We're of the mind that each and every dyno should come with Murphy's Law painted in big, visible letters down the side. For every ten successful dyno runs out there, it seems there's one where events go horribly wrong. Take, for example, the video below. The clip shows what happens when a Ford Shelby GT500 and a mobile dyno have a bit of a disagreement at the Performance Expo 24 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. We won't spoil the results for you, but we will say there's some substantial carnage involved.

It's unclear just how much damage ensues from the dust up or whether anyone was harmed in the incident, but from the looks of things, everyone made it out without serious injury. If only we could say the same for the machines involved. Check out the video below.



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      Mr E
      • 1 Year Ago
      ouch. hopefully everyone was ok -- that looked nasty. at least he can say his car broke the dyno though
        Narom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr E
        But did the dyno break the car in the process? I'd by surprised if that rear axle didn't suffer at all.
          Mr E
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Narom
          oh, i'm sure the car has some issues. it looks like the dyno drum came off the mounting and probably bounced around under the car a little. still though, it very well may have saved somebody's life by taking the brunt of the impact
      rawtoast
      • 1 Year Ago
      All I know about dynos, I learned from TV and videos online, so I might be wrong here. That seemed like a very long dyno run, dont they usually hit the peak numbers and then come back down? You dont just sit on it and sustain the run like that for that long do you usually?
        Mr E
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rawtoast
        that's always how i've seen them run too. for a while, the EPA around here used dynos and i think they ran cars for a little while at speed, but i'm sure nothing like this
      AndrewH
      • 1 Year Ago
      The really remarkable thing, I thought, was how little of the dyno went flying away. Sure, it's toast, but with the exception of a couple of smaller part (if I saw correctly), it seemed to remain pretty contained. The massive spinning drum could have easily killed a whole group of people, like a cannonball flying through an old troop formation, but it was contained by the enclosure even while it kept spinning. Good work on that, at least.
      Riley C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe now they can turn the dyno into a mass hotdog cooker.
      ffelix422
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think as power has increased in cars Dynos havin\'t kept up in terms of their capability to handle the increases. How old is this Dyno?
      joaocabrao
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh, so what your saying is we should be lubing those zerk fittings with a grease gun every so often? Well no one told us that, so this isn't covered under the warranty then?
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Glad nobody died.
      TechEd
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seems to me the RH strap broke.
      MichaelC
      • 1 Year Ago
      Judging by the noise the dyno made even at low rpm and the pointing of the spectators on the passenger side (thanks for pointing that out, space), I'm guessing a bearing on that side of the dyno seized, causing the drum to stop spinning, which then kicked the dyno out from under the car...
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess even an older GT500 can break a dyno.
      Andy Smith
      • 1 Year Ago
      I ran the dyno at Broadspeed Engineering in the UK years ago. There's nothing more terrifying than something coming "undone" when you're doing a pull. The worst I had was a tire blow, resulting in a necessary clothing change.....
        Narom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andy Smith
        The Broadspeed of the Mini Broadspeed GT Fame?
          Andy Smith
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Narom
          Hi, - yes but that was before my time. We did development work for Lotus and British Leyland, also raced the Jag XJ12-C and built the motors for the TVR Turbo. Good times.
      Luke
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I were that 'stang's owner, I'd be *LIVID*.
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