There are crashes and then there are crashes. This is emphatically the latter, as a competitor in a Belgian event partially demolishes a brick building with the help of his Opel Ascona rally car. Next time, we'd recommend a backhoe, bulldozer or perhaps some dynamite.

Despite the aftermath of the crash, there were thankfully no injuries to report (aside from the building). As our friends at Carscoops point out, the question now is whether the owner of the building should charge the rally team for repairs or thank them for tearing down what, based on the damage, was a rather rickety building in the first place.

Scroll down for the entire clip.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 5 Comments
      kqr
      • 1 Year Ago
      That building is probably 900 years old and on some kind of historic register.
        NissanGTR
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kqr
        Doubt it. More like no older than 19th or 20th century at the oldest. Wood in wet environments doesnt hold up well for more than a couple hundred years if that.
          kqr
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NissanGTR
          Your humor detector needs some serious recalibration.
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bummer about the Ascona.
      skizzo
      • 1 Year Ago
      luckily no one was banging inside