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.
When your 1,000 horsepower Hyundai drift car bursts into flames, it might be a good idea to come to a stop. Otherwise the circuit’s fire safety crew has to chase you down on track, as we can see here.
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!
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.”
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.…
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…
What happens when you give a bunch of skater punks a rental car? Well, let’s say the extra $9 a day insurance got used in full.
Look at that picture. See the conflagration? The inferno? The fiery mark of Satan himself? That’s what the auto industry in the United States defines as a “strange odor,” according to a scathing and relentless investigation into the people who are supposed to keep you safe.
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…
If you’re the sort of person that suspects that your rental car has bedbugs, you’d want to take care of it. And you, being the rational person you are, would take care of it the only way you knew how. By drenching the entire car in rubbing alcohol.