Awesome Crashes

American vs. Mexican Car Safety

American vs. Mexican Car Safety

It’s a well known fact that vehicular safety standards are much higher in the US and Europe than many places. The IIHS conducted a front overlap crash test to illustrate the dramatic difference between Nissan’s cheapest Mexican sedan, and its cheapest US sedan.

World’s Fastest Shopping Cart

World’s Fastest Shopping Cart

If you need something crash or safety tested in Switzerland, you send it to the Dynamic Test Center. In this video, they decided to load up a shopping cart with groceries, then first run it into a car at 11 mph, then really amp things up by smashing it into a wall at more than 73 mph.

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Double Parking

Double Parking

During last year’s Porsche Carrera Cup France, a bizarre accident occurred right after the start of the race, as one car spun around in tight traffic, and another drove right up onto its hood. The result: The world’s first double-decker Porsche.

July 4th, Alaskan Style

July 4th, Alaskan Style

Each year, the town of Glacier View, Alaska celebrates Independence Day with a gathering of friends and family, followed by a parade and food. But instead of capping of the celebration with fireworks, they launch cars off of a cliff – a creative solution to the lack of darkness in July.

Car Crash Prank

Car Crash Prank

Roman Atwood picks up some of his fellow YouTube celebs for a ride in his fancy BMW i8, but as is the case with pretty much everything he does, his passengers end up victims of another one of his pranks.

Bad Ideas in Aviation History

Bad Ideas in Aviation History

Footage from a Discovery program which documented the Piasecki PA97 Helistat, an experimental logging blimp, which used an ungainly configuration of four helicopters to lift it off the ground. Just looking at the thing, it seemed like a bad idea… and it was.

Old Car vs. New Car Crash Test

Old Car vs. New Car Crash Test

This 2009 footage from Consumer Reports shows of just how far automotive safety has progressed in the last 50-odd years, as they rammed a modern Chevy Malibu into a 1959 Chevy Bel Air in a frontal-offset crash test. And car safety just keeps getting better.

Cliff Crash Dashcam

Cliff Crash Dashcam

Last year, YouTuber TurboFoz gunned it through the tunnels of California’s Angeles Crest Highway in his tuned 2004 Subaru. He didn’t realize there was a sharp curve ahead, and ended up going off a cliff. Fortunately, he was okay, though we’re sure his underwear was not.

How Not to Exit a Parking Lot

How Not to Exit a Parking Lot

This driver in Kemerovo, Russia appears to lack the basic skills required to pull out of even the most basic of parking spaces in the smallest of cars. We can only imagine the carnage he left along the side of the road on his way home. (Thanks Robert!)

The Convincer

The Convincer

To help prove that car passengers and drivers should wear seat belts even at low speeds, the Connecticut State Police have been touring with The Convincer, a device that simulates a 5 MPH crash. They’ve also got a barf-inducing machine that simulates rollover crashes.

Indestructible Volvo

Indestructible Volvo

Some backyard daredevils decided to put to the test the long-held belief that Volvos are some of the safest and most durable cars on the road. Their demolition derby approach is extreme, but the result is unquestionable. This ’94 Volvo 850 appears to be unkillable.

How to Exit the Garage

How to Exit the Garage

91-year-old Walter Thomas has some mischievous blood flowing through his veins. One of his bucket list items was to back his car through his garage door. When a relative planned to demolish their garage, his wish came true.

Soda Bottle Close Call

Soda Bottle Close Call

A pedestrian walking along a road in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil had the scare of a lifetime when an out of control truck headed straight for him, hurling hundreds of bottles of soda at him along the way. Incredibly, he escaped unharmed.

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Car Jumps Car

Car Jumps Car

Amazing footage from the 73rd Members Meeting races at England’s famous Goodwood Road & Racing course, as a small open-wheeled single-seater rides up over another race car and they somehow both manage to keep going.

Crash It Off

Crash It Off

Remember the viral video of the cop lip syncing to Taylor Swift’s mega-hit Shake It Off? YouTuber Marca Blanca made the clip that much better by interspersing his singing with all of the accidents he caused and missed out on while distracted.

Epic Front Flip Fail

Epic Front Flip Fail

Red Bull mountain biker Tom van Steenbergen attempted a massive front-flip on his bike. While everything looked like it was going to plan, the landing was more than his bike’s suspension could handle. Fortunately, Tom is doing fine.

Anti-Truck Barrier Test

Anti-Truck Barrier Test

The Texas Tribune shares this slow-motion video of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute testing a 24ft. wide steel barrier against a truck going at 50mph. And now let’s spend the day looking at barriers owning trucks.

NHRA: 2014 Wild Rides

NHRA: 2014 Wild Rides

We were on hand when Ron Capps’ dragster blew up in an epic fireball, and now the NHRA has compiled this clip of some of the season’s other insane on-track disasters. It amazes us how more people don’t get hurt doing this.

Guerlain Chicherit’s MINI Crash

Guerlain Chicherit’s MINI Crash

Guerlain Chicherit recently attempted to complete the world’s longest ramp jump. After solid test runs, his final run went catastrophically wrong. Go behind the scenes of the jump and see the horrific crash from his point of view.

Antron’s Explosive Crash

Antron’s Explosive Crash

NHRA Top Fuel champ Antron Brown was racing his dragster when something went wrong and it burst into flames. While the crash was spectacular, what was even more amazing was that Antron walked away unscathed (and mad.)

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MINI Stunt Disaster

MINI Stunt Disaster

Guerlain Chicherit is no stranger to performing stunts in a MINI. Unfortunately, during his attempt to break Tanner Foust’s record for longest jump, things went horribly wrong on touchdown. Fortunately, Chicerit is doing okay.

Surviving a Bird Strike

Surviving a Bird Strike

Psychologist Keith Baird was flying his Cessna 210 when he encountered a flock of geese. One hit and blasted through the windshield, but Baird kept his composure, and safely landed the plane. See the aftermath here. (Thanks Judy!)

Insane Drag Race Explosion

Insane Drag Race Explosion

While we were at the NHRA Winternationals drag races, driver Ron Capps encountered engine problems which caused a spectacular explosion of his Dodge Charger funny car. Incredibly, he sustained no injuries. Slow-mo footage at 1:30.

360° Rollover

360° Rollover

Stadium Super Trucks champ Robby “Channel Orange” Gordon landed a jump badly during a recent Las Vegas race. His truck started to roll over, but miraculously landed back on its wheels and he kept on racing. Exterior view here.

Accidental Amphibious Car

Accidental Amphibious Car

What you’re looking at is either a car that shouldn’t be in the water, or a boat that shouldn’t be driving. Either way, the events that take place in this video aren’t a particularly good idea. (Thanks Radam!)

Rideye

Rideye

The Rideye is a blackbox for your bike. It houses a camera that continuously records up to 2.5 hours of wide-angle HD video, and automatically saves videos if it detects a crash. Also has one-touch manual save and one-month battery life.

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