On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan spend 24 crazy hours with a 1930 Model A Rat Rod and a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador to find out which wildly impractical, larger-than-life car attracts the most attention.
Since the invention of the modern automobile, we have been in love with our cars, trucks and motorcycles. It’s hard to think how we could function on a daily basis without a personal car around to take us to the grocery store, movie theatre or over to a friend’s house. This mode of transportation is such an important part of most peoples’ lives that we have no idea how we’d cope if cars suddenly disappeared tomorrow. Sure, most cars pollute and after a decade or so we get rid of the old and bring in a new car – filling up wrecking yards and burnings tons of gasoline in the process. The automobile is so important that rather than develop a whole new mode of transportation we instead focus our energy on creating more efficient gasoline burning engines and new models of electric cars. Nonetheless, the car is an integral part of our lives and our culture.
Of course, many people have often heard the saying (but never really payed any attention to it) that driving is one of the most dangerous things we do in our daily lives. Indeed, getting behind the wheel of your ride and heading off to work or some other destination can be very dangerous. Statistically, the number crunchers say that you are far more likely to die driving your car than flying in a plane. The numbers seem to back this up by showing that over 90 people are killed every day in motor vehicle accidents in the US alone. It all makes sense once you think about it. If you think about all the people out on the road and add in distracted and drunk drivers, mechanical failures and bad weather then it’s easy to see why driving can be so dangerous.
But what about the actual sections of roads and highways that seemingly have a high number of accidents and fatalities all year round. That is, it can be bad enough driving on ‘regular’ roads and highways around the world but there are roads which, for whatever reason, just seem more dangerous than the rest. You are probably picturing the classic mountain side road, carved into the rock with minimal safety barriers and exposed to landslides and all the inclement weather you can think of. Yes, those roads are very dangerous, but they aren’t the only ones to avoid driving on.
As part two of our ‘dangerous roads’ series, we look at 10 roads you probably wouldn’t want to drive on. These motorways are found all across the world, in all sorts of environments and at all sorts of altitudes. There are the expected mountain roads – narrow and crumbling where one small mistake means you are going for a very long fall. There are also the remote and isolated highways running through deserts and the vastness of Siberia. There are even the sea level roads which provide their own nasty little surprise that can ruin your day (or life). We guarantee that after seeing this your daily commute will appear to be a walk in the park.
This is the type of video that nobody wants to see in the racing world. This sport is incredibly fun, but it also comes with a risk when traveling at high speeds. It's important to take the proper precautions and equip your vehicle with the right safety tech in case "shit happens." Nacho Bernal has made dozens of high speed passes in his QMP Racing Engines LSX436 Twin Turbo Camaro SS tuned by Cunningham Motorsports, pushing nearly 1800HP to the wheels! He's an experienced driver who understands that no matter how good of a wheelman you are, you're never too good to skip out on making your racecar SAFE. The Camaro had a custom 6 point roll bar by Deeds Performance, both driver and passenger wore Snell rated helmets and strapped in with G Force 5 point harness. This is why both men were able to walk away from a devastating roll that crumpled the car almost beyond recognition. All airfield racing events covered by NARA have safety tech forms each registered car must complete, there are fire and EMS crew on site, and the runways used are smooth and clean to provide the best environment possible to test the limits of these cars. For those who like to go fast, stay off the street and come out to a controlled event to do it safe and do it right! Coincidentally Nacho was able to set the Camaro half-mile world record at 195mph before the car spun around. His car may be gone but he walked away in perfect health and a 1st place 6th speed class trophy!
This beautiful Camaro drag car gets a little too sideways leaving Reno CAC 5-15-16!!! Here is a good example of what not to do leaving a car meet of any kind. And this just goes to show anyone can crash their high hp car at anytime its not just Mustangs lol. Driver was uninjured in the crash but his Camaro had major damage to the front end. The driver did say he plans to rebuilt it for Hot August Nights this year. PLEASE be more safe leaving events people!!!
We're looking at a 1968 Plymouth Road Runner named “Old Runner” in Pearlescent Orange & Black Paint with a 472 CI engine that produces around 1000 Horse Power.
The car's Owner is Dennis Ermi. Dennis has this car since 2009. He shares he’s named this car “Old Runner”. Dennis said when the car was originally purchased it was not in this condition, and after extensive paint and engine work, I think this car is a really cool. Check it out on the video below !!!