First, let me get this out of the way: I didn’t wish for the for the BMW to explode, I was only expecting it to and was disappointed when it didn’t after everyone cleared out of the way. Because I was apparently raised on Michael Bay movies. Does that make me an asshole?
I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see a rider bail out early in my life.
We love a good, ridiculous backfire. Even better is a supercut of awesome exhaust flames and pops on one of the most sacred spaces to gearheads on earth: the Nürburgring.
There are no words for this calamity.
Zippo lighters great for fidgeting as well as lighting things on fire, and this simple chrome model is down to its lowest price of the year.
The same model of brand-new Porsche 911 RSR race car that has run without major issues so far this year in the United States had a major engine failure at the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Silverstone, belching flames out of the engine cover that replaces its back window.
The Washington Post reports that investigators arrested three people believed to be in connection with a huge fire that began Thursday underneath a portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta, which later collapsed. While no injuries were reported, the Post reports that repairs will cost $10 million in federal funding.
An entire row of parked cars went up in flames in New York City this morning. A helpful bystander had some advice for the fire department: ‘gotta put the fire out!’
The Tequila Patrón Extreme Speed Motorsports team has had thoroughly lousy luck this year at the 12 Hours of Sebring, but it’s mostly been on the No. 2 car. It’s the No. 22's turn, though, as something in the engine bay had to be spritzed with a fire extinguisher when it came in to the pits.
After 51 fires were reported, Daimler AG made the decision to recall 1 million newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles before they become Car-B-Ques, reports Automotive News. A defective starter part has been named as the source of the car fires.
Normally, Ferrari is the Italian marque most associated with random car fires, but in the first hour of the 24 Hours of Daytona it’s Lamborghini’s turn to become a car-b-que.
Poor, poor-’Vette can’t seem to live down its recent fires. For two years in a row, Corvette Racing’s No. 4 car has caught on fire during the Roar Before the 24 test day for Daytona. Now even Ferrari folks—people well versed in spontaneous vehicular combustion—are having a chuckle at their expense.
A few months ago this blue McLaren 650S Spider started popping up at car meets in an aggressive “TRUMP” livery. Not everybody was a fan. In fact, it’s looking like this car made somebody so mad that they were compelled to burn it to the ground.
The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that some 14,000 people have been displaced by fire raging around Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which has consumed over 15,000 acres of the Great Smoky Mountains. As of this writing seven lives have already been lost, and to give you an idea of how hot it’s burning out there, these…
The 7" Fire Tablet blew Black Friday 2015 wide open at a mere $35, but Amazon’s upping the ante this year with an even lower $33 offer.
This is the burnout equivalent of a mic drop. No burnout will ever top a burnout that actually burns. With flames. On fire!
Fire! I’m a huge fan. Some of my favorite holidays are the ones where I can blow stuff up with fireworks. I adore cars that shoot flames out the exhaust. And I think I have a new favorite race car.
“They said I could be anything, so I became a rocketship.” - this Supercar, probably. James Moffat’s No. 34 Volvo had an unexpected engine failure that resulted in a big engine fire on lap 109 of today’s Bathurst 1000.
The right front brake rotors of the No. 14 Freightliner Racing Holden VF Commodore erupted in flame on lap 54 of today’s Bathurst 1000 when brake fluid spilled on the hot rotors. Normally, that’s a sign that you shouldn’t put the wheel back on just yet, but one determined crew man popped it on regardless.