Fri Jun 13 2014 04:45:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Someones Building Cayenne Convertibles and they're ahem interesting.......If you’re like most Americans, your daily routine serves merely as a minor distraction from the weight of life’s most pertinent and urgent question: How can I turn my Porsche Cayenne into a sweet-ass convertible, possibly including faux-wood paneling? Thanks to the efforts of California-based Newport Convertible Engineering, those with a spare Cayenne and a presumably tall stack of cash will no longer have to carry such a burden."
Fri Jun 13 2014 04:54:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"The company responsible for this vehicular dross is Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) located in Placentia, California. Their crimes against humanity only begin with the Cayenne. NCE converts a constellation of vehicles into convertibles...including this Prius."
Tue Nov 26 2013 21:27:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Head over heels. A Mercedes-Benz CLR built for the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans
to quote wiki: "It became infamous for spectacular crashes during its only competitive outing.
Peter Dumbreck shown here in the #5 CLR chased a Toyota GT-One and became airborne two turns before Indianapolis, somersaulting and landing over the barriers into the trees, all on worldwide live TV. The crowd in the Le Mans grandstands was terrified, seeing the pictures on large screens without hearing any comment for a long time. No injuries were sustained in this incident."
"Clearance can be a real challenge for a truck driver. Especially inexperienced drivers of rental boxtrucks seem to be quite oblivious to the warning signs and flashing “overheight” warning lights at this railroad trestle in Durham, NC. So frequently do trucks crash into the 11-foot-8 clearance trestle, that the railroad company installed a crash beam in front of it. This massive steel I-beam bears the brunt of the impact, protecting the structure that supports this fairly busy railroad track. Believe it or not – they already had to replace the beam once!" Source:
Thu Jun 20 2013 19:20:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Edmund Burgess was competing in the Prescott Speed Hill Climb, as he approached a hairpin bend the brakes of his 1924 Bugatti failed. The vintage car smashed into a wall crushing the 56-year-old inside. Despite the damage, Mr Burgess climbed out of the wreckage alive."
Thu May 09 2013 17:17:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"Smashed by Jap mortar and shellfire, trapped by Iwo Jima's treacherous black-ash sands, amtracs and other vehicles of war lay knocked out on the black sands of the volcanic fortress." Photo credit:Robert M. Warren February/March 1945. Photo and info source: This Russian site has an impressive collection of WWII photos.
Fri May 03 2013 18:21:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
"A Damaged Oldsmobile Futuramic automobile at Buck's Auto Parts, 2405 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Client: Gerald McKessy, Attorney."
Image Credit: Morgan, Ward C.(1907-1997). Source: Making of Modern Michigan
"It’s not exactly uncommon: a mechanic responsible for a vehicle wrecks it during a test drive.
The crash happened in Pleidelsheim, just north of Stuttgart. The Mercedes was being restored at Mechatronics, a specialist in classic cars with the three-pointed star. The company’s slogan is “perfection, quality and passion” and a 26-year mechanic was surely passionate about the iconic Mercedes.
He took the car out for a spin, apparently drove faster than the speed limit of 80 km/h and went off the side of the road. The driver and his passenger, a 19-year old apprentice escaped without injuries, but the Mercedes was totaled resulting in an estimated damage of €650,000 euros.
Apparently the owner of the 300 SL remained quite calm when he heard about the vehicle. Both the car and the garage are insured. Most likely the Mercedes will be completely restored, but the lost reputation of Mechatronics will be harder to repair." Source