Deceleration: This is it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUPP812x_h0

The X-Games is awesome to watch, but not so awesome when people crash and get injured.  That was the case with Toomas Heikkinen a few days ago. It was rumored that he broke his ankle and got a few other bumps and bruises.  Considering the speed and the extremely abrupt deceleration, I’d say he did fairly well if that was his worst injury.

1A Auto Video Contest Has Officially Begun


This summer, we are having the first ever 1A Auto Video Contest. For the Full Rules, and entry form, go to the 1A Auto Video Contest page.  For the cliff notes, here’s the way it works.

  • You make a video that is 1 minute or less explaining how 1A Auto has saved you time and/or money.
  • Post it on your the internet so the public can see it.
  • Go to the Video Contest Page, agree to the terms & conditions, do what it says, and fill out the form.
  • If you do everything right and follow the rules, your video entry will likely be accepted by the 1A Auto Contest Committee (…of which I happen to be proud part of.).
  • The first 100 entrees accepted get a Free T-Shirt and more!
  • The Grand Prize winner (chosen by the 1A Auto Contest Committee) gets $1000!

With the prizes so generous, and ability to enter so incredibly easy, we are obviously expecting a large number of entrees.  Make your video ASAP, and tell all of your friends about it!

JOIN THE CONTEST RIGHT NOW

Want to see who is in the contest already?

Watch The Videos We Have So Far

Turbo 4G63 Dragster Runs 6.85 @ 195mph

Remember last summer when we watched the 4G63 (read: Mitsubishi Eclipse engine) powered dragster go deep into the 7’s in the quarter mile at 190 mph? Well this year it runs 6.85’s and 195. According to math, science and history, that officially makes this thing sickly fast, and a new record holder.  The guys at turbo4.com deserve a round of applause for really pushing the limits with this engine, and the car that it is strapped into.  Amazing work as always!  Now let’s see what 200mph looks like!

Watching A Lamborghini Crash Is Mostly Just Sad.

Watching a car crash is like, well, watching a car crash. You see the impending doom, time slows down and you start moaning like a zombie. Then the inevitable happens, the car collides with something and your zombie-esque moan turns into a breathy lung exhausting “aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh”.

This video is one of those moments.  You know what’s about to happen from the first rev of the engine. One minute later, the Lamborghini becomes the swirly meat in a giant car sandwich. The only word that comes to mind in this instance is a sarcastic “unprofessional“.  Sorry for your loss of nice bodywork Lambo.

Behind The Smoke Season 2: Episode 3

If you have already watched the First and Second episodes, you are likely addicted and in desperate need of episode 3.  That’s where we come in, because we have it up here for your convenience.  This episode takes place in Long Beach and shows Dai working his way through some troubles with his driving. Videos like these make me want to go do smokey burnouts in the nearest parking lot.