Last week, as wildfires raged in Santa Rosa, California, fire trucks from across the state were called to assist. This video captured by a truck from Berkeley—an hour away from Santa Rosa—is as harrowing as any since the fire began consuming 220,000 acres and claiming at least 40 lives.
As the California wildfire continues to spread, rescue workers and emergency services have to push themselves through unbelievably dangerous conditions, as evidenced by a video released by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office sourced from a cruiser racing through the raging fire.
Twenty-one people are dead and around 142,000 acres of land have been burned in California wine country since the start of wildfires there that began on Sunday and have continued burning for days. In their wake is a sight that’s becoming increasingly familiar: the burned-out carcasses of homes, land, and cars, some of…
Sonoma Raceway may have escaped harm from the recent wildfires in the area, but drivers at Thunderhill Raceway Park found out just how bad the fire risk is in California this weekend. A racer at the National Auto Sport Association’s Western States Championships went off the pavement, sparking a grass fire that lasted…
California’s governor declared a state of emergency with several wildfires across the Sonoma and Napa counties Monday, some of which climbed the hills near NASCAR track Sonoma Raceway. After confusion on social media as to whether the track was on fire, the speedway’s president confirmed the facility is OK.
We keep hearing about cities in Europe and China planning to eventually ban gasoline and diesel cars, and while that may seem scary to car enthusiasts, things got real this week when Bloomberg reported California might hop onto the gas/diesel ban-train. But I don’t think we should be worried, though. Not yet.
If you’re going to climb the Golden Gate Bridge and perform a series of acrobatics that would make the Grim Reaper shit his pants, don’t say anything about it online or post a video of your exploits in which your face is clearly visible. Peter “Teatime” Kurer and Tommy Rector did not follow this advice when they…
If things go to plan, Irwindale Speedway won’t be around long enough to see its 20th year in operation. Like too many other tracks in California, the speedway will become the state’s newest 700,000-square-foot mall after it closes on Jan. 31, 2018. Employees at Irwindale weren’t expecting it to happen so soon.
A recent meeting in a small-town California city hall had residents lined out the door, most there to voice unhappiness about a proposed $300 million race track. But the head of an almost nonexistent—in terms of records and online presence—startup proposing it didn’t show, and even the mayor thinks it’s fishy.
A crash scene on Highway 101 near Cloverdale, California, this weekend left a Chevrolet Impala literally sliced in half with the driver still behind the wheel. The other half of the car landed upright on a nearby hillside.
California has a rule that requires ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to have a “zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence,” according to the San Francisco Gate—and regulators say Uber isn’t upholding it.
It was awfully hard not to be impressed by 24-year old motocross biker Kyle Katsandris, who wowed the internet (the police, not so much) by jumping over the 60 freeway in Riverside County, California last month. Unfortunately, Katsandris pulled another jump stunt this weekend, and it didn’t go well. At all.
In the past week, I wandered off to Los Angeles, mainly to take my girlfriend there for her first time, but also because I dig hanging out on the West Side. I used to live there, and while Austin is where I belong these days, LA’s everyday car scene can’t be beat.
Two guys recently stopped by a city council meeting after a surf session in San Clemente, California, asking for a huge statue of the late Fast and Furious star Paul Walker to be erected as a “beacon of headlights that can guide us down a dusty road.” It is absolutely the best—and gnarliest—thing you will ever see. …
Back off, Michigan—California wants to regain some glory as a self-driving haven. The state’s department of motor vehicles announced today new regulations that would allow self-driving cars without a driver to operate on roadways.
Apologies if we’re late to this, but the California DMV has apparently had it up to here with your bullshit request for a 69 vanity plate. It says as much on the department’s website.
For three weeks in February, torrents of water rushed down the emergency spillway at Oroville dam, prompting fears that the entire structure would collapse. New images show what’s left of the 3,000-foot long concrete spillway—and the tremendous challenge that now confronts repair crews.
To prevent massive dams from overflowing when heavy rains cause water levels to rise, spillways like this are used to drain water to the stream below. Without a true sense of scale, it looks just like the drain in your bathtub, but from a drone’s bird’s eye view, the opening to this spillway looks more like a black…