Drunk Australian Car-Torching Prank Goes Awry, Still Deemed 'Hilarious'

The night started innocently enough; bunch of dudes getting wasted up in Australia’s Northern Territory. Someone says “let’s cut the roof off Darren’s Land Cruiser!” Someone else produces an oxyacetylene torch. Next thing you know there’s a flaming chariot of doom is bounding down the street. Oops! »10/11/15 2:11pm10/11/15 2:11pm

Watch A Driver Take A Casual Stroll Away From A Crash And Massive Fireball

My thoughts while watching this video: “Okay, it’s a drag race, anything can go wrong. Off they go, and, wait, that’s it? That’s the crash? That’s not so bad! People walk away from worse. Wait– wait– oh god. Oh god. NOBODY SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE FIREBALL HOW THE HELL DID HE WALK AWAY FROM THAT.”
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This Guy's 2015 GMC Canyon Caught Fire And He's Had No Luck With GM

We know from the multitudes of complaints to the federal government that sometimes older GM pickup trucks catch fire. But what happens when a newer GM truck catches fire? What’s it like dealing with the company? We didn’t have an immolated truck to find out, but one reader did. And it wasn’t good.… »7/23/15 1:52pm7/23/15 1:52pm

Why Hasn't GM Recalled These Two Trucks With A Similar Fiery Issue?

Last week, under threat of a federal investigation, GM recalled almost every Hummer H3 it had built because of a potentially dangerous design problem. Our analysis of a government database shows complaints of similar problems from owners of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, two trucks built with the same components… »7/15/15 10:13am7/15/15 10:13am

Holy Crap That Bed Bug Car Fire Was Huge

Remember that story yesterday about the guy who set three cars on fire, because he suspected one of them had bed bugs? You know the guy, the one who doused everything in alcohol? You thought we were joking about that “dramatic re-enactment” photo we used. Well, looking at video of the real thing, we weren’t that far… »4/16/15 7:15pm4/16/15 7:15pm

This Bizarre Video Explains Why People Tend To Avoid Using Methanol Fuel

What you're watching is not a young Robby Gordon, taking a break from a little racing at the 1997 Indy 500, just to frolic in the grass. What you're watching is Robby Gordon fighting desperately to save his own life, as his car burst into searing hot flames. Except a big problem is that the fire is completely… »1/29/15 12:20pm1/29/15 12:20pm

Firefighters Attempt To Extinguish Car Fire And Everything Goes To Hell

Here's a little cooking recipe, handed down from my step-uncle's roommate's brother's sister. Take one Mercedes, and completely engulf it in flames. Leave it on top of a big hill. Don't set the parking brake. Add firefighters, a high pressure fire hose, and now water everywhere to reduce the friction. The result is… »1/21/15 6:06pm1/21/15 6:06pm

Now You'll Know Exactly How Lamborghinis Manage To Self-Immolate

Lamborghinis definitely, definitely, definitely have a history of catching fire. But the key question in so many conflagrations was how they were managing to go up in flames. It turns out, it's because they get so enthused with being a raging Italian bull, that they can't help but set themselves on fire. »11/03/14 9:45pm11/03/14 9:45pm