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Author: Subject: Goodwood Festival of bad driving!!!!!! OOOOPS!
donut

posted on 2/7/10 at 05:59 PM Reply With Quote
Goodwood Festival of bad driving!!!!!! OOOOPS!

Went to the goodwood festival of speed on Thursday and was waiting to take a Volvo S60 out for a spin on track when we heard a car rev it's nut's off then go bang into gear and heard the wheel spin! Then there was shouting, screaming and a big crash! The car was driven by a pro and it seems the engine management failed which caused the revving etc. The G/box was an auto. The car missed everyone (thankfully) and crashed into some tables and chairs narrowly missing a mint E Type Jag. The car then crashed into the doors of the giant marquee.

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BenB

posted on 2/7/10 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
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minitici

posted on 2/7/10 at 06:06 PM Reply With Quote
Sounds like yet another case of "sudden acceleration".
Especially as it was an auto - drivers (even so called skilled ones) swear blind they were pressing the brake when in fact it was the accelerator......

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r1_pete

posted on 2/7/10 at 06:06 PM Reply With Quote
The power of dreams eh!!!






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peteday_uk@btinternet.com

posted on 2/7/10 at 06:07 PM Reply With Quote
Apparently the driver (not part of the Honda event and just attended) is a employee of yoemans Honda. How ironic!!!!!

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hicost

posted on 2/7/10 at 06:10 PM Reply With Quote
Answer

The real answer to the post was the chap had a "heart attack" behind the wheel.

Sorry to say!!





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Fozzie

posted on 2/7/10 at 06:27 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hicost
The real answer to the post was the chap had a "heart attack" behind the wheel.

Sorry to say!!


Oh dear .... that's not good to hear

Too much of that happening at the moment
Which reminds me to write a new thread...

Fozzie





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donut

posted on 2/7/10 at 07:09 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hicost
The real answer to the post was the chap had a "heart attack" behind the wheel.

Sorry to say!!
oooh nasty!

Just thought that the car couldn't have been an Auto as it's a Type R!





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rickys2000

posted on 2/7/10 at 08:59 PM Reply With Quote
The car is/was the new Mugen Honda Type R and the guy actually feinted due to the heat in the arena area just after getting in the car. Ironically, he said it bloody hot in here as he was reaching to switch on the air con. Next thing he is waking up at the far end with a paramedic putting a neck brace on.....
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contaminated

posted on 3/7/10 at 09:21 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rickys2000
The car is/was the new Mugen Honda Type R and the guy actually feinted due to the heat in the arena area just after getting in the car. Ironically, he said it bloody hot in here as he was reaching to switch on the air con. Next thing he is waking up at the far end with a paramedic putting a neck brace on.....


Yup that's what I heard - he feinted. I heard the e-type got dinged though! I think there is a long thread on Pistonheads about it somewhere.

[Edited on 3/7/10 by contaminated]





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James

posted on 3/7/10 at 10:07 AM Reply With Quote
Someone crashed one of the ancent Alphas on track yesterday too.

If it's the one I think it is then 1 of only 3 in the world!





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alistairolsen

posted on 3/7/10 at 10:08 AM Reply With Quote
the real question is why would you have an automatic?

The only valid reason for choosing one is having one leg





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donut

posted on 3/7/10 at 10:54 AM Reply With Quote
I now am 100% sure it was a manual as a Type R with auto would be a bit nutz to say the least!





Andy

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