The last place you want to crash your vehicle is in front of a bunch of fellow car enthusiasts. Or a police officer. Or both. But that’s just what some people go out and do, messing up a perfectly good Cars and Coffee event while they’re at it.
An assault that started in a Baltimore bar early Saturday morning made its way out onto the street, resulting in a minivan driver speeding into other vehicles and at least one person along the sidewalk, according to video and accounts from police.
“If you’ve ever been in a race car,” racer Fabian Berger says, elbow-deep in the guts of a BMW E30, “then you know it’s worth wrenching the whole night.” This is the world of AER, American Endurance Racing, a budget racing series that’s not for amateurs. I, an amateur, found that out the hard way.
This immaculate ‘32 Ford ended up bashed in, TMZ reports because its driver, American Hot Rod star Duane Mayer, got so drunk he fell out of the driver’s seat while the car was doing 25 miles an hour.
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Here’s a different kind of distracted driving: Michigan state police say a Detroit driver fatally crashed while watching porn on his phone. The unnamed driver was ejected from the sunroof of his 1996 Toyota Corolla. He was not wearing his seatbelt, nor pants, police said.
There was one turn in the Jari-Pekka Rally in Finland last weekend that absolutely demolished at least a half dozen rally cars.
It looks like everyone is a bit rusty from the FIA World Rally Championship offseason, and a few bruises may result from it.
Winter snow is upon us. Here is a reminder that there is nothing that you can do. You car will be destroyed. Abandon any shred of hope you had to make it out unscathed.
Former F1 and current WRC driver Robert Kubica crashed out of the Monte Carlo Rally today with this agonizingly slow crash. Watch how quickly his day gets ruined on a patch of icy road.
Definitely impressive though.
We asked Jalopnik readers to tell us about times they brought ruin and destruction to their own vehicles. These are their very worst stories. Read them and learn from their mistakes.
Just a month after we mourned the McLaren P1 reaching the end of production, pictures emerged of one torn up and loaded onto a wrecker. Not only is that over $1 million down the drain, it’s also just plain depressing.
Tragedy struck the Dakar Rally twice, once during Stage 7 and again in road traffic.
Mountain switchbacks are fun roads, but you don’t ever want to think about what it would be like if you have too much fun. Plunging over the side, to what would seem like your inevitable death, would be an unimaginable nightmare. Thanks to someone who survived it, you don’t have to try and imagine any longer.
Here’s why you have to keep your wits on poorly-marked roads this winter.
This dashcam video shows what can go wrong if you’re lazy and you don’t clear that huge block of snow and ice off of the roof of your car—it can fly off and crush the car behind you.
A car: is it a means of transportation, a source of fun and enjoyment, or a 3,500 pound land missile full of chaos waiting to be unleashed? How about all three? And working on your own car? Don’t even get me started on how that can go wrong. Lord knows I’ve been there.
Eleven people were injured over the weekend when a Dakar Rally racer speared off the course and into a crowd of spectators. The first proper stage of the rally had not even started yet.