A fire at a music festival in Portugal this week spread across a parking lot and burnt up a staggering 422 cars. Amazingly, no one was injured.
Remember the whole “help me Tom Cruise” scene in Talladega Nights? Yeah. That was making light of one of the most terrifying fires that auto racing has ever, or rather never, seen.
Looks like the New York Auto Show is going out with a literal bang, because holy crap, a Porsche 993 just exploded in the Javits Center.
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.
Floyd Mayweather is a man of means, and he likes to spend his means on a collection of uninspired expensive cars he doesn’t drive. Sadly, his Rich Basic Dude car collection is down four members after last night following a trailer fire.
Last month, we caught the first glimpse of what was probably the world’s first Lamborghini Aventador Roadster fire in Dubai from cell phone shots and a faraway video. Now, we have a much better look at how this went down, and it ain’t pretty.
Reports out of Dubai mean this could very well be the first Lamborghini Aventador SV on fire on the planet. It happened on a stretch of the Dubai Marina and apparently started in the engine before gobbling up the rest of the supercar.
Think you can skimp on fire safety in your race car build? Think again.
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.
Houston traffic is bad enough without sports cars catching fire all over the gosh-durn place!
"Poorly-attended campfires, train and machinery sparks, tossed cigarette butts and dry weather" were factors, but add some lightning to the mix, and cities in the Northwest need to be evacuated, leaving homes and cars behind for the blaze.
Say what you will about Austin, TX, but you have to admire those people really committing to the whole "keep Austin weird" campaign. This guy is really doing his part, because what's weirder than a flaming Jeep driving itself through three major intersections? In this case "weird"="dangerous."
How far would you go to help someone you've never met? Would you bend the frame of a car door while the rest of it burned to get that person out safely? That sounds insane, but it's exactly what a 52-year-old Minnesota man did this week to save a stranger.
What happens when you spend more time making your car look good rather than make it, you know, work? Uh, this happens. Or not, because it's probably fake.
Once again, a Ferrari has met its end at the hands of its most persistent enemy: fire. This time the culprit caught up with its prey in a Pennsylvania hospital parking garage.
When it comes to asshat parking jobs, there just seems to be one kind of driver who does it more than most. And people in Russia have way less patience for that shit.
An automotive technician in Adelaide still managed to make it to work, despite his ute catching on fire on the way there.
Five people are dead, with another in the hospital, after they became trapped in their burning Nissan Sentra in Burbank, California.