Crashes

Mercedes-Benz Showcases 60 Years of Crash Testing

Mercedes-Benz Showcases 60 Years of Crash Testing
You’d think that car companies had been crash testing vehicles since the dawn of cars. But the idea didn’t come along until the 1930s, when General Motors conducted the first known crash tests. Other automakers would gradually follow.
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How Koenigsegg Crash Tests Its Carbon Fiber Cars

How Koenigsegg Crash Tests Its Carbon Fiber Cars
There are all sort of cool hypercars on the market today from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, and others. Perhaps the most high-end of them all is the Koenigsegg family of cars. Every automaker around the world who wants to sell cars in the US and abroad has to crash test rides.
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Idiot Nearly Crushed on Nürburgring

Idiot Nearly Crushed on Nürburgring
There is a very hard and fast rule on every racetrack that I have ever visited. That rule is never ever (Ever, ever, ever, ever) get out of your car on the racetrack unless it is on fire.
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Fast & Furious 8 Tosses Car out of Cleveland Parking Garage

Fast & Furious 8 Tosses Car out of Cleveland Parking Garage
If you live in Cleveland, Ohio, you have a chance to see some of the next Fast & Furious movie being filmed. Recently, Fast 8 tossed a car out of the Halle parking garage onto other cars on the road during second-unit filming.
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Airborne Humvee Drop Ends in Catastrophe

Airborne Humvee Drop Ends in Catastrophe
The Humvee might be set to be replaced when the fighting over the contract finally ends, but the venerable HMMWV is still widely in use by the US military. Recently, the 173rd Airborne brigade was conducting exercises that required them to airdrop vehicles and other materials.
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Old Man Backs Through Garage Door… on Purpose

Old Man Backs Through Garage Door… on Purpose
I’m a planner, and by that I mean that I have a plan in mind should I ever be stuck in a car with the garage door down when a random evil clown stands between me and the door into the house.
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Rally Racer Rolls, Keeps Rockin’

Rally Racer Rolls, Keeps Rockin’
There’s a reason that rally and race cars have roll cages. It’s really not difficult to roll over a car when cornering at high speeds, and without one, the occupants could be in a world of hurt.
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Honda Shows How 0.01 Second Late Airbags Are Terrifying

Honda Shows How 0.01 Second Late Airbags Are Terrifying
Airbags can help save your life, no matter what the crazy dude who also believes in reptilians and that Michael Jackson is still alive tells you. They use high-tech wizardry to detect car crashes and very quickly surround you with pillows so that you can smash your head in to something soft, rather than something hard.
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Video: This Bison Just Straight up Hates Cars

Video: This Bison Just Straight up Hates Cars
Some rivalries are old and immutable: Purdue and Indiana University, cartoon cats and cartoon dogs, everybody and Donald Trump, every cultural group in the British isles and every other cultural group in the British isles. Others are newer, and often quite surprising.
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Driver Floors it into Car Wash and Destroys Everything

Driver Floors it into Car Wash and Destroys Everything
Sometimes people do stupid things, especially when they’re not paying attention behind the wheel. Take this driver who apparently pinned the throttle on their Oldsmobile and blasted full speed into and out of a drive-through automated car wash.
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Rally Car Brake Failure Ends in Spectacular Crash

Rally Car Brake Failure Ends in Spectacular Crash
You’ll want to brace for impact for this one, as we’re pretty sure you’ll jump back from your screen when you see just how fast the drivers were going in this rally car when its brakes completely stopped functioning and they ran off the road.
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Rally Driver “Drops Outside,” Takes it in Stride

Rally Driver “Drops Outside,” Takes it in Stride
(NSFW: Language) The Brakim Racing Rally Team goes off the road on a “right 5 into right 4, drops outside” corner during the Rally West Virginia. The car goes end-over-end a few times, then finally stops.
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