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14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:32 pm

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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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:52 pm

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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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:11 pm

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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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:46 pm

I feel worse for the insurance company. . bet they didn't see that coming!
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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:57 pm

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.

 
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Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:10 pm

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   

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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:54 pm

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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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:04 pm

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

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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:22 am

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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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:48 am

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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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:05 am

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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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:02 am

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.

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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:30 am

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.

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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:20 pm

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.
 
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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:58 pm

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!
 
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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:12 am

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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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:12 am

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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RE: 14 Car Pile-up Includes 8 Ferraris

Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:19 am

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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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