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Deberg_1990
12-21-2011, 11:30 AM
:facepalm:


http://www.insantaquin.com/2011/12/19/lamborghini-wrecks-in-santaquin/



A Lamborghini Murcielago crashed Saturday evening, six hours after its Santaquin owner won it in a contest. Nobody was injured in the accident that took place around 7:00 p.m.

The car was the prize of a Maverik/ teamgive.org ”Joe Schmo to Lambo” contest, and its new owner, David Dopp, officially drove it for the first time on Saturday when teamgive.org and Maverik presented it to him at an afternoon event. Several hours later Dopp was driving it northbound in Santaquin on South Ridge Farms Road between the Kars gas station and The Big Red Barn when the car spun out of control, sending the lime green Lamborghini into a field west of the road. His friend was in the passenger seat at the time.

“We came around that corner and just started spinning,” said Dopp.

He said he thinks he might have hit did a patch of black ice or gravel.

Police say the wreck happened just after dark, and a witness said he saw the Lamborghini sitting off the road in the field before the cops arrived at around 6:50 p.m. A witness, Miles Davis from Santaquin, said the skid marks from the car were visible on the road and that the car seemed to have landed facing the opposite direction from the way the vehicle had been traveling.

According to police, the car spun out of control and went over a curb before coming to rest in a field 75 feet off of the road embankment. Officer Allen Hansen from the Santaquin Police Department was at the scene. He told inSantaquin News that alcohol was not a factor and that the accident was likely “speed-related.”

At the time of the crash, Hansen said the vehicle was moving at “speeds too fast for conditions.” Dopp told Santaquin Police he was going 40-50 mph before he lost control. Speed limit is posted at 35 mph on that section of road.Although Dopp was not cited at the incident, a case will be submitted to the courts to review possible charges.

Hansen feels the driver was “not used to the supercar.” The all-wheel drive roadster has a top speed of 205 mph and is valued at more than $300,000. Damage to the car includes a puncture in the oil pan from a fence post, damage to the rear bumper, and exterior scratches.

Dopp, a truck driver for Frito-Lay, is no stranger to the road. “I’m a pretty good driver,” he said in a phone interview today. “I drive for a living.”

He said he was just wanted to make the day special for his family and friends. “I was just trying to be a nice guy,” said Dopp. “Trying to make it a good experience.”

Less than six hours passed between the time Dopp was given the keys and the time of the accident. He described the day as an “emotional roller coaster.”

Earlier in the day, Dopp posted an apology on Facebook for driving too fast in his new ride. “Just had Santaquin Police called on me for driving too fast. SORRY !!!! ,” it reads. He said after that post he wanted to make sure he wasn’t driving anywhere near people, so he drove out to Santaquin’s sparsely populated south end.

Hansen said he spoke with Dopp before the accident and told him to “make sure to follow all traffic laws.” Hansen feels it would be difficult for anybody in a car like Dopp’s to keep off of the gas.

“It’s a super-light car, built out of carbon fiber with Z-rated tires,” said Hansen. “It’s a crazy fast car.”

Police were notified of the wreck by an unidentified witness who saw the Lamborghini go off the road.

Santaquin resident Jeff Hendershot, who knows Dopp from town, was at the Kars gas station today and was shocked to hear about the accident.

“It’s way sad,” said Hendershot. “It’s kind of ironic you know, he just got that car.”

Dopp says the vehicle had full insurance coverage and that it is on its way to Las Vegas now where Lamboghini specialists will determine repair costs.

Cave Johnson
12-21-2011, 11:33 AM
Yeah, because driving a Frito Lay truck is EXACTLY like driving a Lambo.

