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Event Coverage Roadster Crash INSIDE GNRS

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by -Brent-, Jan 22, 2014.

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  1. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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  2. Hope the judge pulls through ok from his injuries.
    Interested to hear how you can get a stuck throttle when driving inside, obviously not at full throttle. :(
  3. Keep
    Joined: May 10, 2008
    Posts: 662


    Holy shit that sucks. Hope the judge is okay.

    Car can be repaired, but man what a place to do it.
  4. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    that does suck,hope the judge makes the show

  5. WOW....I have been to hundreds of shows...never saw anything like this (only some parking lot fender benders)
    Joined: Feb 24, 2013
    Posts: 171

    from England

    And the hard luck award goes too..... Hope the judge is ok and anyone else injured. Those doors are stong i see!
  7. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,602

    from SoCal

    that will buff right all seriousness someone got hurt hope he makes a speedy recovery- car can be fixed
  8. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    anthony myrick


    one more pic. Tragic all around, unfortunately some people see comedy in this. Some of the posts on this article are sad as with some here so far.
  9. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,949

    metal man

    Man, that stinks. Ruined a lot of peoples day right there. Sounds like the judge will be alright.

    Pretty car...who built it?
  10. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    metal man

    Definitely not funny.
  11. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    That sucks. I hope Vic will be ok. And i hope the wrench does a better job next time.
  12. Agree don't see anything funny or left to question,hope the official is going to be ok and also feel for the owner of the car alot of work goes into a build like this.
  13. I hope the judge is ok !!!!
    No this ain't funny.

    Here is an obvious high dollar build
    This appears to be one carburetor.

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  14. blackout
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
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    I don't see any skid marks. No brakes? No E-brake? How about shut off the ignition? How about jam it into park? Did this car not have any of these systems working? Hope the judge wasn't punching the throttle.
  15. And this appears to be the other carb.
    What the hell kind of screwy ass linkage would that need ?
    Someone must have told somebody "man that's not gonna work "

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  16. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    metal man

    Looks like a carb on each side of the blower down low? What kind of intake would that be? Hand made?
  17. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    Worse place for something like this to happen -- lots of publicity... and people will think "hot rods are dangerous."
  18. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
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    Chris Casny

    Thats why you gotta test drive your shit. Pisses me off that some innocent guy gets run over because some knucklehead spent more time polishing chrome that actually build a functional car. Could have been a kid standing there.
  19. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,231


    Hope the Judge recovers soon from his injuries-cars can be fixed. Very scary indeed.
  20. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    metal man

    The linkage must have a 90 degree bell crank in it somewhere or something. Who knows what happened, but thank goodness he wasn't killed and no one else was hurt. That could have been much worse.
  21. Yeah I guess. Some kind of cross ram set up. Very wide and very low.
    I'm sure there's more than enough growth in that aluminum cross ram to throw things way off.

    Just try to imagine the linkage required.
    Goes perfectly with some of the nonsense of show cars.

    And this is about " making sure your linkage is free from binding issues" so you don't run over people.
  22. That's to bad hope the judge gets better

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  23. Being that this is inside and the guy was pulling up to a judging area that I would guess would be in the middle of one of the pavilions you are probably talking about maybe 20 feet to the wall so not a lot of time to react it the throttle goes wide open.

    And I hate to see this as much as the next guy but you do have to remember most of these guys are thrashing like mad right up to the last minute to get their cars ready for the show. I imagine the guy who owns this car is devastated that someone was hurt because of this.

    Hope everyone involved heals up fast. Not a good start to the weekend.
  24. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    What's inside that door frame? Concrete and rebar?

    Holy smokes.
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
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    Thats creative marketing right there! I forgot it was this weekend until I saw this.
  26. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    metal man

    That would make more sense. So you're thinking the carbs are in the normal position and covered up by the big,crazy air cleaner? I can't tell from those pictures.
  27. Same type of thing happened at Portland a few years back. Car backing up throttle jammed, backing into another car then got jammed up into drive and ran forward into another car.
  28. Itchy
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 165


    People sure are quick to judge the builder here. You have no idea what even happened people. Why don't you wait to make your assumptions.
  29. Noting about a accident is funny and someone being injured is tragic,,lets hope the gentleman recovers and is on the mind quickly.

    I feel for both the Judge and car owner. HRP
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