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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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dangerous driving
When I was a teenager one of my best friends should probably never have been allowed to drive. Am not condoning dangerous driving and like to think that as token girl (aka 'cautious') I saved a few lives. Here are a few examples of his particular brand of driving...

1. Driving to Eynsford because he wanted to try and drive through a fjord. When we got there it was really deep due to recent rainfalls but he decides to drive through it anyway. Cue window high water levels. Car floor rattles all the way home.

2. Decides to swap Corsa for a BMW with a guy from Norwich. Get there. Whilst sale is progressing get chatted up by a teenager whose main line was; ‘I’ve just spent 4 years in juvy’. Finding out the BMW is the biggest pile of wank possible but is able to drive at 140 miles an hour until it breaks about a week later.

3. Him and another of our friends get into the back of a car with a priest in the front seat and beat him up from behind. To be fair on them – the priest was his Mums boyfriend who he’d just found out had beaten her up. If you're going to avoid a beating by running over to hide in car, remember to lock all doors.

4. With a different friend chasing me up the hill in the car whilst I’m riding my bike. He and Andy are both leaning out of the windows with their feet and arms inside car but heads outside. They also attempt driving with his head outside the roof window.

5. Being at a traffic light when he revs the engine of his carone car. 5 other cars misunderstand intentions and rev too. Fuck it, we end up having a need for speed-esque 6 car race.

6. Whilst I was at uni he came to pick me and my friend Adam up from the coach stop up London. At one point of the journey he was rolling a hash joint whilst driving the car when a massive hot rock fell down and started burning a hole in his top that noone realised until he stopped at the traffic lights.

7. For a while he had a van and the boys would sit in the back whilst he tried to knock them out by driving really fast over pot holes and etc.

8. Him knocking out my friend Tony when neither of them would back down from a game of chicken in which L was driving towards him downhill and Tony would not move.

9. And of course the massive relief when he got banned from driving…
(, Mon 26 Apr 2010, 12:39, 5 replies)
I t hought...
.. that a car would stall as soon as the exhaust went under-water.

Could be wrong of course.
(, Mon 26 Apr 2010, 15:12, closed)

it was hard to get it back up the fjord but it managed, and the car kept running at least until after he'd swapped it for the BMW
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 12:27, closed)

I reckon it'd keep going until the engine's air intake goes under. There should be enough pressure to keep the exhaust dry at the other end. Not that I've ever tried this, so I'm probably wrong.
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 22:10, closed)
I always knew
there was something funny about Eynsford, but I didn't know about the wormhole to Norway! And yes, that ford can get very deep indeed.
(, Tue 27 Apr 2010, 21:57, closed)
I wrote ford
but then decided it looked a lot like the make of car. and so decided that it must have a j in it
(, Wed 28 Apr 2010, 12:19, closed)

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