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Old 07-25-2022, 08:05 PM
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1300 HP car, a sticking throttle and hot brakes and nobody thinks it's time to pull over and figure out what's wrong...

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Old 07-25-2022, 08:36 PM
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Geez, nothing gets my attention like the smell of hot brakes.
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Crazy crash for sure. They were lucky with their lives for sure.

I had see that video of the crash couple days ago. Thanks for the full version. Helps put the total story together.


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Old 07-25-2022, 10:01 PM
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Nobody thought to turn off the engine? He didn't have a clutch to step on, so why didn't he put it in neutral? With any rear wheel drive car in high idle, (cold engine) on a slippery road, when coming to a stop sign, put it in neutral!!! If you don't, the front wheels lock and the rear ones push you through the stop. These fellows probably have never driven on ice, or had a throttle stick open. Probably more money than brains or experience.
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Probably more money than brains or experience.
But they got it on video!
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A couple of commentators...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgdkyLCF38A

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Old 07-26-2022, 04:04 AM
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play stupid games....

one of the comments on one of the followup videos: if the throttle was sticking on my 130hp grocery getter I wouldnt drive it.


Sums it all up.

The brakes are undersized for the size and power of the vehicle for sure, but all better brakes would have done is taken a bit longer to boil.
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Old 07-26-2022, 07:37 AM
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Cursed "Drive by Wire". Just more things to go wrong. :-( How long will it be till the steering linkage is replaced by servos? ANYTHING to make the car more expensive and less reliable .
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Nobody thought to turn off the engine? He didn't have a clutch to step on, so why didn't he put it in neutral? With any rear wheel drive car in high idle, (cold engine) on a slippery road, when coming to a stop sign, put it in neutral!!! If you don't, the front wheels lock and the rear ones push you through the stop. These fellows probably have never driven on ice, or had a throttle stick open. Probably more money than brains or experience.
It looks to me from the video, that as soon as he realized he had burned off the brakes and stuck the throttle, he tried to put it in park. He grabbed the trans shifter and stuffed it ahead.
That did not seem to work.
I'd have shut down the engine.
But I'd never want to drive anything with a stuck throttle. He was ok with it.
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There was a lot of little errors in that video that is real easy for us to Monday morning quarterback, and critique.

Bottom line, the owner messed up totally in several things. If he truly did build the car himself over 20 years, 200,000, and 2 marriages, he must not have had much experience driving something that bad ass. He must not have had any other experiences with close calls that gave him the common sense of what to do instinctively in that situation. ( 1st one would be to not drive it period).

But, hopefully by then putting that video out, they might just save another clueless guy from doing the same thing and actually killing an innocent person. Luckily that didn’t happen this time.

Does anyone think he had insurance and that it would cover anything in that accident?


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