Popular YouTube channel ‘The Slow Mo Guys’ have done what every car-loving boy has dreamed of since the age of four; namely side-swiping cars and dropping heavy things on them from a great height with the use of a four-tonne wrecking ball (that’s the equivalent of two Mercedes S-classes in weight). The results are as awesome as you’d expect, with massive destruction, a flipped car and a BMW whose (hopefully four-cylinder) engine gets punched at 60mph. Lovely!
Have you ever wanted to see what would happen to a smart car hit by a wrecking ball? UK television viewers and visitors to the campaign’s microsite will find out in smart‘s new ad campaign, which starts this Sunday. The ad, titled "Wrecking Ball," shows a helmet-less driver in a silver smart backing up into a construction site and then being hit by a wrecking ball moving at 25 mph. The steel tridion safety cell may have protected the stunt driver in this commercial, but we wonder what the results would have been had the wrecking ball came from the…... [Read more]
Oh my. This is really quite tremendous. A Finnish man has filmed a dragster capable of 4.19-second quarter miles in such slow motion you can actually see the engine’s firing order. And you can see the effect of a planet-spinning amount of torque on a set of Goodyear drag slicks at approximately one ZILLION frames per second. Wait till later on and you even to get to see the aerodynamics working as air wisps off the rear spoiler. The tyres also go a bit weird when it reaches its 278mph terminal velocity. Now watch. It’s jolly good.... [Read more]
“Slow down” is not a phrase often heard in racing, unless you’re overheating on the dragstrip return road and speeding back to the pits in a panic (you know who you are). In general though, racing is about going fast, which is why the Racing in Slow Motion series on YouTube is so incredible to watch. It’s a rarely seen viewpoint. In fact, it’s an impossible to see viewpoint and it gives one a whole new appreciation for the physical forces acting on a race car and driver. The shots of tires deforming during burnouts and over rumble strips, suspension…... [Read more]
1320Video joined us during HOT ROD Drag Week 2016, presented by Gear Vendors, and shot a whole bunch of gnarly video during the week. For this lazy, slow-motion Sunday, we bring you slo-mo Drag Week! Watch as the slicks ripple under Jeff Lutz’s Drag Week-winning Camaro and Magnus Frost’s Opel Ascona — or Greg Trappnell’s three-wheeling Holden Monaro slink through thee 6o-foot beams. It’s wild to see how much is going on during a launch. Different classes and suspensions behave in different manners, and exhausts pound the outside world with fuel, oil, and fury. Drag racing is kinda beautiful, if a bit…... [Read more]
Formula One racer or a thrashing top fuel drag machine, slow motion footage is largely wasted on the mechanical. That rule of thumb doesn't apply to motorcycles, however. The crew from See See Motorcycles recently took time to go play in the dirt, and Greg Schmitt was on hand to capture the chaos in glorious slow-mo.While the clip includes a good dose of hilarity with riders bolting through piles of leaves and even full bags of flour, we're more taken with a mighty showdown between two dirt-bike-riding ladies. Emily and Tori George square off in a good old-fashioned, high-stakes tug…... [Read more]