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Old 02-07-2018, 03:50 PM
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It would be interesting to hear the story behind this one!

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Old 02-07-2018, 05:40 PM
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Hit the gas pedal, should have Cobra license taken away.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:16 PM
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I bet, he didn't what to talk about it What did Audi drivers say it was, oh yea "Unintended Acceleration"
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:30 PM
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Footbox is tight - driver stepped on accelerator when he thought he was pressing on the brake pedal.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:32 PM
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... and up until that day the neighbors thought the side pipe noise was the worst of it.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:01 PM
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I’m unbelievably disappointed in everyone here. No one wants to say the tired well-worn cliche post of “that’ll buff right out”?

By the way, if that Cobra had been beige in color, then it would have blended nicely with the drapes.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:00 AM
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Footbox is tight - driver stepped on accelerator when he thought he was pressing on the brake pedal.
Must have been an auto.

Driver needs some education.

Maybe learn how to left brake like a go-kart racer.

See this on the news a lot, I reckon all cars involved are autos.

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Old 02-08-2018, 03:07 AM
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Well it looks as if he managed to his his garage wall also according to this.

Security logs for Tuesday add the following details: "While the engine was running, the vehicle had a mechanical malfunction. The vehicle lunged forward and struck the garage wall. The owner and driver put the car into reverse. The vehicle then rapidly accelerated in reverse out of the garage, went across the street and came to rest with the rear of the vehicle through the wall of the house and into the front room."

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Old 02-08-2018, 05:13 AM
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Oh man, that sucks on so many levels.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:08 AM
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Well it looks as if he managed to his his garage wall also according to this.

Security logs for Tuesday add the following details: "While the engine was running, the vehicle had a mechanical malfunction. The vehicle lunged forward and struck the garage wall. The owner and driver put the car into reverse. The vehicle then rapidly accelerated in reverse out of the garage, went across the street and came to rest with the rear of the vehicle through the wall of the house and into the front room."

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That explains why the head lights are broken/missing.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:49 AM
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All kidding aside, and when there's not going to be any major litigation because no one was hurt, the owner/driver should really explain what it is that happened so that others can learn from it. Not talking about it doesn't help anyone. I remember when one of our members here "shot the ramps" out from under his back wheels and nailed the ankles of a family member -- it never occurred to me you could even do that. This "I don't want to talk about the accident..." is bullsh*t. As an example, I specifically installed a neutral safety switch on my car after reading about a Cobra "driving off by itself" after someone reached in to start the car, believing it to be in neutral, and it wasn't. I tend to do that myself sometimes during tuning sessions.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:16 AM
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I completely agree with you on all points. Also I am still a little puzzled at why he never shut the engine off when it started backwards as he had to have been in the car to put it in reverse.

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All kidding aside, and when there's not going to be any major litigation because no one was hurt, the owner/driver should really explain what it is that happened so that others can learn from it. Not talking about it doesn't help anyone. I remember when one of our members here "shot the ramps" out from under his back wheels and nailed the ankles of a family member -- it never occurred to me you could even do that. This "I don't want to talk about the accident..." is bullsh*t. As an example, I specifically installed a neutral safety switch on my car after reading about a Cobra "driving off by itself" after someone reached in to start the car, believing it to be in neutral, and it wasn't. I tend to do that myself sometimes during tuning sessions.
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I wonder if any Norcal guys can identify the car. I feel for the guy.

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Old 02-08-2018, 10:20 AM
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Just another reminder how dangerous these cars are. If the guy was in the car then you think he could of done something to prevent this, especially after it lunged forward into his garage for some unknown reason. Thats a cue to shut it down immediately to figure out what the hell is going on, not a time to shove it in reverse. Sucks for everyone involved and that guy went from the cool dude with an awesome car in the neighborhood to the not so cool guy. My car still scares me at times and thats a good thing IMO.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:13 AM
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All kidding aside, and when there's not going to be any major litigation because no one was hurt, the owner/driver should really explain what it is that happened so that others can learn from it. Not talking about it doesn't help anyone. I remember when one of our members here "shot the ramps" out from under his back wheels and nailed the ankles of a family member -- it never occurred to me you could even do that. This "I don't want to talk about the accident..." is bullsh*t. As an example, I specifically installed a neutral safety switch on my car after reading about a Cobra "driving off by itself" after someone reached in to start the car, believing it to be in neutral, and it wasn't. I tend to do that myself sometimes during tuning sessions.
What we need is a Special Prosecutor to be appointed by the DOJ to investigate this Cobra crash.

Seriously, we all know what probably happened, the throttle linkage got stuck, driver error, auto trans malfunction (if it had an AT), unintended acceleration, floor mats got intertwined with the gas pedal, etc. They're fairly simple cars, so the number of ways this accident could have happened is extremely finite.

How do you guys think I got my Kirkham into my living room?
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Well it looks as if he managed to his his garage wall also according to this.

Security logs for Tuesday add the following details: "While the engine was running, the vehicle had a mechanical malfunction. The vehicle lunged forward and struck the garage wall. The owner and driver put the car into reverse. The vehicle then rapidly accelerated in reverse out of the garage, went across the street and came to rest with the rear of the vehicle through the wall of the house and into the front room."

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The only malfunction here was the driver.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:23 AM
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I wonder if any Norcal guys can identify the car. I feel for the guy.

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It doesn't look familiar to me, but there are a couple of guys that live out there that my know.

BTW, how have you been, buddy?
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Hmmmm, maybe he was texting while driving.
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:33 PM
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Hmmmm, maybe he was texting while driving.
Maybe he was reading one of your posts on CC, while snacking on a Snickers bar and drinking his coffee.
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Option 1: Shut the engine down.

Option 2: There is no option 2.

Selecting reverse with the throttle stuck, what a dick.
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