You may have heard that Australian auto journalist Peter Barnwell inadvertently burned a Ford Everest SUV to the ground last week. Ford is now saying their investigation has concluded; somebody put the battery in wrong.
A Michigan man set a gas pump ablaze while attempting to kill a spider with a cigarette lighter last week, Fox 2 Detroit reported on Friday.
PROTIP: In motorsports, the car should not be on fire. This unfortunate phenomenon cost Trevor Bayne his lead spot during the Nationwide Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon.
Watching someone's dreams, someone's tangible proof of accomplishment, completely go up in flames is always a Sad Thing. But that doesn't make it any less hypnotizing to watch, as the unstoppable onslaught of fiery destruction totally consumes this guy's yacht.
It's not like General Motors needs to worry about any more of its products catching fire or anything, but we'll withhold judgment before we know the full circumstances on how a brand-new SUV suddenly caught fire while a potential customer was testing it.
We've already seen a helicopter stealing water from a pool to fight a fire in Portugal. But when the Colby fire in California spread to over 1,900 acres, a little helicopter wasn't enough to fight the flames. They needed planes. Two of them. And seeing the way they scoop water up close is incredible.
A long train of oil-filled tanker cars derailed and crashed in the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec early this morning, leading to a massive explosion and fireball. Sixty people have been reported missing, though so far no casualties have been confirmed.
A Boeing 777 is on fire at San Francisco International Airport. The emergency slides have deployed, though it is not immediately clear what caused the crash and conflagration, nor if there are any injuries.
A racing fuel warehouse in Winnipeg exploded last night. No one was hurt in the fire, but it caused an estimated $15 million in damages and rained down ash on an entire neighborhood.
Cars are like, so confusing, you guys. Especially the part about the pedals. There's two of them! How are we supposed to know which one does what? Hell, mine has three of them, and a wobbly stick thing in the center console. I don't even know what's going on half the time!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will announce a formal investigation later today into the Jeep Wrangler fires we first reported on in March, Jalopnik has exclusively learned.
A few months ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a declaration asking Texans to pray to God to bring rain to their parched state. Judging by this amazing photo taken from the median of a Texas highway, God apparently answered by trying to light his entire state on fire.
Ferrari confirms it's recalling the 458 Italia, to perform the fix we reported first yesterday.
Evergreen Aviation's 747 Supertanker has the same capabilities as any long-range Boeing 747, except that thanks to 20,500 gallons of tank space, it's the world's biggest fire extinguisher. The plane made a first-ever U.S. drop over LA yesterday.
Of course you know how to do a burnout. We all talk a big game when it comes to hoonage, but as we get ready for the Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend, we're sure there's got to be someone out there who might appreciate a simple instructional video. For this lesson, we'll be showing you how to do a burnout with a…