Hemi Under Glass Crash

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  1. sledguy

    sledguy SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Signs you might be getting too old to drive, #426
     
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    i think they chose a poor spot to do the demo, that is a purely straight line machine, he lost it coming up on the banking trying to turn at pretty low speed. Just poor decision making by everyone involved. Looks fixable though! Ouch
     
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    Any 80 year old that is with it enough to get in that thing at all is OK in my book. I would ride with Bob tomorrow if I had the chance!
     
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    Disagree. Bob Riggle is still good in the saddle. That banking is what caused the issue. Bob Lutz has demonstrated that even at his advancing age, he can still fly his jet fighter trainer and also put in some great lap times at road courses.
     
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    I don't think it was even the banking that caused the problem. It was a rough road surface which had the rear wheels bouncing off the ground. He was standing on the brakes, but the wheels weren't on the ground long enough to slow them down, when he was forced to turn before being able to bleed off speed.
     
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    You're correct of course. I was just joking.
     
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    I agree with Racist Cat because after the front wheels landed back on the ground you can clearly see that they hit a slight hump in the road and the ass end started to skip up and down and then while the ass end was skipping along with the driver fighting the steering wheel he took the bank while **hard braking** & trying to correct the rear jumping all over the place and lost control of the vehicle!!! Luckily no one was injured but the car took a hell of a beating!!! You know he was hard braking because you can hear the rear tires chirping as they were hitting the ground while braking but that was pretty cool huh,lol!!!
     
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    If the curve wasn't there, they wouldn't have rolled, but the curve wasn't the direct cause. Loss of traction from a bumpy road surface prevented them from slowing enough.

    He crashed in the curve, but not because of it. IMHO.

    Keep your hands and legs in the vehicle at all times.

    Imagine if their arms would have flung outwards. That would have been ugly.
     
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    I have no idea why they elected to do this on the infield at Irwindale, instead of simply taking it to the strip....No shutdown area, just an amazingly bad decision by everyone involved....
     
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    True, with emphasis on straight line...
     

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