Yes, this is an actual competition.
We’re not sure where the trend of watching things get destroyed for entertainment started, but it has caught on and steadily become more popular with no sign of a slowdown in sight. Now we find ourselves at a place where blowing up cars is a competition to see which one can get wrecked and consumed by a ball of fire better than the other. At least that’s the crux of Autoblog’s latest Internet series, "CarBoom!" Here they pit two Cadillacs against each other to try and find out which one can die in the most dramatic fashion.
Not to call foul or open up another competition-related cheating scandal or anything, but the doors may have been detached from their hinges to add drama.