Jalopnik Crash Week: Post-Accident Report

So Crash Week has shuddered, crunched and rolled end-over-end to a close, just as the IIHS released high-res photos of the '59 Bel Air/'09 Malibu crash test that started it all. Let's look at the pics below and reflect. » 9/28/09 4:00pm 9/28/09 4:00pm

They're The World's Most Expensive Cars- Let's SMASH 'EM UP!

The Kenner SSP (Super Sonic Power) toy cars of the Early Malaise Era were pretty cool, but they got orders of magnitude better when parts flew off during crashes! » 9/27/09 4:00pm 9/27/09 4:00pm

Mean Mopar Streets: Harvey Keitel Versus David Proval!

We honored Harvey Keitel's Mean Streets ride in the Murilee's Movie Car Hall Of Fame, and there's no better way to start winding down Crash Week than to show that car getting violently destroyed, gangland-style! » 9/27/09 10:30am 9/27/09 10:30am

Should We Consider Crashes Inevitable?

The one given in the decades-old debate over government-mandated safety features on motor vehicles has been this: Drivers are idiots, and they're destined to crash all the damn time. Have we taken the wrong route? » 9/26/09 6:00pm 9/26/09 6:00pm

What's It Like When Your Mazda Sheds A Wheel On The Race Track?

Remember when the Torqueless Rotards RX-7 flipped at the 24 Hours Of LeMons South Fall '09? In all the excitement, I'd forgotten that the Rotards gave me a copy of their in-car video! » 9/26/09 1:30pm 9/26/09 1:30pm

A Treasury Of Spec Miata Wrecks

Spec Miata has become insanely popular, and we see many, many SM veterans racing in the 24 Hours Of LeMons. To hear them tell it, they've come to show us what real racing is about… » 9/26/09 10:30am 9/26/09 10:30am

2010 Porsche Panamera Crashes, Joins Cool Club

The 2010 Porsche Panamera is now cool. How do we know? Though only on sale for about three weeks, an owner has already partially wrecked one — and just in time for Crash Week! [WreckedExotics] » 9/25/09 4:00pm 9/25/09 4:00pm

Top Twelve Stupid Car Crashes Caught On Video

It's almost the last day of Crash Week, so we figured it's about time to revel in the spectacular stupidity surrounding car crashes. Below, our twelve favorite stupid car crashes caught on tape. » 9/25/09 2:00pm 9/25/09 2:00pm

Crash Your Rolls Into A Supermarket, Get 16 Months In Jail

The UK man who expressed his displeasure with a Tesco by downing two bottles of whiskey and driving his 1983 Rolls through the store window has been sentenced to 16 months in jail. The car's fate is unknown. [HeraldScotland] » 9/25/09 1:30pm 9/25/09 1:30pm

Nissan GT-R Smashes Through Newspaper Boxes

According to Egon Spengler "Print is dead," though we think the owner of this Nissan GT-R took the claim a bit literally when he plowed through newspaper boxes in downtown Houston yesterday. (Hat tip to Josh!) » 9/24/09 4:30pm 9/24/09 4:30pm

Dutchman Flips Tractor Trailer While Masturbating, Doesn't Stop

A high-on-drugs Dutch trucker en route to Gothenburg, Sweden, was masturbating while driving and lost control, flipping the truck and blocking multiple lanes of traffic. While in the wreckage, he kept masturbating. Under police interrogation, he kept masturbating. That's determination. » 9/24/09 3:30pm 9/24/09 3:30pm

EXCLUSIVE: The Most Spectacular WRC Crashes ...In HD

As we mentioned, WRC is coming to HD Theater on October 4th, and in honor of Crash Week Discovery cut us an exclusive crashgasmic gallery and video preview of "WRC Top Ten Spectacular Crashes" just for Jalopnik below. » 9/24/09 2:05pm 9/24/09 2:05pm

From Benz To Bumpers: A Brief History Of Auto Safety

The history of automotive safety engineering is a reflection of society. As society has changed, evolved, advanced and reassessed its values, so too were those values foisted, painfully, upon automotive engineers. » 9/24/09 12:30pm 9/24/09 12:30pm

What Car Makes You Feel Safe?

Yeah, it's still Crash Week, and we've seen some very jarring videos (some we even won't show). Now we need some comforting, so we want to know: what car makes you feel safe? » 9/24/09 11:30am 9/24/09 11:30am

Dublin's Nominee For Worst Driver, Luckiest Pedestrian

Dublin wasn't a popular answer to our QOTD, which may surprise you after seeing this clip of a bus crashing into a giant van, nearly hitting a passerby who used up all of Ireland's luck. (H/T to Paul!) » 9/23/09 5:45pm 9/23/09 5:45pm

Volvo Smashing Electric Cars To Test Next Gen Safety

What's so different between regular car safety and electric car safety? The 330 Lb volatile battery pack in the trunk, that's what. The safety-centric Swedes are taking this into account while designing the 2012 Volvo Plug-In Hybrid. » 9/23/09 4:00pm 9/23/09 4:00pm

World Atlas Of Bad Driving: The Middle East

For Day Three of the World Atlas Of Bad Driving we focus on the Middle East, a cradle of civilization and, sadly, the site of so many of its problems. » 9/23/09 3:00pm 9/23/09 3:00pm

World's Fastest Super Car Crashes

Wrecked Exotics has put together a list of the fastest crashes they've ever seen and it's quite the compendium of carnage. Below, evidence proving bad decision making will eventually catch up to you. » 9/23/09 12:00pm 9/23/09 12:00pm

Little Girl Miraculously Survives Terrifying Crash In Washington

When a Washington driver somehow crashed backwards into a wall it appeared she immediately killed a little girl playing on the sidewalk. She managed to escape unscathed thanks to the parking bollards. Truly, a Crash Week miracle. [NBC] » 9/23/09 11:00am 9/23/09 11:00am