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Has Anyone Totaled Their Muscle Car And Got Hurt?

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When I was still living in Brooklyn, New York, my friends and I did a lot of street racing. This was long before there were shows on TV such Street Outlaws. I was racing a 1969 Nova SS with my 1967 Coronet R/T in a deserted factory area. Halfway through the race, one of my slicks blew out and I lost control and ran into the back of a parked tractor trailer. I blacked out and when I woke up two firemen were cutting me out of my car. I spent the next two weeks in the hospital with a fractured skull, two broken ribs, and a broken shoulder. To this day I have a small plate in my forehead and pins in my shoulder.

I did not learn my lesson and still love fast cars. I don’t race as often as I would like to because my health is failing. But I still have the need for speed!

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Wow, could have been worse hitting such a heavy hunk of steel. How old were you then; how old are you now?
 
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I was 19 years old when I had my accident! That accident was the final straw for my parents! They told me that I had to join the military. They said the military would calm me down and stop me from racing and doing other crazy shit. I just turned 65 years old. I am surprised that I made it this long and am still alive!

Sorry! I guess there was a similar post back in July! My bad!

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Soooo, did the military calm you down and stop you from racing and doing other crazy shit? :)
 

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I was 19 years old when I had my accident! That accident was the final straw for my parents! They told me that I had to join the military. They said the military would calm me down and stop me from racing and doing other crazy shit. I just turned 65 years old. I am surprised that I made it this long and am still alive!

Sorry! I guess there was a similar post back in July! My bad!

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Glad you made it and survived!
 
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The Air Force did not calm me down. When I was stationed in Germany, I would race my BMW on the Autobahn.

I would race back in 1974 to 1976 on Greenpoint Ave. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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The Air Force did not calm me down. When I was stationed in Germany, I would race my BMW on the Autobahn.

I would race back in 1974 to 1976 on Greenpoint Ave. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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I actually saw some of the street cars that raced in Brooklyn and Long Island in person back in 1972. I had some heads ported and blueprinted by Joe Jill at Speedwin Automotive on Long Island for my 13.6:1 A12 Road Runner build. I saw some awesome machines in the shop. He had a S&M RoadRunner on the lift that he said was a local street racer. There may have been a custom painted Hemi Superbird. He was a Mopar guy and had a Super Stock Dart in the shop. It was an experience. As far as my 67 heads that he did, all I can say is I could walk away on the top end from some max wedge race cars back then.
 
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Sorry! My bad! I was thinking it was Philadelphia. I saw some of the street cars that raced in Brooklyn and Long Island in person back in 1972. I had some heads ported and blueprinted by Joe Jill at Speedwin Automotive on Long Island for my 13.6:1 A12 Road Runner build. I saw some awesome machines in the shop. He had a S&M RoadRunner on the lift that he said was a local street racer. There may have been a custom painted Hemi Superbird. He was a Mopar guy and had a Super Stock Dart in the shop. It was an experience. As far as my 67 heads that he did, all I can say is I could walk away on the top end from some max wedge race cars back then.
Never wrecked a muscle car..ever...bikes..totaled two of em..
 

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Totaled my first car 1973 Cutlass Supreme, in a ditch into a culvert, not hurt.

Totaled a 1971 Mach 1 Mustang, rolled it in a ditch when it was raining, not hurt.

Totaled 2015 Mustang GT Procharged, at the track, not hurt.

In that order :LOL:
 

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When I was still living in Brooklyn, New York, my friends and I did a lot of street racing. This was long before there were shows on TV such Street Outlaws. I was racing a 1969 Nova SS with my 1967 Coronet R/T in a deserted factory area. Halfway through the race, one of my slicks blew out and I lost control and ran into the back of a parked tractor trailer. I blacked out and when I woke up two firemen were cutting me out of my car. I spent the next two weeks in the hospital with a fractured skull, two broken ribs, and a broken shoulder. To this day I have a small plate in my forehead and pins in my shoulder.

I did not learn my lesson and still love fast cars. I don’t race as often as I would like to because my health is failing. But I still have the need for speed!

BKuz
You still got it Bkuz !
 

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Totaled my first car 1973 Cutlass Supreme, in a ditch into a culvert, not hurt.

Totaled a 1971 Mach 1 Mustang, rolled it in a ditch when it was raining, not hurt.

Totaled 2015 Mustang GT Procharged, at the track, not hurt.

In that order :LOL:
Shoulda lived in an area with sewers...coulda avoided the ;););)ditches
 

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I was way off topic. Never wrecked any muscle car but did have a very minor fender bender street racing in Boston where some old guy in a big old Delta 88 Olds pulled out of a parking space and crossed 3 lanes to make a left just as we were hitting 4th gear. It sure could have been worse. I stood on the brakes but just caught his left rear bumper with my front right fender. I acted like I was going to pull back to the curb. Hate to say it but I took off and left him sitting there. I had no money and wasn’t going to make a claim as a 21 year old back then. Can you say “assigned risk”! Nobody injured.
 
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I think like most of us, I've had at least 1/2 dozen different incidents that could have taken my life, so I feel blessed to still be here, but I think the good Lord wanted me to live a long time so I could have more stuff :poop: that I've done, to regret o_O:LOL:
 

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I was way off topic. Never wrecked any muscle car but did have a very minor fender bender street racing in Boston where some old guy in a big old Delta 88 Olds pulled out of a parking space and crossed 3 lanes to make a left just as we were hitting 4th gear. It sure could have been worse. I stood on the brakes but just caught his left rear bumper with my front right fender. I acted like I was going to pull back to the curb. Hate to say it but I took off and left him sitting there. I had no money and wasn’t going to make a claim as a 21 year old back then. Can you say “assigned risk”!
Hey he;s long gone now...who knows..he just may have m*ther f*cked you all the way to his grave...:oops::oops::oops:
 

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Totaled my first car 1973 Cutlass Supreme, in a ditch into a culvert, not hurt.

Totaled a 1971 Mach 1 Mustang, rolled it in a ditch when it was raining, not hurt.

Totaled 2015 Mustang GT Procharged, at the track, not hurt.

In that order :LOL:
Please tell us the story about totaling the '15 Mustang. (y)
 

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I would like to because my health is failing. But I still have the need for speed!

BKuz
I wish you the best!
 
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