Bwana
12-21-2011, 11:35 AM
Dopp, a truck driver for Frito-Lay, is no stranger to the road. “I’m a pretty good driver,” he said in a phone interview today. “I drive for a living.” LMAO



FAIL!

http://www.insantaquin.com/wp-content/gallery/lamborghini-wreck/wreck1.jpg

Sofa King
12-21-2011, 11:35 AM
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1F4W0R1Zr_8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

LiveSteam
12-21-2011, 11:35 AM
This shit dont happen if the guy wins a 1968 Dodge Daytona Superbird

Reerun_KC
12-21-2011, 11:35 AM
ROFL

DJ's left nut
12-21-2011, 11:38 AM
He's screwed either way.

The taxes on that car will be staggering. As will the insurance (especially now).

If he's extremely lucky, they'll total the thing and he'll walk with a $100K for his trouble. If not, he's going to have a devalued supercar and a massive tax bill on his hands in short order.

This dude is probably pretty screwed here...

ReynardMuldrake
12-21-2011, 11:39 AM
There was a case a while back about a guy who got his Ferrari stolen. The FBI recovered it, then they totaled it taking it for a joyride. His insurance went after the feds to recoup their money. They ended up losing their case. The judge said they weren't responsible for it.

NewChief
12-21-2011, 11:39 AM
I know the guy that owns the OP Ford dealership. He told me a story of some guys buying a Shelby. They pulled out of the dealership (there on Metcalf), stomped on the gas, fishtailed it and ran it into the median immediately.

ChiefsNow
12-21-2011, 11:40 AM
I don't think I could afford to replace that tail light lens.

ReynardMuldrake
12-21-2011, 11:43 AM
I know the guy that owns the OP Ford dealership. He told me a story of some guys buying a Shelby. They pulled out of the dealership (there on Metcalf), stomped on the gas, fishtailed it and ran it into the median immediately.

I think I saw that on Youtube.

ChiefsCountry
12-21-2011, 11:45 AM
Another reason why sharing the wealth is a bad idea.

Bwana
12-21-2011, 11:45 AM
I know the guy that owns the OP Ford dealership. He told me a story of some guys buying a Shelby. They pulled out of the dealership (there on Metcalf), stomped on the gas, fishtailed it and ran it into the median immediately.

A friend of mine is the manager of the local Harley Davidson dealership. Some old boy was test driving a new bike and hit the gas, rather than the brake. He shot over the top of the road and strained himself and the bike through a barb wire fence, He had to go in for numerous stitches and the bike had a lot of damage. KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS.

Dayze
12-21-2011, 11:52 AM
I wonder what the property taxes and insurance would be on that.


If you won something like that, do you have to pay sales tax on it?

KCUnited
12-21-2011, 11:56 AM
Welp, now we know R8ers real name.

Radar Chief
12-21-2011, 11:57 AM
A friend of mine is the manager of the local Harley Davidson dealership. Some old boy was test driving a new bike and hit the gas, rather than the brake. He shot over the top of the road and strained himself and the bike through a barb wire fence, He had to go in for numerous stitches and the bike had a lot of damage. KNOW YOUR LIMNITATIONS.

A prime example of why you're not going to just walk into a motorcycle dealership and get a test drive without money down.

sedated
12-21-2011, 11:58 AM
If he's extremely lucky, they'll total the thing

Speculation on Deadspin is that this is exactly his desire. He had to put his house up to get the car and get insurance. If he totals it, he gets the full value back.

Pretty smart move, as long as they do in fact total the thing.


http://jalopnik.com/5870057/did-a-man-intentionally-wreck-this-lamborghini-six-hours-after-he-won-it

DJ's left nut
12-21-2011, 12:05 PM
A friend of mine is the manager of the local Harley Davidson dealership. Some old boy was test driving a new bike and hit the gas, rather than the brake. He shot over the top of the road and strained himself and the bike through a barb wire fence, He had to go in for numerous stitches and the bike had a lot of damage. KNOW YOUR LIMNITATIONS.

I looked like a tool when I bought my first bike, I'm sure.

