Going Out In a Blaze of Glory: Banger Racing

In the US of A, we got good wholesome enduro racing, with your Monte Carlos and your Camaros and whatnot. Over in the UK, however, they call it "banger racing" and they'll put just about anything on the track. Rolls-Royces, Jensen Interceptors, and a whole bunch of big American cars end their lives in banger racing,… » 12/19/07 1:30pm 12/19/07 1:30pm

Hoon Paints Marriage Proposal On Demolition Derby Jalopy

Kevin Weaver's behavior is the sort of thing that would give our 8th grade English teacher convulsions. Cause see he painted, "Karen Slusser will u marry me?" on the side of his beater. Sure, he came in third place and Karen Slusser said yes, but where's the comma? And just look how he spelled "u." Tsk, tsk. Still, he… » 10/01/07 1:15pm 10/01/07 1:15pm

LAPD Stops Unlicensed Driver Vehicle Impounds

The LA Times reports that the Los Angeles Police Department has imposed a moratorium on impounding the motor vehicles of unlicensed drivers. Citing a pending Oregon case, City Councilman Jose Huizar was concerned the practice of impounding vehicles may be unconstitutional, and pressed the LAPD to examine their former… » 8/30/07 1:45pm 8/30/07 1:45pm

Hoonage Now For The Future: Kenner Smash-Up Derby


If there ever was a toy calculated to instill a love of hoonage in impressionable young minds, it had to be Kenner's Smash-Up Derby set. You got a pair of toy cars using Kenner's SSP "rip-cord" drive system, only with a huge improvement over the standard SSP deal: these cars were hideous 50s beaters, with dents and… » 4/02/07 2:17pm 4/02/07 2:17pm

Ending a Marriage via Sanctioned Vehicular Violence

More than one pitying soul has compared our love life to Jawbreaker's catalogue of morose, discordant rasp-pop classics. The really sad thing is, they're probably right. Now if we had some real cojones instead of slacker-punk-guy-blogger fauxjones, we would challenge our exes to a freakin' demolition derby. Which is… » 10/18/05 9:21am 10/18/05 9:21am