A Crushing Issue: How to Destroy Brand-New Cars Last month, I pointed out an article about salvaging a ship in trouble. The salvage crew successfully saved the ship and its cargo of 4,703 Mazda vehicles (loosing one life in the process), but now what do you do with the cars? Turns out, it's not easy to destroy 4,703 cars and not get in trouble, damage your brand, or get sued in the process. It took Mazda a year to plan and about another year to actually do it. Who knew?