Let this video serve as a reminder of why you shouldn’t be an asshole driver. I don’t know about the rest of you, but sometimes it’s fun to see karma come back around to some idiot that desperately deserves a big healthy dose of it. Check out the video for yourself.
Some fails are funny and others; well, you just have to wonder how these people have managed to live as long as they have to end up in this video. Either way, give it a watch. There’s some good laughs here!
Oh, and by the way, if you must pull a car for whatever reason, make sure you don’t tie your pull strap a plastic bumper or the front fender!
Thieves Drive Away With At Least 10 Ram Pickups in Cluster Vehicle Theft From FCA’s Warren Lot
FCA is out at least 10 Ram 1500 pickups after a whole band of thieves committed a cluster theft at the company’s Warren lot. It all started with the theft of one pickup truck from a driveway in the area. From there, a whole band of thieves loaded up into the truck bed and drove to the lot. Once there, they cut a hole in the fence, everyone offloaded, and before security even knew what was going on, they were staring at a convoy of brand-new 2018 Ram pickups driving away into the night, never to be seen again (well, so far, anyway)
It sounds a lot like a Gone in 60 Seconds type theft and, as reported by the Detroit Free Press, it’s actually far from being the first of its type. Warren Police Commissioner, Bill Dwyer, said that while it’s not unheard of, it’s very unusual for this kind of theft to include such a high number of vehicles stolen. He said there were likely at least 10 people in the bed of the initially stolen truck. It’s still unknown whether the thieves are targeting various parts of each truck or the trucks themselves, but it’s believed to be part of a mass order with buyers already lined up.
“All these things took days, weeks, months of planning," he said. "Once you get the vehicles, you’ve got to have a buyer. This definitely sounds like an order. Sounds like the kind of theft where they immediately could be taken to a port, put into a container and shipped offshore."
And, the worst part is that even if the trucks aren’t on their way to their illegitimate owners yet, FCA isn’t really working with police to solve the problem. The company obviously has to perform its own internal investigation and can’t even disclose if the keys were stored inside the stolen vehicles. This, in turn, is frustrating police who have yet to hear back from FCA amid the fact that there’s an ongoing investigation.
Warren police are offering up a reward of an undisclosed amount and, if you happen to have any information that can lead to the apprehension of those responsible for the theft, you should call 586-574-4800.
Kansas Man Arrested Trying to Make Sweet Sweet Love to a Car
There’s something to be said about getting drunk and ending up in bed with a random stranger. It happens quite frequently. But, to get drunk and have sex with a car? Seems a little outrageous, right? Be that as it may, it actually happened just a few days ago. The police department of Newton, Kansas received a call about a naked man lying under a car. Upon arrival, the 24-year-old man wasn’t only naked but was attempting to have sex with the car. According to Lt. Scott Powell of the aforementioned police department, the man “was attempting to stick his penis into the tailpipe of the vehicle.”
To make matters even worse.. or ahem.. stranger, the man wouldn’t even respond to officers. He was apparently high on some kind of drugs, and he was drunk too. Drunk to the point that his blood alcohol level was registered at .35. The man was practically incoherent. In the end, officers on the scene tasered him and took him to the emergency room. It should also be noted that the man had a head injury that was apparently inflicted prior to his rather off interaction with police that night. In the end, the man will likely be charged with lewd and lascivious behavior which is a misdemeanor in the state of Kansas.
So that begs the question: How drunk is too drunk and how far will you go to get your jollies off in an inebriated state?
In case you missed it, SpaceX (Elon Musk’s extra-curricular after-school space program) successfully put a first-generation Tesla Roadster into space last February, proving it’s new Falcon Heavy rocket had what it took to deliver its payload into the great beyond. Impressive stuff, no doubt about it. But, as you might expect, SpaceX hit a few bumps on the road to the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy, and the the results of those bumps are spectacular, to say the least.
One of the most impressive things about the SpaceX program is its reusable rocket system, which includes self-landing boosters that actually manage to find themselves back on terra firma in an upright position. Making such a feat possible was a series of incidents SpaceX has classified as “rapid unscheduled disassembly” events, several of which are highlighted in the above two-minute video.
Of course, it bears mentioning that the Falcon Heavy still needs some work. You see, the core rocket had a bit of an incident after its trip into space, missing the recovery drone ship by about 300 feet and making contact with the Atlantic Ocean at about 300 mph, subsequently “[showering] the deck with shrapnel,” according to Musk.
But hey, no one ever said rocket science was easy, and until the systems are perfected, we can expect entertaining videos like these showcasing the accumulation of some very expensive piles of smoldering rubble.
April Fool’s Round-Up: Automakers Go All-Out With The Pranks
April Fool’s Day has come and gone, and as you might have expected, a number of automakers spent the occasion trying to pull a fast one on all of us. Some of them worked while others didn’t. Some got us thinking if the pranks were real - or we wish they were real - while others flamed out because they were too obvious from the very beginning. Still, it was a good day to check out what kind of absurdity we had coming our way. If you missed out on all the April Fool’s pranks that these auto brands came out with, well, we got you, fam.
