Ever wonder what it's like to blow a clutch up huge? The driver of the "Baby Burrito" Honda CRX found out on the drag strip when his clutch exploded and took off the front of the car. Carnage clip below.
This is a perfect example of exactly why transmission shields are a good idea. The clutch exploded and obliterated the transmission, took out the radiator and intercooler, then flew out the front of the car. Imagine what might have happened had the clutch gone the other direction. Not a bad day's work for a little round disc.
(Thanks for the tip Jon)