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Porsche ( D'Oh! )

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Porsche ( D'Oh! )

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SuperBee Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2013 09:53AM

A hapless motorist is facing bankruptcy after he blew up a $2 million Porsche during a test drive, The Sun reports.
Mark Hales was at the wheel of a replica Porsche 917 owned by veteran Formula One ace David Piper, when he over-revved it causing the engine to explode.
Hales, 62, claims he made a gentleman's agreement with Piper that the 81-year-old would cover the cost of any mechanical damage caused during the session.
But the multi-millionaire denied making the deal, sued Hales for $76,000 in damages - and the High Court has ruled in his favor.
Hales, who writes for Octane and Auto Italia magazines, has been left with a bill of $76,000 to cover repairs to the car, plus $100,000 in legal costs.
Speaking after the ruling, the "devastated" journalist said: “I’ve sold everything to pay my lawyers and if he chooses to enforce the findings it is bankruptcy for me.”


Read more: [www.foxnews.com]
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2013 11:33AM

that blows. thumbs upthumbs up
SuperBee Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2013 03:06PM

Agreed.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2013 03:40PM

How do you prove the engine blew to over-revving and not some faulty gasket or other component?
Onyma Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2013 04:37PM

Being a race car it possibly has a tach with a high rev marker.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2013 06:18PM

my Taurus has a red line. smiling
bouncing smiley
Onyma Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2013 09:07PM

Not a red line smiling
smiley A setting on the tach that keeps track of the max revs the engine experienced... handy post-race info.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2013 09:45PM

ah, i misread that.... a race tach...no, not on my Taurus. totally
lost



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 24/01/2013 10:04PM by fossil_digger.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: January 25, 2013 12:33AM

Another name for a tach like this is a tattle tale as it negates drivers ability to lie about what they revved it to before the motor came to pieces, usually with a few internal parts becoming externalized in the process eye popping
smiley

smoking
smiley
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 25, 2013 04:18AM

Days of Thunder
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: January 25, 2013 05:18AM

obviously I now what a tach is...
but hadn't considered a recording device