A Lamborghini Huracán Spyder went up in flames Friday evening in Boston, not far from the library, a place you may not be expecting a Lambo or its owner to be.
A Virginia teenager driving his mother’s Kia Soul in July saw smoke and pulled over. He said the “whole car went up in flames” in about five minutes, burning to a shell of its former self. Hundreds of others reported similar, prompting an advocacy group to demand Hyundai and Kia recall 2.9 million vehicles.
An unhappy fact about my life is that, more than likely, I’ll never own a Porsche 911 GT3. The silver lining, however, is that I’ll never have to helplessly watch my 911 burn down on the Nürburgring.
Track days are supposed to be fun. Less fun is what happened to this BMW E36. The driver didn’t remove a can of WD-40 from the trunk, it hit the exposed battery, exploded, and then set the car on fire.
A group of more than a dozen people described as “youths” are setting groups of parked cars on fire in what appear to be coordinated acts of arson, according to multiple sources on Twitter.
When it comes to things people want in their cars, a fire is pretty far down the list, and that’s true for pretty much anywhere in the world, including South Korea. This is bad news for South Korean owners of BMW diesels, which have been catching fire at an alarming rate: 11 caught fire in July alone, and since the…
Concern about the risk for Hyundai and Kia vehicles to catch fire has spread recently, with no official recall yet. One Virginia woman wants to hurry that process along, since she said she’s still on the hook for payments on her 2012 Kia Soul that burned to a skeleton of its former self earlier this month.
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,…
Off-road vehicles and fireworks are two things that bring great fun to our lives. Mixing the two, though, can be a questionable move, as a Jeep Wrangler driver in Maryland celebrating the 4th of July learned the hard way.
Following the recent GoldRush Rally, which began in Boston on June 22nd, and ended in Las Vegas, Nevada last Sunday, two Lamborghini-driving participants were presumably heading back home when one of them suffered a huge automotive loss outside of St. Louis, MO.
Two buses went up in flames in Rome on Tuesday, and they weren’t even the first such incidents this year. Or third. Or fifth. Or seventh. Nope, according to Reuters, the two buses were number nine and 10. Here’s what’s going on.
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…
The twin-supercharged, 900 horsepower V12 Ferrari 599 has been the most anticipated car to come to Formula Drift in years and, well, things didn’t go great on its debut. On its first round in its debut competition, it burst into flames.
The mysterious cars discovered last month within a once state-of-the-art robot parking garage in Scotland for 15 years are still there, except now they’re being accidentally set ablaze.
This is one of those stories that, at first, just seems simple and terrible. Unfortunately, the more that gets revealed, the less simple everything becomes. The whole thing revolves around one awful event: a 1981 DeLorean destroyed by fire. However, since it’s blown up on the local news and Car Internet, a lot of…
The fire department on the island of Walney in the Irish Sea got an alarming reminder that, sometimes, life really can be like the movies. But not in a good way. Cars don’t generally explode, movie-style, unless they’re fueled with LPG, as you can see in this video from the Walney Fire Station:
On Sunday night, a parking garage went up in flames in Liverpool, England, destroying 1,400 cars but, somehow, seriously injuring no one in the process, including six dogs that were rescued from the blaze, according to The Guardian.
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…
Early Sunday morning in the oceanside community of Del Mar a freak fire claimed a few gorgeous pieces of automotive history, leaving them nothing but empty husks of misshapen metal. Luckily nobody was injured in the blaze, and the fire was contained to the garage.
You know how, sometimes, you want to get rid of something and you daydream about setting it on fire? Oh, you don’t do this? It’s just me? Oh. Well, I think this goes without saying that you should not ever light something on fire—like your car—and then falsely report it stolen to the local police. That’s very Bad…