I hadn't ever ridden a motorcycle, but that didn't keep me from lying to my wife and telling her I had. So we go buy a new Shadow and it's raining outside. I decided I still wanted to take it home that day so I get it out there and get it started and I think I'm ready to go. Alas, my wife was with me so I couldn't come clean to the salesman and admit I had no idea how to ride the thing. Instead I play it cool and tell him I'll be fine.

Oh, and I have only nominal experience with a manual transmission at that.

So, motorcycle noob I am, I had no idea that first gear was 1-down, rather than up. So I just kept trying to get it to start from 2nd gear. It's raining, I have no idea how to ride the thing so I'm terrified of giving it enough gas to actually make it engage without stalling.

It took 15 minutes of me sitting in the rain in the parking lot before I finally got the thing to go. I rode it home and thankfully didn't hit a light (it was only a few miles). I ran every stop sign a came to.

I parked it, read the instruction manual and realized I was a moron.

Oh, and the I laid it down in a subdivision the next day when I tried to take a turn where mud had washed across the street. The physics behind a leaning vehicle on 2 tires hitting a mud patch don't favor staying upright. Lesson learned.

I'm a damn good rider now and a good driver as well, but there's just no replacement for experience. You can't just get into a car like that and act like your pickup has prepared you for it.

teedubya
12-21-2011, 12:05 PM
No wonder they gave it away in a contest... that is the ugliest green/puce/neon shit color that I've ever seen on a cool car.

Dayze
12-21-2011, 12:05 PM
I think I'd sell it, and buy a Z06

:eek:
Next up is the Lamborghini line which is divided into two segments, the Gallardo and the Murcielago. Both amazing machines are quite expensive to maintain and the Lamborghini cost of ownership is not be taken lightly. The Murcielago will run you about $2000 for an oil change, $4000 for plugs and the best part $12000 for an E-Gear Clutch. The Gallardo on the other hand is more docile and similar to the Ferrari 360 Modena at just $400 for an oil change, $2000 for plugs and finally about $3500 for an E-Gear clutch. The Lamborghini maintenance ranges heavily based on the line you select and should not be taken lightly as the cost of new transmission could cost you $50,000 if a replacement is needed and lets not even talk about the engine failing. Despite using Audi based parts, Lamborghini does a great job at making you pay big bucks for parts so don’t take a chance.

DJ's left nut
12-21-2011, 12:07 PM
Speculation on Deadspin is that this is exactly his desire. He had to put his house up to get the car and get insurance. If he totals it, he gets the full value back.

Pretty smart move, as long as they do in fact total the thing.


http://jalopnik.com/5870057/did-a-man-intentionally-wreck-this-lamborghini-six-hours-after-he-won-it

Eh, it doesn't seem to me like he wrecked it on purpose.

I think he'd be pretty damn happy if they total it now, but very few people have the stones to intentionally wreck a 300K car. I think they're assigning an improper motive to what is really just a guy hoping things break right for him.

Dartgod
12-21-2011, 12:12 PM
KNOW YOUR LIMNITATIONS.
Such as using small words that you can actually spell?

:D

ReynardMuldrake
12-21-2011, 12:17 PM
Speculation on Deadspin is that this is exactly his desire. He had to put his house up to get the car and get insurance. If he totals it, he gets the full value back.

Pretty smart move, as long as they do in fact total the thing.


http://jalopnik.com/5870057/did-a-man-intentionally-wreck-this-lamborghini-six-hours-after-he-won-it
Wouldn't it be smarter to just sell it? Or would that be against the contest rules?

If he was trying to total the car, you would think he would, you know, at least get in a collision.

RockChalk
12-21-2011, 12:19 PM
I wonder what the property taxes and insurance would be on that.


If you won something like that, do you have to pay sales tax on it?

You would not pay sales tax. But you would pay income tax on it.

ReynardMuldrake
12-21-2011, 12:27 PM
Here's a slideshow:
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=18580451&nid=460&pid=0

Video of him winning the car:
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rqCd-e10eJk?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Dayze
12-21-2011, 12:28 PM
You would not pay sales tax. But you would pay income tax on it.

holy crap.

