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    the high profile toy thrower

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    Neutrino MadMaxAtom's Avatar
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    Tragic. I wonder if they were wearing helmets and belts.
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    Terrible news. So young too. Hopefully the number remains at 3 for a very long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    Tragic. I wonder if they were wearing helmets and belts.
    Over at the other place, Tom (Ariel UK) said it was a car that was taken to a non-factory service shop and after the service, the techs decided to take the car out and see what it could do. So, insufficient experience with the car, and probably incomplete personal safety equipment as well.

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    Saw a pretty Ferrari 458 at my local Cars and Coffee this weekend. Afterwards, he flipped it.
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    Proton Terry Kennedy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    Saw a pretty Ferrari 458 at my local Cars and Coffee this weekend. Afterwards, he flipped it.
    That's one of the reasons I don't take my BMW to shows any more - people leaving events seem to feel compelled to show off their mad driving "skillz". At one event, somebody tried drifting out of the parking lot and did a 720-degree turn out the driveway, across the road, and down the cliff on the other side.

    To add a little levity to a serious topic... A couple years ago I had wrapped up an evening of working on the Atom and decided to take it through the local Taco Bell drive-thru for a quick bite. I pulled over in an empty area of the parking lot to eat, and noticed that the local chapter of the Fast and the Spurious (you know the type - cars with coffee-can exhausts and blue undercarriage lights) was meeting on the other side of the parking lot. Eventually someone spotted me and the whole crowd started yelling for me to come over.

    I resigned myself to not being able to eat my meal in peace and quiet and drove the Atom across the lot to where all of their cars were. After I spent perhaps 15 minutes answering the usual questions, the head F&S-er says "Does it come with an automatic - I can't drive stick".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Kennedy View Post
    ...a car that was taken to a non-factory service shop and after the service, the techs decided to take the car out and see what it could do.
    Apparently it was the owner of the garage, where the car was being serviced, that was driving.


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