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World’s most unlucky Mustang falls victim to police chase disaster

Published: 12/Nov/2020 13:10

by Kieran Bicknell

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For many classic car owners, they garage their cars and keep them under covers for most of the year. For those without garages, driveways usually represent their best option for safe storage of the cars, but that’s not always the case, as this unfortunate Mustang owner discovered.

Police chases are dangerous, often high-speed pursuits. In urban areas, they pose an additional threat due to the narrow streets, built-up areas, and tight corners.

It was the last of those issues that caused this horrific scene shared to Reddit. It appears that the driver of this (presumed stolen) pickup truck is attempting to out-run the cops, when they completely misjudged the road ahead of them.

1967 Ford Mustang Convertible
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A 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible similar to that under the cover in the video.

Police chase ends in disaster

In the clip shared to the r/idiotsincars subReddit, the CCTV footage shows two classic Ford Mustangs on the driveway under car covers, along with a brand-new Chevrolet Camaro SS parked on the street.

While this is a perfectly everyday scene in suburban America, the peace was very quickly shattered by a police chase tearing through the neighborhood.

As the footage begins, flashing lights can be seen in the background. This quickly escalates to the sight of a truck tearing around the neighborhood at high speed.

Unfortunately, the driver of the truck misjudges just how tight the junction is, and disaster strikes. The truck clips the curb of the junction, and launches into the air.

The stolen pickup then smashes sideways into the truck parked in front of the driveway. Not only is the owners’ truck totaled, but the stolen vehicle then continues to flip over onto the unsuspecting classic Mustangs parked on the driveway.

Idiot ended Police chase in my driveway, 3 of my cars got totaled. from r/IdiotsInCars

Underneath the car covers were two classics: A 1967 Mustang Convertible, and a 1964 1/2 Mustang Coupé. The Chevrolet Camaro SS seems to have thankfully escaped the worst of the drama, but still seems to get a glancing blow from the truck.

As if the fact their cars were destroyed isn’t enough, it also sounds like the insurance won’t cover the repairs according to the comments. According to the poster, the insurance will only cover “2 out of 3” and of course, the erratic driver had no insurance of their own.

Clearly, living at the end of an intersection is dangerous for any classic car-owning enthusiast. At least it was just metal, rather than any lives, so the situation could’ve been much worse.

TV + Movies

The Rock gets literally stuck in a Porsche during filming disaster

Published: 17/Nov/2020 13:21

by Kieran Bicknell

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is certainly not a small man. Thanks to his intensive training routine and dedication to fitness, The Rock is one of the largest, most muscular actors in Hollywood. Unfortunately, that can be a disadvantage, as he discovered the hard way.

Filming for the upcoming blockbuster film Red Notice, Dwayne Johnson ran into a spot of bother while filming a car chase scene.

Part of the scene required ‘The Rock’ to fit into an all-new Porsche Taycan EV. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go according to plan for the big-name actor, requiring the whole scene to be redesigned.

taycan-mission-e-concept1
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The Porsche Taycan is the first all-electric supercar from Porsche, seen here in concept form.

Dwayne Johnson Red Notice filming disaster

According to DJ’s Instagram post, it isn’t the first time he’s got stuck in a high-performance car. “Guess who’s too big to fit in yet another sports car” is the first line of the post, suggesting he’s no stranger to this unusual situation.

Unfortunately, this time it’s more than simply a case of swapping cars. According to The Rock, him not being able to fit in the Taycan meant the entire filming sequence for the scene in question needed to be changed.

It could also prove to be a costly mistake. In the post, he mentions that the Taycan needed to be shipped “over to the States” suggesting it likely came straight from Porsche in Germany. Not only that, but this process would’ve taken a long time, and in Hollywood, time is money.

 

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Thankfully, it wasn’t a total disaster. While he likened getting stuck in the Porsche to a “brown marshmallow getting shoved into a coin slot” the crew was able to think on their feet and get the shot they needed.

The crew also apparently found the humor in the situation, as after the “uncomfortable silence” while he tried to fit, they all burst into laughter according to Dwayne.

While it is not clear what the scene in the film is about, using a high-tech, all-electric Porsche Taycan is an unusual choice for a ‘star car.’ Clearly, the producers for Red Alert want to consider the environment too, without sacrificing speed or style.