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    Thread: "I Didn't Even See It" - Ford Expedition Menace to Society Edition

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      04-24-2012 08:18 PM #1
      Cliffs -

      Guy hand builds sports car, takes it on first drive. Goes 3/10ths of a mile to gas station and some clodhopper in his unsinkable Titanic of Epic Overcompensation backs into it.

      Lessons Learned:

      -Large trucks and SUVs should be banned for the public's safety.
      -Cars you truly care about this much should never be driven on the street.
      -Insurance is important.

      Ford Expedition Crashes into Exomotive MEV Exocet from Kevin Patrick on Vimeo.


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    3. 04-24-2012 08:24 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Cliffs -

      Guy hand builds sports car, takes it on first drive. Goes 3/10ths of a mile to gas station and some clodhopper in his unsinkable Titanic of Epic Overcompensation backs into it.

      Lessons Learned:

      -Large trucks and SUVs should be banned for the public's safety.
      -Cars you truly care about this much should never be driven on the street.
      -Insurance is important.

      Ford Expedition Crashes into Exomotive MEV Exocet from Kevin Patrick on Vimeo.


      Idiot inattentive drivers should be band from driving, not large trucks and suvs.
      Cars you truly care about should be driven and enjoyed.
      Last edited by roccostud; 04-24-2012 at 08:26 PM.

    4. 04-24-2012 08:28 PM #4
      band that **** sucker!

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      04-24-2012 08:29 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      -Cars you truly care about this much should never be driven on the street.
      You are right. Cars I care about should just sit in my garage so I can look at them.
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      04-24-2012 08:30 PM #6
      The sports car owner seems like the biggest douche I have ever heard

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      04-24-2012 08:30 PM #7
      The car owner is the importer and US reseller of the kit.

      Was is real, or staged for publicity?

      Discuss.

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      04-24-2012 08:33 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      The sports car owner seems like the biggest douche I have ever heard
      And with such an impressive vocabulary, I'm sure he is quite intelligent.

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      04-24-2012 08:33 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      The sports car owner seems like the biggest douche I have ever heard
      This.

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      04-24-2012 08:36 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      The sports car owner seems like the biggest douche I have ever heard
      I wouldn't say he's a douchebag. Its the heat of the moment, you're in a panic and you're not really concentrating on saying the proper words. I mean, I yelled something along those lines when a guy backed into my Jetta with his Escalade (ib4dudeitsjustaJetta) but I mean I didn't berate the guy for hitting me, or was even rude for that matter, just obviously upset. That's probably what happened in this video.

      Just my 2 cents...

    11. 04-24-2012 08:39 PM #11
      For some reason my first instinct was that it was staged for some reason. If its true this guy is a retailer of a kit, I definitely think it was staged.

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      04-24-2012 08:40 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by 300_munkeys View Post
      For some reason my first instinct was that it was staged for some reason. If its true this guy is a retailer of a kit, I definitely think it was staged.
      huh? why would this be staged?

      also, swearing in front of children? Guy should have his tongue cut off.

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      04-24-2012 08:44 PM #13
      There's a whole lot of judging going on in here. Clearly the Expedition owner wasnt paying attention, but the guy driving the kit car also looks like he parked right behind it. With their stupid powers combined this incident happened.

      He cussed, oh no. Dont you holier than thou types try to tell me you wouldn't yell, scream or cuss if your brand new project car got hit by some idiot in thier family barge.

      All that said this incident isn't worth the thread made for it, barely any damage was done to either car and no one was hurt. Blah.

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      04-24-2012 08:45 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      Guy should have his tongue cut off.

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      04-24-2012 08:47 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by konigwheels View Post
      There's a whole lot of judging going on in here. Clearly the Expedition owner wasnt paying attention, but the guy driving the kit car also looks like he parked right behind it. With their stupid powers combined this incident happened.

      He cussed, oh no. Dont you holier than thou types try to tell me you wouldn't yell, scream or cuss if your brand new project car got hit by some idiot in thier family barge.

      All that said this incident isn't worth the thread made for it, barely any damage was done to either car and no one was hurt. Blah.
      Go be reasonable and level-headed somewhere else.

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      04-24-2012 08:51 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Go be reasonable and level-headed somewhere else.
      Somebody's gotta try and make sense of it all!

    17. 04-24-2012 08:51 PM #17
      I'd have to say that when some lady paying more attention to her conversation with her passengers than to her driving turned left directly in front of me on my precious vintage motorcycle, resulting in a fair bit of damage (I only got a sore wrist), my language was most certainly NSFW, too.

      Only fix for this that I can think of is that if any language comparable to "I didn't see him" comes out of the at-fault driver's mouth at any time, the translation is "I didn't look hard enough" (ALWAYS) and the translation of that is "careless / dangerous driving", and the translation of that is jail time ...

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      04-24-2012 08:52 PM #18
      Most of the car is barely above bumper height, so of course it's difficult to see. It might even be more likely to be unseen than a motorcycle.
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      04-24-2012 08:53 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by konigwheels View Post
      He cussed, oh no. Dont you holier than thou types try to tell me you wouldn't yell, scream or cuss if your brand new project car got hit by some idiot in thier family barge.
      That isn't a hit. That is a lovetap or a minor bump.

      I got rear ended with likely the same minimal force a few weeks back and I didn't cuss or bash any heads. Sh*t happens and like others have pointed out it appears he was parked behind a big SUV. Reap what you ____.

    20. 04-24-2012 08:59 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      huh? why would this be staged?

      also, swearing in front of children? Guy should have his tongue cut off.
      can we also cut the hands and feet off the suv driver?

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      04-24-2012 08:59 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by konigwheels View Post
      He cussed, oh no. Dont you holier than thou types try to tell me you wouldn't yell, scream or cuss if your brand new project car got hit by some idiot in thier family barge.
      Eh, I can understand being upset and stunned but a person should have more self control than to shout that kind of language in public.

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      04-24-2012 09:02 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      Eh, I can understand being upset and stunned but a person should have more self control than to shout that kind of language in public.

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      04-24-2012 09:07 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by konigwheels View Post
      He cussed, oh no. Dont you holier than thou types try to tell me you wouldn't yell, scream or cuss if your brand new project car got hit by some idiot in thier family barge.
      I wouldn't, or at least wouldn't do much. I would if I didn't suck at cussing off the cuff. Kids can take it. Hell, they're probably sexting each other anyway.
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      04-24-2012 09:08 PM #24
      that would be heartbreaking but he seemed ready with the expletives.. It wouldn't surprise me if it were fake. He said nothing when the guy was backing towards it but waited til contact?

      I would have at least been saying "abubuur baleaay ahhhh STOP!!!!"

      if its real, it stinks.

      if its fake, it stinks

      I would love to build my own car though.
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      04-24-2012 09:11 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      That isn't a hit. That is a lovetap or a minor bump.

      Sh*t happens and like others have pointed out it appears he was parked behind a big SUV. Reap what you ____.
      Yeah minor hit, doesnt matter. A minor hit is a big deal to me and many others on this "enthusiast" forum. Just because you don't get angry when somone damages your hard work doesn't mean that nobody cares.

      I pointed that out, it looked like the car owner parked in a dumb spot.

      I'm laughing to myself though, over all the people in here that seem to be so offended that he cussed. They're words just like any other, they have as much power as you place in them. Yes, it's very inappropriate in public situations, but it's hard to choose your words in a knee jerk reaction. Curse words are as much a part of the English language as any others.

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      04-24-2012 09:11 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      Kids can take it. Hell, they're probably sexting each other anyway.

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      04-24-2012 09:13 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      Most of the car is barely above bumper height, so of course it's difficult to see. It might even be more likely to be unseen than a motorcycle.
      These type of comments=

      How about kids running around mommys car at the gas station? I see it all the time, one od them drops their binky boo between (in this case both suvs) as it backs up into the other one and we end up with a watered...melon.

      EMT friend has a call where a woman in a large SUV ran over their kid, pushed the intestines out..D0A

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      04-24-2012 09:14 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      Eh, I can understand being upset and stunned but a person should have more self control than to shout that kind of language in public.
      I dont see how it matters in any way. Those kids will hear it many, many times in thier life and it wont affect them.

    30. 04-24-2012 09:15 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by 10-25 View Post
      These type of comments=

      How about kids running around mommys car at the gas station? I see it all the time, one od them drops their binky boo between (in this case both suvs) as it backs up into the other one and we end up with a watered...melon.

      EMT friend has a call where a woman in a large SUV ran over their kid, pushed the intestines out..D0A
      Did she at least have enough class to not cuss in public?

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      04-24-2012 09:16 PM #31
      Supposedly, the guy was filling up gas when the guy backed into the car, so he didn't see that the expedition guy was backing into his car.

      And yea, if I'd just worked my ass off to build a car that somebody drove into, I'd probably be super pissed and curse the guy out.

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      04-24-2012 09:17 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by konigwheels View Post
      I'm laughing to myself though, over all the people in here that seem to be so offended that he cussed. They're words just like any other, they have as much power as you place in them. Yes, it's very inappropriate in public situations, but it's hard to choose your words in a knee jerk reaction. Curse words are as much a part of the English language as any others.
      Dunno if I can agree on that.

      Cuss words don't make movies better for me. Don't make watching a sports game any better. And I can loss my job if I ever take a tone like that guy. So no the only big deal I see is the dudes response. His words are not going to get his car repaired any faster.

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      04-24-2012 09:24 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by konigwheels View Post
      I'm laughing to myself though, over all the people in here that seem to be so offended that he cussed. They're words just like any other, they have as much power as you place in them. Yes, it's very inappropriate in public situations, but it's hard to choose your words in a knee jerk reaction. Curse words are as much a part of the English language as any others.
      That's right, it is. It is because it offends some people. Maybe it doesn't offend the guy himself, maybe it doesn't offend you, but he doesn't know wheather or not it will offend anyone in the setting that he's in so he shouldn't say it. That's not being holier that though, it's the bear minimum of being a decent member of society. As for the kids, yes, I'm sure they'll hear that sort of language just as much as you or I do and considering their age they probably don't even know what it means. However, not cursing in front of children isn't all for the children's benefit, most of it is for the good of the parents.

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