Fast Friday Video DOUBLEHEADER: Pikes Peak Hillclimb mayhem 2012

Its a doubleheader for Fast Friday videos today, and keeping with today’s theme of super nasty crashes, here’s a couple from last weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hillclimb.

 

With over 2 million views in a week, there’s a good chance you’ve seen this video, but if you haven’t….holy hell….

And yes, they walked away, and presumably gave whoever welded their rollcage a huge hug afterwards.  Easily one of the worst rally accidents ive seen.

 

And not quite a huge youtube hit, but there’s Paul Dallenbach’s crash, when the throttle stuck open on his 1400HP unlimited-class monster…

and another angle…

and the onboard…

Also amazingly, Paul walked away unscathed (even after taking down two pine trees)!

 

So what is our lesson for today?  Always, always, ALWAYS buy the best safety equipment you can afford, and never ever….evereverevereverevereverever stand on the outside of a corner!  The spectators in Paul Dallenbach’s world are possibly luckier than he is!  Stay safe, readers.

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