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Re: Amen! (archive)

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Posted by Phil Coppin on November 08, 1999 at 07:13:26:

In Reply to: Re: Amen! posted by Joe Walsh on November 08, 1999 at 06:54:39:

Joe,
I hope that I didn't appear too mercenary as I do sympathize with you for, in 35 years of driving, I have been in accidents that have totalled 3 cars. Two were in the realm of "sh&* happens" (one a drunken idiot u-turning in the dark with no lights on and the other was a simple one brake failure!) and one was my fault (fast car and invincible driver aka The Young and the Reckless!). Two of the three were really classic cars, a Ford Cortina GT and a Sunbeam Tiger, and I still get sick when I think about it.

Thank the Lord most of them happened over 25 years ago but I did have an incident that happened to me about 5 years ago. I had a pristine Toyota Supra Turbo and while the wife and I were driving up to Milwaukee in heavy (but fast!) traffic, some ancient Buick shed one of those huge steel wheel covers and I had to grit my teeth as I held the wheel straight and watched the sucker hit me head on...completely smashed in the front air dam of the car. Not as bad as a total obviously, but a real pisser when you know the inevitable is coming and there is bugger all you can do about it!
Are you on the lookout for another E34?

Phil C.
95 525i 5spd. Shark in sheeps clothing.



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