Perfectly Good Focus RS Gets Demolished

We’ve seen a lot of videos lately destroying cars in various ways. But this one is different in that, from a first look, there’s nothing wrong with the Ford Focus RS that is unlucky enough to get crushed by a crane. Pro Street Race posted the video on their Facebook page and Jalopnik points out that while the car looks somewhat new, it appears to be a pre-production car. Those vehicles usually are missing features that make them street-legal and are therefore un-sellable. While some of the pre-production cars go to testing or automotive research programs, the unlucky ones get crushed.

This week on PowerNation Katie’s featured ride is a rare 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge. Owner Bill Stovall got it from a salvage yard 18 years ago and did a total frame off restoration back to like factory new. Only 58 came with the Ram Air-4 engine with automatic transmission. That classic color is “Carousel Red” with an interior as stock as it came with black bucket seats, an AM radio, no power seats or power brakes. As Bill says “This is a muscle car that takes muscle to drive”. Along with the tech from our four shops, Team Summit NHRA Funny Car racer Tim Wilkerson has a tech tip on relays. Check it all out this week on PowerNation.

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