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Crazy Los Angeles Mishap

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Apenaut, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Apenaut
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    This happened yesterday (not in the '50's!) on Sunset Blvd. in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles. Does this car belong to a HAMBer? I hope the car was ok.
     

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  2. What happened? ,,earthquake?,HRP
     
  3. Apenaut
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    Looks like they were admiring their dash and not the inclined roadway.
     
  4. metal man
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    A few more inches to their right and it would have been much worse. Looks like probably very little damage, unless it got into that wall a bit.

    Is that a '54 Merc ?
     

  5. I think he got blinded by your jacket there, Apenaut :D
     
  6. jstanotheidiot
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    With a lil more gas I think they mite have made it down to the road!
     
  7. Sphynx
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    Maybe forgot to set the parking break ?
     
  8. Sad thing is the monkeys on the tow trucks will most likely do damage getting it back up.
     
  9. Jay Tyrrell
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    Wow that sucks!
    Jay
     
  10. unkledaddy
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    Naw, It's just the odd way they seem to park their cars in L.A.
     

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  11. jesse1980
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    Whatever happened, someone's a idiot.
     
  12. Apenaut
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    There were at least 5 firetrucks at the scene - one of them being some sort of derrick for lifting heavy objects. I'm not sure if there was anyway the car could have come out of this unscathed.
     
  13. ninosdad
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    Stick shift left in third, no parking brake, steep road, I grew up in LA and some realllly steep hills there. Leave that manual in a high gear, as a young guy might not know about since he always had Park. My knucklehead son thought he should park in neutral until we had a little show and tell on a hill, he parks in reverse now
     
  14. action man, action....
     
  15. Well, we did have an earthquake in So Cal yesterday - coincidence?
     
  16. Don,
    Where? earthquake or tremer? You're alright? No losses?

    Oh bad news bears on that old merc. I hate to admit it but that looks a lot like a Benno situation. :eek:
     
  17. need louvers ?
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    Watched the Plymouth slowly roll down main street by it's self from a comfortable booth in a breakfast joint in Gunnison, Colorado one perfect, crisp, clear late summer morning...
     
  18. outlaw256
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    were spirits involved? say like mr. jack.he always seemed to show up when i did something stupid.....lol
     
  19. 31fordV860
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    The driver was reading the Obituaries in the LA Herald Examiner and didnt put the parking brake on......
     
  20. unkledaddy
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    This happened in the '50's (not yesterday) on Sunset Blvd. in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.
     

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  21. Where is Robert Mitchum??:rolleyes:
     
  22. Apenaut
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    And the beatniks in the background were just as useless then as yesterday!
     
  23. a 4.7, we call that moderate here, based in Ansa near Palm Springs. Interestingly at about the same time Xinjiang, China had a 5.3 - coincidence?????
     
  24. Fenders
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    I think you mean leave it in low gear (i.e. first, highest numerically).
    Reverse is a pretty low gear.
     
  25. Stevie Nash
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    Probably had something to do with Elvis...
     
  26. The govt is testing that super sonic earthquake satellite. :D

    When I was little and the San Andreas was pretty active they used to say that anything under a 4 was a tremor. We had a 4.5 hit the city when I was in the 4th grade, 3rd floor of Daniel Webster school, none of us were thinking tremor. The blackboard separated from the wall and the teachers shoulders were all holding it up. :eek:

    Well glad you are alright.
     
  27. Kinky6
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    Oh, yeah? Where'd the Kubrick banner go? ;)
     
  28. BobF
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    from Poway, CA

    Maybe Charlie Sheen got into old Merc's and it somehow drove itself down the hill ehhh
    happened before several times:)
     
  29. lowrd
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    For those of you in Seattle, Isn't that the way they park in Ballard!
     
  30. unkledaddy
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    LACMA wasn't established until '61.
     

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