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FNG [TotalFark]
2018-05-16 01:05:06 AM  
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2018-05-16 01:18:00 AM  
I'm torn. On the one hand, I can appreciate the engineering and technology that go into a supercar.  OTOH, they strike me as the ultimate symbol of more money than brains douchebagery. The only time you should see one is when it's on the way or coming back from a racetrack. Preferably on a flight flatbed or in a hauler.
 
2018-05-16 02:22:46 AM  
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2018-05-16 03:12:00 AM  
Sheeeeeeeeeeeeit. If I had found that wreck the engine would be in my Datsun by sunset.

/and the seats.
 
2018-05-16 03:13:47 AM  
Just part of the ride.

Don't race what you can't afford to replace. (This is also good advice for EVE Online, don't fly what you can't afford to replace)
 
2018-05-16 03:23:38 AM  

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Well, hello there, Hotpants.

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2018-05-16 03:23:55 AM  
FTFA:

"The $300,000 valued vehicle was found 70 yards from the road and police reported that it rolled at least one time while nearly missing a ravine."

So..... they hit the ravine?
 
2018-05-16 03:41:03 AM  
itll buff out...
 
2018-05-16 03:50:27 AM  
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2018-05-16 04:27:31 AM  
And I'm sure that they were travelling the posted limit at the time of the accident. Article doesnt mention that speed was a factor, other than the speed you need to go 70 yards off road and only roll once.
 
kab
2018-05-16 04:31:19 AM  
Its this early, and we've already covered must-be-compensating and excessive speed fingerwagging.  FARK truly never does sleep. :)
 
2018-05-16 04:56:23 AM  

unyon: And I'm sure that they were travelling the posted limit at the time of the accident. Article doesnt mention that speed was a factor, other than the speed you need to go 70 yards off road and only roll once.


Sure.  He may have hit some debris while doing the posted speed limit, puncturing his Pirelli Super Soft Tyres. and sending him sideways, and Max Verstappen slammed into him, sending him 70 yards off track.  Yeah, that'd the ticket.
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2018-05-16 05:49:23 AM  
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2018-05-16 06:40:11 AM  
Rich people problems .
 
2018-05-16 06:52:52 AM  

kab: Its this early, and we've already covered must-be-compensating and excessive speed fingerwagging.  FARK truly never does sleep. :)


We're here to serve, ma'am!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-05-16 06:53:16 AM  
unyon

There are parts of Nevada where you can go off a two lane road at the speed limit and wipe out spectacularly. But they were on National Park Service land and the speed limit probably wasn't over 45.
 
2018-05-16 06:59:42 AM  
Drive fast out in the middle of nowhere, where there's no one but you to get hurt. Do it in a vehicle built both for speed and safety.

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2018-05-16 07:17:39 AM  
POLICE FIND ABANDONED MCLAREN 720S DESTROYED IN LAS VEGAS DESERT
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Video of the scene.  They were lucky as hell to miss the ravine.

It looks like only one side-curtain airbag deployed, though.  This is not good.
 
2018-05-16 07:19:46 AM  
Oh well, never mind... the video is already linked at the end of TFA.
 
2018-05-16 07:24:37 AM  

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Done in one.
I'm going to take these rosary bleeds... these bleeds here?
 
2018-05-16 07:32:12 AM  

rnatalie: FNG: [i.pinimg.com image 717x404]

Done in one.
I'm going to take these rosary bleeds... these bleeds here?


Quoted for truth.  Thread exceeded my every expectation.  SALUTE.
 
2018-05-16 07:50:11 AM  
They had a run-in with Captain Chaos!

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2018-05-16 07:58:51 AM  
I am only a 9 digit-aire... and I need a car with doors that open like this: WW!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_ih1ptO​g​uaM
 
2018-05-16 08:15:41 AM  
I saw that quip in the sharticle about seat belts saving lives. When I flipped my Mustang, the fact I wasn't wearing a seat belt saved me. I hit the steering wheel, and the roof caved in behind me. It did break my neck, putting me in a body cast and ultimately having surgery to fuse my spine. I've since pulled stunts having my spine fused twice more, so my body can't take any more surgeries. Yep surgery scars in the front and back.
 
2018-05-16 09:07:09 AM  

relaxitsjustme: I'm torn. On the one hand, I can appreciate the engineering and technology that go into a supercar.  OTOH, they strike me as the ultimate symbol of more money than brains douchebagery. The only time you should see one is when it's on the way or coming back from a racetrack. Preferably on a flight flatbed or in a hauler.


But at that point, why would you not just buy a racecar?
 
2018-05-16 09:11:37 AM  
Anyone who can afford a $300,000 car can afford another &300,000 car
 
2018-05-16 09:12:00 AM  
$ dammit
 
2018-05-16 09:15:43 AM  
the coupe was a part of a cross-country exotic car rally, which is an event for supercar owners who hold parties at each stop along the way.

