Longest car jump record disaster seen from every angle

This spectacular multi-angle video shows Guerlain Chicherit's attempt to beat the world record for the longest car jump, which is now held by Tanner Foust at 332 feet (101 meters). Chicherit tried save a 360 feet (109.7 meter) gap between a 20-ton steel ramp and a concrete landing surface. Fortunately, he didn't die. » 6/19/14 1:04pm 6/19/14 1:04pm

So these online competitions are actually real then…

It's fair to say that almost all petrolheads have all dreamt of becoming a racing driver at some point in their life, and our man Stuart is no different. But at the not so tender age of 31, short of a lottery win or death of a stupidly rich relative he never knew he had, this dream was never going to become a reality.

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Google Street View Driver Rams 2 Buses, 1 Truck in Failed Hit-and-Run

It's not a good year to be a Google Street View driver—or rather, in this case, to be anywhere in the vicinity of one. In Bogor, Indonesia, one ill-fated Google Street View car got itself into a bit of trouble when the driver's failed attempt at a hit-and-run involved him ramming into two large public busses and a… » 9/13/13 11:10am 9/13/13 11:10am

When You're A Racing Driver, A 140mph Flying Door Ain't No Thang

Mike Simpson races in the British GT3 Championship in a Ginetta G55. Fighting for the lead at Brands Hatch, his car is hit by flying debris at a not inconsiderable 140mph or so. But what kind of debris, you'll ask if you didn't read the title? Well, not a mirror or a bird carcass or a Green Shell, but an entire door.… » 8/18/13 11:40am 8/18/13 11:40am

A Tesla Model S Crashed Into an Electric Pole and Caused a Blackout

Stop me if you heard this before but an electric car and an electric pole walk into a bar... Okay, seriously. This is one of those ridiculous local news stories that are too perfect to be true but actually are. A Tesla Model S crashed into a utility pole in Tennessee and caused a local blackout. » 8/16/13 10:29am 8/16/13 10:29am

Watch the Fiery Crash After Southwest's Landing Gear Collapse

This has not been a great month for commercial airlines—or anything that's supposed to stay in the sky without crashing down amidst flames, really. The most recent mark against flying contraptions occurred yesterday evening at LaGuardia, when the front landing gear of a Boeing 737 collapsed and sent the plane… » 7/23/13 11:27am 7/23/13 11:27am

Porsche GT3 crashes at Circuit de Catalunya, Spain

A nasty crash at approximately 160mph. Driver gets some major whiplash action as the passenger side rams into the barrier wall, he actually raises his arm in preparation of the hit. All weekend exotic race car drivers should spend quality money on safety equipment beyond a snazzy helmet and shoes. One hit like this… » 7/21/13 5:14pm 7/21/13 5:14pm

Watch the Crazy Aftermath of a Drone Crashing Next to a Florida Highway

So remember how traffic was pretty bad in Florida yesterday? You know, because of an unmanned drone unexpectedly spiraling down from the heavens and blowing up next to US 98 Highway by Tyndall Air Base? Well, there's video now—or at least of the aftermath. And they were not kidding about that smoke cloud. » 7/18/13 12:39pm 7/18/13 12:39pm

Bill Warner's Confirmed Death at Loring 1.5 Mile Event

Earlier today, unconfirmed reports on Suzukihayabusa.org forums stated that Bill Warner crashed at the Loring Standing Mile Event and was in route to Cary Medical Center. Later post from close family and friends confirmed that Bill Warner passed away from injuries sustained during the crash. Cary Medical Center has… » 7/14/13 4:34pm 7/14/13 4:34pm

What I Learned From The Most Disappointing Race Weekend Ever

All racing is endurance racing for the people whose blood, sweat and grease go into building and prepping a race car. Therefore you can imagine the massive disappointment I felt when all that work seemed to go out the roll cage when my car was shunted just minutes into a race. The only bigger FAIL would come from not… » 6/27/13 10:08am 6/27/13 10:08am