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How do you drive a car into a shopping mall?

By 12 June 2013 37

Belco mall car park

Help me Riot Act!

I frequent the Belco mall every 3 or 4 weeks… but this has been confusing me for months.

To the extent that I’ve measured the cars. I’ve measured the door ways. I’ve tried to assess the angles between the door ways and this location. They can’t have just been driven through the nearest doorways, they couldn’t have squeezed through the obstructions (such as escalators). Nor could they have been driven through the doorways at either end of the mall, because the walkways aren’t wide enough to drive through.

I’m buggered if I can figure out how the hell these cars got into the mall!

The best conclusion I’ve come up with is that they were assembled there. But I believe this to be reasonably unlikely :P

Any ideas?

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37 Responses to How do you drive a car into a shopping mall?
#1
harvyk110:59 am, 12 Jun 13

Often the automatic doorways which people use are part of a larger hinged door which can be used to bring in bulky goods, such as cars.

Also just because one route is impossible, doesn’t mean that there aren’t others which are much easier to get a car through. Keep in mind, the people who bring those cars into the malls have the option of using non public area’s if required.

#2
qbngeek11:04 am, 12 Jun 13

Ken Block did it.

#3
Leon11:07 am, 12 Jun 13

You could ask Clifford Moss. On 12 August 1992 he drove a 4WD into the Great Hall of Canberra’s Parliament House. I believe he had previously done the same in Adelaide.

#4
Antagonist11:20 am, 12 Jun 13

harvyk1 said :

Also just because one route is impossible, doesn’t mean that there aren’t others which are much easier to get a car through. Keep in mind, the people who bring those cars into the malls have the option of using non public area’s if required.

Somebody should have told that to the nutbag that tried to get a 4WD through the foyer of Parliament House. Now THAT was an epic moment in federal politics.

#5
dannybear11:20 am, 12 Jun 13

They use a flux capacitor and the GDE to get up to 88 and time travel to the day before the doors were installed its pretty simple really.

#6
Holden Caulfield11:31 am, 12 Jun 13

Ever since seeing the Blues Brothers for the first time, my childhood desire to drive in a shopping mall and wreak havoc has never waned.

Aside from pleasures of the flesh, I can’t think of anything more fun! :P

#7
buzz81911:34 am, 12 Jun 13

I believe the ones near KMart are brought in through where Aldi is. The bollards appear to be removable. The rest is just moving some furniture out of the way….

#8
Antagonist11:54 am, 12 Jun 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Ever since seeing the Blues Brothers for the first time, my childhood desire to drive in a shopping mall and wreak havoc has never waned.

Aside from pleasures of the flesh, I can’t think of anything more fun! :P

Now that depends on who you fill said shopping mall with. I can suggest a few MLAs … a few hundred cyclists …

#9
Paul007512:06 pm, 12 Jun 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Ever since seeing the Blues Brothers for the first time, my childhood desire to drive in a shopping mall and wreak havoc has never waned.

+1

The only other thing that would make you feel like a rebel, or someone from the mid 20th century is drive around Garema Place and the rest of the malled up bits of Civic.

#10
PantsMan1:18 pm, 12 Jun 13

dannybear said :

They use a flux capacitor and the GDE to get up to 88 and time travel to the day before the doors were installed its pretty simple really.

You can’t do 88 do the GDE.

#11
PantsMan1:19 pm, 12 Jun 13

This post is stupid, the only question to be asked is “Where are the key, how much fuel’s it got?”

#12
ezy10z1:53 pm, 12 Jun 13

What a ridiculous post…

I think gungsuperstar’s next post should be an inquiry into a good psychiatrist in canberra

#13
johnboy1:57 pm, 12 Jun 13

Well I want to know the answer, as do many readers it seems.

#14
poetix2:01 pm, 12 Jun 13

3D printers. Drive the future, today.

#15
caf2:06 pm, 12 Jun 13

They take the roof off and drop it in by helicopter. Obviously.

#16
Postalgeek2:17 pm, 12 Jun 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Ever since seeing the Blues Brothers for the first time, my childhood desire to drive in a shopping mall and wreak havoc has never waned.

Aside from pleasures of the flesh, I can’t think of anything more fun! :P

Both, at the same time. That would be more fun.

#17
DrKoresh2:29 pm, 12 Jun 13

Ignore these smart-arses, the simple answer to your question is magic.

#18
Reprobate2:42 pm, 12 Jun 13

These Great Wail (sic) utes are pieced together by slave labour in the middle of the night from lightweight imitation parts. Both in China and Belconnen.

#19
stormboy682:47 pm, 12 Jun 13

I expect they use the service lift located underneath the mall through the loading dock , i mean really :)

#20
Spiral2:49 pm, 12 Jun 13

Easy. They drive the car into the Tardis, carry the Tardis into the shopping centre and then drive the car out.

Of course they then have to empty the car boot of the cricket gear it accumulated during the brief trip and I hear some academic claims the whole process is racist because so far only white drivers have been seen driving cars into and out of the Tardis.

#21
johnboy2:52 pm, 12 Jun 13

My memory of the service lifts in Belconnen is they wouldn’t fit a car.

Maybe there are others I didn’t use.

My speculation is they drive it in through the car park and some of the bollards are removable.

#22
Reprobate2:57 pm, 12 Jun 13

I just noticed behind the silver ute there is a Ford Fiesta. Not sure it got in like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e7R3y-qwZ0

#23
Thumper3:02 pm, 12 Jun 13

Mall pixies….

#24
thehutch3:10 pm, 12 Jun 13

Bollards removed, doors opened and cars drive in. The cars are not taken in service lifts – service lifts are not at road level and cars wouldn’t make it in corridors… even if a small car could fit in a lift.

#25
johnboy3:29 pm, 12 Jun 13

I was thinking a service elevator is exactly the size of a pallet and pallet driver.

How well I remember the hot summer’s day when the damn thing broke down trapping a claustrophobic worker with a tonne of hot dog sausages.

The smell when we finally got him out was unforgettable. Thankfully the screams were muffled once his walky talky ran out of batteries.

#26
goggles133:30 pm, 12 Jun 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Ever since seeing the Blues Brothers for the first time, my childhood desire to drive in a shopping mall and wreak havoc has never waned.

on an episode of Top Gear (the UK version), there was a car chase through a shopping mall. both cars drove in and out of entrance doors.

#27
Gerry-Built3:31 pm, 12 Jun 13

johnboy said :

My speculation is they drive it in through the car park and some of the bollards are removable.

I’ve seen them drive them in from the entrance nearest K-Mart Auto (middle level carpark, nearest lake) – although that was before the latest renovation – though I suspect that is still the method used. Bollards are removable and the doors are simply freed of their electronic drive and slid passed their usual open position.

Even if the cars WERE assembled in-situ; a new problem of getting them out, arises… :-P

#28
Solidarity3:53 pm, 12 Jun 13

Never driven a car through one, but riding a BMX through is smooth and awesome and fun.

#29
astrojax4:20 pm, 12 Jun 13

it’s actually only a hologram. sorry to disappoint you…

either that or reprobate’s answer holds the key – 457 visas and a sly operator.

#30
KB19714:33 pm, 12 Jun 13

Leon said :

You could ask Clifford Moss. On 12 August 1992 he drove a 4WD into the Great Hall of Canberra’s Parliament House. I believe he had previously done the same in Adelaide.

It was a Mitsubishi Pajero, shortly after Mitsubishi released an ad for the car with the caption: “Mitsubishi Pajero, gone where no other vehicle has gone before…..”.

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