Four Insane Videos for the Week

The Wisconsin State Patrol in Sparta was having a quiet Thursday when a crazy guy from Canada tore through town in a semi, speeding, weaving, clipping a dump truck, crossing the median, scaring the bejeezus out of drivers.

The cops deployed tire spikes to stop the truck after a 20-plus-mile chase. The Madison bomb squad was brought in, but the truck turned out to be loaded with Monster energy drink.

Driver Beant Singh Gill speaks little English and seemed sleep-deprived, according to police. Hauling the drinks from Minnesota to Canada, he had apparently gotten lost and loony in Wisconsin. According to TwinCities.com,

Gill said he had visited a doctor for a drinking problem, and the doctor gave him some medication he didn’t like. He had heard voices ever since and would have an ‘upset mind now and again.’ He said he had felt or heard voices on this trip that make him go blind.

Watch the dash-cam video after the break, and be amazed that no one got killed during all this.

A few days earlier in Iowa at the Mid America Motorplex, a typical night of Nitro Madness featured some very insane and noisy dragsters doing their thing for HD cameras. Check out the in-cockpit shots especially.

This is the best video I’ve seen for conveying what really happens at these events.

At the other end of the world, in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari is building the world’s largest indoor theme park—a complete Ferrari environment, if you will—featuring what will be the world’s fastest rollercoaster. That device will take you from 0-62 mph in 2 seconds at speeds up to 150 mph and at forces of 1.7Gs.

Opening in October, the “experience,” according to the website, “pays tribute to the passion, excellence, performance and technical innovation that Ferrari has established over the years and represents today.”

Finally, here comes Version 2 of the Top 30 Ugliest Cars, with music from “The Matrix” soundtrack. You all will have your favorites here, but for me the Skoda Roomster (#25), which is still in production (VW now owns Skoda and is therefore responsible) is particularly outrageous.

The Lamborghini LM 002 has been unfairly included here, I think, as has the VW Thing, but you be the judge.

Let us know which car you think is truly the ugliest in the Top 30 video.

—jgoods

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