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Brian_Lekas
07-13-2009, 06:19 PM
Well sad news, I have totally written off my TR6. A lady cut me off and I T Boned her. I decided not to buy it back, took the cash out from the insurance and purchased a 77 MGB in pristine condition. I guess I will have to move over to the dark side LOL

tdskip
07-13-2009, 06:32 PM
Sorry to hear about the TR6 Brian, but I am glad you are OK and found another LBC to take care of.

tinman58
07-13-2009, 06:33 PM
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
DAN

DNK
07-13-2009, 07:17 PM
What did they do with the car?

Brosky
07-13-2009, 07:34 PM
MGB's are nice cars. I hope that you enjoy it.

Stop back, we'll still be here........

DNK
07-13-2009, 07:55 PM
Unless Paul sells his car and relives his youth and buys a "merican" muscle car. :laugh:

Moseso
07-13-2009, 08:20 PM
<span style="font-size: 17pt"><span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic">WHAT?!?!?</span></span></span> Do we ALL ride around with a big ol' "hit me" sign on us, or what??????

kodanja
07-14-2009, 07:10 AM
Sorry for your loss!

I have a target painted on my car that says "HIT ME"
<span style="font-size: 14pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">Or at least cut me off!</span></span> :troll:
https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/target.png

tomshobby
07-14-2009, 07:56 AM
Drivers seem to be more careless than ever. So many are crossing the center line like it is only a suggestion to stay on their own side. Sunday Shirley and I had a semi truck round a corner more than halfway into our lane. I was already looking over the ditch for an escape route when he finally pulled it into his own lane. I have to admit to indicating my opinion!

angelfj1
07-14-2009, 09:15 AM
Drivers seem to be more careless than ever. So many are crossing the center line like it is only a suggestion to stay on their own side. Sunday Shirley and I had a semi truck round a corner more than halfway into our lane. I was already looking over the ditch for an escape route when he finally pulled it into his own lane. I have to admit to indicating my opinion!

IMHO, much of this can be attributed to cell phones and other hand-held devices used whilst driving. :wall: :madder:

angelfj1
07-14-2009, 09:17 AM
Unless Paul sells his car and relives his youth and buys a "merican" muscle car. :laugh:

what about a 'mercan' pee cup truck with pipes and a gun rack.

angelfj1
07-14-2009, 09:21 AM
<span style="font-size: 17pt"><span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic">WHAT?!?!?</span></span></span> Do we ALL ride around with a big ol' "hit me" sign on us, or what??????

I'm seriously considering a set of air horns for the 3A. These old Lucas windtone horns are useless next to a late model whatever with the windows closed, a/c on and stero playing boom-boom music!!! :madder:

kodanja
07-14-2009, 09:32 AM
I have an "AWWHHHOOOOOGAAAAA HORN" on mine, It's one of the best saftey features on the car!!! VERY LOUD!

trfourtune
07-14-2009, 10:19 AM
kodanja, what kind of awooga do you have? is it a wolo?
Rob
ps-cell phone users while driving drive me nuts! I am sooo tempted to blast my horn at every one of them! But then i'd be driving around with my horn on all the time.LOL

Number_6
07-14-2009, 10:20 AM
I have to admit to indicating my opinion!
I found out about the dangers of voicing my opinions in an open car. A while ago I was out for a drive in the TR3 when a SUV pulled out of a right hand side road in front of me as if I wasn’t there. He took a left turn directly in front of me and cut me off causing me to hit my brakes. I instinctively vocalized my thoughts on the subject in loud voice. That was when I saw the blue lights come on in my review mirror. Turns out that driver was a police officer in an unmarked police SUV and he heard me. Fortunately, after checking my license and registration and letting me sweat for awhile, he let me off with a warning. Now I know, regardless of the situation, to keep my thoughts to myself when I'm in an open roadster. You never know who that other driver might be!