DJ's left nut
12-21-2011, 12:28 PM
You would not pay sales tax. But you would pay income tax on it.

And considering he just had a $300,000 accession to wealth...

WELCOME TO THE 1%, MR. FRITO LAY DRIVER!

That dude will end up paying over $100K in income tax on it alone.

Like I said - the guy is probably screwed.

sedated
12-21-2011, 12:32 PM
Wouldn't it be smarter to just sell it? Or would that be against the contest rules?

If he was trying to total the car, you would think he would, you know, at least get in a collision.

Perhaps (just speculating) he needed the money fast and didn’t want to spend time haggling; maybe the insurance per month was too much to spend looking for a buyer. Or he got low offers and this was a way to maximize profits. :shrug:

ReynardMuldrake
12-21-2011, 12:34 PM
I'm wrong, it looks like he actually hit a fence when he spun out.

SANTAQUIN — Inside a gated fence at Alexander's Towing in Santaquin Tuesday, a Honda, Toyota, and a Ford waited to be fixed — as did a $380,000 Lamborghini Murcielago.

"I couldn't believe I won it," said David Dopp, a Santaquin resident who won the car in a Maverik "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest recently.

This past Saturday, the car was given to him by the nonprofit organization teamgive during a ceremony at a Santaquin Maverick gas station.

"Yeah, I got it on Saturday and I wrecked it on Saturday," Dopp said, forcing a half smile.
YouTube: David Dopp Reacts to Winning the teamgive Lamborghini

He was one of thousands to enter the contest. During halftime of the BYU football game on Nov. 12, he and the other 9 finalists appeared on the field at halftime. That's when it was announced he had won the car.

After Dopp received the keys to the car, he started giving lots of rides to family and friends. He also took a lot of pictures.

"It was kind of weird seeing a more expensive car than a house sitting in the same spot," Dopp said. "Usually, you see these sitting outside of mansions, not outside a little house here in Santaquin."

The crash happened only six hours later. "We were coming up a hill, going around a corner; and as soon as we came up the hill, we either hit some black ice or loose gravel or something, and all of a sudden we just started spinning," Dopp recalled. "We ended up in a field, and I back-ended a couple of fence posts."

The car also has a little front-end damage, a puncture in the wheel, and scratches all along the passenger side.
Enlarge image
David Dopp poses in front of his home with his new Lamborghini Murcielago.(Photo courtesy Annette Dopp)

Dopp asked his buddy to call his wife for him. "My heart pretty much fell out," said Annette Dopp. "They said they were OK, then (came), you know, that feeling when your heart drops and you're like, 'Oh, my gosh. What do we do now?'"

The car couldn't be driven, so Dopp called a towing company to pick it up.

The good news in all of this is that Dopp had insurance on the car. It was one of the contest requirements before he could take the keys.

"That's what insurance is for," he said.

The car will be taken to a Las Vegas body shop Wednesday morning to be fixed.

Dopp, who also won $5,000 worth of driving lessons at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele County, says he'll be more careful next time.

"It's going to be all nice and pretty here in a couple of months, I'm sure," Dopp said.
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=18580451&title=santaquin-man-sends-lamborghini-to-tow-yard-hours-after-winning-it

Lzen
12-21-2011, 12:38 PM
A friend of mine is the manager of the local Harley Davidson dealership. Some old boy was test driving a new bike and hit the gas, rather than the brake. He shot over the top of the road and strained himself and the bike through a barb wire fence, He had to go in for numerous stitches and the bike had a lot of damage. KNOW YOUR LIMNITATIONS.

How the heck do you hit the gas if you meant to hit the brake on a bike? I mean, I can kinda see how that happens in a car. But c'mon, a bike's brake is completely different than the gas.

