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Thread: Oops! . . Jalopnick Dude Crashes 2016 Camaro Test Mule

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    Default Oops! . . Jalopnick Dude Crashes 2016 Camaro Test Mule

    How not to win friends and influence people.

    Note to driver: Even Randy Pobst wears a helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    How not to win friends and influence people.
    You read my book! :-D
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    "I'm sorry I wrecked your car . . ." lmfao

    Also, look how he is twisting his arms on the steering wheel into a pretzel as he crashes . . .
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    The guy looks just like I feel half the time - confused and clueless.

    Maybe I could be a journalist?

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    I like how he adds more steering input to correct the understeer. Also, the body panel at the left front is a fender, not a quarter panel.

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    Wow poor dude. Richard you should give him a call. First thing you do in a situation like that is hold your neck, call your lawyer and say the accelerator pedal was stuck.
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    He probably shouldn't quit his day job directing high school choirs...
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    That sucks and was hard to watch. I feel sorry for the guy. You can tell he feels horrible for crashing the car.

    Damage looks pretty minimal. Heck, I know some guys who do more damage getting their race cars on and off the trailer!
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    Starts to understeer, dial in more steering. should have just straightened out and brake harder, then off the brakes and turn before hitting the wall hopefully. Not sure what else he could have done when he already turned in. Went in waaay too hot for sure. tsk tsk. It was a lead and follow session too. epic fail. Chevrolet was like just gtfo, i don't want to see your face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schmoe money View Post
    he probably shouldn't quit his day job directing high school choirs...
    lmfao
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    Those preproduction cars are expensive. I hope he didn't think that posting a video of him crashing one would do anything but make GM even more angry.

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    I feel bad. Mistakes happen. That is probably career ending. Who's going to give him a car now?
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    I often wonder how much high performance driving experience most auto journalists have. This guy, as bad as I feel for him in this situation, doesn't seem too have much driving experience.
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    probably just as good of a driver as the smoking tire dude. There was a video of him crashing a civic on the track also due to understeer.

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    "Two feet in!"
    If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Se7en View Post
    "Two feet in!"
    He didn't spin.
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    The camo must have confused him, he thought he was driving and evo and he could just keep turning til your pointed the direction you want.
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    Personally, I think he didn't dial in full lock fast enough. I'm sure that if he had instantly slammed it to full lock like a video game, it would have "hooked", or "bit", or "not crashed".
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    Personally, I think he didn't dial in full lock fast enough. I'm sure that if he had instantly slammed it to full lock like a video game, it would have "hooked", or "bit", or "not crashed".
    It did "bit" at the end, but not the pavement
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