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(Yahoo)   "It's like the day Kennedy was shot...no one will forget where they were when they heard the news." Is it: A) 9/11, B) Columbine, or C) Chrysler ordering 93 rare Vipers destroyed? Hint: The guy who said this is a complete imbecile   (autos.yahoo.com) divider line 99
    More: Dumbass, Dodge Viper, Chrysler, company, educational institutions, Words With Friends, product liability, Chevrolet Corvette, Bob Lutz  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-06 08:45:32 PM  
I don't remember where I was when I heard about Columbine, so I'll go with (B).
 
2014-03-06 08:51:24 PM  
School officials say Chrysler told them two of the 93 early Vipers given to schools had been involved in accidents by joyriding students, creating a major liability for Chrysler.

Yeah -- I think crushing them is a good idea.
 
2014-03-06 09:32:27 PM  
JFK was assassinated over 50 years ago, so I think this is more mildly obnoxious than offensive.
 
2014-03-06 10:57:47 PM  

Speaker2Animals: School officials say Chrysler told them two of the 93 early Vipers given to schools had been involved in accidents by joyriding students, creating a major liability for Chrysler.

Yeah -- I think crushing them is a good idea.



"Chrysler Group has no record of any legal proceedings involving Dodge Viper vehicles donated to educational institutions being involved in accidents and product liability lawsuits."
 
2014-03-06 11:42:21 PM  
So much power, so little maneuverability.
 
2014-03-06 11:59:01 PM  
It's a shame to destroy them.  If they're actually concerned about liability it seems like there would be a way to transfer the titles to the current owners and brand the titles appropriately to discourage resale.
 
2014-03-07 12:09:41 AM  
Hyperbole is the cornerstone of rhetoric, you nazi hitler subby! You truly are history's greatest monster.
 
2014-03-07 12:10:32 AM  

Speaker2Animals: School officials say Chrysler told them two of the 93 early Vipers given to schools had been involved in accidents by joyriding students, creating a major liability for Chrysler.

Yeah -- I think crushing them is a good idea.


The joyriding students? I agree.
 
2014-03-07 12:11:12 AM  
D) Avro Arrow killed to protect inferior American planes.
 
2014-03-07 12:11:30 AM  
I would have paid a couple thou for one of them; my dick is in bad need of extension.
 
2014-03-07 12:11:32 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: So much power, so little maneuverability.


Women with overly large breasts?
 
2014-03-07 12:12:08 AM  
FTFA: "The original Dodge Viper revealed in 1992 was a beast of a machine - an attempt by then-Chrysler exec Bob Lutz to revive the spirit of the Shelby Cobra and give Chrysler a world-class sports car."

I LOL'ed.
 
2014-03-07 12:12:48 AM  
I don't think he's saying it's as bad as a bunch of people dying, just that it's such a shock to him and anyone in his field that they won't soon forget it. I'm not a car person but I can understand it.
 
2014-03-07 12:12:49 AM  
After being "studied" in tech schools for years I'd bet they are fubar'ed anyways.

That being said, the first few should be conserved. Surely a museum piece.
 
2014-03-07 12:13:05 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: So much power, so little maneuverability.


Nothing that lighting up the tires can't fix
 
2014-03-07 12:13:12 AM  
If you like cars, then it really is a real tragedy.  The Viper is a beast of car and I'll never forget the first time I saw one...and heard it start up.  Chrysler doesn't want them dumped on the market because that would hurt the investment value of the Vipers that were purchased by consumers.  That's the real reason this is happening.  If it weren't for that, lawyers could easily find a way around the liability and make them saleable.
 
2014-03-07 12:14:20 AM  
EHH. I remember the day I was conceived.Went to my Pops prom with my Pop.
I came home with my Mom.
 
2014-03-07 12:15:17 AM  

ZAZ: I don't remember where I was when I heard about Columbine, so I'll go with (B).


Same. I was farking during C), sleeping and then hitting class during A), but I don't even remember the year of B).
 
2014-03-07 12:16:24 AM  
Are they at least being fed to Truckasaurus?
 
2014-03-07 12:17:26 AM  

Speaker2Animals: School officials say Chrysler told them two of the 93 early Vipers given to schools had been involved in accidents by joyriding students, creating a major liability for Chrysler.

Yeah -- I think crushing them is a good idea.


The cars or the students?
 
2014-03-07 12:20:29 AM  
As a former joy-riding student, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/joy-riding dealership mechanics are just as bad
 
2014-03-07 12:21:35 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 12:21:37 AM  
I was 1 hour off a FedEx plane(jumpseat) from NC when 9-11 happened.
/I would've been if I decide to go home on Tuesday and had to catch a bus to Chicago
 
2014-03-07 12:23:52 AM  
Is it bad that I enjoyed that show? I remember exactly where I was when I heard it had been cancelled...
 
2014-03-07 12:26:30 AM  
This is worse than the Holocaust!
 
2014-03-07 12:27:16 AM  
Or, Subby, he's a car guy.  And for car guys, yeah, it'd be like that.

/not a car guy, but I appreciate a good body with nice headlights
 
2014-03-07 12:34:12 AM  
I don't know about that, but it made for a crappy TV show.
 
2014-03-07 12:34:16 AM  

brimed03: Or, Subby, he's a car guy.  And for car guys, yeah, it'd be like that.

/not a car guy, but I appreciate a good body with nice headlights


What a good body with nice headlights might look like:

fap.to
 
2014-03-07 12:35:50 AM  
I am curious if any will turn up 40 years later after one misses the shredder and get restored?
 