Caseyguyrr
12-21-2011, 12:41 PM
coolest car, dumbest driver

Dayze
12-21-2011, 12:42 PM
How the heck do you hit the gas if you meant to hit the brake on a bike? I mean, I can kinda see how that happens in a car. But c'mon, a bike's brake is completely different than the gas.

I have, however, witnessed a guy letting his buddy (who had never ridden before) ride his 1000RR in a parking lot. His buddy was just putting along in 1st gear, nice a slow etc. then sped up just a bit (nothing major) and had to brake to turn around. He apparently froze/freaked and just squeezed the clutch and brake at the same time. and by doing so on the throttle side, revved the bike to about 13k.

The bike owner yelled "Let off the gas!"!!. His buddy panicked, and released the clutch. Bye bye bike. Looped it right there in the parking lot.

moran

Bwana
12-21-2011, 12:45 PM
How the heck do you hit the gas if you meant to hit the brake on a bike? I mean, I can kinda see how that happens in a car. But c'mon, a bike's brake is completely different than the gas.

I guess the guy had never had the pleasure of riding a bike before. He claimed he had and oooooooooops!

Not everyone can be the Fonz.

http://itstrulyrandom.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/fonz.jpg

Dayze
12-21-2011, 12:46 PM
I had no idea the maintenance costs on those cars.

I think they use similar valve actuation as Ducatis....and Ducatis are $$ to maintain 8 valves. I think around $400-600 every 7500 miles or so.
So....the Murcialago has 48 valvles; I guess that's similar cost.

I guess the saying that applies to Ducatis applies to Lambos. If you have to ask how much the maintenance costs, you can't afford one anyway.

Lzen
12-21-2011, 12:50 PM
I have, however, witnessed a guy letting his buddy (who had never ridden before) ride his 1000RR in a parking lot. His budde was just putting along in 1st gear, nice a slow etc. then sped up just a big (nothing major) and had to brake to turn around. He apparently froze/freaked and just squeezed the clutch and brake at the same time. and by doing so on the throttle side, revved the bike to about 13k.

The bike owner yelled "Let off the gas!"!!. His buddy panicked, and released the clutch. Bye bye bike. Looped it right there in the parking lot.

moran

ROFL Wow, that's good stuff.

Lzen
12-21-2011, 12:51 PM
I had no idea the maintenance costs on those cars.

I think they use similar valve actuation as Ducatis....and Ducatis are $$ to maintain 8 valves. I think around $400-600 every 7500 miles or so.
So....the Murcialago has 48 valvles; I guess that's similar cost.

I guess the saying that applies to Ducatis applies to Lambos. If you have to ask how much the maintenance costs, you can't afford one anyway.

Which is why I'd sell the thing as soon as I could.

DJ's left nut
12-21-2011, 12:51 PM
How the heck do you hit the gas if you meant to hit the brake on a bike? I mean, I can kinda see how that happens in a car. But c'mon, a bike's brake is completely different than the gas.

My guess? Popped the clutch.

He probably grabbed the clutch handle thinking it was the break, the motor revved hard on him since it wasn't under power anymore. He was probably being lazy with his throttle hand and allowed it to roll on him due to shock, realized what he had done and released the clutch again only to have it run out from under him.

Maybe he downshifted at the same time thinking it was his foot brake.

There are a lot of moving parts that all have to be doing stuff in an emergency spot like that; I'm guessing he just got his left and right confused, rolled his wrist without thinking, panicked a little and lost it.

He wouldn't be the first.

DJ's left nut
12-21-2011, 12:52 PM
I have, however, witnessed a guy letting his buddy (who had never ridden before) ride his 1000RR in a parking lot. His budde was just putting along in 1st gear, nice a slow etc. then sped up just a big (nothing major) and had to brake to turn around. He apparently froze/freaked and just squeezed the clutch and brake at the same time. and by doing so on the throttle side, revved the bike to about 13k.

