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2021-04-11 10:19:23 PM  
Instant justice, Fangio.

Still, he handled it with surprising cool.
 
2021-04-11 10:25:23 PM  
Happened to me at 35 MPH.
69 mph gust did it
 
2021-04-11 10:33:51 PM  
And ending the pass on a blind corner. Good move, numbnuts.
 
2021-04-11 10:37:54 PM  
I learned about that in drivers ed. Stare under the little visible crack of daylight at the bottom of the hood and pull over pronto.
 
2021-04-11 11:44:40 PM  
That is something from my nightmares. The hood coming up, that is.
 
2021-04-12 12:08:11 AM  
Another worthy entry in "Why was this being recorded?"
 
2021-04-12 12:08:42 AM  

Jesus McSordid: Instant justice, Fangio.

Still, he handled it with surprising cool.


He was lucky. If you watch the gauges it's clear his reaction time left a lot to be desired.
 
2021-04-12 12:10:59 AM  

kdawg7736: That is something from my nightmares. The hood coming up, that is.


Naaaaaa. Nightmare is coming up to a railroad crossing that is flashing and the breaks are out. And having to roll through.
 
2021-04-12 12:12:02 AM  
Had that happen to me once too after an oil change. They paid for the windshield and hood repair, but damn - it scared the bejezus outta me at 65 on the interstate.
 
2021-04-12 12:12:54 AM  

DeathBySarcasm: Jesus McSordid: Instant justice, Fangio.

Still, he handled it with surprising cool.

He was lucky. If you watch the gauges it's clear his reaction time left a lot to be desired.


Think they were referring to not freaking out and jerking the wheel in surprise like way too many people would have done in that situation....
 
2021-04-12 12:14:47 AM  

Earthen: Another worthy entry in "Why was this being recorded?"


Do not question the actions of left-shoulder cam!
 
2021-04-12 12:15:32 AM  
That happened to my brother with his muscle car (Olds 440 I think).  Nice crack in the windshield to go with the bent hood.
 
2021-04-12 12:20:53 AM  
Well shiat.
 
2021-04-12 12:22:26 AM  
Deadpool
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2021-04-12 12:26:02 AM  
Then there's this Welsh Rarebit wearing some brown underpants
 
2021-04-12 12:26:40 AM  

Pinnacle Point: I learned about that in drivers ed. Stare under the little visible crack of daylight at the bottom of the hood and pull over pronto.


I got to learn it in real-time when the hood on my '72 Pinto threw open like that. Fun stuff.
 
2021-04-12 12:28:05 AM  

waxbeans: kdawg7736: That is something from my nightmares. The hood coming up, that is.

Naaaaaa. Nightmare is coming up to a railroad crossing that is flashing and the breaks are out. And having to roll through.


Welp, them's the brakes.
 
2021-04-12 12:30:21 AM  
That is a nightmare I never want to encounter.
 
2021-04-12 12:32:12 AM  
What did you learn?
 
2021-04-12 12:35:42 AM  

Earthen: Another worthy entry in "Why was this being recorded?"


He wanted to demo his 1337 fast and furious skillz.
 
2021-04-12 12:37:09 AM  

Earthen: Another worthy entry in "Why was this being recorded?"


Because the guy was trying to show off he was a stupid ass at driving at unsafe speeds.
 
2021-04-12 12:38:15 AM  

waxbeans: kdawg7736: That is something from my nightmares. The hood coming up, that is.

Naaaaaa. Nightmare is coming up to a railroad crossing that is flashing and the breaks are out. And having to roll through.


I was helping a friend haul off storm debris and he got into a fight with his lady. Total loss of cool.

On the way to the dump we come up on a RR crossing, lights are on, guards aren't down. He eyeballs the train and punches it, flips the driver the bird.  The guards come down behind us.

Told him she was right, which would make him  "a f*cking idiot piece of inbred hillpeople sh*t".

She was fun. Maybe a half inch of fuse between them.
 
2021-04-12 12:42:45 AM  

Pinnacle Point: I learned about that in drivers ed. Stare under the little visible crack of daylight at the bottom of the hood and pull over pronto.


