Take one look at the picture above and you’d think that Danny Ongais would have died that day, 35 years ago. The front half of his car had disintegrated, the back half was on fire, and he, unconscious, was careening across the track at the Indy 500.
There are many good reasons to take your car to a track. It’s safe, it’s easy, and the odds are low that you’ll crash into a house. One modded Toyota Supra owner learned that lesson the hard way.
A crash that started as simply a slide off of the track in the Formula 3 European Championship race on Saturday turned into an airborne, three-car wreck when another vehicle took a dusty corner, reportedly leaving a driver temporarily unconscious and warranting a hospital trip for two. The crash ended the race.
Preliminary data from state highway safety offices around America shows annual traffic fatalities for motorcyclists going up an estimated 10 percent in 2015. That meant about 450 more bikers killed on the road last year than the year before for an expected total of just over 5,000. Here’s what we know.
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.
Simply put, you will not believe that the drivers in this video survived the crash that they show to you.
A mechanical failure caused a tractor trailer to topple on its side on New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge, resulting in some serious carnage.
Sometimes when you’re behind the wheel of a potent American muscle car at high speeds on a track with walls super close to the asphalt, well... shit happens. Ask me how I know this! And the poor bastard behind the wheel of this 2017 Camaro Z/28 mule knows it now too, at the Nürburgring no less.
Dammit, Top Gear made it look so easy.
Here’s a video from Australia showing a Kangaroo jumping high into the air and laying down an absolutely epic dropkick on an unsuspecting car. The owner’s reaction is on point.
What happens when you combine dry soil, heaps of rain, and a low-lying highway? Well, the rain gets repelled by the dry dirt, and gravity sends it downhill toward the highway, ultimately creating a violent river in only a matter of seconds.
This strange video from Dash Cam Owners Australia shows a car seemingly appear from nowhere and collide with a utility truck. How did this little sedan appear out of thin air?
When Top Gear was lamenting the death of Saab, they did a whole bit about Swedish versus Italian crash tests back in the 1990s. Saab and Lancia don’t really exist nowadays (not in any meaningful way, anyway), but Volvo and Fiat still do. And it looks like the more things change, the more things stay the same.
It’s one thing when an 18-wheeler passes by on the highway and kicks up a rock into your windshield. It’s another, however, when you take off behind the wheel of a friend’s Ferrari 458 Speciale and put a huge crack in the windshield. When it happened to this YouTube user, he “wanted to disappear from the universe.”
This semi-truck driver in northwestern Michigan had a decision to make: smash into a little Buick, or crank the steering wheel hard and pray. Well, here’s a video showing what happened after he chose the latter option.
The New Jersey State Police has confirmed that at least one military vehicle has rolled over and landed on its roof on the Brunswick Turnpike in South Brunswick this afternoon. The road is closed and a rescue helicopter has transported one person with serious injuries to a hospital.
Mother Russia brings us another gem this week with a new dash cam video showing a flat-bed tow truck dropping a car on the street and just continuing on its merry way. Never change, Russia.
I met him on a short hill overlooking the road, some macho Welsh local covered in rain and dirt, pulling a beer from his poncho and waiting for the next car to wail past. I asked him why he had trekked into the woods, soaked through his boots, standing for hours on the side of a road, just to get sprayed with rocks…
Ah, street racing. It’s bad and stupid and can lead to tragic consequences for all involved. But sometimes it leads to hilarious divine justice for the people who try it, like this internet gem from way way back in 2003.
A federal judge in California today ruled that Porsche is not at fault for the 2013 crash in a Carrera GT that killed Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas. The ruling was made in a lawsuit brought against the automaker by Rodas’ widow.