Dan Downey’s truck and trailer burned down on the way to the New England Forest Rally this weekend. Did that stop him from entering the race? Hell no!
Let’s see: there’s a pickup truck, NASCAR, and some genuine down-home sadness in Kentucky. Work something in about Jesus, Mama or gettin’ drunk in there and you’ve got a number one country hit. Eat it, Florida-Georgia Line!
As this car-carrying truck was consumed by raging inferno, somebody saw their moment to be a hero. Don’t be like them. Not for a Volkswagen.
A nasty electrical fire took Clint Bowyer out early from today’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Nothing has encapsulated the term “nope” more than Bowyer’s quick exit and helmet toss following this particularly grody-smelling car-b-que.
An Englishman by the name of Jenson Button visiting Montreal’s scenic Parc Jean-Drapeau lit a fire using his McLaren’s Honda engine. Button was racing in the Canadian Grand Prix on the park’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve when fiery engine trouble forced him to retire on lap 11.
Remember the whole “help me Tom Cruise” scene in Talladega Nights? Yeah. That was making light of one of the most terrifying fires that auto racing has ever, or rather never, seen.
Up and coming World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon rolled his Hyundai off the Ponte de Lima stage of this weekend’s Rally Portugal, starting a fire in the dry brush past the road. Ford Fiesta driver Ott Tänak rolled minutes later at the same spot.
A gear failed on Danica Patrick’s Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet during NASCAR Sprint Cup practice at Dover International Speedway today, sending driver Jamie McMurray and Patrick’s team owner Tony Stewart into an unprotected hard wall. That’s worrying for Stewart, who is still recovering from a back injury.
Some 15 cars were consumed by a conflagration in a junkyard north of Los Angeles over the weekend. CBS LA says it took more than 100 firefighters two hours to knock down. The sight was something spectacularly terrifying to behold.
Today’s IndyCar practice was interrupted by a particularly stubborn brake fire out of Charlie Kimball’s car. Between this and the Fiery On Road Dead incident from IMSA practice, maybe California needs to periodically assess car-b-que risk like they do for wildfires. Threat level: at least moderate.
We love the bonkers Ford GT, but this is clearly the car’s shakedown year in racing. Found On Road Dead? Nah, the No. 67 car was Flaming On Road Dead during this morning’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship practice at Long Beach.
One of the greatest cars ever built was the 1957 Jaguar XKSS, a Le Mans race car just barely modified for use on the street. Well, it was going to be, before nine of them burned in a fire. Now, Jaguar is going to right history’s wrong.
Lyle Barnett is an experienced drag racer, but nothing prepares you for the moment your engine turns into a pressurized flamethrower aimed directly at your face. He was lucky to survive, but his scars and his words serve as an important warning to everybody who drives hard.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Casey Mears had a mild car-b-que situation at today’s Auto Club 400. Here’s a view of the fire we didn’t see on TV. Watch as the unlucky No. 13 gets enveloped in a combination of smoke and fire extinguisher spray.
A record was tied in today’s chaotic overtime NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Winning driver Jimmie Johnson now sits alongside Dale Earnhardt Sr. for most top-level Sprint Cup Series wins, at 76 overall.
Lamborghini Aventador drivers love nothing more than to rev their engines at a standstill, shoot flames, and attempt to get their cars to catch on fire.
Sometimes being “snowed in” means just that. Wipe out the shelves at the local grocery store a few days in advance, put on fuzzy socks and stay inside. If not, your fed-up car could burst into flames while you try to force it though snow.
By now we all know most modern Lamborghinis have a bit of a... design issue. I, in grand Lamborghini style, would even call it a feature. They tend to catch fire every so often. Said fire will often come at the most inopportune moments, too, like when you’re a valet taking somebody else’s Lambo out for a joyride.
You may have heard that Australian auto journalist Peter Barnwell inadvertently burned a Ford Everest SUV to the ground last week. Ford is now saying their investigation has concluded; somebody put the battery in wrong.