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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 09:02:09 AM »
I wonder if there are pictures of the Isetta that was stood on by a confused circus elephant. Not a mechanical one, incidentally. Look out Thumper!
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 11:05:23 AM »
Micro Crashes

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/313110_255167224537297_192495650804455_663514_455136698_n.jpg



Someone on Facebook had an album of an old race, in there are a couplen of KR200's, and one of them got rolled, there are pictures of it before, during, and after the roll!

If I see them again I'll post :)
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 05:25:17 PM »
treinkel brakes ? not as good as the car in front  :o
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 09:48:48 PM »


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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 02:50:19 PM »
schmitt crash....


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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2012, 07:15:01 PM »
hope no-one was in this one..... :o

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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2012, 10:42:01 PM »
This thread is not exactly encouraging poeple to drive there microcars is it! Who starterd all this ? ::)

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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 10:17:54 AM »
Well on the bright side driving your classic is less likely to result in an accident or damage than sticking it on a trailer. Interesting factoid there,

So drive it or leave it in the shed would seem to be the thing. Of course the way round this is to buy one of those cheapo wooden sheds and make it up on a trailer to put your microcar in. Gives a nice two level effect on arriving at your destination with your campervan as well as reducing the statistical risk of damage. Your home contents policy might even cover you and who ever heard of a shed with brakes on it so that silly nonsense about 750 kg can be ignored as well. Personally I would go for a classic Asbestos job as you can get them free and they are less likely to be nicked. The green mould and moss finds it easy to attach to the surface giving that look of permanence over those upmarket Hymer cedar wood guys with the Wood and Pickitt optional fencing. Indeed such is the drive to bring all the comforts of home to events these days I hear tell that the several small bungalows are under construction, in what is unofficially called Marshall Lane, at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in anticipation of a return to that venue on the anniversary year. Also at least one burial plot has been purchased so as to not miss the prize giving.
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 02:27:10 PM »
How much do you have to cough up for an asbestos garage these days?
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 06:51:15 PM »
How much do you have to cough up for an asbestos garage these days?

Most of your lungs I believe.

Of course you are not allowed to smoke inside your asbestos garage any more so as to make it healthy for everyone else who might be in there looking at your stash or helping to tune the car in the dry. So you have to push your car out before you start it. This negates the benefits of it being flash fire proof unlike a Hymer styled wood shed but has the handy additional health effect of providing an early warning system that collecting asbestos products and smoking was a bad career move. Time to get that re enforced asbestos coffin to annoy the crem.
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2012, 07:24:01 PM »
One way to wreck a Prinz (at 0.40) followed by a Goggo! http://www.britishpathe.com/video/amateur-race-like-chimps/query/car+crash

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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2012, 07:41:49 PM »
good grief did you see the driver in the car at the very end ! upside down and back to front - no straps at all !! madness  :)
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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2012, 07:43:30 PM »
I must admitt that was quite entertaining. An interesting assortment of light weight vehicles too.

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Re: Microcar Crashes
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2012, 11:06:14 PM »
 Belive it or not, but deliberately rolling a car is actually quite fun! Back in my banger days I did twelve ramp rollover contests in five years with everything from Fiesta's to Mk 3 Escorts to a very bouncy Hillman Avenger with no shock absorbers on one memorable day. If you can keep your eyes open, there really is no thrill quite like it. If only I hadn't got a ban, I'd still be contesting the annual competition today...

 Anyway, slightly back on subject, Big Al showed me this rather amusing film a little while ago from a 1970s track day at the Nurumbergring. If you're a fan of small NSU's & VW Beetles, look away now...   :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xwc54G2Ur8