That remarkable and somewhat confusing photo up there was taken yesterday, at Gatornationals, when Robert Hight and Matt Hagan’s funny cars both exploded on the dragstrip, launching their fiberglass bodies high into the air. Happily, no one was hurt, and we got this amazing photograph.
New York Police have a male suspect in custody after an explosion Monday morning in the subways below the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan, leaving four injured. Police arrested Ullah Akayed, 27, a Brooklyn resident who came to the U.S. seven years ago from Bangladesh, an NYPD spokesperson told…
Lavon Miller, the owner of Plain City, Ohio’s Firepunk Diesel, has been building and testing engines for years now, but he never had one blow up on him like this six-cylinder diesel did on Thursday, which he got up to 2,200 horsepower before things went south. He’s still investigating exactly what went wrong.
A gas station clerk in Bulgaria tried to stop a customer from smoking a cigarette while refueling his car. After a few brief words, security footage shows the clerk opted for the overkill method of resolving the issue.
Some time in late January 2014, in the middle of a blizzard, I was driving over the old Kosciuszko Bridge in my Saturn Ion when someone clipped me from behind, my car turned sideways, and I ran head first into a wall. No one was hurt, but my car was totaled. I blame the snow, not the bridge, but, still, fuck that…
This is yet another great reason to quit smoking. Yesterday, a Ford Focus exploded in Southend, England. The car’s driver, a 51-year-old woman named Sharon Victoria Druitt, had just purchased some air freshener. She later outlined what happened next: “I put the air freshener in the backseat, lit a cigarette, turned…
The Belaz 75710 is, put simply, one big fat freaking dump truck. You could fit a decent Brooklyn apartment inside a tire on this thing. And when one of them catches on fire, the boom is roughly supernova-sized.
The typically recommended tire pressure for most of us is between 30 to 35 PSI. Of course, we’ve all wondered what would happen if we just kept filling up the tire and didn’t stop until something happened.
A thousand feet down the track, the supercharger on Sean Belt’s nitro-burning iron big block Chevy exploded. Here’s as good a view of that explosion as you’re gonna get.
You might think there’s nothing refined about gasoline being pumped into your car’s engine to create big, loud, hot explosions. But one look at those gorgeous explosions and you might think these dirty gas engines are a bit more sophisticated than you gave them credit for.
This Frankenstein BMW 2002 is on the prowl. Body swapped with an E30 325iX, this 2002 is the stuff of Fury Road dreams. And it’s out for blood.
Of course you’re always careful and sober when you make that summer trip across state lines to pack the trunk of your car with fireworks. Doesn’t stop you from wondering– what if they went off in here? Here’s that idea taken way too far.
You know how in movies like Fast and Furious, cars somehow manage to explode in unrealistic, over-the-top displays of cinematic excess? Sometimes it happens in real life. In Russia.
Video has now emerged showing the terrifying situation on the interior of the Daallo Airlines flight that suffered an explosive decompression mid-air yesterday, with one person sucked from the aircraft and later found dead, and two others injured.
A Daallo Airlines flight traveling from Somalia to Djibouti in East Africa landed after an explosion tore a gaping hole in the Airbus A321 jet. Two were reportedly injured, though local eyewitness reports say that a “severely burnt body” was spotted falling from the sky.
Got a garage full of car stuff and also some swimming pool stuff? This is why you want to keep all of that stuff separate.
Details remain scant, but there seems to have been an explosion and a resulting fire at the U.S.-controlled Sagamihara General Depot in Sagamihara City, Japan. As you can see in the video below, multiple secondary explosions occurred as the fire raged on following the first detonation.
The chemical explosion in China left forty-four people dead and hundreds injured, not to mention the thousands of brand new Volkswagens that were waiting to be shipped from the port of Tianjin.
A massive explosion has rocked Tianjin, China. Some reports state that it may have been caused by a large gasoline facility detonating, although the accuracy of these reports remains questionable. Supposedly there are casualties and emergency response crews are trying to get to the scene now.
There have been some massive explosions caught on film during the last month of Saudi-led air strikes on Houthi rebel positions, but the result of this particular attack is so enormous you could be mistaken that it’s the kind of mushroom cloud and fallout seen during early tactical nuclear weapons tests.