Just a few days ago, David Mahler had his contracting company quit the agreements with the state of Louisiana to remove Confederate monuments, citing death threats and threatening calls to his home. It seems like quitting wasn’t enough for some disturbed people, as his Lamborghini was found burned to the ground this…
Idiot or crazy? It’s so hard to decide. When you see a person take their lighter out at a gas station, and deliberately hold it right up to the pump, and then act surprised at the ensuing fireball, the question of crazy or idiot is sublimely difficult. Maybe both?
Geneseo, NY Fire Chief Andrew Chanler told WHAM “alcohol fueled incidents take up most of his crew’s activity from Thursday night through weekend.” At least some of the drunks are taking it upon themselves to drive the ambulance. No, wait, that’s terrible.
Martin Truex Jr. is the ultimate underdog story. He drives for a modest one-car Sprint Cup team. This is the farthest he’s ever made it in NASCAR’s playoff-style Chase for the Sprint Cup. And now, the man is just on fire. Nah, dude. Like, literally on fire.
Longview, Texas-area taxidermist Barry “The BEAR” Dorbritz was stuck in traffic this afternoon behind the HScott Motorsports trailer, so he decided to record it with his phone. Little did he know as he joked that it could be on fire that the trailer itself was actually ablaze.
If you took a charter bus to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway today, you might want to be worried about anything you left behind on said bus. A bus in a parking lot outside turn 4 caught fire, sending smoke up and over into the track.
When I lived in LA, I always avoided the 405 like the plague. And while I can’t really blame the road for this, a bus near Bellevue, Washington burst into flames on the 405 this morning, near the I-90 interchange. I still sort of blame the 405.
John Green, famous YouTuber and author of popular “young adult fiction” novels-turned-movies The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns recently went for a go in a dirtmod-ish racecar with absolutely no experience. He crashed and caught on fire.
I probably don’t have to tell you that desert racing’s hot. Sometimes it’s so hot your truck catches fire in the middle of a pit stop, but this seriously professional pit crew isn’t about to let a little spontaneous conflagration slow ‘em down.
Paul Menard tapped David Ragan’s car from behind during last night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles’ Southern 500, sending Ragan’s car into the wall and leaving him with one fiery car-b-que afterwards. Ouch.
Heartbreak in unlikely cars today: Nico Rosberg’s supposedly more reliable Mercedes engine blew right up with two laps to go at the Italian Grand Prix. While it looked like it was powered by jets for a second, this meant that Rosberg had to retire out of the race. Now the team’s been called to the stewards. Huh?
It’s easy for all of us cash-deprived near-animals to judge the actions of our monied betters. So I’m asking you to keep an open mind when considering the tale of a 20-year-old son of a Swiss millionaire who deliberately set his Ferrari 458 Italia on fire in the hopes of getting a newer, better Ferrari. Just think…
Kenny Habul’s flaming car caused a red flag towards the end of today’s NASCAR Xfinity Zippo 200. Driving into the pit lane after that kind of hit (at a race sponsored by lighters, no less) around all the fuel and such proves that your car is tough, sure, but doesn’t seem like the best idea.
Water-bombing aircraft are pretty standard wildfire-fighting equipment. Helicopters that spew fire onto the forest? Not so much.
NASCAR’s Alex Bowman burst into flames on the track today:
Attention: inconsiderate man-baby drone enthusiasts everywhere—your aerial shot of an immense inferno should never, ever stand between firefighters and their ability to extinguish a fire. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Times reports that some dronebag in California did just that.
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.
Porsche’s current livery reminds me just a bit of the Space Shuttle: all whites, blacks and greys. Unfortunately, the Space Shuttle can pull off big fiery rockets in the back, and a terrestrial Porsche 911 RSR cannot.
Heh heh heh FIRE! Mmmmmm FIRE! Heh heh heh huh huh heh heh heh cool. Heh heh FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!
Poor Elfyn Evans didn’t have the best time at Rally de Portugal. First, his M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC experienced throttle problems which plagued him all throughout Day 1. Then his car just gave up the ghost on SS8, and guess what? That ghost was a fire spirit.