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I thought we could all use a laugh so let me be the first to make an ass of myself.

Once several years ago a few of my friends & I were driving down the road just screwing around when we got this bright idea to put firecrackers in peoples mail boxes. I pulled up to a mailbox on this quiet hick road and my buddy in the back seat rolls down the window & lites the m80. Apparently the man that owned the house had experianced this before so when we opened the mailbox a rat jumped on to my buddy's arm :eek:. He dropped the firecracker on the floor of the back seat and KABOOM!!!! We were all deaf for 1/2 an hour. It wasn't funny :D then but man we have laughed a lot about it since.Needless to say I never messed with anymore mailboxes!!!!!!!!

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Dumbest thing I ever did to my car was when I had my 91 Probe. I put a big "Sport" decal on the side of it from a Ram Truck. It looked so stupid...needless to say, it came off soon thereafter.

Dumbest thing I ever did in a car was drive my Fiero over the railroad tracks by Eastern Michigan University going too fast (anyone who lives around there will know what I'm talking about). My brother was driving behind me and he said he could make out every detail of the bottom of my car quite nicely as I sailed through the air about 10 feet up. He said it looked like something out of a Lethal Weapon movie. :)
 

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Originally posted by Intrepidatious:

Dumbest thing I ever did in a car was drive my Fiero over the railroad tracks by Eastern Michigan University going too fast (anyone who lives around there will know what I'm talking about).
What in the hell were you thinking!? :eek: :)

The dumbest thing I ever did in my 'Trep was when I was racing a VW Golf, instead of having it in third gear, I accidentally had it in fourth. No wonder why she wouldn't accelerate. Needless to say I lost (but not by much).

Ok, so that really wasn't a good story. Try this one. A few years back when I still had my Sundance I was going to work one morning. The roads looked icy, but I wasn't really sure how icy they were. I waited for the lone car to go by and to test out how icy the roads were I hit the brakes. Needless to say they were fairly icy. I went to almost going in the right ditch to almost going in the left ditch to almost going in the right ditch and back and forth for a good few seconds. That scared the **** out of me, but was fun as hell! :)
 

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OK, three quick ones, I'll try to keep them simple.

First car, '83 Cougar, was a Junior in HS, well the gear selector on the dash wash off. The little line that showed what gear you were in didn't quite move to each letter PRND21. So, I pull in to my parents garage face in to clean in and change the oil, when I'm finished I go to back out, and not paying attention to how many gears I've changed, I see the little red indicator line on the R, so I look back and hit the gas....forward I go, into a wet/dry shop vac that goes into the laundry room wall, crushing the vac and leaving a big hole in the wall. Tried to cover it up, parents too wise. So, never trust you gear selector, just feel the tranny and count the clicks, that is how I now drive. Really scared the crap out of me, especially when father asked what had happened!

2nd was with my '95 Avenger, just dumb. I was driving throught the Cleveland MetroParks, basically just a bunch of windy roads with many trees, rivers, shrubbery and wild life. It was snowy, my tires were low on tread, my soon to be wife was with me, so having great trust in the capabilities of this car, I told here I was going to have some fun with the curves. I hit the first one, started to slip, lost it in the second, regained control but couldn't stop quick enough as a narrowly missed hitting the trees and landing in a river on the third curve, where I got stuck in a ditch with my front wheel drive beast. Had to call a buddy out to tow me out at 1 in the morning. Woman was shaken up and upset, took much to show her how dumb it was of me to do that. Never risk the live of another, that was the craziest thing I ever could have done. Thankfully someone above has been watching over me greatly!

Lastly, in my '01 Stratus R/T, out in the sticks of Cleveland, got lost so figured I'd turn around in someone's driveway. Dummy me decided let's back into the driveway instead of pulling in. Well as I crept backward, wham, the back of the car fell into a ditch, once again, front wheel drive, once again screwed, missed half the driveway. Now wife was with me, another embarassing momenmt. Had to go to a neighbor who was outside working on his yard to give me a hand. Had a truck pulled me out, scraped up the underside of the nose on the pavement. Car was only a month old, hurt me as much as that scrape. Ouch!

