I was at Brands Hatch on Sunday when this race took place, and was in the pits when it actually happened, and was therefore quite close to see the aftermath that included the doors being cut off, Rod Birley extracted on stretcher and what was left of the car being collected up. I was quite surprised so see so many people trying to photograph him at a point that no one even knew if he was conscious or how seriously injured he was. I was also surprised to see people letting their young children watch what was quite an unpleasant scene, though perhaps they were just shocked to see it so up close. Rod is something of a legend at Brands, with hundreds of race wins to his name in that Escort Cosworth, and hopefully we’ll see him back on track soon.
I thought I would start including some petrolhead themed videos onto this blog, the first one being a 17 minute compilation of film car crashes, hope you enjoy it!
It’s always sad to see a smashed up car, especially when it’s one as nice as a Ferrari 430 (a manual one!!). As you can see from the photos this car is completely ruined and it now a Cat B car, meaning it cannot go back on the road as the shell/chassis is compromised. The car is actually being sold by the owner (who was involved in the crash) and tells the story of it. Continue reading “Cool eBay Find #92”
It doesn’t seem to be a good time for Aston Martins out on the road at the moment. Last week I posted about a DB11 with its front end gone and now I’ve seen this V12 Vantage S which looks like its been crashed in just about every way possible. Continue reading “Another smashed up Aston.”
I love the DB11 and to see one in this state is a huge shame. It is now classed as an insurance write off and is listed for sale with Copart with a current bid of £10,100 – thats still a huge amount of car for the money of course. I would imagine the repair cost for this will be simply huge though. The entire from needs rebuilding and Aston Martin parts don’t come cheap!