fiery wreck on freeway
Matt Kenseth fiery wreck on race track
On lap 274 and in 5th place Matt Kenseth gets into a fiery wreck.
Another stunt car going up in flames
Two cars collide in the air in a blaze of fire.
This next pic is supposed to be a car burning on the side of a highway, yikes!
2009 NASCAR - California. Michael McDowell’s engine catches fire and the entire car bursts into serious flames on the track
Michael Waltrip car on fire on the track, oil fire from engine, this is kinda nuts and there is commentary from the media
This is one sick ride. It has a handmade wood body and is called the Tryane II.
The Tryane II is supposed to be a car whose body is made of wood, completely and very painstakingly by hand. Even the wheel covers and mirrors are made of wood. Yep, this is the handcrafted working wooden car. Now how sick is that?
The Tyrane II took 2000 hours to make and weighs about 900 lbs. They claim it can hit speeds of 100 MPH and gets better gas mileage than most Hondas. It is 13′ 7″ long and around 5′ 4″ wide and gets between 55-70 miles per gallon (better than my small dodge for sure). It is made of gaboon marine ply and mahogany veneers bonded with epoxy resin.
Wow, can you even imagine trying to get that car insured. Worse yet, can you imagine being the idiot who wrecks that thing… wow, I hope that never happens.
This is one sick wreck. The truck trailer is almost indistinguishable and I have no clue how that red 4 door sedan got right into the middle of that mess. I must add, from this angle, those police cruisers are perfectly lined up. This almost looks like one of those wild police chase videos you see that went way sideways.
A towing company called D & E Towing keeps pictures of some of the crazy truck wrecks, truck spills and sick shit they have responded to. Check out some of the not too safe driving damage done below. The guys at D & E must have had a challenging task of pulling all these wrecks out of the twisted mess, starting with this one that seems to be floating in a lake.
So what was this twisted and burned up wreck originally? Almost reminds me of a motorhome.
This upside down truck spill seems to have spilled its load of sand
Alcohol abuse maybe? Are those kegs of beer I see spilling out of that truck wreck? If not, they sure look like kegs of some sort. A good amount of aluminum is heading towards the recycling yard after this.
Yikes, WTF? that is one sick car wreck. I wish I knew what the story behind that crazy shit was.
Looks like a twisted up “liquid carrying” truck, but I may be wrong.
The suns going down but it may be a late night for this tow truck driver trying to deal with this very heavy mess
I always wonder what the cargo of some of those very large trucks is running down the road. I guess you never know untill the the truck overturns and spills it load. Here are some classic truck wrecks and spills gathered from multiple news sites.
This truck spill is all about chickens, yep, tons of chickens spilled from an overturned truck… too bad it was raining and not hot out, could have been time for a road side barbecue, I hear the black asphalt gets hot enough to cook eggs on. ewww
MSNBC has this insane truck spill, the truck was filled with what else, cocaine. talk about a crazy way to get yourself busted. I’m not sure, but this may have been in Columbia. Yes, it was columbia and a paragraph read as so…. A police officer inspects packs of confiscated cocaine in Medellin, Colombia, on Thursday after the vehicle carrying the drugs flipped over. BTW, the driver did get arrested.
This one is classic, this has been an image that has made its way around just about every news site around and most people have already seen it… but hey, 1 more time. the great beer-troversy . Yes, its a controversy because peaople argued what country this truck spill happened in. Whatever country it was (Canada or somewhere else) thats a lot of spilled beer, yo.
Here is another truck wreck, hope this wasn’t around xmas time since its all packages.
This is a press release courtesy of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
and lastly, a pretty gross spill of rotten hotdogs from central media
I don’t know if this craziness is staged or real, but it sure is funny. Grandma Vs. the Mercedes Benz… Grandma wins. Mercedes airbags set off by Granny hitting the car with a shopping bag. Go Granny.
Well, can it? From the size of this lunchbox sized car the most obvious answer would be… are you kidding. However, with U.S. gas prices now at around 5 bucks a gallon where I live, I believe more people will be leaning towards the smart car and far away from those giant Hummer monstrosities that became so popular in recent years.
Since the smart car is an electric car, we may see its popularity rise. Check it out, they are small
can be fun
Ok, so now for the toughest test, car safety. In this video, the team sets up some crash challenges for the smart car to see how it stands up to auto accidents. The biggest test is at the end where they crash the smart car into a 20ton concrete rail at 70MPH. There are no crash test dummies for these safety tests, however, I doubt they were really needed here.
I don’t think I’ll be exchanging my already small car for this one any time soon, not that I think that my small Dodge can survive the same test… but I guess I just feel a bit safer with a few extra feet of metal around me.
Haha, if they even pulled anything like this classic Chevy video today, Peta would be all over it before it even hit a storyboard. Talk about not an animal friendly video. This is a Chevy video featuring a way to catch a giant sea turtle and maybe make the big fella into soup… after roasting him a top the brand new chevrolet that is.
A very short Universal news reel video of the Howard Hughes “tearing rooftops off” plane crash. Video shows the damage to the houses as well as the plane. The depictions in “The Aviator” were no exaggeration. The Howard Hughes plane really tore the rooftops off the houses!
Howard Hughes plane crash
Insurance Institute Highway Safety -Top Safety Pick 2008 award winners.
WOW, I would have expected to find more American Cars in the list. The IIHS actually has crash safety figures for the last 10 years on all domestic and imported vehicles. The auto safety report below is for 2008 and previous years are below that as a link.
And the 2008 car safety all around winners are…..
Ford Taurus with optional electronic stability control
Mercury Sable with optional electronic stability control
Honda Accord 4-door models
Subaru Legacy with optional electronic stability control
Subaru Impreza with optional electronic stability control
Ford Taurus X
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Veracruz built after August 2007
Mercedes M class
Saturn VUE built after December 2007
Subaru Forester 2009 models
Below are the automobile safety, collision ant theft reports for the last years I could find from the auto insurance industry.