On Saturday, Matt published a chilling reminder that you should probably take things a bit easy in the winter. Perhaps most importantly, you don’t want to go on a speed date with a plow truck. But one person in a Subaru WRX did and discovered the one trick automakers don’t want you to know about converting an AWD sedan into a FWD coupe.
Honestly, everything about that crash is pretty amazing. You’d think that a plow truck would do some heavy damage, but it straight-up removed everything from behind the WRX’s B-pillar. In the photos provided in the story, you can see the rear section of the WRX getting winched onto a rollback, snow-covered seats exposed to the elements.
Thankfully, the driver escaped without major injury and there was nobody seated in the deleted section of the vehicle. So, in the worst case, the driver gets an expensive lesson in patience. For the rest of you, it was a prime opportunity to let out some of the best humor we’ve seen on these pages in a while.
Hoonicus easily takes the COTD crown today with this line that made me spit out some water:
Surprised to see the ass on the flatbed, thought for sure it was handed to him.
MrLM002 got me giggling with:
AWD to FWD in the blink of an eye.
@Sol_sees_cars also got a good and sensible chuckle with:
Split in Twobaru
Ranwhenparked was quite clever:
If he had only had a Cobb shifter
Rafael and Canopysaurus also got me hard with these two lines:
You don’t fuck with Mr. Plow…
Unless you’re Mrs. Plow or, maybe, Mr. Plow’s receptionist.
Finally, we have a prediction for how that windowed Harley-Davidson Electra Glide will turn out:
My forecast for this project, no offense meant:
It will be torn down and end up in various boxes stretched between three Hong Kong apartments. It will eventually be determined the project only has hope being finished properly if it comes stateside. (unless it gets a Chinese scooter drivetrain swap with booger welded mounts and a kick start) David and Jason will then persuade Beau to buy two or three other vehicles to ship back to the USA so that the bike will have a container to ride in. Then it will end up sitting on the Galpin lot for an additional three years until David gets all the parts together to restore it. It will then be restored with a mix of Tracy ingenuity, swap meet parts, way too expensive NOS parts, and Harbor Freight specials. All the while Mercedes will be drooling over and pining for it.
It may end up being the most expensive vehicle in the Tracy stable if it is restored with proper parts.
Am I close?
Heck, I’d buy that Harley right now if it weren’t an ocean away. You can make an engine case out of JB Weld, right? Have a great evening, everyone!