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.
Ford's Rallycross Fiestas use some of the most high-strung race engines in the world. Here's what it looks like when they shoot flames on the overrun.
I'm fairly sure that if you have access to 192 sticks of dynamite and a Chevrolet Celebrity, this kind of thing just sort of happens.
What happens when your Porsche 911 Turbo S catches on fire down the street from the Hot Rod Magazine offices? The video of your woe goes online.
PROTIP: Never try to move your car, anywhere, anytime, for any reason. Especially if there's ice around.
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…
If you see a Ferrari or whatever parked in a parking garage, just... park your car somewhere else, I guess. It's not going to survive. From the moment that fire starts, to the moment it turns into face-melting raging inferno, is literally about four minutes.
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…