With ten cars retired now out of sixty 24 Hours of Le Mans entrants, it’s time for our yearly reminder that Le Mans is an utterly merciless place on cars and drivers alike. Here’s how Le Mans is sending teams packing early in 2016.
A man took his 12-year-old son for a ride in a 700 horsepower Camaro when the fuel system failed and hell decided to take up residence in the car’s interior.
A gear failed on Danica Patrick’s Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet during NASCAR Sprint Cup practice at Dover International Speedway today, sending driver Jamie McMurray and Patrick’s team owner Tony Stewart into an unprotected hard wall. That’s worrying for Stewart, who is still recovering from a back injury.
Last week, a California warehouse holding nine Nissan Skylines, three more rare Japanese imported cars, more than a dozen other vehicles and most unfortunately two dogs burned to the ground. Now, an investigation of the scene appears to have coincidentally discovered an illegal marijuana farm setting up shop next door.
It’s a sad day for car enthusiasts as, last night, two dozen rare imports left this earth headed for Jalop heaven in a warehouse fire, The Drive reports. We fear that among the victims may be some classic JDM Nissan Skyline goodness.
Some 15 cars were consumed by a conflagration in a junkyard north of Los Angeles over the weekend. CBS LA says it took more than 100 firefighters two hours to knock down. The sight was something spectacularly terrifying to behold.
Today’s IndyCar practice was interrupted by a particularly stubborn brake fire out of Charlie Kimball’s car. Between this and the Fiery On Road Dead incident from IMSA practice, maybe California needs to periodically assess car-b-que risk like they do for wildfires. Threat level: at least moderate.
Hot, hot lug nuts sparked a fire in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pit midway through tonight’s race in Fort Worth, leading to a spectacular display of pyrotechnics that took crew members quite a bit of time to put out. The only thing hotter this week? Takes about Dale Jr.’s sandwich shilling.
Wildfires have been ravaging Oklahoma all week, with News 9 reporting more than 56,000 acres of the state up in smoke as of this writing. Their own journalists found this construction vehicle stuck in an embankment and got the operator to safety with seconds to spare.
Normally, space and fire don’t mix well, but NASA is deliberately going to cause a “large fire” inside a Cygnus resupply vessel just to see what happens. The rocket’s launching tonight, and as always, you can watch live.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Casey Mears had a mild car-b-que situation at today’s Auto Club 400. Here’s a view of the fire we didn’t see on TV. Watch as the unlucky No. 13 gets enveloped in a combination of smoke and fire extinguisher spray.
There is absolutely nothing that can kill Kimi Räikkönen’s chill. I’ve never seen a man deal with a car fire so calmly. Räikkönen’s Formula One car is literally on fire and he just steps out of it like he’s going to go take a nap.
The MV-22 donned a Bambi bucket and put on a water dropping demonstration at Hemet-Ryan Airport in February for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and U.S. Marine Corps officials, and everyone walked away impressed. Now the $72 million tilt-rotor transports will be on call to support Cal Fire…
Eastern Louisiana was inundated with flooding this month, which is not particularly unusual. What is unusual and exceptionally terrifying is this propane tank–burning wildly as it floats passed people’s houses.
A record was tied in today’s chaotic overtime NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Winning driver Jimmie Johnson now sits alongside Dale Earnhardt Sr. for most top-level Sprint Cup Series wins, at 76 overall.
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.