TR4A_IRS
07-14-2009, 10:49 AM
I have to admit to indicating my opinion!
I found out about the dangers of voicing my opinions in an open car. A while ago I was out for a drive in the TR3 when a SUV pulled out of a right hand side road in front of me as if I wasn’t there. He took a left turn directly in front of me and cut me off causing me to hit my brakes. I instinctively vocalized my thoughts on the subject in loud voice. That was when I saw the blue lights come on in my review mirror. Turns out that driver was a police officer in an unmarked police SUV and he heard me. Fortunately, after checking my license and registration and letting me sweat for awhile, he let me off with a warning. Now I know, regardless of the situation, to keep my thoughts to myself when I'm in an open roadster. You never know who that other driver might be!

Ummm, what was he warning you about? I would have looked forward to fighting that ticket in court. Just because he was in uniform doesn't give him the right to drive dangerously/illegally. He obviously wasn't on a call if he had time to stop you...

DrEntropy
07-14-2009, 12:08 PM
:iagree:

Sounds like he screwed up and when you called him on it he decided to use his "power" to enlighten you. That could be argued as harassment. If his lights weren't on, he's subject to the same rules as everyone else.
That trick sounds like it was done on purpose. Musta been havin' donut withdrawl or somethin'. :smirk:


And reading Brian's post just flat ANGERS me. Very sad.

karls59tr
07-14-2009, 12:26 PM
I put a Mercedes horn in my 3 along with the Hi note Lucas....they know I'm there now.

angelfj1
07-14-2009, 12:28 PM
I have to admit to indicating my opinion!
I found out about the dangers of voicing my opinions in an open car. A while ago I was out for a drive in the TR3 when a SUV pulled out of a right hand side road in front of me as if I wasn’t there. He took a left turn directly in front of me and cut me off causing me to hit my brakes. I instinctively vocalized my thoughts on the subject in loud voice. That was when I saw the blue lights come on in my review mirror. Turns out that driver was a police officer in an unmarked police SUV and he heard me. Fortunately, after checking my license and registration and letting me sweat for awhile, he let me off with a warning. Now I know, regardless of the situation, to keep my thoughts to myself when I'm in an open roadster. You never know who that other driver might be!

typical gestapo jerk! :nonono:

MadRiver
07-14-2009, 12:32 PM
First and foremost, I'm sorry to hear about your car, Brian, and I'm very glad you weren't hurt.

My recent trip as part of an escort for John MacCartney reminded me of how terrible most people drive. We were in a line of three cars for most of the trip -- a club member's TR6 in front, John and his Stag in the middle, and me bringing up the rear in my 250. Even to the casual observer, we were all together -- old cars, in a line, driving relatively close to one another. And yet at every opportunity, people cut in between us, sometimes cut between us just to cut across the lane we were in.

And at the risk of sounding paranoid, I often find that people are *worse* around old cars.

Be careful out there!

B.

DrEntropy
07-14-2009, 12:56 PM
Nature abhors a vacuum... but not NEARLY as much as the average idiot driver abhors that two-second "hole" between sensible folks on the highways. And when you're in one-a them li'l furrin jobbies th' lack of respect and disregard of physics increases exponentially.

<span style="font-style: italic">Six inches front? *check*
Six inches rear? *check*
Slew in and cross three lanes to exit!
Stoopid furrin JUNK.</span>

I keep sayin' I'll re-mount th' TURRET on Diesela one day. :devilgrin:

19_again
07-14-2009, 01:13 PM
How do they expect anybody to respect the law when they don't? All of our states facing budget crunches could go a long way to curing those ills by enforcing the laws already on the books. Solid line violations and lack of directionals alone are things I see every day as I call on my customers throughout the northeast. Every time I see one of those violations I think there's another $50 that the state could put to good use and not to minimize it but we'd all be a heck of a lot safer if the rules of the road were followed. I made the suggestion to my state senator and governor last fall, still waiting.................
Glad to hear you're safe and sound Brian, it's a risk I remind myself of before going out of the drive way no matter what I'm driving.
Mike

