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Just Another Night In Russia: Man Steals Armored Personnel Carrier And Crushes A Daewoo 10
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Film, Offbeat News, Police, Reports, Russia, video on 01 10th, 2018


Smash and grab robberies aren’t too uncommon but one is Russia is getting a lot of attention because the driver used an armored personnel carrier.

While APCs aren’t exactly a dime a dozen, Reuters is reporting the vehicle was stolen from a motorsports training facility by a drunk man in his late 20’s. After stealing the armored personnel carrier, the man reportedly drove the vehicle through a forest before arriving in the town of Apatity which isn’t too far from the Finnish border.

Despite its remote location, the town is home to around 60,000 residents and has narrow streets which apparently proved pretty challenging for drunk in an APC. As a result, the man ended up crushing a Daewoo and slamming into the window of a convenience store.

Reports say the man then excited the vehicle and briefly looked at the damage. He then walked into the store, through the broken window, and apparently stole a bottle of wine.

The man was eventually arrested without incident and locals reportedly didn’t seem too shocked by the events that occurred earlier today.

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Mutant RAM Wrangler From Abu Dhabi Is Very Happy To See You 10
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, Middle East, Offbeat News, RAM, tuning on 01 10th, 2018


While calling this the “RAM Wrangler” would be the simplest way to describe it, in actuality, it looks more like something that a giant version of Cruella de Vil might drive.

This image was uploaded to Reddit by user craigchandler0398, and according to MiceTimes, the car is part of the exclusive collection of Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi.

As you can see, while the front end belongs to a RAM truck, the entire cab is from a Jeep Wrangler. Meanwhile, there’s no telling what type of chassis work was performed underneath that body kit, or what type of engine lies buried underneath the gigantic bonnet.

Believe it or not, this is hardly the weirdest thing you might find in the Sheikh’s collection, as he also owns a gigantic Jeep and Dodge Power Wagon, an old S-Class monster truck, a 6-wheel Nissan Patrol and even a house on wheels.

For the rest of us however, seeing a part Jeep, part RAM, part “I can’t even…”, makes for a rare and unusual sighting, to say the least.



Frankencar Alert: Chevy Camaro Puts On A Silverado Grille 10
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Silverado, Offbeat News, tuning on 01 10th, 2018


By now, we’re used to see all kinds of mods, but this one really caught us by surprise, as it concerns a third-gen Camaro that’s been fitted with the grille of a Silverado.

Apparently, someone thought that he should ditch that pointy front end in favor of a chrome grille borrowed from Chevy’s pickup truck, and so this weird… well, thing was born.

It’s no surprise that we found this image on Reddit’s popular Shi**y Car Mods thread, because that’s where most controversial or downright horrible automotive modifications go to get mocked.

With this one, while we have definitely seen worse, it had us lost for words. Are we to assume the headlights are hidden behind the grille or that it doesn’t have any at all?

Anyhow, as Frankecars go, this Camaro/Silverado conjunction just doesn’t make any sense.



Frankencar Alert: Chevy Camaro Puts On A Silverado Grille 10
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Silverado, Offbeat News, tuning on 01 10th, 2018


By now, we’re used to see all kinds of mods, but this one really caught us by surprise, as it concerns a third-gen Camaro that’s been fitted with the grille of a Silverado.

Apparently, someone thought that he should ditch that pointy front end in favor of a chrome grille borrowed from Chevy’s pickup truck, and so this weird… well, thing was born.

It’s no surprise that we found this image on Reddit’s popular Shi**y Car Mods thread, because that’s where most controversial or downright horrible automotive modifications go to get mocked.

With this one, while we have definitely seen worse, it had us lost for words. Are we to assume the headlights are hidden behind the grille or that it doesn’t have any at all?

Anyhow, as Frankecars go, this Camaro/Silverado conjunction just doesn’t make any sense.



Speeding Semi, Snowy Road, Perfect Recipe For An Accident 9
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Trucks, video on 01 9th, 2018


In case it’s been a while since you last saw an easily avoidable crash, we’ve got you covered.

The driver of this semi either wasn’t paying attention, which sounds unlikely when driving on a snow-covered road at night, or he completely misjudged the situation, failing to slow down on time.

As pointed out in the description, the truck was also heavy, which could have contributed to the accident, although the late braking is often the number one factor in these types of scenarios.

Right before the impact, you’ll notice a gap between that stationary semi on the right and the van in the middle of the road. If the driver at fault could have somehow steered between the two vehicles, he might have managed to stop before hitting anybody.

If he had made it through, he could have used the guardrail to slow down the semi, if conventional methods continued to prove ineffective.

