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DAMN - that was uuuuuugggly! 


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Let go of the wheel man...yikes!!


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Must be a slow day in Cleveland, or maybe 3 days in a row of gear lube fumes is too many?

 

The family fleet no longer includes any German cars, just American and Japanese. 

 

Hope the driver in the video is OK. 


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the driver of that BMW, DJ Fitzpatrick, has a go-fund-me page to get himself back into racing

 

https://www.gofundme...or-safety-equip


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Wow, looks like Saul just made a $50 donation!


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Wow, looks like Saul just made a $50 donation!

 

Haha, no, someone is benevolently trolling me.  90% of my charity allotment goes to addressing hunger, and I hold back 10% so I can say yes to every random door-knocker, grocery store goblins (local school kids selling whatever), co-workers (the Rich Suburban High School Girl's Soccer Team Trip To Paris Fund), Girl Scout Diabetes Terrorists (cookies), etc. 

 

I rarely say no to charitable requests, but a guy that wrecked his BMW is not someone that needs charity.  He should be driving a properly engineered track-worthy car like a Miata (or a 1999 SAAB), and donating all that unspent BMW maintenance money to a local food bank.  It might even save his life someday :)


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the driver of that BMW, DJ Fitzpatrick, has a go-fund-me page to get himself back into racing

 

https://www.gofundme...or-safety-equip

I would have a hard time donating money to someone's race program under those circumstances. Now if he could not work and it was for his family, different story. but i find paying for your own dumb mistakes is good therapy.


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LOL the engineering, not the guy enjoying his crash.  There is internet lore that BMW contracted suspension design engineering of some models, to a Japanese firm.   :bs:

 

 Not likely or industrial sabotage?  :scratchchin:



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german engineering at it's worst


Yeah. It's terrible when a chassis can't survive 17 years as a dedicated race car. What a pos.
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That video makes a cringe, not the burning Beemer, that was cool, but the squids aren't going to make it to middle-age riding on city streets like that.
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At least he is $50K ahead, not counting the $250 he didn't spend on "driving loafers", and not counting the 80 million lives that were spent on ... oh never mind .... :)


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I did Nazi that coming.
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Hopefully no aliens are harmed due this American car testing.

 

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