The powerful and efficient cars lining dealership lots today are the dream cars of our parents and grandparents' generations.
Hey, even a stock Nissan GT-R is already a serious racing contender but the speed junkies over at Team Insanity Racing pushed theirs to the limit with aftermarket tinkering. With the power of 2,000 horses under the hood, they well on their way to hitting 225MPH in their custom GT-R when the unthinkable happens during this drag race.
After worldwide scrutiny of excessive police force, it's reassuring to see cops doing their job exceptionally well. It's even better if they give us a good laugh while they're at it!
An impossibly large number of Columbian police magically appear on-scene just seconds after a bicycle-riding duo attempt to hijack a motorcycle. We can't imagine why they'd all clump together like that but it certainly means 'game over' for the bad guys. We suspect they might have been having some on-duty fun like these Mexican officers.
We're pretty unanimous here at RightThisMinute that the best place for a snake is behind some nice thick glass. Now we've just got to convince the snakes themselves that we're right because they're still popping up when you least expect them! View Now
It's a scary scene you never want to see on the highway. In this dash cam footage from Ottawa, Ontario, you can see a white SUV swerving across lanes on the highway. The SUV hits the median and guardrail, as it continues down the road. Thankfully, a driver behind the white vehicle was able to call the police and follow the SUV to its driver's workplace. That's when he says the police showed up. The Ottawa Police did confirm that a call came in for a possible impaired driver, and the driver of the white vehicle was arrested and charged. View Now
This bizarre police chase is one of the weirdest we've seen, folks!
It all starts when an alert Aussie phones police about an erratic woman in a car. When police arrive on the scene, all they find is a woman slumped over a steering wheel. Suddenly, the comatose lady perks up and not even a police chase, spike strips or a face full of pepper spray can slow her down!
The woman was hospitalized for observation, Melbourne police haven't decided if they'll charge this distressed woman with any offense.
It doesn't take a career criminal to understand that if you're risking jail time, it pays to have a plan. We're guessing our first dynamic duo's plan ended at the door because just seconds after backing through the glass doors at this Australian convenience store, these robbers-turned-vandals are back in their truck on their merry way empty-handed.
Police aren't amused... though we got a good laugh from these second burglars from Hungary who forgot to double-bag their loot.
For most casual raceing fans, the most entertaining part of a race is a good fender bender—flying parts, wrecked cars and healthy drivers.
Three race spectators in Trinidad get the show of their life (and almost lose them) when not one but two out-of-control racers break through the tire barriers surrounding the Wallerfield International Raceway. For a second it feels like a harmless racing accident... but then we see the second car rocketing through the air into the screaming crowd.
Sometimes surveillance cameras capture crimes going terribly wrong for the criminals. An armed robber tried to rob a clerk at a convenience store in England. The clerk remained calm and pressed the alarm causing the armed robber to flee the scene. The entire situation is under investigation, but police have apprehended a suspect in this case but are still looking for witnesses. View Now
It is everyone's worst nightmare when paying for metered parking. Will my receipt print? Will the machine eat my money? Will I get back to my car in time? But, what happens when you pay for a parking spot and a violation in the same day. This happened in Bolton, Greater Manchester. A traffic warden with private parking company NSL handed out parking violation tickets, despite knowing the machine was broken. He even watched people park and pay, before walking over to place a ticket on their car. View Now
Aussie police in Merrylands didn't have to look far for trouble. It arrived at their station house in force in the form of a distraught elderly man behind the wheel of a tiny car filled with propane tanks. Police noticed this explosive combo and were able to rescue the man.
This Russian driver was spared a rescue when he narrowly escaped a good crushing beneath a poorly-timed falling tree.
No, these aren't clown cars. The race car just got a bit tinier, at least for The Mongol Rally 2016. Imagine traveling 10,000 miles across Europe and Asia, but you're lost in an old, miniature car and there's nobody to call for help. There are bound to be some mishaps along the way. This ultimate rat race isn't all bad, though. Drivers who set off for the trip raise money for Cool-Earth Rainforest Charity and Cancer Research. View Now
For the amount of time this dilapidated car keeps the police pursuit at bay, we assumed there's some super spy behind the wheel. Nope! Turns out it is just four party boys who're pretty determined to stay out of a Russian slammer. The real credit goes to the hardy Little Lada That Could car hat kept together for this insane marathon police chase.
The sidewalk should be a safe place for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross a busy street but it wasn't the case for these two people.
A bicyclist in China was stopped on the sidewalk waiting to cross the street when a vehicle came rolling over him. Luckily, the bike rider, the driver, and the passenger were not seriously injured in the scary looking crash. View Now
Broken windshield wipers during a violent downpour can make a driver's life miserable.
When this Indian bus driver in a pickle looked around he didn't see a problem, just LOTS of string and strong arms! This hilarious windshield wiper DIY hack is probably something we would not have thought of but we've gotta applaud the ingenuity of this driver and the good humor of the new official windshield wiper-man. He seems to be enjoying his new role and we HOPE he got a free ride for his trouble.
We can't spy into the mind of a criminal when they do the things they do but we can definitely wonder what the HECK they were thinking!
Up first, the arsonist in the UK takes the time to snap a photo of the doomed minivan before he does the dirty deed. Suddenly, he's looking more like a hitman connected to a string of recent arson attacks.
The sterile latex gloves gave this second criminal away when he threatens an Aussie shop owner with her own pen. We're just wondering why he didn't think ahead and bring an actual weapon.
Only. In. Russia.
We assumed that by now, after all the INSANE videos coming out of their country, Russians would be totally prepared for bizarre accidents on the road, like this wedding guest who was having a little TOO much fun without his seatbelt on. Like the kids say, it's all fun and games until your car flips on you.
But because it's Russia, this guy also survives!
As if that viral Pokémon app hasn't already gotten enough love, it's now bringing together families! This tech-savvy 80-year-old grannie in New Jersey just downloaded the app on vacation with her grandkids. Now, the ENTIRE van's flicking pokéballs, pokéstops and trying to catch them all as the delighted driver records this heartwarming family moment.
These two videos showcase unlikely things happening to vehicles. A driver of an orange McLaren failed to stop at a stop sign. You can hear the driver honk the horn and then see a skateboarder running from the crosswalk. The camera then pans to reveal that the skateboarder had smashed in the windshield of the car. View Now
We've always thought Darts are a pretty extreme game. To land a single bullseye you need muscle control, hand-eye coordination and a little pinch of fairy dust. Most of the time it's just "try not to hit the wall"! View Now
The rise of drivers using dash cameras has led to an increase in footage of intersection collisions. A taxi driver in Canada entered the intersection when the light was not green. The taxi was struck by a car from oncoming traffic and sent flying into the driver whose dash camera caught this accident on camera. View Now
Let's be honest, the only time we appreciate traffic lights is when we see green. Thanks to a groundbreaking top-to-bottom redesign of traffic systems in the Dutch town of 's-Hertogenbosch, it might be ALL you see. Using complex algorithms and weight sensors on every street, traffic signals can now track literally every vehicle on the road and adjust to accommodate the EXACT flows of traffic. View Now
We don't know how these guys get up again after their bodies take this battering. Proof, I guess, that we humans are a pretty hardy species.
I's whispered our first indestructible man might have attempted this dramatic fall ON PURPOSE to jump-start his daredevil career in the Kazakhstani city of Almaty. On the contrary, this Ukrainian superman could've skipped this completely avoidable Terminator flashback if he'd just paid the darn bus fare!
Criminals either don't notice CCTV cameras or care that they are being recorded. The suspect in the first video slashed 35 tires on 16 cars in this used car sales lot in Wales.
Then, watch as two armed suspects rob a fuel delivery driver in Florida. After stealing the driver's wallet, the two suspects got back into their car and drove off. View Now
Racing video games like the Need For Speed franchise or even those Fast and the Furious arcade games oversimplify just how HARD it is to race cars and pull off those awesome burnouts, drifts and powerslides in real life.
This first video is probably how most of us would drive if you put us in an insanely powerful car and told us to drag race. Let's be honest, we WISH we had the mad precision drifting/parking skills of this second talented driver!
Except on insurance claims, being "right" means little on the road. Even the best drivers can find themselves in horrible accidents because OTHER drivers are careless. Find yourself behind motorcycle handlebars and even driving around town can become a life-or-death crisis. Try it without the proper safety gear and you're flirting with fate.
Case in point, these two harrowing crashes that could've ended much worse had not every rider been wearing helmets and riding gear. View Now
There are few attacks more brutish and heartless than the one targeted at this poor elderly couple as they rode home in a taxi after a pleasant evening at the theatre. Months later, Birmingham South police have FINALLY arrested the group of five teens that allegedly threw the bricks that left the 70-year-old woman with a fractured skull.
We think the hilarious karma of this second video almost makes up for the belated justice in the first video. View Now