket Plane Racing Series to Debut Next Weekend, With Video

The Rocket Racing League, an organization that is set to put on races featuring rocket-powered experimental racing airplanes, is ready to show themselves to the world at the QuickTrip Air and Rocket...

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Fire Video: A Chevelle Cooked Medium Rare

There’s good and bad in this video. The bad is the obvious nitrous pop which blows the hood scoop off the nice looking red Chevelle and then turns into a raging inferno shortly afterward. The...

Dyno Video: Twin 91MM Turbos, 534ci of Big Block Chevy, Whole Bunches of Horsepower

It wasn’t that long ago that nitromethane-burning engines were not making 2,000 hp. As you’ll see in this video, that magical number can be breached on gasoline in a hurry using a pair of...

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More Killer Stunt Video: 1956 Chevy Promo Film Featuring the Joie Chitwood Stunt Drivers

We were a little harsh on the Joie Chitwood stunt show earlier, relaying our last memory of the program as relating only to the fact that they were driving Toyota Camrys. It wasn’t always like...

Cool Old Video: The Marathon Oil Hurricane Hell Drivers

Stunt and precision driving shows ain’t what they used to be. Scratch that, they are exactly what they used to be, except now they don’t do the truly death defying stuff like jumping cars...

Dyno Video: A Turbocharged 1938 Harley LSR Bike on the Chassis Dyno

Land Speed Racing is undoubtedly the last bastion of pure mechanical expression. Weird, arcane engine combinations are used without apology to set records and do things they were never originally...

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Neato Video: A Stock 1929 Model A Flat Towing a 1930 Model A

There’s a fine line between genius and lunatic in the gearhead world, and the dude in this video is totally walking it. Flat towing another car with a stock (and we mean like 40hp engine,...

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Craigslist Find: A Bad Ass 1978 Dodge Muscle Truck, with Video

Many times our Craigslist picks highlight some godawful wrecks or lampoon some big pile of mechanical grossness, but this week that is not the case. We found a totally awesome Dodge truck for sale in...

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Classic Ad Video: The 1967 Pontiac GTO

We took a little heat yesterday for admitting that we thought Chrysler’s “Man’s Last Stand” television commercial for the Charger was kind of neat. We’ve found a classic...