2014-03-07 12:35:51 AM  
I remember Columbine. It's a shame all those astronauts died.
 
2014-03-07 12:36:29 AM  

Explodo: If you like cars, then it really is a real tragedy.  The Viper is a beast of car and I'll never forget the first time I saw one...and heard it start up.  Chrysler doesn't want them dumped on the market because that would hurt the investment value of the Vipers that were purchased by consumers.  That's the real reason this is happening.  If it weren't for that, lawyers could easily find a way around the liability and make them saleable.


Who are these magical lawyers that can circumvent liability and where have they been after all these decades of asinine safety regulations piling up?
 
2014-03-07 12:37:57 AM  
Most if not all the auto execs are assholes. I understand the liability portion, but it's their own fault for defining the responsibility on the part of the schools. Granted, as I get older, not much of a call for power, but ever so rarely, the vehicle in my garage with over 400 BHP gets me to Home Depot, less than a mile away. Even my sons friends say that vehicle is brutal, but we hardly ever run it.
 
2014-03-07 12:38:38 AM  
It would be better to allow the cars to be sold at auction and the schools allowed to the the proceeds that way they would be away from chucklehead teens and the school still benefits.
 
2014-03-07 12:40:21 AM  

gweilo8888: brimed03: Or, Subby, he's a car guy.  And for car guys, yeah, it'd be like that.

/not a car guy, but I appreciate a good body with nice headlights

What a good body with nice headlights might look like:

[fap.to image 850x1304]


I'd crush it.
 
2014-03-07 12:41:31 AM  
Subby has no right to call anyone an 'imbecile'

/just sayin'
//see hard nipples, thanks gweilo8888
///not teh ghey
////NTTAWWT
 
2014-03-07 12:46:29 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-07 12:47:10 AM  

ZAZ: I don't remember where I was when I heard about Columbine, so I'll go with (B).


I was stuck on a couch with one broken leg, another sprained ankle. My mom had left the remoteless tv on for me while she went out. I thought I had hallucinated it.

CSB I know.
 
2014-03-07 12:49:30 AM  

b2theory: D) Avro Arrow killed to protect inferior American planes.


E) Nationalist myths that won't die.
 
2014-03-07 12:50:09 AM  
I'm OK with the hyperbole. Folks who love classic / antique / specialty cars can be a little bonkers.

Would love a 1956 Chrysler 300 myself ...
 
2014-03-07 12:53:29 AM  
Who owns the car, Chrysler or the school?  If there was some sort of a contract signed when the car was donated to the school then Chrysler would certainly have some say.  Otherwise, I don't understand how Chrysler could demand the destruction of something that they no longer own.
 
2014-03-07 12:55:04 AM  

hlehmann: Who owns the car, Chrysler or the school?  If there was some sort of a contract signed when the car was donated to the school then Chrysler would certainly have some say.  Otherwise, I don't understand how Chrysler could demand the destruction of something that they no longer own.


Never you mind.  I first only watched the video; the article actually (sort of) explains it.
 
2014-03-07 01:02:44 AM  

Nabb1: JFK was assassinated over 50 years ago, so I think this is more mildly obnoxious than offensive.


<CSB>
I wasn't alive then but i remember when Reagan got shot.

For probably the first time there was not a single TV on in the house.  Dad - who worked for AT&T - tried to make a call and it took damned near ten minutes to get a dial tone.  While he was griping about "those idiots at Bell" the phone rang.  He answered and it was a wrong number.  Some lady said "Sorry, I was calling my daughter to tell her the President got shot."  Dad, being his typical douchey self, told us what she said, and labelled her as a kook.  I thought about it and said "Ya know, that would explain the phones being overloaded."  Dad was nonplussed.  I turned on the TV and - GASP - Ronnie had been shot.
</CSB>

/Not very CSB but whatever
 
2014-03-07 01:04:20 AM  
"Chrysler orders 93 rare, early Vipers to the crusher"

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-07 01:06:05 AM  
I saw one of the first Vipers in a dealership in LA.  Knowing it listed for $50k at the time, I asked how much it was.  The answer was $125k.  I laughed, out loud, all the way out of the dealership.
 
2014-03-07 01:06:38 AM  
Never forget...
static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-03-07 01:07:57 AM  
UPDATE, no historical value to the cars, part of standard agreement that they only last until they lose educational value, blah blah etc etc.. Sounds like nothing to see here, except the completely valuless original article?
 
2014-03-07 01:08:18 AM  

b2theory: D) Avro Arrow killed to protect inferior American planes.


Pure interceptors were obsolete a few years later anyway. Killing the Arrow was the right thing to do. I wish they hadn't destroyed all the prototypes though.
 
2014-03-07 01:08:24 AM  
School officials say Chrysler told them two of the 93 early Vipers given to schools had been involved in accidents by joyriding students, creating a major liability for Chrysler.

This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2014-03-07 01:09:55 AM  

wildcardjack: After being "studied" in tech schools for years I'd bet they are fubar'ed anyways.

That being said, the first few should be conserved. Surely a museum piece.


The LeMay museum in Tacoma would be an excellent place for this car!

http://www.lemaymuseum.org/vehicles.php
 
2014-03-07 01:15:16 AM  

ZAZ: I don't remember where I was when I heard about Columbine, so I'll go with (B).


Waiting for 9th grade bio to start for A, in science class for B, and noodling around on Fark for C.
 
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