Insurgents Have Turned This Iraqi City Into An Automotive Wasteland

In case you've forgotten about Iraq, it is still A Country That Exists with 36 million people living in it. And the biggest northern city of Mosul was just completely overrun by extremist insurgents, whose first order of business seems to have been to burn anything that has wheels attached. » 6/11/14 8:06pm 6/11/14 8:06pm

Land Speed History Is Rapidly Disappearing. Can We Save The Salt Flats?

For nearly 100 years the Bonneville Salt Flats has been the ultimate test for man and machine. Fearless gear-heads such as Art Arfons, Craig Breedlove, and Burt Munro drove their way to legend status here. Many other greats died trying. Today, lovers of the Bonneville Salt Flats fear it's disappearing. » 11/05/13 3:49pm 11/05/13 3:49pm

Watch the Muhammad Ali of BattleBots Destroy Everything in Its Path

There are "battle bots" and then there are "utter, one-sided destruction bots." The two-wheeled harbinger of destruction called Last Rites fits in that second category. Powered by an over-volted golf cart motor and wielding a spinning hammer-blade of doom, it's really a force to behold. And the folks over at Distort » 6/27/13 10:56am 6/27/13 10:56am

What Happens When You Use a Giant Construction Drill on a Car?

It's quite simple really, the car gets completely destroyed, screwed and mangled in every which way possible. The TR-150 construction drill completely eats the car alive to the point where it can no longer drill it anymore, it has to smash and pulverize it. Using construction tools for destruction is a beautiful… » 6/07/13 11:19pm 6/07/13 11:19pm

Watch Aptera employees smash prototype electric cars as company goes…

Aptera, the California electric vehicle startup that once hoped for ten thousand sales of its futuristic three-wheeled 2e per year, ceased operations on Friday after failing to secure needed funding. As you can sadly see in these videos, in the wake of the collapse, the company's now-unemployed staff went on a… » 12/07/11 1:30pm 12/07/11 1:30pm

Econobox God Takes Revenge On Potato Gun-Wielding Deviants

It's a little know fact that building potato cannons and destroying things with them is a right of passage in some rural communities. Ours was equipped with a rifled 1.5" diameter PVC barrel, 4" combustion chamber, and a self-grounding barbecue ignition embedded in a custom whittled pistol grip. Depending on the… » 3/31/08 3:00pm 3/31/08 3:00pm

Hoon Of The Day: How Many Licks To Get This Toyota To Blow Up?

Today's hoons are following in the grand tradition established by Top Gear of trying to destroy Toyota trucks. Unfortunately, we don't have anything quite as cool as a Toyota Hilux to mangle. As with the Hilux, it takes a serious amount of full-throttle reverse action to put the hurt on this already well-worn Toyota… » 3/03/08 1:15pm 3/03/08 1:15pm

Chinese Students Admire Buick Quality, Destroy LaCrosse in Scuffle

Sometimes things get out of hand at Nankai University. We're not talking drunken keggers or a herd of sheep on the quad, we're talking student led destruction of a shiny new Buick LaCrosse over a traffic incident. The broken English translation tells the tale of the big China-only Buick getting scratched by a bicycle… » 1/02/08 2:15pm 1/02/08 2:15pm