Last Week, I Was Paragliding; Now I'm Delivering Aid In Nepal

I am OK, but Nepal is not. The part of the country that got hit the hardest is the remote Gorkha district. Many small towns and villages are still not included in any government search and rescue effort. This is one of many stories from the area: One day, six volunteers and two villages. » 5/01/15 4:18pm 5/01/15 4:18pm

Use This Infographic To Pick Your Ideal Movie Disaster Car

It's summer movie time, and that usually means we get to relax and watch the total destruction of everyone and everything. Because we're sick bastards. And while it's fun to watch cities get stomped by colossal lizards or overrun with zombies, it begs one important question: if that happened, what would you drive? » 6/07/13 2:00pm 6/07/13 2:00pm

The cars of the Fukushima Nuclear Exclusion Zone

These images, snapped inside the exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant nine months after the earthquake, are as close as we're likely to get to the end of the world. At least until December next year. Destroyed vehicles litter the landscape, proving obstacles for the few remaining holdouts and… » 12/28/11 4:00pm 12/28/11 4:00pm

Corvette Set Ablaze By Fireworks, Project Car Hell Comes To Life

Rich Szatkowski really loved his 1989 Corvette project car. So much so, he spent the entire 4th of July reupholstering the interior and fitting it with a new steering wheel and stereo. As a final touch, he washed the carpet and left a roof panel off so it could dry overnight. Then disaster struck. While the 'Vette was… » 7/11/08 2:00pm 7/11/08 2:00pm

25 Years Since The Great Caldecott Tunnel Fire

Ever wonder why most major highway tunnels prohibit tanker vehicles containing flammable liquids (except, in some cases, during certain designated hours)? Tanker drivers can blame the Caldecott Tunnel Fire of 1982 for such regulations. A drunk San Leandro bookkeeper hit the curb in the northern bore, stalling the car… » 4/16/07 4:30pm 4/16/07 4:30pm