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14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris  
User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Article: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/ne...s/20111204-OYT1T00304.htm?from=top



In addition to the Ferraris, the crash included 3 Benzes and 1 Lamborghini.

The most bizarre thing about this is that it was in Yamaguchi Prefecture, which is so far out, that it's like having an 8 Ferrari pile-up in Wyoming or Montana.

[Edited 2011-12-04 09:44:38]

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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12353 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Quoting Zentraedi (Thread starter):
In addition to the Ferraris, the crash included 3 Benzes and 1 Lamborghini.

Glad to hear Japan has its share of 1%ers too.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Looks like they might have come back from a Ferrari collectors meet-up and doing a run with their toys prior or after the meet.

I hope they all have good insurance.

 



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8942 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

I feel worse for the insurance company. . bet they didn't see that coming!


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

All these Ferraris together at once in a country far away from Italy and Maranello really make me think of a Ferrari owners club meet-up. They have these Ferrari clubs in every country, they get together, have lunch and a meeting and then they all go for a drive.

I can't imagine crashing an old vintage 250 GTO, a Testa Rossa or a Ferrari Enzo. It would be a crime to crash such highly valuable cars but this looks like an unwanted circumstance.

 



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 683 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

I have to say conditions really don't look bad there so what's the betting that the were travelling along at just a couple of miles above the speed limit, money don't make you a good driver   

Matt
MWHCVT



Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
All these Ferraris together at once in a country far away from Italy and Maranello really make me think of a Ferrari owners club meet-up.

Probably in this case, but there are plenty of places around the world where you can see plenty of expensive cars, although it isn't a club meet.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
I can't imagine crashing an old vintage 250 GTO, a Testa Rossa or a Ferrari Enzo. It would be a crime to crash such highly valuable cars but this looks like an unwanted circumstance.

It would be a bigger crime not to drive them. Such valuable cars are essentially never totaled, and a lot of owners would put a lot of money into rebuilding them.



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User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9170 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

the remote location reminds me to an old sketch by Bill Cosby about the Ford Mustang.

the question was "where can you drive over 150 mph" - answer - any side street



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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Jalopnik is reporting on it too (you knew they would):

http://jalopnik.com/5864856/massive-...ris-three-benzes-and-a-lamborghini



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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9182 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):
Probably in this case, but there are plenty of places around the world where you can see plenty of expensive cars, although it isn't a club meet.

Yeah... go to King of Prussia or Philly's Main Line. Sure, plenty of Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes, but occasionally a Bentley or a Rolls are seen.

Granted, these cars, sans the last two, would probably look like Hyundais parked next to the likes of the totalled cars in that image... you know, before they were totalled...



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 3):

I feel worse for the insurance company. . bet they didn't see that coming!

I never feel bad for insurance companies.



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1549 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 3):
I feel worse for the insurance company

I'm sure you're joking, but these words should never be in the same sentence in this order.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3636 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1502 times:
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Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
All these Ferraris together at once in a country far away from Italy and Maranello really make me think of a Ferrari owners club meet-up. They have these Ferrari clubs in every country, they get together, have lunch and a meeting and then they all go for a drive.

It was a race enthusiast group of 20 cars driving from Kyushu to Hiroshima


User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 3):
I feel worse for the insurance company. . bet they didn't see that coming!

Why would anyone feel sorry for an insurance company? These statistical anomalies are just part of their business model. Oh noes! Slightly less profits!!!1

I'd only feed bad for those actual people who were hurt or physical incapacitated.


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

Looks like the insurance companies have a reason to keep the money, as thes drivers were going twice the allowed speed. I always say Keep your distance!

User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

The lead exotic car driver apparently tried to accelerate to pass a Toyota (a Prius, of course) and lost control of his car, causing the hugely expensive pile-up.... at least according to press reports. Because of a slow-poke Prius driver   


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12353 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1211 times:

Quoting Zentraedi (Reply 13):
Why would anyone feel sorry for an insurance company? These statistical anomalies are just part of their business model.

Indeed. I think the insurers will get a tiny chuckle out of the statistical aberration, and then get on with the work of deciding whose rates to increase next year so they don't lose any profits.



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3946 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1195 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 10):
I never feel bad for insurance companies.

Don't understand all the hate of insurance companies - after all, if they didn't exist who would slime-ball ambulance-chasers extort money out of every time a restaurant patron stubbed a fingernail with the salt dispenser? After they had finished troughing at the carcass of U.S. business (having forced 90+% of U.S. companies to disappear due to fear of litigation or actual bankruptcies to take advantage of a corrupt court system) what would lawyers turn to? Some of them might actually be forced to, gasp, work for a living. Oh, the humanity!



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