Comments - Timeless Photos of 1930’s Car Crashes in Boston

Published: May 24, 2012
Description: The 1930s were characterized by the fallout of The Great Depression and the onset of World War II. In a time before seatbelts and your ever-faithful iPhone application CarBuzz, Boston, Massachusetts, ...
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Brendon Davis May 25, 2012
I live in Boston. Boston is nice.
Chris Gaines May 25, 2012
long live apple lol
tyrael May 24, 2012
cough cough...Droid.
Daniel Carvalho May 24, 2012
For me it's an iPad app
Chris Penza May 24, 2012
And now Boston has no good cars except a rolls Royce which possibly belongs to a red sox player. It's always near Fenway park
Igor Boos May 25, 2012
I posted these pictures on Luxury4play.com.
Colin Boyle May 24, 2012
I wear suits and tuxes almost everywhere, it makes me feel more superior to everyone else
Phil Johnson May 24, 2012
I wish it was still the social norm to wear suits everywhere...
Jason Rosas May 24, 2012
Someone probably dropped a piano on it from a 3 story building.
Kwesi Desmond Prempeh May 27, 2012
Tevin xko Davis you are right there. No coloured people just Black and White!!! Lol
.JAY.JONES. May 26, 2012
Maybe he thought the tree was a mailbox, lol
Redge Diakité May 24, 2012
He tried to drift LOL
Chinonso Akolam May 24, 2012
Hahahahahahaha Patrick your crazy.
Paul Lissona May 24, 2012
Ik geez haha at least realize the joke.
Kevin Brashear May 24, 2012
@bradley glad to see the grammar police knows what a pun is
Jake Knickmeyer May 24, 2012
Do you think he wood've gotten fired? I'm so sorry...I'm terrible at this.
Tevin Xko Davis May 24, 2012
Gone. Lol Hey notice in the pics you won't see not one colored person during this time lol.
Patrick Schalk May 24, 2012
Maybe one of the Tree Stooges were driving.
Patrick Schalk May 24, 2012
He must've been doing at least 5mph. Crazy mailmen.
Michael Beach May 24, 2012
Look at that flat tire!
Duncan Jolley May 24, 2012
I was thinking the same thing Chris.
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
Must be a tree-cylinder.
Alex Bouckley May 24, 2012
Maybe drunk driving
Chris Bridgers May 24, 2012
I wonder what their excuse is for accidents since they dont txt
Aaron Crisp Dec 27, 2012
Lol @ Greg.
Clint Edwards May 24, 2012
Idiot distracted drivers, driving around sending telegrams
Greg Lewis May 24, 2012
If this is Boston, could you imagine Russia?!?
Taylor Garry May 24, 2012
Freakin ghetto rims. Everybody rollin around on 26's or bigger
Joe Fats Harper May 24, 2012
Lol, everyone is wearing the exact same hat
Michael Lopez May 24, 2012
Same hat for women and same for men lol.... Who started that trend
David Justice May 24, 2012
Crazy how everyone is suited up
Zachary Maurer May 24, 2012
This is a great photo to put Waldo in
Etienne Surrette Jul 16, 2012
Why does this one look like it rolled over and died?
Chris Gaines May 25, 2012
it just kinda folded...
Cory Allen May 24, 2012
This is what happens when you write letters and drive!
Ben Thompson May 24, 2012
That guy on the left is like WTF
Ben Thompson May 24, 2012
That's supposed to happen
Paul Trahan May 24, 2012
80 years later and people still hit light posts. Some things never change.
Drew Storrusten May 24, 2012
Maybe this was the time of the century where started using the phrase "that tree came out of nowhere." Or in this case the lamp post.
Michael Lopez May 24, 2012
Or the other guys are really short lol
Jason Rosas May 24, 2012
Wow the guy all the way on the left is really tall.
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
It's ok they have a replacement lantern ready
Dale Schroeder May 24, 2012
This was back when most cars were basically built the same way as stagecoaches. You bought a platform and engine and someone else built the body on top of it.
Antonio Falsetti May 24, 2012
Failed drag race
Chris Dimattia May 24, 2012
What a horse's ass!
Mike Lanza May 24, 2012
I think this is Comm ave in Boston
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
Not everybody help at once
Buddy Robinson May 24, 2012
Roof seems to be holding up well
Paul Lissona May 24, 2012
Yah haha keep them coming.
relyt May 24, 2012
The best part about this article was definitely retro's puns.
Lou Guerrero May 24, 2012
I see what you did there, retro lol
Hektor Yberg May 24, 2012
How did he do that?!
Patrick Schalk May 24, 2012
You're punny retrospekt.
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
I'm leaning towards no.
chikenbag May 24, 2012
Is this not a reasonable place to park a car?
Nicolai Stålstrøm Dalen May 25, 2012
How many pianoes do they have?
Ben Thompson May 24, 2012
I bet it's a sleeper
SupaDupaMe May 24, 2012
@Greg.... Yeah, he's like..... This shit right here, this shit.. This is my ride!
Greg Lewis May 24, 2012
I like how people posed with pride along side of the destruction.
Michael Horne May 24, 2012
Bazooka? No! A tommy gun!
