Category: Crash

How not to see the signs of an upcoming disaster, 1300 HP Mercury Comet Crash, Brake Failure or Brain Fade?

How not to see the signs of an upcoming disaster, 1300 HP Mercury Comet Crash, Brake Failure or Brain Fade?


You’ll need to watch this video to believe the actions taken (or not) in this Darwin award contender level of thinking

So, if you were about to take your 1300HP multi hundred thousand dollar, multi year rebuild Mercury Comet for a YouTube shoot and the following was wrong:

Throttle sticking at 2500 (1300HP = at least 50 mph?)

Riding the brakes to keep the car at the speed limit

Not using the full harness set up fitted to the car

And then afterwards

Filming the details and publishing on YouTube

No apparent concern for the poor unsuspecting victim in the car that was impacted.

I’ll let you decide what you would have done, why not watch the video below to help your thinking?

Watch Big 1970s Cars Decimate Their Smaller Siblings in Vintage Crash Test Footage – Alex Kierstein @Mototrend


You might remember that a while back, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashed a few modern cars into their vintage counterparts to show, in part, how far crash safety had progressed. But what stuck in our minds wasn’t how intact the passenger cells of the modern cars remained, but rather how mangled the old cars were. We’re thinking in particular of the ’59 Bel Air slamming into a 2009 Malibu, and the Nissan Tsuru (an early 1990s Sentra sold in Mexico until 2017) crashing into a modern Sentra. Yowzers.

How about two 1970s-vintage cars crashing into each other? And make one of them full-sized in the 1970s sense of the term—aircraft carriers, basically—and the other the relevant company’s compact. We’re talking about the Ford Pinto, Chevrolet Vega, and AMC Gremlin here—three vehicles without much of a reputation for safety. In the video below, each compact smacks into its bigger stablemate: A Ford GalaxieChevrolet Impala, and AMC Ambassador, respectively.

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California Valet Crashes Ford Mustang Into A Home – Shane McGlaun @FordAuthority


Many people who go to restaurants or other facilities that have valet services have a well-deserved distrust of the valet. We’ve all heard too many instances of items from vehicles being stolen or the vehicles being taken on a joyride. We’re not sure how the valet in this incidence managed to crash a Ford Mustang into someone’s home.

The accident happened this week in West Hollywood, California, and all authorities have said about the accident at this time is that a valet accidentally crashed the vehicle into a structure. The accident happened in the 8700 block of Rosewood Ave. in West Hollywood. A video taken from the scene shows a late-model Ford Mustang that crashed through the entryway of the home knocking down one of the support pillars for the front porch

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Nevada Train Derailment Claims Dozens of Jeep Gladiators, GM Trucks – Ed Tahaney @MotorTrend


Here’s a literal trainwreck for truck and off-roader fans: A train carrying a load of brand-new Jeeps, Chevys, and GMCs derailed near Caliente, Nevada, on July 10. The rural town is about 30 miles west of the Utah border. Fortunately, no one was hurt on the Union Pacific train, but dozens of factory-fresh vehicles were destroyed. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee told local reporters it was the most spectacular mess he’s ever seen. The majority of the damaged vehicles were new Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators; a number of Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras were also involved.

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