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Going, going...(Incredible pics)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Artiki, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. ShelbyStang
    Joined: May 6, 2009
    Posts: 59


    I love the facial expressions of the crowd. Priceless.
  2. Talk about a recovery!!!!!
  3. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,012

    from Auburn WA

    this guy says it all

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  4. CraigR
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 375

    from California

    Top marks to the driver and the photographer!
    Once in a life time shots - a car going that far over & coming back!
    Did the driver buy a lottery ticket that night?
  5. Robin (UK)
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 28

    Robin (UK)

    This all happened right in front of where I was standing.
    I saw the tire wall buckle under as he started the turn in and I thought it was going to pop off the rim.
    Instead, the tire just sort of dug into the dirt and... Well, you know the rest.
    I swear, I had a pain in my chest for about 10 minutes afterwards, from the adrenalin rush!
    SO pleased he saved it!

    Later in the day, I heard that the passenger door had popped and Clark's girlfriend almost fell out!
    Could've been really serious!
  6. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    screw that shit..the only time i wanna be on 2 wheels is when thats all i have under me.(like motorcycle).dam good he ended back on all 4
  7. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,858

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

  8. im sure that guy craped his pants!
  9. Sphynx
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 1,142

    from Central Fl

    Wow my ass was clinched just scrolling down to see what happens next boy I am glad it turned out the way it did.
  10. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,183

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    I agree with the rest of y'all!!

  11. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,557


    Oh my Gawd! Whoa! Nice Save!!!!!
  12. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    I'm in the background in the first piture leanin' on the roof of the truck with me Jalopy Journal hat on, ''mercurial'' is in there too and the chap with his mouth WIDE open is ''beanie''.It was one HELL of a save, it would have been sad to see such a nice ''A'' wrecked, not to mention the ocupants getting hurt, but all well that ends well as they say!

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
  13. Thanks for all the comments.

    I can't believe how this has blown up so world wide!

    I've got to say a MASSIVE thanks to Andy Meaton for getting the shots. If it wasn't for him I would have had nothing to prove to the world that it did happen!

    Heres my take on what happened as I was there...!

    As the day wore on the track surface was getting grippier and grippier as the loose top layer was brushed away.
    I had noticed that on the previous run when my dad had been driving that the outside front tyre was starting to tuck under real good and he was even cocking a rear wheel!
    On my turn around with alot more speed it went over. There was also hefty rut around that corner which I believe helped to get it started on its 2 wheeled adventure.
  14. Real dirt tracking?

    You mean like this?

  15. Chinese whispers there I'm afraid!

    When the car landed the drivers door come open.
  16. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    Clark, You have the Skills my friend, one GREAT save!

  17. Artiki
    Joined: Feb 17, 2004
    Posts: 1,998

    from Brum...

    There's no doubting Clark's ability as a driver.
    Any word yet on whether anyone video'd you tipping up, Clark?
  18. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    He's a regular "Tom Meents" HUH?
    As I was looking at the pictures thinking to myself "don't roll" "don't roll" then when I saw the last picture I clapped my hands like a 5 year old!!!
    Very cool car however, glad it made it.
  19. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,512

    from Burton, MI

    I'd like to hear the in car audio on that one!!!
  20. Neat car, nice save!
  21. Tinman
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
    Posts: 963


    Gnarly save! Awesome pictures too!
  22. superbeeme
    Joined: Jan 9, 2009
    Posts: 245

    from georgia

    Praise GOD that was an awesome save. I'm not into fords but I hate to see one messed up while having a little fun!
  23. Shifty Shifterton
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 4,965

    Shifty Shifterton

    And more cowbell.

    Hell of a save. Those are the moments that give hot rodding it's character. Great pictures.
  24. Not that I know of.

    Not holding my breath. It was very late in the day and most had gone home. I'm happy with the pictures.:)
  25. doctorZ
    Joined: Apr 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,243


    fresh shorts, please?
  26. How about a transcript.

    (SLAP) You son of a bitch, (SLAP) you almost (SLAP, SLAP) killed us (SLAP) Your dad's gonna (SLAP, SLAP) kill you (SLAP).....
    Thank god this door popped, I'm outta here!
    (Sound of tearing upholstery*, and running feet)

    *From a firm ass grip.

    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,645


    whoo boy....i think the silent stare from dad would be more damaging than the ass whoopin to follow.

    good save, go big or go home.
  28. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,458


    hahaha thanks that is priceless!
  29. PORKCHOP76
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 548

    from iowa

    holy crap that was close.... man i would have got my ass beat ... for letting my boys drive it on the track.
  30. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 2,999


    Yikes. That scares the crap out of me just looking at the pictures!

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