Other than those, not much else exciting, just having fun with the snow covered lots doing donuts and such! :)
 

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Oh my god, I can't believe I didn't remember this following story.

Back in high school when I had my Sundance I followed my friend home to his house. His parents' house had an attached two-stall garage. My friend pulls into his spot and to be a smartass I pull into the other spot. Later in the day his parents' came home and had to park in the driveway. They happened to park behind me (but not too close). Well, it was time for me to go home. I thought I had plenty of room to get out of the garage. I knew that I would have to back out of the garage, turn sharply to the right as to not hit the car, straighten out, and back out normally of the driveway. Well I was paying so much attention to his parents' car so I wouldn't hit it, I forgot to pay attention to the garage. I got as close to his parents' car as I thought I could and started to make my turn. As I hit the gas I hear this horendous sound! What happened? The front left corner panel of my Sundance had hit the side of the garage door beam! I don't believe I did any damage to the garage door, but I put some good dents and scratches in my car. I was extremely, extremely embarassed. It's rather funny now though. :D
 

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I was picking a friend up from work and we were driving beside an old white Camry. I wanted to get infront of him so I sped up and changed lanes, well he sped up with me and I kinda cut him off. He was really pissed so he started to ride my tail. I wasn't going to have this punk ride my ass so I decided to give him a run for his money. Next thing I know I'm going about 110 mph in a 35. He of course is about 7 car length behind until I come to a stop light with someone infront of mr and he is still pissed. So as soon as my light turns green I pass the person infront of me and the person infront of him. He passes both and stays on me. So one again I'm hitting 110 in a 45. He is trailing behind but, I'm pretty sure this guy is serious so I take a turn onto another street and cut my lights. I take another turn and wait. I lost him thank god. It was a very interesting night.
 

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I really don't have any cool stories like you guys, but I guess the dumbest thing I ever did was the ONE accident that I've been in that was my fault when I was 17. It wasn't anything big, just a fender bender.

Anyways, after I hit him, I was hoping we could not go thru my insurance company and I could just pay for his damages. But by the time I got over to his car, he had already called the cops on his radio.

He was an on-duty FBI agent!!!

He was pretty cool, and not upset, because it was the FBI's car and not his. But he did piss me off with a question he asked me:
"Have you been smoking any reefer tonight?" Those were his exact words.

Anyways, that's the only story I got. Sorry I bored you all ;)
 

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Ok I do have another goody. I was on the same road as the mailbox insident & it was about 2am. This road is very curvey & has real high dirt banks almost like you are in a very dark tunnel. Well I 'm cruising along in my old Buick Wildcat boat when I see what I think is a empty cardboard beer sixpack. I didn't really think much of it & just drove over it in the middle of the car. Next thing I hear is a "BOOM". I get out look under the car and its a car battery I hit :eek:!!! The god damned thing was wedged under my oil pan. I had to jack the car up to get it out on that dark ass creepy road. What a nightmare!!!
 

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Originally posted by Intrepid99:
"Have you been smoking any reefer tonight?"
Dumbest thing I did? There are so many...

First car - '65 Galaxie w/352c - way too much car for a 16 year old boy. Had all my friends packed in and going down a gravel road fishtailing madly. Came to our turn and I go blasting around in a four wheel slide ala Dukes of Hazzard. Well, being inexperienced, I over-steered coming out of the slide and planted us nose-first into the opposite side of a 10' deep ditch. No one was seriously injured, thank God, but we did have some minor bruises and the car was wrecked. Man, I should be kicked squarely in the ass every anniversary of that day because of the danger I put my best friends in. Another boot to the butt for destroying a fantastic car I wish I had today.
 