It's also a great way to see every gas station in the country
 
2018-05-16 09:24:32 AM  

sandbar67: $ dammit


That typo is about as wide as the turn that generated this article.
/two whole keys away!
 
2018-05-16 09:54:01 AM  

TheYeti: relaxitsjustme: I'm torn. On the one hand, I can appreciate the engineering and technology that go into a supercar.  OTOH, they strike me as the ultimate symbol of more money than brains douchebagery. The only time you should see one is when it's on the way or coming back from a racetrack. Preferably on a flight flatbed or in a hauler.

But at that point, why would you not just buy a racecar?


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2018-05-16 11:05:08 AM  
Where's the dumbass tag submitter? It's only sad that the dumbasses in the vehicle aren't on the list for the Darwin award this year.

Self-entitled motorists can DIAF!
 
2018-05-16 11:22:18 AM  

TheYeti: relaxitsjustme: I'm torn. On the one hand, I can appreciate the engineering and technology that go into a supercar.  OTOH, they strike me as the ultimate symbol of more money than brains douchebagery. The only time you should see one is when it's on the way or coming back from a racetrack. Preferably on a flight flatbed or in a hauler.

But at that point, why would you not just buy a racecar?


That is an interesting question. I used to lust after exotics until I started racing. Now, I look at them and think, "Yeah, they're gorgeous and fast, but what's the point?" You can't explore their limits on the road, and on a track, you're driving something whose performance can by duplicated, or exceeded, for far less money by a dedicated track car. And that track car will do a better job of keeping you safe when your ego writes a check your talent can't cash.

One of my buddies runs a sports racer. Think something that looks like 2/3 scale LeMans prototype, powered by a souped up motorcycle engine. They're not cheap, but still close to an order of magnitude less than cost of the MC 720. He loves going to car shows and pointing out all the exotics which run slower lap times. It's pretty much all of them. My car isn't anywhere near that hard-core (sedan based, and the class I race in is power limited), but if you're in a Porsche GT3, you've spent at least 6 times what I've spend on my car, truck, and trailer together, and you're gonna have to be a good driver to outrun me.

That's not to say I wouldn't ever think about an exotic. They are pretty, and fun to drive. But I'd have to have true FU money before I'd buy one. At this point, I'd rather throw more money at the race car.
 
2018-05-16 12:15:34 PM  

relaxitsjustme: I'm torn. On the one hand, I can appreciate the engineering and technology that go into a supercar.  OTOH, they strike me as the ultimate symbol of more money than brains douchebagery. The only time you should see one is when it's on the way or coming back from a racetrack. Preferably on a flight flatbed or in a hauler.


Between this guy ^ ^ ^ and the dimwits that drone on about "cars are made to be driven, why do they sit in a garage all day?" it appears everyone is upset that folks own things.

You want a car to be used a certain way?  Buy it yourself and use it that way.  Don't like how I use my car?  Go pound sand.

You're welcome to judge folks for what they do with their money, but in sharing your judgement, you're telling us a lot more about yourself than you are the big spenders.
 
2018-05-16 12:31:21 PM  

relaxitsjustme: I'm torn. On the one hand, I can appreciate the engineering and technology that go into a supercar.  OTOH, they strike me as the ultimate symbol of more money than brains douchebagery. The only time you should see one is when it's on the way or coming back from a racetrack. Preferably on a flight flatbed or in a hauler.


There's no insurance on the track. For some, that makes roads a whole lot more attractive. If insurance companies started offering reasonable insurance for people who want to fool around at high speeds, maybe street racing and reckless highway driving would be reduced. As such, I don't think you'll find very many 20 year olds willing to put their $30k possession on the line at a drag race vs. the roads.
 
2018-05-16 12:33:09 PM  

Ex-Texan: I saw that quip in the sharticle about seat belts saving lives. When I flipped my Mustang, the fact I wasn't wearing a seat belt saved me. I hit the steering wheel, and the roof caved in behind me. It did break my neck, putting me in a body cast and ultimately having surgery to fuse my spine. I've since pulled stunts having my spine fused twice more, so my body can't take any more surgeries. Yep surgery scars in the front and back.


So, you were the 1/1000 case where it worked in your favor to not be belted. The majority of us would take the 999/1000 times where those who are belted walk away while the unbelted one gets ejected.

https://www.google.com/search?ei=Kl38​W​vClGYOy5gL_oZPwBA&q=unbelted+ejected+c​rash&oq=unbelted+ejected+crash&gs_l=ps​y-ab.3...748.748.0.830.1.1.0.0.0.0.78.​78.1.1.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0.​...0.dpykGsYC0oI
 
2018-05-16 12:53:44 PM  

seadoo2006: relaxitsjustme: I'm torn. On the one hand, I can appreciate the engineering and technology that go into a supercar.  OTOH, they strike me as the ultimate symbol of more money than brains douchebagery. The only time you should see one is when it's on the way or coming back from a racetrack. Preferably on a flight flatbed or in a hauler.

