Some really amusing stories here, especially the driver-less car and the milk float!
antarcticbeach wrote:Head first is properly? I always thought the general idea was to lose control first, get into a spin and then shoot off the road facing backwards. I was told it 'heightens the suspense'.
Never even thought about trying forwards.
Well. I was running late and I had to carry out the expedited version of this manuoeuvre. Although, as you correctly point out, the way you described it is the way you'd do it in a test.
Ducked wrote:...AND - Isn't it probable, gentlemen of the jury, that the "friends in convoy" were in fact none other than a 4X4 recreational off-roading "posse"?
Ah ha! Actually, there was never any intention to go off-roading and in fact I only go off road if I have to get to somewhere which is off road. I don't go off road for the purpose of going of road, if you see what I mean. On this trip, it was to help out in locating a historical site. Behind me there was a Toyota Tercel and a Suzuki Vitara. The Vitara driver said that there was no way he was going to risk his transmission pulling me out, despite guarantees by me that it would be OK. So, as it was, I had to leave the truck there overnight and come back for it the next day.
I have pictures somewhere, and I'll post them if I come across them...
But you're right. Getting stuck in a Jeep in any situation is a loss of face.
Taffy, this whole thread was designed around that pun. Thanks for noticing.