Axel Cousins May 24, 2012
How the hell did that happen?
Antonio Falsetti May 24, 2012
that car was photo bombed alright.
Greg Lewis May 24, 2012
And photobombing was born
Dale Schroeder May 24, 2012
All the smiling people in the background make this one look so goofy.
Cory Allen May 24, 2012
"yeah honey, I think it will.....nope it won't fit."
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
This is how we found out the safety rating of cars were bad and the safety rating of trains were acceptable.
Matt Sutton May 24, 2012
Rice...o roni, the san francisco treet! Ding ding. Us old heads remember those commercials.
Michael Horne May 24, 2012
Well, the train seems safe enough =D
Bryan Garza May 24, 2012
Why do all of these cars look like the Hulk punched them? Goodness lol
Ryan Veitch May 24, 2012
Surely the guy saw the train there, or the support strutts.
Austin Marks May 24, 2012
Haha best one on hear I can still see people doing this today
Kyle Smith May 24, 2012
OUCH!! Airbags failed to deploy! ;P
Justin Routh May 24, 2012
Hes a man he wants to hold his pecker
Matt Sutton May 24, 2012
Whats up w little ricky bobby holdin his pecker?!?
Lou Guerrero May 24, 2012
Everyone seems to like posing with wrecked cars
Michael Horne May 24, 2012
Store in the background "drugs-candies". =D
Patrick Schalk May 24, 2012
Gangsta little rascals right there.
Shawn Sullivan May 24, 2012
You are all wrong this is the first time a woman tried to park
Greg Lewis May 24, 2012
Next invention, jet ski!
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
Totally a staged burnout. Or splashout.
Dale Schroeder May 24, 2012
And this is why they have that law about not parking near fire hydrants.
tyrael May 24, 2012
heeey tony! checkout my new ride
Mark Ridenour May 24, 2012
What the...it broke in HALF!! Wonder if that's covered under the warranty?
Michael Horne May 24, 2012
That is the look of a man who, having just fully paid off his car, totaled it. XD
Jason W. Evers May 25, 2012
So the Sonic wasnt the first bungee jumping car
Chris Dimattia May 24, 2012
Stand back people! There is nothing to see here!
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
I know this was around the Great Depression, but I'm sure some of these people should have jobs.
.JAY.JONES. May 26, 2012
Driver: "Let me see if I can parallel park this bad boy, oh, oh, no I didn't see that hole, what am I gonna tell the wife?" lol, how is this possible?
Jason W. Evers May 25, 2012
Please leave then
Antonio Falsetti May 24, 2012
In America we don't spend our tax dollars to fix our roads that we drive on every day. We send it all to other countries and waste it on shit we don't need like war and NASA.
Alan Clark May 24, 2012
I think this car belongs to the grandfather of the guy who drove his Porsche into wet concrete a few weeks ago.
Logan LeMonnier May 24, 2012
@john come to Michigan. They're about like this....
Mikey Jimenez May 24, 2012
Testing out his new suspension I see.
John-Michael Cunliffe May 24, 2012
And here in Britain we say our pot holes are worse than ever lol
Blaze9794 May 24, 2012
I told you not to slam the door!
Mark Ridenour May 24, 2012
"Look Ma, I have a sunroof!"
Thibault Leroy May 24, 2012
well these cars were not as strong as the cars we have today
missg5 May 24, 2012
i don't think these people should of been driving. these pictures are crazy.
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
This is how we figured out ejector seats were a bad idea.
Chris Dimattia May 24, 2012
Nice crumple zone.
James Mcmahon May 24, 2012
The tires look salvagable
Thibault Leroy May 24, 2012
im rollin, they hatin
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
It's a good thing he rolled on that curb when he did. He could of hit that tree.
Josh Andrews May 24, 2012
5 star safety feature :D
Mark Ridenour May 24, 2012
Either He was running too much boost and popped a rod, or the belt for the supercharger let go. Bet that thing was runnin low 20's at least. What a beast. :-)
Neil Vickers May 24, 2012
Is that the ghost of the driver in the middle?
Mikey Jimenez May 24, 2012
No the hulk smashed it.
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
Engine exploded of course.
Antonio Falsetti May 24, 2012
Spread your wings and fly away
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
"Hmmm yes this door is definently broken"
Dale Fredriks May 27, 2012
I swear, every single one of these cars was hit by a bazooka, rolled 7000 times, and then had a piano dropped on it. How the heck did these cars get so apocalyptically destroyed?
Mark Ridenour May 24, 2012
Ferraris first recall because of fire problems.
Dillon Dixon May 24, 2012
If you check the gallery, there is one that is hanging out the window of a building. I bet that was a wild ride!
Lou Guerrero May 24, 2012
"let's power it with combustible fuel they said, it'll be safer than electricity they said!"
Oscar Galvan May 24, 2012
This people got involved in the mafia and paid the price
Chris Dimattia May 24, 2012
Check the arm to the right. "she's gonna blow!!"
Patrick Schalk May 24, 2012
The grandpappy 458 Italia.
Retrospekt May 24, 2012
Thus, the check engine light was invented.