Cars were strewn about like toys.
Texas may not be as well known for tornadoes as, say, Kansas is, but it does get its fair share of weather. A trucker driving through Central Texas experienced some of that weather this week when he came upon a full-on tornado tearing along the highway in front of him.
A driver was so annoyed by his fellow motorists during heavy rains in southern Florida he didn't notice the tornado just a few feet from his vehicle.
Cell phone footage posted this week shows a Tornado lifting and spinning a car on a highway in Coconut Creek, Florida. A Facebook user catches just a glimpse of the scary scene but when we slow the video down we’re able to see the strong winds wreaking havoc.
A driver in Taiwan captures a tornado coming down the road on his dashcam. The storm picks up a hatchback and flings it down the street.
Watch this terrifying video to see what a massive tornado looks like from the driver's seat of a car that's way too close to the danger zone.
Oklahoma recently saw the destructive power of an EF5 tornado, but in the aftermath of the devastation, we've also been witness to the incredible resilience of the human spirit. Moore, OK resident Jack Haden survived the storm but found that his 2003 Ford Mustang wasn't quite as lucky. As you can see in the image above, the tornado's 200+ mph winds did quite a number on the car, but while most people would have likely called their insurance company and scrapped the car, Haden had other plans.
A tornado with 130-mile-per-hour winds touched down in the tourist area of Branson, MO, in late February. Among the many damaged businesses was the Branson Auto Museum, which lost its roof, according to Old Cars Weekly. The majority of the 100-plus cars in the museum survived the disaster, though at least seven were damaged by debris.
If there are words for the Gemballa Tornado and the vehicle's spiritual twin, the Mistrale, we can't find them.
There are few things that can't be accomplished with a little PVC pipe, some chicken wire, cardboard boxes and spray paint. Just ask the innovative chaps in the videos after the jump. As part of a Halloween celebration last year, the quartet of youths took it up on themselves to recreate a scale version of the tornado-chasing Dominator from TVN. The finished product looks pretty good given its humble roots, and since the project uses a Honda Recon ATV for a chassis, it gets down the road with a
Nissan Americas is offering employee pricing and delayed finance payments to victims of the recent tornadoes and floods across the southeastern U.S. The latest gesture comes after the company donated $115,000 to the Red Cross to help with the relief efforts.
Ford Mustang drives out of the rubble in Tuscaloosa, AL – Click above to watch the video after the jump.
Tornadoes are wreaking havoc in the southern United States, causing Mercedes-Benz and Toyota to put the brakes on production at each of their respective Alabama manufacturing facilities. Mercedes-Benz builds GL-Class, M-Class and R-Class vehicles in Tuscaloosa, while Toyota's Huntsville plant produces V6 and V8 engines for the Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks and the Sequoia sport utility vehicle.
Storm Chasers' GMC Sierra TWISTEX Probe Tornado Chase Truck – Click above for high-res image gallery
The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany is now home to more than just automobiles. The museum has been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records for creating the "strongest artificially generated tornado in the world." The 34.4 meter high (that is 37.2 yards to those metrically challenged) vortex was not designed as an attraction, but to channel smoke out of the building in the event of a fire. The architecture wonderment that is the museum did not make use of any fire doors in the desig
Early Saturday evening, enthusiasts were enjoying themselves at the annual Corvettes at Carlise event in Carlisle, PA. Their late summer evening, however, would be interrupted by a series of severe thunderstorms that wreaked havoc in the Carlisle area that evening. While it seems the storms cannot officially be called a tornado (no one mentioned sighting any funnels), many attendees who experienced the violent weather likened them to one.