DanB
07-14-2009, 03:44 PM
Well, since you have moved to the dark side, the only thing you can do is
PUT A V8 IN IT!!!!! (https://www.britishv8.org/MG/JimBlackwood.htm)
:lol:

Number_6
07-14-2009, 03:50 PM
Well...I learned a long time ago (I won’t go into how I learned) when a police officer pulls you over all you say is "Yes, sir", "I'm Sorry, sir", "I wont do it again, sir", “Thank you, sir”. Anyway I have no doubt he could have written me up for something like ‘Verbal assault of an on duty police officer’ and the fact I didn’t know he was a police officer wouldn’t have helped. It is illegal to use abusive language to an on duty police officer and my guess is the courts would side with the officer. Besides who really needs to bring that kind of aggravation down on their head? I for one don't.

TR4A_IRS
07-14-2009, 04:06 PM
Mind you, I am not criticizing you for how you handled it - I would have handled it the same way. However, if cited, I would have fought the ticket to the best of my ability. I would have hired a lawyer and I would have made that officer appear in court to explain his actions in front of a judge.

TR3driver
07-14-2009, 04:16 PM
and I would have made that officer appear in court to explain his actions in front of a judge. And he would have told the judge that he made a normal left turn with plenty of room, and that you appeared to be acting erratically and interfered with his doing his duty. Your word against his ... who do you think the judge will believe?

TR4A_IRS
07-14-2009, 04:52 PM
and I would have made that officer appear in court to explain his actions in front of a judge. ... who do you think the judge will believe?

If you believe in our justice system, the person telling the truth will prevail. Plus, requiring a court appearance just might make that officer think twice before issuing an unwarranted ticket the next time.

I am a supporter of our law enforcement officers - I also expect them to be beyond reproach.

rlwhitetr3b
07-14-2009, 05:54 PM
Don't comment... :madder:
Don't comment... :cryin:

I think I made it Boss... :bow:

kodanja
07-14-2009, 06:50 PM
kodanja, what kind of awooga do you have? is it a wolo?

not really sure, I mounted it under the radiator cowl so long ago I cant remember.

it looks like something that was made in the 50's

OMG it's so freakin loud!~! :cry:

Brosky
07-14-2009, 10:04 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]Unless Paul sells his car and relives his youth and buys a "merican" muscle car.[/QUOTE]

Somehow Don, I don't think that selling my TR6 will bring me sufficient funds to get a "like condition" 1962 Corvette roadster, so like it or not, you're all stuck with me for the duration.

Number_6
07-14-2009, 10:15 PM
I understand what you’re saying TR4A_IRS, I was upset, but having had my web developer position of 12 years recently outsourced to india and finding myself unemployed I’m not really in the financial position to hire a lawyer (or much else). On the upside I do have plenty of free time to drive around during the day. I just got to watch all those other drivers that think I have a target on my car so I don’t end up like Brian.

DNK
07-14-2009, 10:37 PM
Dang! :laugh:

mikecyc72usa
07-14-2009, 11:12 PM
You think drivers in the Northeast are bad, come down to TX. I'll take driving on the NY Thruway down to the Deegan to the the Cross Bronx the day before Thanksgiving anytime over rush hour in Austin. Truly scary driving down here. As for the cops giving "warnings", my wife's an ex-cop and was outraged when she heard the undercover story. Here in TX part of the job is getting cursed at. Of course, there's always the time I got pulled over for speeding, was told if I had $50 I could go free. I told him I wasn't speeding, and to speak up so the camera microphone would get it clearly. We were making a fun movie, and when I was getting pulled over for speeding I was doing 47 in a 45. The look on the cop's face was priceless. Then 17 years later the cop finally gets kicked out of the department for corruption. My complaint fell on deaf ears, even with the tape. I was just some kid in his early 20's with a Triumph...

TR3driver
07-15-2009, 05:23 PM
Don't comment... :madder:
Don't comment... :cryin:

I think I made it Boss... :bow: My tongue hurts!
:jester:

Moseso
07-15-2009, 08:48 PM
:lol:

I know just what you mean...