The Spike-TV program Carpocalypse, which was reportedly inspired by the Atari video game, "Test Drive: Eve of Destruction," was a smorgasbord of bizarro auto racing concepts, from a school bus figure-8 race to a blindfolded trailer race. We'll throw a dart at the entire Carpocalypse episode guide and talk about…the ambulance chain race.
What's a chain race? It's a race between vehicles towing other vehicles behind them on chains. Why would anybody want to race with another vehicle chained behind them? For the same reason anybody does anything -- because they can. In the ambulance chain race, ambulances race while towing cars. It's as simple (and wacky) as that. The results of the race, which was held on a circular track, were torn-off bumpers and towed cars spinning out behind ambulances. After all, is there a safer place to spin-out than behind an ambulance?