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both dumb things i did in my 81 chevy stepside (250ci I-6, 3 speed auto):

the tranny wasn't shifting so well when i first got the truck, i wanted to have it rebuilt but in the meantime i had to shift manually. well since i wasn't a very experienced driver (not to mention the gear indicator was broken on my truck) i missed a gear and went from 1 to D, not a big problem. well then i went for the next shift and lifted it into N. noticed i wasn't going anywhere so (god, this haunts me) i popped it up one more gear. the engine groaned a little and the rear tires screeched loudly, i immediately popped it into N. tranny still worked, got it rebuilt and it continues to run fine.

second thing - i let the truck run out of oil (i didn't know it leaked). i was doing about 60 on the freeway, saw the temp gauge go up and the oil pressure go down, bailed off and checked the engine. it got so hot that all the coolant evaporated and there was no oil on the dipper. i put a couple quarts in with some water, limped it home and got it fixed. again, the truck continues to run fine to this day.

just goes to show you early-mid 80s chevy trucks are bulletproof and you can't wreck them...i wish i still had that truck sometimes.
 

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Dumbest thing was in high school senior year. One night around mindnight my buddies and I decided to go do donuts on the schools front lawn. It was awesome, just finished raining, all the grass was wet, I tore it all up, mud flying everywhere, it was so bad that the main office walls turned into mud pits! To exit off the lawn you had to go drive between a tree and a fire hydrant. We see lights coming down the street so we floor it ouf of their! Becuase of the wet grass, during my exit I lost control and went into a slide going towards the tree! I got my 68 SUPERBEE (383) back into control steered away from the tree and right into the fire hydrant! Water was shooting up 50 ft trhough my hood. I hit the hydrant out in to the street! We were OK, friends were panicking, car was stalled, I started her back up and got the hell out of their! We drove back to my friends house and stashed my car away for a few days in his garage. No large damage to the car. A hole was punched to the front of the driver side fender. Gives meaning to the car being a "TANK." Later that same night, we drove back to the school to see if anyone had noticed what had happened, we see the fire hydrant out in the street still, no one around, pull up to the hydrant, throw it in the back of my buds Mustang, and take off. Till this day, the fire hydrant sits in the back of my garage, reminding me of how stupid, and yet funny that incident was! My parents never found out, and neither did the school! Knock on wood! :D
 

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I was in my buddy's 95 z26 beretta and we were on a stretch of highway that is almost never used cause it was put there by mistake by dumb engineers...anyways... we were going about 80, just testin his car out cause he just got it, and the road has concrete dividers at the one end to make it into a dead end and this was the first time he drove this road and i forgot to tell him about it....he slammed on the brakes at the last second and pulled the e-brake, car spinned around a few times and it felt like it was gonna flip over...didn't hit a thing but it was the scariest thing i ever experienced in a car...needless to say we went home 5 mph under the speed limit ;)
 

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Ok, my turn-- I had a 79 Chrysler Newport in HS that looked like an unmarked police car. My friend and I decided that it would be really cool to get a dashboard mounted red revolving emergency light and a spot light from the auto parts store (trak auto). We went out on a two lane road and two cars passed us going the other way so I hung a u-turn in the middle of the road and came flying up on the last car. I immediately hit the highbeams and my friend plugs the red light into the lighter and puts it on the dashboard. The lady driving in front immediately slows down, turns her signal on and starts pulling over. The thing is there was a two inch high median and she put both right side tires up on it. We took off- but the thing is we actually never did that again.
 

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Graduation day from high school, we were all excited to be graduates and at were ready to do some drinking. I was driving my 82 Z28 which had a 350/350HP and a m-22 4-speed. Someone starts daring me to do a smokeshow in the parking lot, without even thinking I start doing figure 8 smokehows in first and second gear. All my friends are screaming thier heads off in what I thought was excitement, it wasn't..the smoke clears slightly and I see 3 policeman running toward the lot.

being a stupid kid I try to just turn around and slowly exit the parking lot thinking maybe they weren't sure which car had been doing it. I make it to the final turn out of the parking lot and there is one of the officers screaming to get out of the car.

He proceeds to give me the full riot act (reckless driving, carelessness, endangering others etc..) and finally yells for my license and reg to start ticketing me. I reach for my wallet and realize I don't have it with me, I thien reach for my registration and remember I took it out of the car to change registration a few days before, I turn to him and tell him I don't have either one. The other two policeman had made it to the car and burst out laughing when they hear I have no papers at all and the pissed off one gets even angrier. He is two inches away from my face and in a combination of yelling and spitting tells me to get out of his site right now which I happily did.

To this day I dont know how I didn't lose my license over that stupid stunt
 
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