Tire changes are an inevitability in long-distance off-road racing. They’re also somewhat labor intensive, costing the drivers’ precious time and energy. Not so much if you’ve got an on-board jacking system though!
Southern California has been pummeled with rain this week, and San Diego took the brunt of the flooding. Some Lamborghinis made it through, some cars didn’t. But Baja 1000 racer Elias Hanna helped as many as he could; pushing stranded cars to safety with his lifted Jeep Wrangler.
This insane clip from Tom Coronel’s buggy shows just how crazy and brutal the Dakar Rally can be. Even the recoveries are insane.
Joel Ramer and his girlfriend got stuck off-roading this old Jeep Cherokee on a powerline road in Walpole, Massachusetts last week. Seems egregious that he was arrested for trespassing and disturbing the peace, but the $48,000 recovery charge is downright offensive.
The Cougar 6x6 MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) military truck weighs about 35,000 pounds when it’s intact. Even with a chunk missing it still takes an epic tow truck, a specially-built towing tank, and one seriously beefy big rig to haul off.
Kyle Busch and wife Samantha look happy to be leaving the Halifax Medical Center in Florida. Busch was released following a horrific accident during the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. He will be transferred to a North Carolina hospital for further treatment.
Somebody decided the beach of South Padre Island, Texas was just a fine place to park a semi-truck cab, until it was static as a dead whale. Luckily for them somebody showed up with a stout pickup, which beat that old devil wheelspin to rescue the rig.
This FJ Cruiser dives right on in to a deceptively deep puddle, abruptly coming to a stop at the worst possible position. Hilarity ensues, and the carpets get a good rinse but I think the truck will fight another day.
The owner of this Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited probably didn't imagine he'd be the one getting rescued if he ever hooked up his winch to a compact Acura Integra. But alas, it appears a little parking lot snowbank was too much for his truck. Cue the wave of Wrangler-owners facepalms.
CBS Affiliate WUSA9 reported that a salt spreader tipped over on a Route 28 onramp at 5:46 this morning in Herndon, Virginia. So much for preparing the road for traffic.
A broken six-inch water main that deprived five Arlington, VA houses of water caused enough saturation below a road to sink a fire truck.
The pilot of this CR-V mistakenly thought the cute ute was light enough to traverse a thinly frozen lake. The rig was essentially submerged, but locals were able to extract it with wood, rope, and good old fashioned Russian ingenuity.