We learned that in drivers ed too, and the thought of the hood randomly flying up and having to resort to navigating through the tiny slot underneath made me bust out with uncontrollable laughter. I got told to leave the room "until I could control myself".
 
2021-04-12 12:51:35 AM  
Saw this happen to a race car on an oval track. Guy was going about 140 approaching turn one. Amazingly, he didn't crash.
 
2021-04-12 12:51:52 AM  
A fine demonstration of the Bernoulli effect.
 
2021-04-12 12:53:45 AM  

barc0001: DeathBySarcasm: Jesus McSordid: Instant justice, Fangio.

Still, he handled it with surprising cool.

He was lucky. If you watch the gauges it's clear his reaction time left a lot to be desired.

Think they were referring to not freaking out and jerking the wheel in surprise like way too many people would have done in that situation....


Yeah but the closer you look, the worse he appears. For example, he can afford a camera but not a rearview mirror?  This video of a either staged or he's an idiot, and in either case the hood did not malfunction on its own.
 
2021-04-12 1:02:42 AM  
Wear your big wet brown stain proudly millennial or Z'er.
 
2021-04-12 1:05:40 AM  

EveryoneLovesCleanUndies: Had that happen to me once too after an oil change. They paid for the windshield and hood repair, but damn - it scared the bejezus outta me at 65 on the interstate.


Username checks out
 
2021-04-12 1:22:08 AM  
Been there, done this; faulty latch on a VW Dasher wagon hood after a minor fender bender. I was NOT a happy man at that moment but at least I was in fact able to see well enough in the crack between the dash and the bottom of the hood to steer my way to the side of the road without incident. I was so pissed off that I actually physically ripped the hood the rest of the way off the car and threw it into the back. Apparently the break-away bolts had actually sheared off at a 5 MPH impact which made that feat possible. It had happened on a minor highway; if it had happened on I-95 that day may have ended very differently.
 
2021-04-12 1:24:06 AM  

DeathBySarcasm: barc0001: DeathBySarcasm: Jesus McSordid: Instant justice, Fangio.

Still, he handled it with surprising cool.

He was lucky. If you watch the gauges it's clear his reaction time left a lot to be desired.

Think they were referring to not freaking out and jerking the wheel in surprise like way too many people would have done in that situation....

Yeah but the closer you look, the worse he appears. For example, he can afford a camera but not a rearview mirror?  This video of a either staged or he's an idiot, and in either case the hood did not malfunction on its own.


He probably rear ended someone previously or had maybe hit a pole or other solid object that damaged the hood latch. Ask me how I know this.
 
2021-04-12 1:38:02 AM  
How now, brown trou?
 
2021-04-12 2:13:38 AM  
Photo of the aftermath.

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2021-04-12 2:15:47 AM  
My hood opens in the opposite direction so thankfully I don't have to worry about something like this happening but it has been a concern with other cars that I've had in the past.
 
2021-04-12 2:43:36 AM  
Something like this happened to me, a long time ago.

It was late fall or early spring in Pennsylvania - cold enough that the roads were slushy. My dad and I had changed the oil in my car, and when we closed everything up, he forgot to put the oil fill cap back on. Later that day, I was doing 65 in the left lane of the Pennsylvania turnpike, and a car going the opposite direction went through a puddle and splashed my windshield. Since those puddles are filled with really dirty water and grease, my windshield was completely opaque. That's a pretty common occurrence in PA, so I wasn't that concerned. I simply reached for the wiper fluid and...

Nothing. I tried again. Still nothing. Now I'm panicking. Like I said, I'm doing 65, in the left lane, and unlike the situation with the hood, I don't have a crack I can look out. I don't feel like I can just stop the car in the left lane, so I use what little visibility I have left (rear and side view mirrors) and pull right. All of a sudden, I hear HHHHHHOOOONNNNKKKKK, from an air horn. Clearly, I've just cut off a truck. Fortunately, there's a pull-off not too far away (how I figured that out, I don't remember) and I pull into there. I get out of my car to see what happened and the truck gives me another angry honk as he goes by.

Lifting up the hood, I see the oil fill cap is missing, and wiper fluid is leaking out of the lines. Apparently, they're made of rubber, and the oil dissolved them. I don't remember how I got home that day, but I'm thinking I'm lucky to be alive.
 
