Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
We sometimes forget how dangerous racing is - especially road races where the cars seem to be glued to the road and the TV audience normal sees the drivers flawlessly execute every turn.
I saw this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXErF1eRkOI
It just looks like he got a little wide on the exit from the turn, and when he strayed into the blue apron, the car just went nasty and that was it. Scary as he11.
Yeah, I caught up on that this morning, it's always sad to see what happens when auto races go wrong.
While I usually enjoy the accidents in Nascar, those drivers usually don't suffer from more than a sprained wrist or a bruised ego. The Le Mans wreck was simply baffling, I wouldn't think that a relatively minor hit would result in that Aston Martin crumpling like a beer can. The entire tub warped and buckled, evidenced by the roof twisting the way it did. My thought and prayers go out to Simonsen's family, they claim he was unconscious almost the entire time, so hopefully he didn't suffer very much.
Yesterday I was contacted by the owner of the Alfa Montreal out of the clear blue and he offered to sell it for $2k over the amount I offered, and I agreed. So that's coming in, say what you will but I like that robin egg blue, I don't have anything else like it and it really does a good job of hitting that 70s sports car vibe. The Bugatti left the UK, non-container ship transport, so it should be here in a week. Koenigsegg is (finally) updating and repainting the CCX and it should be leaving their factory in a couple weeks. They act like they're completely swamped, so why don't they hire/train more people? I've noticed that with these types of car companies, if there are delays they don't think vertically. To me that's completely counterintuitive. In fact, they seem to get annoyed with success, and rather than look at it as an opportunity to grow, they piss off the customers they already have. It's absurd. Edited by Magick Man - 6/23/13 at 12:33pm