Tag: Crash

The Haunting Crash Photography of Dead of Night, With Editor Nick Reid, on the Hemmings Hot Rod BBQ – Mike Musto @Hemmings

The Haunting Crash Photography of Dead of Night, With Editor Nick Reid, on the Hemmings Hot Rod BBQ – Mike Musto @Hemmings

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At some point during our driving careers, we’ve all had the unfortunate experience of having either been in, or witnessed, an automobile accident. In most cases, the visuals come to us in the form of few seconds glancing at the wreckage as we drive by. But what if you were to stop – would you truly be prepared for what confronted you?

Edited by actress Diane Keaton and photographer Nick Reid, with original photos by now-deceased coroner Robert H. Boltz, Dead of Night is a photographic journey that tells an entire story in each photographic frame. As discussed on this week’s episode of the Hemmings Hot Rod BBQ Podcast, editor Nick Reid tells us how Mr. Boltz captured the horrific beauty of these accidents in a way that will captivate and astound you.

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

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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

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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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Drunk Hellcat Owner Destroys Biscayne At California Car Show

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Drunk Hellcat Owner Destroys Biscayne At California Car Show

Drunk Hellcat Owner Destroys Biscayne At California Car Show

What a real shame this is, the Biscayne was the owners first car and the condition showed the amount of work he’d had lovingly put into the car. Not only was the Hellcat driver drunk, but I’m pretty sure it will be the tip of the iceberg in terms of too much car and not enough driving ability around the latest generation of muscle cars…

Got to feel bad for the owner of the Biscayne, as you can imagine the insurance probably won’t pay out.

On the upside the Hellcat may be crushed!

Read more from Michael Harding at Chevy Hardcore here

Drunk Hellcat Owner Destroys Biscayne At California Car Show

Biscayne just before the crash