There's no insurance on the track. For some, that makes roads a whole lot more attractive. If insurance companies started offering reasonable insurance for people who want to fool around at high speeds, maybe street racing and reckless highway driving would be reduced. As such, I don't think you'll find very many 20 year olds willing to put their $30k possession on the line at a drag race vs. the roads.


Don't most tracks offer track day insurance?
 
2018-05-16 01:34:20 PM  

TheYeti: seadoo2006: relaxitsjustme: I'm torn. On the one hand, I can appreciate the engineering and technology that go into a supercar.  OTOH, they strike me as the ultimate symbol of more money than brains douchebagery. The only time you should see one is when it's on the way or coming back from a racetrack. Preferably on a flight flatbed or in a hauler.

There's no insurance on the track. For some, that makes roads a whole lot more attractive. If insurance companies started offering reasonable insurance for people who want to fool around at high speeds, maybe street racing and reckless highway driving would be reduced. As such, I don't think you'll find very many 20 year olds willing to put their $30k possession on the line at a drag race vs. the roads.

Don't most tracks offer track day insurance?


It's very limited. It has to be a specific non-timed, controlled event. E.g. a marque club high-performance school (*not* a racing school), or an club run open track day with a limited number of screened, qualified drivers. Your average "run what ya brung!" open track day will either be ineligible or *very* expensive. Time trials are almost never covered, and as far actual wheel-to-wheel competition goes? Fuggedaboudit.
 
2018-05-16 01:37:07 PM  

sandbar67: Anyone who can afford a $300,000 car can afford another &300,000 car


That term "car" is sorta misleading. Must be a better word for $300,000 worth of disposable stupidity.
Remember this?
Bugatti Veyron Lake Crash-- Original Video- 1st hand account
Youtube 4NJmB1F2mdE
 
2018-05-16 01:55:19 PM  

snocone: sandbar67: Anyone who can afford a $300,000 car can afford another &300,000 car

That term "car" is sorta misleading. Must be a better word for $300,000 worth of disposable stupidity.
Remember this?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/4NJmB1F2​mdE]


pretty sure it was later determined that the driver deliberately drove into the lake (insurance scam).
 
2018-05-16 01:57:33 PM  

fader74: snocone: sandbar67: Anyone who can afford a $300,000 car can afford another &300,000 car

That term "car" is sorta misleading. Must be a better word for $300,000 worth of disposable stupidity.
Remember this?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/4NJmB1F2​mdE]

pretty sure it was later determined that the driver deliberately drove into the lake (insurance scam).


here 'tis:

    https://jalopnik.com/the-guy-who-cr​ash​ed-a-bugatti-into-a-lake-has-been-sent​-1748158995

year in federal prison
 
2018-05-16 02:02:24 PM  

fader74: fader74: snocone: sandbar67: Anyone who can afford a $300,000 car can afford another &300,000 car

That term "car" is sorta misleading. Must be a better word for $300,000 worth of disposable stupidity.
Remember this?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/4NJmB1F2​mdE]

pretty sure it was later determined that the driver deliberately drove into the lake (insurance scam).

here 'tis:

    https://jalopnik.com/the-guy-who-cra​shed-a-bugatti-into-a-lake-has-been-se​nt-1748158995

year in federal prison


Shoulda just paid for the service interval.
 
2018-05-16 02:17:55 PM  

Flab: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Lvh2eWVn​_Vw]

Video of the scene.  They were lucky as hell to miss the ravine.

It looks like only one side-curtain airbag deployed, though.  This is not good.


Little paint and it'll be like new.
 
2018-05-16 02:19:48 PM  

maestro8: relaxitsjustme: I'm torn. On the one hand, I can appreciate the engineering and technology that go into a supercar.  OTOH, they strike me as the ultimate symbol of more money than brains douchebagery. The only time you should see one is when it's on the way or coming back from a racetrack. Preferably on a flight flatbed or in a hauler.

Between this guy ^ ^ ^ and the dimwits that drone on about "cars are made to be driven, why do they sit in a garage all day?" it appears everyone is upset that folks own things.

You want a car to be used a certain way?  Buy it yourself and use it that way.  Don't like how I use my car?  Go pound sand.

You're welcome to judge folks for what they do with their money, but in sharing your judgement, you're telling us a lot more about yourself than you are the big spenders.


Pul-leez.  People judge other people by how and what they spend their money on the time.  Whether it's cars, clothing or some other status symbol de jour you do it too and if you say you don't you're a got-damn liar.