The bike owner yelled "Let off the gas!"!!. His buddy panicked, and released the clutch. Bye bye bike. Looped it right there in the parking lot.

moran

Uh...this.

I'm betting the Harley guy did the exact same thing.

trndobrd
12-21-2011, 01:05 PM
:facepalm:


Dopp says the vehicle had full insurance coverage and that it is on its way to Las Vegas now where Lamboghini specialists will determine repair costs.


"I would really rather have the $300,000. Can I have cash instead of the car?"

"Nope. See the fine print says 'no cash equivalent or value'."

"Is the car insured?"

"Absolutely. Full coverage is paid up."

"OK."

Frazod
12-21-2011, 01:26 PM
If I won a car like this, I'd immediately sell it, pay off the taxes, then buy myself a '70 Chevelle and still have a shitload of cash left over.

Dayze
12-21-2011, 01:57 PM
If I won a car like this, I'd immediately sell it, pay off the taxes, then buy myself a '70 Chevelle and still have a shitload of cash left over.

that.
I'd love to have sort of a road course 70' Camaro. I think Dale Earnhardt Jr. has one that would pretty be exactly what I would want.

lewdog
12-21-2011, 02:07 PM
Best part of this story was that it was in Provo, Utah. LMAO

Valiant
12-21-2011, 02:35 PM
If I am the insurance I deny the claim for driving the in those conditions. Probaly had racing tires on it also.

dtebbe
12-21-2011, 03:06 PM
If I won a car like this, I'd immediately sell it, pay off the taxes, then buy myself a '70 Chevelle and still have a shitload of cash left over.

I'd sell it and buy a Porsche GT3. The Porsche would drive away from that accident.. LMAO

DT

DJ's left nut
12-21-2011, 03:10 PM
If I won a car like this, I'd immediately sell it, pay off the taxes, then buy myself a '70 Chevelle and still have a shitload of cash left over.

Here's the problem - what's the market for a Lamborghini?

Unless you sell it for 1/3 of what it's worth, it's not exactly a sellers market for those things. I'm pretty sure putting it on Craigslist isn't gonna get it done.

He's really in a pretty bad spot there.

DJ's left nut
12-21-2011, 03:14 PM
that.
I'd love to have sort of a road course 70' Camaro. I think Dale Earnhardt Jr. has one that would pretty be exactly what I would want.

Blech; 70's are pretty ugly.

The car you want is this guy:

Bad Penny

http://i43.tinypic.com/2akgz7s.jpg

That thing is essentially a NASCAR with a carbon-fiber Camaro body on top. It has a full-boat 4-link suspension in the back and the fully adjustable Hotchkis setup in the front, IIRC. The Youtube clips are pretty insane.

A friend of mine is just wrapping up a 68 RS that looks a lot like that car. It's not as overbuilt from a technical standpoint, but it's one of the prettiest vehicles I've ever seen.

Mr. Laz
12-21-2011, 03:15 PM
never should of driven it AT ALL ... not a single mile

flatbed truck ride to storage to wait until it was sold

Dayze
12-21-2011, 03:15 PM
there should be a spinoff thread; What car(s) would you buy/build if you had $150k to blow and taxes/insurance wasn't an issue.

Dayze
12-21-2011, 03:17 PM
Blech; 70's are pretty ugly.

The car you want is this guy:

Bad Penny

http://www.racehome.com/images/new/april10-badpenny.jpg

That thing is essentially a NASCAR with a carbon-fiber Camaro body on top. It has a full-boat 4-link suspension in the back and the fully adjustable Hotchkis setup in the front, IIRC. The Youtube clips are pretty insane.

A friend of mine is just wrapping up a 68 RS that looks a lot like that car. It's not as overbuilt from a technical standpoint, but it's one of the prettiest vehicles I've ever seen.

Yeah, I love 67-69 as well. I'm a sucker for the 70 split bumper. My brother had a hot rod when I was a kid and I thought it was the coolest. But yeah, I'd build a car along those lines. Wouldn't care about numbers matching etc; just a killer car with modern upgrades etc.

