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Ridelust FAIL: Hood Up Driving on Highway

Posted in Bizarre, Car Stunts, Crashes, FAIL, Videos by MrAngry | December 27th, 2010 | 4 Responses |

Apparently this driver was not happy with the glare protection that his standard sun visors provided and decided to take matters into his own hands. I have seen many things during my travels on the open road, but I have to say that this one is definitely a first. Watching schmucks temp fate like this is something that I always find intriguing as they do it with zero regard for those around them. This is the perfect example of an accident waiting to happen. My only hope is that a Police officer got to this guy before that hood ripped off the factory hinges and planted itself into someone’s windshield.

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  1. I think his car broke down and that this is the only way he can get his car to a shop. This happened to me once too; my voltage regulator died and my mechanic rescued me on the freeway. However, he was only able to drive it back to the shop with the hood open like that in the far right lane while I had to drive his car.

  2. 68SportFury says:

    Could be that the hood popped up and sprung the hinges in the process. That happened to me once almost twelve years ago.
    I’d slid on some ice and hit a light pole with my Daytona a few days earlier, damaging the nose enough to keep the primary latch from working. After driving it around all weekend without any issues, I started driving to work the next Monday morning and saw the hood lift a little. So I went to a hardware store and got a bungee cord to secure it a little better.
    Well, the bungee was no match for the slipstream that resulted from driving into the wind. As soon as I hit 50 mph, one of the hooks on the bungee cord failed and the hood flew up, ending up on the wrong side of the stops on the hinges.
    Unlike the guy in the video, I immediately pulled over to the shoulder and stopped. Once I determined that I wasn’t getting the hood shut again, I was about to walk to a phone (didn’t have a cell back then) when a guy in a Chevy S-10 drove up to see if I needed help. He had tools, so we removed the hood and put it in the bed of the S-10, and I drove the Daytona to a body shop. We left the hood at my mother’s house (which was closer than the shop) and I went back later to retrieve it so the shop would be able to do the full estimate.
    Whatever happened to pop the hood like that, the Sebring owner is begging for additional damage. When mine flew up, one corner nicked the windshield and the free end of the bungee cord dimpled the center of the hood, adding a few hundred bucks to the cost of the repair.

    This still isn’t as bad as the time I was driving home from work and spotted an ’80s Taurus rocketing along the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway while the front-seat passenger held the right front door open with his/her foot, though…

  3. lightnup says:

    Redneck version of ram air induction?

  4. MrAngry says:

    I always find it amazing what people will do to save a buck…