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Old Audi S6 Challenges Lada Niva In A Tug Of War 8
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi S6, Audi Videos, Film, Lada, Lada Niva, Lada Videos, Offbeat News, video on 01 8th, 2018


In the snow, choosing between an old performance-oriented saloon and a high ground-clearance, off-roader should be pretty straight forward.

Then again, you need to factor in weight, tires and performance, and so the second-generation Audi S6 (C5) kind of has the Lada Niva out-gunned when it comes to power and torque.

Powering the S6 C5 is a 4.2-liter V8 engine, pushing down 340 PS (335 HP) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque to all four wheels. With a kerb weight of just over 1,800 kg (roughly 4,000 lbs), it can also dig in pretty well during a tug of war.

Now, while this Niva seems to be packing a few after market modification, it would have to be something truly special in order to match the Audi in any way.

When stock, the Niva 4×4 only puts down a little over 80 HP, so right off the bat, it doesn’t look like much of a fair fight.

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This Modified Mercedes-Benz CLS Is A Retina-Burning Abomination 7
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes CLS, Offbeat News on 01 7th, 2018


The Mercedes-Benz CLS is a quite attractive sedan, particularly in its first generation guise. With flowing yet aggressive bodywork, the sleek sedan looks both sporty and refined and, to our eyes, way better than its successor.

Sadly, the owner of this CLS550 from New Jersey has ruined the good looks of the car with a number of questionable modifications.

The bodywork of the car shared on Reddit has been tweaked and a set of wheel covers fitted at the rear. Even when done right, like on the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta, wheel covers don’t look pretty, and when they’re just tacked on like these ones, are just awful.

The weird ‘upgrades’ don’t stop there, as the owner has plastered an AMG badge onto the trunklid (in the wrong position…) and stuck on a number of chrome trimmings, including on the rear decklid and around the triangular taillights.

Labeling this thing hideous would be the understatement of the year. It also goes to show that money are not necessarily accompanied by good taste…

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Jeep Driver Spins On Black Ice, Somehow Avoids Hitting Anything! 7
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, Offbeat News, video on 01 7th, 2018


Because black ice is pretty much invisible to drivers it is extremely dangerous, as the person behind the wheel of this red Jeep Grand Cherokee found out.

Normally, people who lose control of their vehicles tend to consider themselves unlucky. In this case though, spinning like that without leaving the road or impacting other cars was actually pretty fortunate.

From what we can tell, as the Jeep crossed over in front of the dashcam car, its driver had already the brakes, which tends to make matters worse when you’re driving on slippery surfaces. Anyway, the SUV spun around 360-degrees twice before the driver managed to regain some sort of control, gently sliding the car back towards the first lane, and continuing on their journey.

According to the description, the incident occurred on New Year’s Eve in Abilene, Texas, where temperatures have dipped below freezing a few times in recent weeks.

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Jeep Driver Spins On Black Ice, Somehow Avoids Hitting Anything! 7
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, Offbeat News, video on 01 7th, 2018


Because black ice is pretty much invisible to drivers it is extremely dangerous, as the person behind the wheel of this red Jeep Grand Cherokee found out.

Normally, people who lose control of their vehicles tend to consider themselves unlucky. In this case though, spinning like that without leaving the road or impacting other cars was actually pretty fortunate.

From what we can tell, as the Jeep crossed over in front of the dashcam car, its driver had already the brakes, which tends to make matters worse when you’re driving on slippery surfaces. Anyway, the SUV spun around 360-degrees twice before the driver managed to regain some sort of control, gently sliding the car back towards the first lane, and continuing on their journey.

According to the description, the incident occurred on New Year’s Eve in Abilene, Texas, where temperatures have dipped below freezing a few times in recent weeks.

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Vandal Goes To Town On Rare Lamborghini Huracan Avio 6
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Offbeat News on 01 6th, 2018


Not to make light of a serious matter, but either somebody was jealous for not getting one of just 250 units of the Huracan Avio, or they had some issue with the owner of this car.

Jokes aside, it’s the latter, as some people choose to take their frustrations out on cars whenever they feel like getting revenge on someone.

According to the car’s owner who goes by the nickname POG, his Huracan Avio was keyed on three different sides. He also says that he wasn’t expecting to see something like this in Bruges, a nice, quiet town in Belgium.

“I am surprised by this. My sports cars have never been vandalized, considering I take them everywhere. People respect this type of car… most of the time.”

Unfortunately, someone didn’t. Perhaps that someone was on drugs, drunk, a jealous other half… Anyhow, now it’s up to the police to find out who the offender was.



