Shuichi Shigeno’s Japan-based street-racing series Initial D began in the mid-’90s and took nearly two decades to complete. The original manga soon took anime form, and was even adapted into video games and live-action film. The franchise is a significant contributor to Japanese car culture, yet works especially well…
Modern cars are fast. Sometimes very, very fast. And occasionally even faster than you could possibly use on public roads. That makes fast cars tricky to advertise—commercials showing these fast cars racing on public roads could be seen as a tacit endorsement of illegal street racing, and big carmakers would never do…
The California Highway Patrol is scouring the streets for this dickbag who was caught ramming their Infinti G37 into a BMW, sending it careening under a semi-truck. Nobody was hurt, but the sooner this dangerous asshole is removed from our roads the better.
This past Sunday afternoon, the North Carolina Highway Patrol stopped an alleged street race involving ten BMWs, impounding five of the cars. Troopers allege that five of the cars were slowing down and blocking surrounding traffic while the other five raced at speeds approaching 100 mph.
Omaha police said a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 driver leading a chase that reached 132 mph crashed into vehicles twice along the way. Police said the driver, who posts what appear to be street racing videos on social media accounts, kept driving with parts strewn from the vehicle after the first crash. Great job!
A Ford Mustang was unbelievably split in half after being t-boned by a Mercedes-Benz at an intersection in Palmdale, California, reports Fox 11. According to witnesses, the silver Mustang that sustained the worst damage appeared to be racing a white Mustang before the accident when it couldn’t stop for a red light.
A Discovery Channel reality show star ended up behind bars at this year’s “Cash Days,” an illegal street racing competition held in Dallas Fort Worth. And it was all caught on video.
Street racing is dumb. I repeat: street racing is dumb. This fiery Mercedes crash down in Colombia just proves that point. Thankfully no one was injured, but STREET RACING IS DUMB.
A green 2015 McLaren 650S Spider is completely unrecognizable after a head-on collision with a Audi in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, California. Police suspect the McLaren was racing a third vehicle before crashing.
Police in Florida say they suspect a matching set of yellow cars—a Lamborghini Murcielago and a Porsche 911 convertible—were speeding in Delray Beach on Wednesday when the Lamborghini crashed into a Buick Enclave driven by an elderly Uber driver. The crash claimed the Uber driver’s life.
Remember those V8 vegetable juice commercials where people would physically assault someone’s forehead for not getting the vital nutrients they need? Here’s a reference. Well on the opposite end of that, this C7 Corvette Z06 driver totaled his car by actually having a V8.
An alleged street racer meetup in Los Angeles turned deadly this weekend when undercover California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed the driver of a truck they say turned and drove toward them after a pursuit. The truck’s passenger was also injured by gunfire.
Last week, we told you about the frustrating and confusing case of a minor accident in Orange County, California that turned into 17 cars being impounded for more than 100 days. According to what we’re told happened at the hearing, the cars may have been held for no good reason. Regardless, following a hearing before…
The 15th anniversary of the original Fast & Furious movie reveals how far the series has morphed from street racing to crazy international heists, but the first film had its roots planted firmly in the very real and very illegal culture of underground racing. Specifically, the racing culture that dominated the Uptown…
A minor accident with a bicyclist. A police officer who allegedly lost his memory. Seventeen cars, mostly sports cars including exotics like a couple of Lamborghinis and a Nissan GT-R, impounded for more than 100 days with no explanation given to their owners. It’s a deeply baffling story unfolding in the small town…
The Dubai Police have reportedly knocked down their local hooligans a peg, seizing 81 vehicles allegedly involved in street racing. And we’re not talking about clapped-out Civics; cops say some cars were clearing 180 MPH on public roads.
There are many good reasons to take your car to a track. It’s safe, it’s easy, and the odds are low that you’ll crash into a house. One modded Toyota Supra owner learned that lesson the hard way.
By now everybody knows that if you’re racing on public streets, endangering other drivers, you’re a colossal asshole, and, more than likely, a moron. But to drive in a street race on public roads with a six-month old baby in an unsecured car seat in the back, well, you’re like the infected asshole of an asshole. Also,…
Ah, street racing. It’s bad and stupid and can lead to tragic consequences for all involved. But sometimes it leads to hilarious divine justice for the people who try it, like this internet gem from way way back in 2003.