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Ironic Death of Actor Paul Walker

Started by SixGun, December 01, 2013, 01:02:45 am

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SixGun

Looks like Paul Walker, Fast and Furious star, died in a fiery car crash on Saturday.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/paul-walker-dies-crash-report-article-1.1533786

"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket

The War Wagon

Highlights why - even in a crowded place like LA, where they're ALWAYS trying to push you into a bus or a rideshare - that so many people still have their OWN car.

When someone ELSE is behind the wheel, all you can do is HANG ON; be it a bus, a Porsche, or a bad motorscooter.  His death is ironic, and sad, but just one more reason why I HATE riding with others - my wife included!
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Restoring/building a War Wagon - good advice ALWAYS welcome!

Billy Ram

Someone who came on the crash site posted video of it right after it happened. You're right WW. I hate when I am not driving!
1999 Dakota Sport 4X4. 3.9 Magnum, auto, 3:92 gears.
1999 Dakota Sport 4X4. 3.9 Magnum, auto, 3:92 gears.

SixGun

Do you have a link to that video Bill?
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket

crazzywolfie

the video's have been added to the bottom of the article you linked to. this is why i don't like new cars in general. there is not very much real metal between you and what you hit.

The War Wagon

Quote from: crazzywolfie on December 01, 2013, 08:25:02 pm
the video's have been added to the bottom of the article you linked to. this is why i don't like new cars in general. there is not very much real metal between you and what you hit.


That's why I LUVVVVVVVVVVVV my Ramcharger (bumper)! 

Lousy for off-roading - AWESOME, for rush hour traffic!  :headbang:


Restoring/building a War Wagon - good advice ALWAYS welcome!
Restoring/building a War Wagon - good advice ALWAYS welcome!

crazzywolfie

that bumper also don't look like it would dent too easily if you were to hit a tree for light post. i know i put a small dent in the bumper on my 81 when it rolled into a cement light post. i almost thought the light post was going to fall over.

SixGun

I think at the speed those guys were going, bumper or no bumper, it would have been tragic.  Speed  kills ... pure and simple.   :(
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket

crazzywolfie

December 02, 2013, 04:35:40 pm #8 Last Edit: December 02, 2013, 04:38:04 pm by crazzywolfie
i think with a real steel bumper you stand a lot better chance of living as long as you are wearing your seat belt than you to with those new cars and there plastic bumpers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyou_eKlr0U

SixGun

That was one lucky MFer for sure.  Bet he had one helluva rug burn. 
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket