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    Thread: F40 Crashed in Colorado. Sherpa23F's?

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      05-13-2013 12:51 PM #1


      Found this picture online, looks destroyed Looks just like Sherpa's car. Hope he/whoevers in it was ok!
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      05-13-2013 12:52 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by RaminGTI20 View Post
      Found this picture online, looks destroyed Looks just like Sherpa's car. Hope he/whoevers in it was ok!
      Oh no.
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    3. 05-13-2013 12:52 PM #3
      Time to call Richard Rawlings?

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      05-13-2013 12:53 PM #4
      dang, how old is the photo?
      yesterday was a very nice day out here, could it be from yesterday?

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      05-13-2013 12:54 PM #5
      Noooooo

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      05-13-2013 12:54 PM #6
      Hope not... but there can't be many of them.
      But... they're almost always worth fixing.

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      05-13-2013 12:55 PM #7
      Are those his wheels?

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      05-13-2013 12:55 PM #8
      With those wheels, and in CO. Its hard to believe there is another! Also read it was due to a mini-van or something that caused the accident.
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      05-13-2013 12:56 PM #9
      Yikes.... what a terrible sight to see.
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    10. 05-13-2013 12:56 PM #10
      Damn, that sucks no matter whose car it is.

    11. 05-13-2013 12:57 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by OldAndyAndTheSea View Post
      Are those his wheels?
      I think so.

      I sure hope it's not him, but it's hard to believe that it's not.

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      05-13-2013 12:57 PM #13
      noooo hoping everyone is ok.

      ruined my day.

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      05-13-2013 12:57 PM #14
      I hope it's not him.

    15. 05-13-2013 12:58 PM #15
      Yea, that was probably Sherpa.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      Okay, I have a little more time to write.

      So I took the car for a shakedown drive before they finish buttoning it up. I drove it with the firewall out and none of the undertrays in. It still has to get buttoned up and everything checked and double checked but I wanted to drive it as soon as possible to get an idea of what's what. They just put the wheels on unbalanced and put the seats in and off I went.

      This thing is so fricking fast. The boost pours on and stays on until redline. But it loads up early and stays on, exactly like I modded it to! The crazy thing is that it's only going to 12 psi so I have room to dial it up. The stock turbos do 16 psi and the LMs that I have do 20. I think I will dial it up to 15 and see how it is. I want to resist the urge to just go more and more because it is fast as hell right now and more boost just adds way more stress to the parts.

      As I said, I took a couple of the lot guys from FoD out with me on the runs and they can't believe how fast it is. And it is crazy loud now. My tech, Bill, and I just looked at each other the first time I went to redline at full throttle. It is so insane. This is definitely my dream F40.


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      05-13-2013 12:58 PM #16
      That's horrible!
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      05-13-2013 12:58 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by RaminGTI20 View Post
      With those wheels, and in CO. Its hard to believe there is another! Also read it was due to a mini-van or something that caused the accident.
      got a link?

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      05-13-2013 12:58 PM #18
      That's sad to see

      Whoever the owner is I hope they're able to get it rebuilt.

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      05-13-2013 12:58 PM #19
      Ohes noes

      A tragedy regardless of who's it was. Really hope it wasn't the Bagel King's though...

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      05-13-2013 12:58 PM #20
      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      05-13-2013 12:59 PM #21
      Dayyymm!

      Edit:
      i've been talking quite a bit to the owner since this happened. He was traveling westbound on 6th avenue just before going under the federal blvd overpass. he said a blue minivan didn't look when it was changing lanes and clipped the right front nose of the f40. The owner of the f40 slammed on the brakes, he spun out, and the van drive fled the scene... He believes it was a medium sized japanese van like a nissan quest or something like that. Blue in color with light blue/gray bumpers. Shouldn't have much damage on it, but should have red paint rubbed on the bumper. i've been trying to look at webcam/traffic cameras of this stretch of road, which i have found, i just don't know how to look at it at a certain time range.. i even emailed the people who manage the cameras asking if they can give me the video or pictures from the time this happened yesterday. owner thinks none of the important stuff was touched and wants to get replacement parts for it to get it back out on the road.
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      05-13-2013 12:59 PM #22
      No no no no no no no no

      Please let it not be Sherpa. Please.
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      05-13-2013 12:59 PM #23
      That sucks. not a cheap repair
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      05-13-2013 12:59 PM #24
      He has a Daytona, an 911 RS, and an F40. I don't wish this upon any of them. What a shame. If it was someones fault other than his, imagine the insurance adjusters reaction. That is going to be a brutal payout.

      Edit: I just read the original thread. The minivan that hit the F40 fled the scene. Apparently a late model blue minivan. Possible a Nissan Quest or something like that.
      Last edited by x(why)z; 05-13-2013 at 01:01 PM.

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