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Can You Put Out A Fire With A Motorcycle?

I think it’s the way we hear the intrepid anti-fire motorcyclist state that he “guarantees” that he can put out the fire with the motorcycle that makes this so appealing. The confidence, the casual bravado, one man, one motorcycle, one fire! It’s the stuff of dreams! And, he’s victorious! Almost. » 7/14/15 8:45pm 7/14/15 8:45pm

Rally Portugal Safety Car Catches Fire On Stage, Left To Burn

The 00 car at a rally has an important function: run the course before the competitors to inspect everything from signage and bannering to whether or not spectators are in the right locations. That is, unless it’s on fire. Then it doesn’t do a very good job of checking anything. » 5/26/15 3:56pm 5/26/15 3:56pm

Watch two maniacs ride a motorcycle through a 393-foot fire hell tunnel

I found the entrance to hell and it’s this nearly 400-foot long tunnel of fire. When Enrico Schoeman and André de Kock hop on their motorcycle and burn through the tunnel, it looks like they’re on the surface of the Sun. The tunnel reaches temperatures of 900 degrees and you can’t even see where you’re going when… » 5/13/15 6:02pm 5/13/15 6:02pm

Simona de Silvestro Escapes Unharmed After Her IndyCar Ignites On Fire

Simona de Silvestro’s cars have an unfortunate history of catching fire at the Indianapolis 500, it seems. Today’s practice session fire was her third fire in five visits to the famous race. Fortunately, she was able to hop out of the car before flames caught up to her seat inside.
» 5/13/15 10:38am 5/13/15 10:38am

Late Model Crash Shows Why You Should Let Responders Do Their Jobs

If there’s anything the late model crash we posted this week really shows, it’s why you should let the response team do their jobs. As some have pointed out, the first two people to arrive at the car weren’t part of the response team at all. They were a pit steward for the series and a member of the driver’s pit crew. » 5/03/15 1:11pm 5/03/15 1:11pm

Late Model Horror Crash Shows How Not To Respond to An Accident [Update]

Here’s the worst-case scenario that any racer could imagine. Driver Shane Mitchell’s car got airborne in a crash at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, landed on the wall and caught fire as it came to a stop. Mitchell suffered a back injury in the accident, so he was stuck there until a rescue worker pulled him out.
» 5/01/15 4:33pm 5/01/15 4:33pm

Woman Sets Car On Fire At Gas Station Due To Failed Cigarette Bumming

A Jerusalem woman who really, really wanted a smoke set a man and his car on fire when her request for a cigarette was denied. The incident was captured on a short but terrifying CCTV camera clip, and is a good reminder why not to both smoke at a gas station and be so maliciously stupid. » 4/29/15 3:46pm 4/29/15 3:46pm

Who wins when a fire hose and a flamethrower shoot at each other?

Rock, paper, scissors. Paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, scissor beats paper. How do those holiest of rules apply to fire and water? Well, let’s blast a water hose at a flame thrower while the flame thrower is firing off at the water hose to find out. Guess who’s the winner? » 4/23/15 2:11pm 4/23/15 2:11pm

It's Not Really A Brake Failure Unless The System Catches On Fire

The Infiniti Red Bull Racing team hasn't been doing so well this season. After suffering issues due to overheating front brakes at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, the team switched from this year's Hitco brake system back to 2014's Brembo brakes. How did that work out? Not well, if you're Daniil Kvyat. » 4/10/15 7:15pm 4/10/15 7:15pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Tire Burst Into Flame After It Exploded

Phoenix International Raceway hasn't been kind to right rear tires during today's CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Sam Hornish Jr. ate the wall earlier after his right rear tire failed, but it was Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s tire that was the most explosive failure of them all. » 3/15/15 6:23pm 3/15/15 6:23pm

News Chopper Live-Streamed This Unbelievable Highway Fire In Michigan

WXYZ Detroit has a helicopter circling highway I-94 near Dearborn, Michigan right now and it's streaming live video of the most hellacious conflagration I've ever seen. A tanker truck reportedly hit a car and exploded at around 11:00AM EST, taking several smaller vehicles with it. » 3/11/15 11:46am 3/11/15 11:46am

Brand New 2015 Jeep Cherokee Goes Up In Flames 36 Hours After Purchase

I've driven the new Jeep Cherokee, and while I liked the car, its possible I may have mentioned in passing to a Jeep engineer that it'd be nice to have an option to have the car burst into flames a day or so after you got it. For, you know, that exotic Italian car feel. Looks like maybe someone took me seriously. » 1/06/15 2:18pm 1/06/15 2:18pm