I think this is Dale Jr.s
http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/images/DSEALLDale%20Jr.%20-%20Orange%20Camaro_lg.jpg

Radar Chief
12-21-2011, 03:17 PM
Blech; 70's are pretty ugly.

I love the look of the old split bumper Camaros.

http://www.nastyz28.com/gallery/1970/chevynut.jpg

Radar Chief
12-21-2011, 03:18 PM
Yeah, I love 67-69 as well. I'm a sucker for the 70 split bumper. My brother had a hot rod when I was a kid and I thought it was the coolest. But yeah, I'd build a car along those lines. Wouldn't care about numbers matching etc; just a killer car with modern upgrades etc.

I think this is Dale Jr.s
http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/images/DSEALLDale%20Jr.%20-%20Orange%20Camaro_lg.jpg

Heh. :thumb:

Dayze
12-21-2011, 03:22 PM
:thumb:

I just watched a you tube of that Bad Penny camaro doing autocross.

yeah...so that's exactly what I'd be doing if I had the $$. weekend cruiser, spirited runs, and some autocross.

...because if I could afford that kind of car, tire replacement costs shouldn't be an issue. :D

DJ's left nut
12-21-2011, 03:23 PM
there should be a spinoff thread; What car(s) would you buy/build if you had $150k to blow and taxes/insurance wasn't an issue.

This:

http://www.classicchevy5speed.com/images/Customer_Cars/Erik-Joys-1966-corvette.jpg

1966 Corvette w/ the 427/450 Big Block in it and the side-pipes.

Done.

DJ's left nut
12-21-2011, 03:24 PM
:thumb:

I just watched a you tube of that Bad Penny camaro doing autocross.

yeah...so that's exactly what I'd be doing if I had the $$. weekend cruiser, spirited runs, and some autocross.

...because if I could afford that kind of car, tire replacement costs shouldn't be an issue. :D

Bad Penny is probably closing in on being a Million dollar car at this point.

He's a distributor, so he gets a lot of free stuff. Building that car on your own would probably hit 7 figures unless you knew how to do the work.

Radar Chief
12-21-2011, 03:28 PM
This:

http://www.classicchevy5speed.com/images/Customer_Cars/Erik-Joys-1966-corvette.jpg

1966 Corvette w/ the 427/450 Big Block in it and the side-pipes.

Done.

L88 Corvette. :drool:

http://goldenagegems.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/l88corvette.jpg

Baby Lee
12-21-2011, 03:36 PM
L88 Corvette. :drool:

http://goldenagegems.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/l88corvette.jpg

I love the looks of 70s Corvettes, but they truly handle like boats. The wheelbase is just sooo long.

Dayze
12-21-2011, 03:38 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't want something as crazy as that Bad Penney (I mean, I 'would', don't get me wrong); In a non-fantasy world, I'd spend $30k on an old muscle car instead of a BMW etc. In a fantasy world, I'd love to have a $200k muscle car pimped out.

a slideshow of Dale Jr.s car being built.
:drool:

http://youtu.be/ZHwm8vvTQJw

MTG#10
12-21-2011, 03:40 PM
http://blogs.ajc.com/radio-tv-talk/files/2009/11/Jason-Lee-My-Name-Is-Earl.jpg

Caseyguyrr
12-21-2011, 03:42 PM
Mormons can't drive

Radar Chief
12-21-2011, 04:41 PM
I love the looks of 70s Corvettes, but they truly handle like boats. The wheelbase is just sooo long.

They weren’t all that stable at speed either, but with the engines GM was putting in them they were some rocket ships.

Baby Lee
12-21-2011, 04:49 PM
there should be a spinoff thread; What car(s) would you buy/build if you had $150k to blow and taxes/insurance wasn't an issue.

I'd probably go BMW M5 or Nissan GT-R and be done with it.