Nissan To Produce 370Z Until The End Of Time
First introduced back in 1969 as the Datsun 240Z, Nissan has produced six generations of its iconic Z car, with the latest Z34-gen 370Z arriving in late 2008 for the 2009 model year. Despite strong demand from enthusiasts around the world, Nissan has yet to update the popular sports car past the existing 370Z generation, and now, according to an anonymous insider, it’s looking like Nissan could keep it in limbo until the end of time.
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New Tesla Roadster To Run Off Hopes, Dreams, and Unicorn Farts
Introduced in a surprise debut just last November, the next-generation Tesla Roadster sent waves through the industry thanks to its stunning good looks, impressive list of features, and high-tech powertrain. And what a powertrain - Tesla claims it’ll go an incredible 620 miles between plug-ins and hit 60 mph in less than 2 seconds, all while laying down an absurd 10,000 Nm (7,376 pound-feet) of torque through its trio of electric motors. Numbers like these beg belief, but now, in a TopSpeed exclusive, we’re learning just how Tesla’s engineers managed to make them a reality.
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It’s an April Fool’s Joke, but Maybe Honda Should do a CR-V Roadster
Automakers are all about creating different and tiny niches these days, and that’s exactly why we have vehicles like the Range Rover Evoque Convertible and the upcoming T-Roc Convertible. The problem with these models is that they are hard to like and that’s exactly why Honda decided to troll Range Rover and Volkswagen for April Fools, announcing that it will, in fact, sell a CR-V Roadster despite the fact that it no roof and is structurally unsound.
“ This is a bold new direction for the CR-V and opens up an entirely new non-existent market. Our sales target is somewhat conservative to start with, at zero cars, but we are confident that once the minor glitches are ironed out, such as the lack of roof and the fact it is totally structurally unsound, the car will fly out of showrooms,” said Eipurirufūru – the Future Opportunity Occupational Lead for Honda.
The CR-V’s structural rigidity has been decreased by 100 percent, thanks to the complete and utter removal of both the B- and C-pillars. And the best part is that prices are “expected to start from half the current price of the CR-B as customers are only getting half the car.” LMAO! You’ve got to love Honda’s sense of humor with this one.
BMW Sued After an X5’s Self-Closing Door Cut Off Someone’s Thumb!!!
A report from the New York Post puts BMW in the crosshairs of a now-disgruntled customer who lost one of his thumbs after a self-closing door on his X5 decided to shut itself, severing his finger in the process. The irony in all of this is that the feature is known as SCAD, or “Soft Closing Automatic Door.” I guess you could say that’s there was nothing soft about this particular closing, huh?
BMW and Audi are Once Again Trolling Each Other
BMW and Audi have always enjoyed a healthy and respectful relationship. But that hasn’t stopped both companies from throwing pot shots at each other. Remember the billboard wars the two companies engaged in about a decade ago? Apparently, old habits die hard because the German automakers are at it again with another billboard battle royal, this time in the North African country of Tunisia.
Sweden Is the Land of Station Wagons and Old American Cars
Sweden is known for many things. From the IKEA and H&M shops in our malls to ABBA and Ingmar Bergman in the art field. It’s also the land where those Viking stories come from and the country that gave us the "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" novel that spawned a great film. When it comes to vehicles, Sweden is home to iconic marques like Volvo, Saab, Koenigsegg, and Scania. It’s also the country where station wagons are still extremely popular, something I found out while spending a couple of days in Stockholm recently.
The Fast and Furious Movies Apparently Make People Speed
In a surprise to absolutely no one, a recent study conducted by The New York Times revealed that moviegoers who have just come out of watching Fast and Furious movies are embracing the franchise’s glorification of reckless driving, resulting in a spike of speeding violations immediately after showings of the movies.
Valet Gives Ferrari Keys to the Wrong Person but Does That Diminish the Car’s Value?
Just when you thought your Ferrari 458 Italia Spider would be safe in the hands of a valet, guess again. An owner of the luxury Ferrari found that out the hard way when a valet at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club gave the keys to his prized supercar to another person last summer. Now, the real owner of the car, 73-year-old James “Skip” Fowler, is suing the resort and its parking operator, 717 Parking Enterprises. Given the tale of this unusual caper, we don’t blame Fowler for the lawsuit.
Cars of the Future Designed by Kids Are The Best Things You’ll See Today
There’s something about a child’s imagination that brings out smiles on our faces. Whether they’re drawing their families with stick figures or imagining their ideas of what cars will look like in the future, there’s are no grey areas involved in how their imaginations work. What they put on paper ends up being more intriguing, if not fantastical, than anything we, as adults, can come up with.
GoCompare, a Welsh auto insurance company, put that to the test when it invited a group of children to draw their ideas of what they think the cars of the future will look like. The results are incredible, if not amazing. At the very least, they’ll bring us back to a time when we also thought the cars of the future would run on chocolate.