Man in truck rams Dallas TV station then starts ranting at it

Fox News 4 in Dallas reports that a man crashed his truck into the side of its building at least twice "then got out and started ranting."

FOX 4 Reporter Brandon Todd heard what happened and went to investigate. He saw the man through a window.

“You could see the man’s pickup truck, the front of it clearly smashed. One of our employees told me he ran into the side of the building, backed up and then ran into it a second time. When we went into the office we saw him and he was in the bed of his truck and he was throwing boxes into the street and then just grabbing handfuls of paper and throwing handfuls of paper into the street as well,” he said.

Brandon took out his cellphone and started recording the man. When he realized he had an audience he grabbed a few pieces of paper, slammed them up against the window and started pleading his case.

“Originally when he was in the bed of the truck he was yelling out ‘High treason! High treason!’ As he got over to the window he was trying to explain something that involved the Denton County Sheriff’s Department,” Brandon said.

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Video of small radio-controlled truck looks surprisingly like real 4x4 off-roading

This video of radio-controlled model trucks look like an autonomous Ford Bronco off-roading at the beach. It's actually a Traxxas TRX4 Sport radio-controlled truck that's just 21" in length. Excellent smartphone video shot on a Samsung Galaxy S9+.

(Another RC Channel via Uncrate)

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Beautiful gardens in the back of Japanese mini pickup trucks

The Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors' Kei Truck Garden Contest challenges people to transform the beds of their miniature pickup trucks into lovely mobile gardens. From Spoon & Tamago:

Other than using the kei truck there are very few limitations and landscapers have incorporated everything from benches and aquariums to elements of lighting into their designs. Judges then rank the entries based on planning, expression, design, execution and environment.

See more here.

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Tiny construction vehicles on a tiny construction site

I would have set this video to the Fraggle Rock themesong.

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Russian van comes with Tetris built into the dashboard

Some models of Russian GAZelle Next commercial vans and trucks have Tetris integrated into the instrument cluster as an Easter egg. Here's the Google translation of the YouTube poster's instructions of how to bring up the game:

1) Turning the ignition on 2) Start a car 3) Three times the right turn signal 4) Two times distant 5) Five times on the clutch 6) raise the speed to 2000 and at that moment we light the arrow to the left

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Watch this extremely skillful truck driver back into tight spot

I bet he's a master at parallel parking his daily driver too.

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Disco trucks of Japan

This is dekotora (デコトラ), the Japanese maker culture that started in the 1970s of tricking out large trucks with garish lights, Gundam-inspired chrome mods, and eyeball-spanking paint jobs. Read the rest

Adam Savage's portable movie theater

This summer, BB pal Adam Savage of MythBusters and Tested modified a pick-up truck into a mobile movie theater!

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Watch trucks drive massive wind turbine blades up a mountain

In what feels as tense as Wages of Fear in places, teams of drivers transport wind turbine blades up a steep switchback mountain road.

According to Wind Power Monthly:

The route to the government-sponsored Baoding Mountain Wind Farm is 5.5 km long, and includes 212 turns and slopes as steep as 30 degrees. The journey with each blade took five hours, and the drivers had to negotiate the load through villages with buildings on either side of the road, and high voltage power lines. The blades are 52.4 metres long, and weigh over 12 tons.

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Incredible camouflage truck for sale

Available for $1800 OBO in Lynchburg, Virginia:

1984 Chevy shorted in great shape with a perfect camouflaged paintjob. 4 wheel drive like new interior, very clean windows. low miles.

(Craigslist)

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Watch this fellow launch his flaming truck into a lake

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A particularly good tall-truck-hits-overhead-sign video

Ah, to know that the driver is oblivious to his or her impending doom. This video, said to be of an unfortunate trucker in Saudi Arabia, is almost as good as the legendary truck-scalping bridge of Durham.

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Watch this dump truck, with its dump bed raised, smash through highway signs

This occurred yesterday in Saudi Arabia, according to YouTube poster Mohamed Quetteineh. Read the rest

Watch this semi truck jump 160 feet, setting new record

In this video a semi jumps through the air, over half the length of a football field. Nobody dies. Read the rest

Amphibious truck goes off-road, and off-land

This is the Gibbs Humdinga, a truck that truly goes off-road, right into the water. Read the rest

Pickups, SUVs dominate map of most popular vehicles by state

Every Car Listed published some interesting maps about America's gas-guzzling habits. In 42 of 50 states, the most popular vehicle is a pickup truck or SUV. Read the rest