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Vintage Crash Proves Roll Cages Are Good.

Posted in Best of, Crashes, European Rides, General, Racing, Rides, Triumph, Videos by MrAngry | December 21st, 2011 | 5 Responses |

Vintage Triumph Spitfire

It’s true, even old vintage iron can come back to bite you in the ass if you’re not careful. Believe me, old cars are great and provide a level of excitement that’s hard to match. However, as a general rule of thumb, when something goes bad with these babies, it usually goes bad fast and violently. This Triumph Spitfire did just that when something went seriously wrong on track, thus sending its owner tumbling out of control. Thankfully the car was fully caged and thus saved the drivers life, however after watching the video, I can’t really tell what made the car lose it. I didn’t see any imperfections on the track, nor did I see any kind of driver error, so with that being said, am I missing something? What do you guys think?

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Source: Youtube.com

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5 Responses

  1. Leon says:

    Perhaps oil on the track? There was a puff of smoke from the car ahead of him at that same corner – looked like tyre smoke initially, but perhaps it indicated an oil leak somewhere.

  2. Andy says:

    Right after he gets back on the throttle and right before it jumps sideways, you can see the camera start to vibrate and can hear something rattling. My bet is something in the driveline broke.

    EDIT: Just looked at the video info on YouTube, rear axle broke.

    • danny says:

      yep rear axle said nope to that turn.

      • Mark Craig says:

        I am the owner and driver, the left rear axle failed. The axle is part of the suspension location mount. If one fails it is almost always an immediate roll, unfortunatley I slid off the pavement and that caused the 3.5 reverse rolls when the cage dug into the soft Georgia sandy soil.

  3. MrAngry says:

    Mark – Glad to hear you’re ok and man was that a wicked roll!! How are doing now?