Friday’s Automotive Video Celebration

Each week, Tony and I like to post up some cool / funny / impressive automotive videos that we come across. Here are this week’s!

Tony – “As a guy that grew up watching the Munsters, and being a huge fan of the Munster hot rods, this is my pick for the Friday video. It’s pretty darn funny!”

Jeremy’s – “I like loud, obnoxious engines. Hence, today’s video.”

Can’t see the videos? Here are the links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMLZNwezGFY&feature=related

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

The AWD 4G63 Turbo Dune Buggy Lives!

Several months ago, we showed you Don’s absolutely fantastic AWD turbo 4G63 dune buggy project. Part 1 of the build can be seen Here, and part 2 can be seen Here.  Recently, Don brought the 4G63 buggy over to Dynotech Tuning in Seekonk MA to have a few things buttoned up on it. Yesterday turned into a major milestone.  It’s Alive!!

Can’t see the video?  Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndKCGhJnM0k

With the dune buggy in Brian & Jamie’s capable hands at DTT, we can expect this thing to be an absolute monster in short order.  As soon as the driving / launching videos hit the internetzzz, the 1A Blog readers will be the first to know about it.   Keep up the great work Don & DTT!

More to come…..

Celebrate Friday With Some Great Automotive Mayhem.

First up, we have a burnout of epic proportion.  This is just how they do things in Australia.

Tony wrote – “Okay as a guy that’s been into circle track racing his entire life, I’ve never seen anything as crazy as this. Keep an eye on the car that hits the jump and pulls a Dukes Of Hazzard move over the car in front of him to gain a position. The best part about it is that theses guys didn’t skip a beat they just keep on racing… lol”

Lastly, we have Brian Ambrosini’s famous wheel standing Gremlin.  Driving this car must be like riding a bull…. that is very agitated….  while you’re on fire …… blindfolded.

Can’t see the Videos? Here are the links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phKhxDSqi00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzFgGcfgjZ0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMsjRtOHXow&feature=fvwrel

What The: BMW Drifting Through Concrete Walls?

A few days ago BMW Canada tossed a video on Youtube that is pretty darn cool.  It shows a BMW 1M sliding “through” concrete walls.  Naturally everybody on the interwebs is questioning if they were real or not.  Honestly, even if they were styrofoam, the video would still be crazy impressive.  Considering the video is called “BMW 1M – Walls – MPowered Performance Part 1″, I’d guess that we will all have the pleasure of a part 2 as well.  Enjoy!

Can’t see the video? here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEvpnKRLDO4

Hill Climb Racing Is Horrifyingly Scary, Yet So Relevant To My Interests

If you enjoy the sights and sounds of engines revving to the point of explosion, cars doing 100+ through the middle of the forest, and drivers with a complete lack of fear, this video is for you.  It is 14 minutes of ridiculous BMW hill climbing that will get your adrenaline pumping.  By the time you are done watching it, you are going to need a shower and a nap.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhmeVz5nVHU

Can’t see the video? here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhmeVz5nVHU

Hey! IIHS Has 591 Videos of Crashing Cars!

This morning I landed on a crash test video that was made by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.  When I was done watching the crash test, I realized that there were about 590 more to watch! GOLD MINE!  There is no denying it, watching cars smash into each other without real lives at stake is really about as good as it gets.  Most of the videos are short, sweet, and all business.  Car enters at stage right with a high rate of speed, smashes object at stage left. Then they do a slow motion replay, and it’s a wrap. Next!  It isn’t just brand new cars either, there are a variety of older car tests too! Here are 4 of my favorites so far.

Here is a 1996 Chevy Astro Van folding up:

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