Unlike your date or the valet at Lawry's I think owning one of the most expensive and impractical vehicles for getting from point A to point B screams douchebag.

Exhibit 1: http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin​-millionaires-are-buying-lamborghinis-​2018-3
 
2018-05-16 02:31:48 PM  

DaAlien: TheYeti: seadoo2006: relaxitsjustme: I'm torn. On the one hand, I can appreciate the engineering and technology that go into a supercar.  OTOH, they strike me as the ultimate symbol of more money than brains douchebagery. The only time you should see one is when it's on the way or coming back from a racetrack. Preferably on a flight flatbed or in a hauler.

There's no insurance on the track. For some, that makes roads a whole lot more attractive. If insurance companies started offering reasonable insurance for people who want to fool around at high speeds, maybe street racing and reckless highway driving would be reduced. As such, I don't think you'll find very many 20 year olds willing to put their $30k possession on the line at a drag race vs. the roads.

Don't most tracks offer track day insurance?

It's very limited. It has to be a specific non-timed, controlled event. E.g. a marque club high-performance school (*not* a racing school), or an club run open track day with a limited number of screened, qualified drivers. Your average "run what ya brung!" open track day will either be ineligible or *very* expensive. Time trials are almost never covered, and as far actual wheel-to-wheel competition goes? Fuggedaboudit.


Gotcha, thank you.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-05-16 02:56:51 PM  
Ten or 20 years ago your regular insurance would cover you on a track if the driving was classified as training rather than a timed race. I know somebody who collected after wrecking his car at Lime Rock. (I think it was at Lime Rock. In the Northeast, at least.) I assume his rates went up for an at-fault accident, but I never asked.
 
2018-05-16 03:04:34 PM  

ZAZ: Ten or 20 years ago your regular insurance would cover you on a track if the driving was classified as training rather than a timed race. I know somebody who collected after wrecking his car at Lime Rock. (I think it was at Lime Rock. In the Northeast, at least.) I assume his rates went up for an at-fault accident, but I never asked.


Or he pushed it out into the culvert by the road and called in a report. I know several people who have cracked up their cars on the track only to call it in in a ditch later that day. As was mentioned above, if you do a HPDE, some tracks offer insurance for a few hundred bucks, but that's only because you have a certified instructor sitting shotgun and it's a "training event" so there is no timing or placing. Kinda defeats the purpose of going to a track if you can't actually race and can't pass anyone without a point by. 

I used to street race a lot in my younger years only because I knew if I farked up, my insurance was going to cover me. Nowadays? I just do backroading or head down to the Smoky Mountains for some fun driving with insurance having my back if something does happen.

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2018-05-16 03:13:07 PM  

relaxitsjustme: I think owning one of the most expensive and impractical vehicles for getting from point A to point B screams douchebag.


And therein you've told us nothing about said owners and a lot about your need to look down on others.  Not that we were interested...
 
2018-05-16 03:46:29 PM  

maestro8: relaxitsjustme: I think owning one of the most expensive and impractical vehicles for getting from point A to point B screams douchebag.

And therein you've told us nothing about said owners and a lot about your need to look down on others.  Not that we were interested...


And snipping my comments to make your point look stronger tells me all I need know about you.
 
2018-05-16 04:21:41 PM  

relaxitsjustme: And snipping my comments to make your point look stronger tells me all I need know about you.


Aww, you're thinking about me?  Thanks!  That makes me feel soooo special.
 
2018-05-16 06:01:24 PM  

seadoo2006: ZAZ: Ten or 20 years ago your regular insurance would cover you on a track if the driving was classified as training rather than a timed race. I know somebody who collected after wrecking his car at Lime Rock. (I think it was at Lime Rock. In the Northeast, at least.) I assume his rates went up for an at-fault accident, but I never asked.

Or he pushed it out into the culvert by the road and called in a report. I know several people who have cracked up their cars on the track only to call it in in a ditch later that day. As was mentioned above, if you do a HPDE, some tracks offer insurance for a few hundred bucks, but that's only because you have a certified instructor sitting shotgun and it's a "training event" so there is no timing or placing. Kinda defeats the purpose of going to a track if you can't actually race and can't pass anyone without a point by.

I used to street race a lot in my younger years only because I knew if I farked up, my insurance was going to cover me. Nowadays? I just do backroading or head down to the Smoky Mountains for some fun driving with insurance having my back if something does happen.

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Yep. I've heard of a couple of cars that either "hit a deer" or were "the victim of a hit and run" suspiciously near the old 2nd Creek raceway. But that was close to 20 years ago. If you try to pull that nowadays, you're more likely to hear, "Huh! Funny how this 'accident' happened right near HPR, and the paint scuffs on your fender are the same blue and white as the retaining walls. Denied!"
 
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