I wrote this post on my blog Living (a)Broadly a while back, but I forgot to post it here. I’ve had a little more experience on the bike in the months that have passed. Everything I’ve written here still applies though. Driving here is an experience and it has caused me to completely fall in love with my scooter. If…
This came up yesterday on S2kI. Driver survived and recovered enough to post the video. Warning: includes crash and audio of the guy groaning with a broken neck and back.
Today Jimmie Johnson is known as one of the most talented and most accomplished drivers in NASCAR, having won six of the last nine Cup titles. Back up two decades, though, and he was competing in a completely different arena, proving himself to be a powerhouse in stadium truck racing, and an emerging talent in desert…
Apparently (and thankfully, I can say apparently because there’s no picture with the story), a motorcyclist here in Ottawa hit — and bisected — a deer this morning. According to CBC, the rider has “non-threatening leg injuries.” No word on the bike. The deer? Not doing so well, I’m guessing.
My parents finally got something to replace the 2005 Sienna LE AWD they bought when it was new, a 2012 BMW X5 with the 3rd row and everything.
Fun Fact: Way back in January of 2006, Aston Martin made the unprecedented announcement that an all new model would be revealed to the world later that year in the 21st James Bond movie, Casino Royale. That model ended up being the revival of the DBS, which was based on the DB-9 platform. All of this happened thanks…
Markus Niemelä, 2008 Atlantics champion, is now driving sprint cars, and recently had a bit of a tumble at Perris Speedway after breaking an axle mid turn. Without that left rear wheel and tire to provide any cushion, the rollcage took a couple big hits; first from the catch fence post and again from the track…
Last week's Rocky Mountain Rally, the penultimate round of the Canadian Rally Championship, was a challenging one for teams. Mountain weather brought heavy rain at times, and tricky conditions. Here's a highlight reel, including some near misses and full-on visits to the scenery for some competitors!
I saw a couple of comments discussing small car vs big car safety in the Smart ForTwo vs S-Class article and I noticed that there were a few videos from IIHS. I dug around on YouTube and found this video that had IIHS's comments on the matter. Enjoy.
Today's weather-delayed running of the [Corporate Sponsor] 500 in Texas got bad for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. very quickly as his car lost a tire then caught on fire after hitting the wall.
Pure destruction. Top Gear wanted to see exactly what happens when a train smashes into a car stuck on the railroad tracks so they set up a test of their own: they put a minivan on the tracks and pummeled it with a speeding train. It gets pretty brutal.
Besides revving the car on a cold start(seriously?), he drives through the city like a tool, AND drives with his shirt off. Somehow, just somehow, he manages to crash the car. The F50 is now totalled. How did that ever happen?!?!
That didn't go as planned.
I read on the Internets that she was drunk.
Two cars left the northbound lanes, through the guard rail, the 5 series ended up against a tree, but the other car landed upside down in the southbound lanes. shudder
The leading Zent SC430 spins (or gets help spinning) on lap 71 of 80. The two HSV-010s then sandwich another SC430, sending the HSVs into the grass and severely banging up the front of the remaining Lexus.
The view from Matt McMurry's car. Additional views below.
I don't know the details on how they crashed, but there it is. Carpe Diem.