There’s hardly a more controversial modern car than the Toyota Prius. Oddly shaped, squat, wide, and the progenitor of countless state-supported environmental measures, the Prius has become the bane of every red-blooded gearhead in the U.S. today.
Supporters of the vehicle tout its MPG and eco-friendliness, sometimes to the point of excessive hubris. We saw an extreme example of this not too long ago in a video we shared, wherein we laid witness to a portly woman’s profane anger over diesels and their smoky, eco-deadly stereotype.
Her left-of-center screaming and general antics are forever cemented thanks to YouTube, but the diesel crowd took its time with crafting some suitable vengeance. Now, the wait has come to a close thanks to a bunch of good ole boys in the Midwest, who organized an event for the history books.
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you: “Prius-pocalypse”! The guys and gals of Bentonville, Arkansas, organized an impromptu get-together in a wide open field to celebrate all things diesel.
Starting off, we’re treated to dirt-flinging doughnuts and drifts across the expanse of the field. Ram, Ford, and Chevy owners put aside their differences to have a good time, and the whooping and cheering from the sidelines adds to the madness. To say these folks were having a nice party to themselves would be a massive understatement.
As the sun sets, however, the real fun begins. Like a fatted calf dropped down into a lion’s den, the forsaken blue Prius sits awaiting its fate as the crowd goes nuts on its exterior. Body slams, kicking, random objects thrown, and axes thrash and dismember the four-cylinder turd in a frenzy of destruction.
Then comes the closing act: chains are wrapped around and through the unibody frame and hitched to the rears of several trucks, in a classic dismemberment setup. It’s a real moment of release, in more ways than one, as the Prius is ripped and crushed to pieces.
Add in the coup de grace of diesels crushing the car to death as they drive over it, and all that’s left is a hunk of aluminum ready for the scrap heap. That, and a great feeling of pride and justice.