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Richard Bartrop

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The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat, all on one minute or less! :blink:

Let's hope the cliche "That'll buff right out" applies....:wacko:

Do I smell insurance companies and/or lawyers?

Edited by Snake45

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I guess the promoters/producers of the event were unfamiliar with highly esoteric concepts like "wind" and "top heavy" and "tying things down".

I think we have a new contender for entry in the Stupid is the New Smart category.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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Very sad. Someone's pride and joy.

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That's goona be one heck of an insurance claim - or lawsuit.

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THAT would make me cry.

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On 1/20/2019 at 1:45 PM, Bucky said:

THAT would make me cry.

It would probably get me jailed for ripping the head off the fool who didn't secure the damm backdrop properly...insurance or not.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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On 1/20/2019 at 11:41 AM, Oldcarfan27 said:

That's gonna be one heck of an insurance claim - or lawsuit.

First one, then the other. In situations like this, insurance companies don't play around.

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On a car of that caliber, that damage could well exceed $50k. Just the chrome strip on the far side of the hood, even if it only has a small dent, takes a very highly skilled craftsman, or several (depending on whether it's stainless, chromed brass, etc) many hours to correct so the fit and finish are perfect again.

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Sad to see this happen to that nice Delahaye? The event organisers probably have good insurance that will cover this, unless the company is proved negligent and a payout refused.  Restorers have repaired / restored much worse!  What about the classic sports/racing cars that get pranged at classic race meets? They have to be repaired at the owners expense. At the end of the day it is just a car (albeit a rare expensive one) and can be re built, but to get this into perspective, it could have been a lot worse, so hopefully no one got killed or injured in the accident.

Edited by Bugatti Fan

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That could have killed the owner/driver, didn't see that he was wearing a helmet.  :o  It makes a good story too, and imagine a diorama.

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23 hours ago, Daddyfink said:

Classic car owner gets a trophy

Does make me wonder if the driver in the car made it out unscathed, check out what happened to the trophy in the second photo - and that was above his head in the first photo!

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The fella on the far right behind the blond woman kinda looks like the driver. I wonder about the people that were between the car and the backdrop. I don't see them in the second pic.

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1 hour ago, Bucky said:

 I wonder about the people that were between the car and the backdrop. I don't see them in the second pic.

Did anyone look under the billboard?  Good news is that it looks as if it was mainly a framework that held the banner.  Metal-on-metal crime.  I'm surprised this didn't get more publicity at the time. 

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2 hours ago, The Junkman said:

 I'm surprised this didn't get more publicity at the time. 

 I spent some time googling this morning and I couldn't find anything about it. Not one single word. :wacko:

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2 hours ago, The Junkman said:

 ...Metal-on-metal crime...

 

2 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

 I spent some time googling this morning and I couldn't find anything about it. Not one single word. :wacko:

 The main-stream media is suppressing it. ;)

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It was over 8 years ago...

"The Best in Show car was a 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition 'Disappearing' Convertible, an elegant Deco sculpture, which itself nearly disappeared under the marquee behind the winner's podium, at the end of the day.  A freak accident which, amazingly, found no one nearby to injure... whether sabotage, a mischevious djinn, or plain ol' Friday the 13th, the inimitable sound of a $6 million car being crunched was a shock to everyone's sensibilities.  I shed a tear - not for the car, but for Gordon and Courtney, who didn't deserve such bad luck after all the effort to create this amazing event.  While ultimately an 'insurance moment', that sound and my shock have resonated for days hence, a memento mori: we are temporary caretakers of our treasures, and exit this world with nothing.  What truly matters can't be found within a machine."

http://thevintagent2011.blogspot.com/2010/08/pebble-beach-week-2010-quail.html

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14 minutes ago, dodgefever said:

It was over 8 years ago...

But you know man...time is like...so relative, man. Like when a dude says, like, everything old is new again...you know, man? I mean like, yesterday and tomorrow, like, all run together man. Like, you know what I mean man?  :)

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18 minutes ago, dodgefever said:

 'What truly matters can't be found within a machine."

Unless, of course, the machine in question is the original product of one's own mind and hands. In that case, it's a symbol of EVERYTHING that matters.  

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