Monster 1937 International Fire Truck Auctioned For $26,000

We know all about Big Red; it's a monster-ized 1937 International fire truck that we first saw at the Woodward Dream Cruise. The beast weighs in at a whopping 30,000-pounds and measures 38-feet long; it's the world's heaviest and longest monster truck. But now it's just sold at the Palm Beach Barret-Jackson auction… » 3/27/08 4:15pm 3/27/08 4:15pm

Adult Swim Raises Bar with V6 and Jet Powered Firetruck

If you've never seen the show, 12Oz. Mouse on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim runs a story line roughly based on intoxication, blowing things up and being as confusing as possible. Not that it makes sense, but we were impressed to see a firetruck with a possibly supercharged V6 in the front, jet engine in the back, skis… » 1/25/08 9:00am 1/25/08 9:00am

Firetruck Loses Control In Rain, Overcorrects Like Whoa


When you're fighting fires and saving lives every second counts. And while driving an emergency vehicle means you're exempt from the laws of traffic, there are no exemptions from the laws of physics as this firetruck driver learns when the rig starts to drift and a slight overcorrection has some awesome looking and,… » 1/09/08 1:00pm 1/09/08 1:00pm

Have No Fear, Big Red Is Watching Over Woodward Avenue

Lock up your arsonists. It's Big Red, possibly the world's longest (38') and heaviest (29,960 lbs) monster truck in the world, parked at the corner of 13 Mile and Woodward Avenue for this year's Woodward Dream Cruise. The sign also notes Red is the world's only fully functional monster fire truck, which could… » 8/18/07 9:00am 8/18/07 9:00am

New Hose Turks: Firefighters Levitate Car

The video quality of this clip's a bit too sketchy for us to tell what just what brand or variant of Fiat 124-type vehicle these wacky Turkish firefighters are levitating via water pressure, but they do manage to raise it shockingly high in the air with their hoses. Which has us thinking, if we ever find ourselves… » 2/22/07 2:30pm 2/22/07 2:30pm