Ken Block's Beautiful 1991 Ford Escort RS Burns to a Crisp in the New England Forest Rally

If you’ve ever gone to a rally event, you know things can get real sketchy real quick. It’s part of the beauty of the sport—spectators help shove cars back on track that go careening into the forest, cars fly by with huge chunks of the bodywork missing and everything else held together with duct tape. But sometimes,…

A Brief Reminder That Cars Catch On Fire Like All The Time Holy Shit Look At That Car It Is The Fuck On Fire

Read car news websites all day and you’ll get the impression that the only cars to ever catch on fire are Ferraris (all the time), Teslas (in wrecks), Fiskers (in your garage) or Lamborghini (when people rev them standing still). This is not the case. All kinds of cars catch fire, like this one right here holy shit…

Smart Car Explodes When Driver Fills Wrong Hole With Gas But I Blame Bad Design

When you read that someone accidentally shoved a gas pump nozzle into the wrong car-orifice and pumped gas into places of the car it’s never supposed to go, causing an explosion, most people’s reaction is to assume the driver’s an idiot. In this case, though, involving a 2005 Smart ForTwo, I think at least part of the…

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