Kid Attempts To Drifts Mustang, Ends As You Expect It Would 6
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Accidents, Film, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Offbeat News, video on 01 6th, 2018


It seems like the poor Ford Mustang can’t catch a break. From Pony car drivers crashing into a crowd, to multiple owners losing control while driving out of car meets, the past few years have been tough for Mustang owners.

Unfortunately, it looks like things aren’t going to get any better in 2018.

Reddit user meltedlaundry posted a video of a fifth-gen Mustang driver losing control of the pony car and, you’ve probably guessed by now, crashing. In what appears to be a hold-my-beer kind-of moment, the Mustang comes hurling towards a corner and gets nothing but understeer, leading to the car jumping the curb and crashing into a fence.

While the young motorist is clearly a fool, props go to the people who put up that fence, because it took the impact like a champ.

There’s no information or sound, so we’re going to go out on a limb and say that the Ford driver was, stupidly we should add, trying to drift in a neighborhood. Unfortunately, the kid messed up big time and his new Mustang definitely isn’t new anymore. Hopefully he’s okay and the car’s not totaled.

Here’s a top tip: don’t try to drift a car in a neighborhood because it’s not going to end well.

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Cement Truck Takes A Tumble After Driver Swerves To Avoid Slowing Traffic 6
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Trucks, video on 01 6th, 2018


A speeding cement truck ended up on its side on a road in Vietnam after the driver failed to avoid slower moving traffic up ahead.

Aside from the truck itself, another vehicle was also damaged in the crash, getting hit by the tail end of the concrete mixer. The damage to the passenger car doesn’t seem serious enough and we hope there were no serious injuries or casualties.

As far as we can tell, the truck driver must have been caught by surprise once the cars ahead started slowing down, and it’s safe to assume that he definitely should have been going slower and pay more attention to the traffic right in front of him. In any case, we sincerely hope he escaped this incident unharmed and will be more careful in the future…

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Cement Truck Takes A Tumble After Driver Swerves To Avoid Slowing Traffic 6
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Trucks, video on 01 6th, 2018


A speeding cement truck ended up on its side on a road in Vietnam after the driver failed to avoid slower moving traffic up ahead.

Aside from the truck itself, another vehicle was also damaged in the crash, getting hit by the tail end of the concrete mixer. The damage to the passenger car doesn’t seem serious enough and we hope there were no serious injuries or casualties.

As far as we can tell, the truck driver must have been caught by surprise once the cars ahead started slowing down, and it’s safe to assume that he definitely should have been going slower and pay more attention to the traffic right in front of him. In any case, we sincerely hope he escaped this incident unharmed and will be more careful in the future…

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Topless Mercedes SL Battles The Bomb Cyclone In Rhode Island 5
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Film, mercedes, Mercedes SL, Mercedes Videos, Offbeat News, video on 01 5th, 2018


The eastern coast of the United States is being hit by a “Bomb Cyclone” and it was brought extreme winter weather to a number of states in the region.

Cranston, Rhode Island is one of the areas that has been hit particularly hard so it’s surprising that one viewer of the local NBC affiliate filmed a Mercedes SL (R129) with its top down during the middle of the storm. The rear-wheel drive roadster obviously struggles on the snowy roads and we can see what appears to be smoke or steam billowing from underneath the hood a few seconds into the clip.

A number of commenters have been extremely critical of the driver’s decision to use the car in these conditions but a handful of other people have chimed in to claim they know the car’s owner. Several of these people said the SL’s roof is broken and this is the owner’s only vehicle.

While driving the SL probably isn’t the greatest or warmest decision, it appears the owner felt they had little choice but to use the car to go wherever they were heading.


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Dashing through the snow!

Dashing through the snow in Cranston!

Posted by WJAR NBC10 on Thursday, January 4, 2018



Speeding Audi A8 T-Bones Hummer Limo, Both Drivers At Fault? 5
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, audi, Audi A8, Dashcam, HUMMER, limo, Offbeat News, Russia, video on 01 5th, 2018


Despite the Audi having the right of way, had it not been speeding, the Hummer might have had time to clear the intersection.

That’s not to say that whoever was behind the wheel of that old A8 was more to blame than the limo driver. The latter should have paid more attention, without assuming that any incoming traffic would stick to the speed limit.

However, it almost seems as though the driver of the Audi didn’t brake as hard as they could/should have once they noticed the Hummer poking its nose where it didn’t belong.

This crash is a perfect example of why people should slow down at intersections, even if they have the right of way, have a green light and even if they’re not speeding. You never know who’s out there not paying attention.

As for the impact itself, we could call it moderate. Let’s hope the person driving the Audi was wearing a seat belt.

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