2021-04-12 4:24:30 AM  

MBooda: Then there's this Welsh Rarebit wearing some brown underpants


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I learned long ago to eat rarebit before going to bed EVERY NIGHT.
 
2021-04-12 4:29:35 AM  
This is why SAAB hinged their hoods at the front of the engine compartment. Surprised more manufacturers don't do this.
 
2021-04-12 4:44:21 AM  

vudukungfu: Happened to me at 35 MPH.
69 mph gust did it


Do you have a wind speed indicator on your vehicle?
 
2021-04-12 5:07:59 AM  
Had my heater core blow out right after I down shifted to pass someone.  Whole car filled with white steam in an instant, and I was in the leftmost lane of a 4 lane road. Rolled down my window, put on my blinkers and emergency lights and moved right to the side... no idea how I figured out where to go but I did it somehow.  Couldn't see a thing in front or behind me.
 
2021-04-12 6:20:04 AM  
Once as a kid our vw dasher hood flew up and smashed the windshield.  My dad drove it home ace ventura style.  Then in my early 20s I forgot the hood pins on my mustang.  That one only dented the hood.  Put the pins back in and kept on rolling.
 
2021-04-12 6:25:38 AM  
Back in college I had this happen while driving a VW bug about 70 down the highway.  Granted it was my fault.  Hood latch had broken and u hadn't gotten to them junkyard yet to get another.  So I had it tied down with rope.  Two things. 1)  My lazy add deserved it and 2)  drivers ed saved my add, it looked thru the crack too

Whole front and tried to lift off the ground, lol
 
2021-04-12 6:28:20 AM  
Damn, my autocorrect sucks, sorry for not proofing.  Still feel like shiat after getting second Pfizer jab Saturday
 
2021-04-12 7:23:34 AM  
That's one thing I never have to worry about...

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2021-04-12 8:15:14 AM  
Happened to me going 70 on the interstate in an Audi identical to this one.

Lucky there was no traffic and I could get right over to the shoulder.

Had to get new windhield, hood, cowl, wipers, hood latch; then try to paint the new hood to match this weird blue.

The hood latch failed - just one of a million problems with this undependable car.

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2021-04-12 8:23:25 AM  

vudukungfu: Happened to me at 35 MPH.
69 mph gust did it


giggety
 
2021-04-12 8:49:04 AM  

SurelyShirley: vudukungfu: Happened to me at 35 MPH.
69 mph gust did it

Do you have a wind speed indicator on your vehicle?


no but my dad didn't believe me.
'Dad, you really think I got a VW to go that fast?'
 
2021-04-12 8:52:51 AM  
CSB: One of my driver's ed behind-the-wheel sessions took our group into downtown Chicago, and while it was my turn to drive, I was to get back onto the expressway for the drive home. I was passing a taxicab when its hood flew up and off, landing behind it, fortunately in the other lane. Definitely a good lesson about making sure your hood is latched!
 
2021-04-12 8:59:57 AM  
Happened to me on the freeway when I was a young driver. Apparently the latch had corroded, causing it to work its way out.
 
2021-04-12 9:00:33 AM  

EveryoneLovesCleanUndies: Had that happen to me once too after an oil change. They paid for the windshield and hood repair, but damn - it scared the bejezus outta me at 65 on the interstate.


Same. Somehow I instantly remembered the advice from drivers ed a decade or so before and knew look out through the gap under the windshield.

/I wonder if I am ever in a life or death math situation, if I would be able to remember calculus
 
2021-04-12 9:21:17 AM  
A hood surprise happened to me at 45 mph, but it was my ancient $50 Valient (>200,000 miles when I bought it).   The bolts ripped through and I watched the hood fly like typing paper behind me, landing on the shoulder and not on whatever was behind me.  It fit in my backseat.  Yay?
 
2021-04-12 9:50:37 AM  
Happened to me on an old Impreza at 80 mph. I Ace Ventura-ed it while I moved to the shoulder. Ive seen this happen to others 3 times. no accidents all on 4 lane highways. People see it and give u space.
 
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