• Mar 24, 2011

Wanton destruction of Mazda sedans – Click above to watch the video after the jump

You know those cranes that you see at many large grocery stores? You know, the ones with the shiny, pointy claws that can't seem to pick up a teddy bear or some fuzzy dice. They're infuriating to use, mostly because you know you just got duped into paying fifty cents for something that you just can't win. They have the same claws in Russia, and apparently they're infinitely larger, more functional and far more hostile towards the Mazda6.

Beyond the jump is some video that we just can't explain. It involves a massive, absolutely awesome crane truck grabbing onto the roofs of a pair of perfectly good-looking Mazdas and simply tossing them into an equally huge bin attached to said truck.

We have no idea why these Mazdas were taken in such a hostile manner, but we're hoping it's not because they were parked in a loading zone. And why is it that we can only see Mazdas in this parking lot? So many questions. So much destruction. (We're guessing these cars were somehow damaged and destroyed for insurance purposes, but we can't say for sure.)

Hit the jump to watch this puzzling and destructive video for yourself, if only to marvel at the skill of the crane operator. And if you speak Russian, let us know what the guys making the video are saying.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Illegal import
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think that these could be some of the vehicles that Mazda scrapped from the Cougar Ace.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Cougar_Ace
      Where the ship listed (leaned) over 60 degrees, and because of legal reasons Mazda decided to scrap ALL of the 4703 Mazda 3s and CX-7s on board.
      I have absolutely NO IDEA why they could not have just tested and fixed the cars, or parted them out, or donate them for safety experiments, or ANYTHING but chopping them each up into tiny pieces! The ship incident was off of the Aleutian Islands, so they probably had a Russian crew oversee the salvage of the vehicles, or to pack them into cargo containers for shipment and later destruction.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's Russia. What is there to explain?
        • 3 Years Ago
        In Soviet Russia, Car scraps you.
        • 3 Years Ago
        In Soviet Russia, car crush YOU.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Please more In-Soviet-Russia jokes.
        /s
        Meh.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Note to Self: When visiting a factory in Russia, DO NOT block the service entrance.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Even when they're about to meet their demise, the Mazdas are still smiling.... I'm not a Mazda guy by any means, but this did make my eyes moist up a little...
      • 3 Years Ago
      brand new world spec gen2 mazda6s being destroyed ... this is atrocious. if it were the usdm gen 2 mazda6s, then nothing of value was lost.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did no one see the damaged Mazda 3 to the left of the silver car? The blue one probably has damage on the driver's side that we can't see, but without doubt, these were ordered to be handled this way.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe they had spiders and someone really hates spiders? They do new, but have damage top and front of the silver so maybe this is a dealer lot that's disposing of cars for insurance.

      That truck is impressive never the less.
      • 3 Years Ago
      one word.... SPIDERS!!!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      The silver looks to have some damage to the roof right over the driver. Can't see anything on the blue one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It was motion capture for the new Transformers movie.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is what happens if your car is parked 30 seconds past the meter time.
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