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Another failure to navigate

By johnboy - 16 December 2006 20

Living here on Northbourne Avenue we’re continually amazed and entertained by cars trying to come *in* the *out* drive of our secondary car park. Sometimes those guys also fail to follow the road around, and then fail to stop when their wheels leave the road.

Today we had an extra special exponent of the art.

There followed a spectacular half hour where we were diverted from the cricket by their efforts to tow out of trouble as the smell of a burning clutch wafted over the Inner North.

Note the clouds of dirt being raised by the spinning wheels.

Eventually our heroes triumphed and managed to not hurtle onto Northbourne while still coupled.

Anyone want to do the numbers on the cost of a tow truck versus the cost of a clutch replacement?

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Vic Bitterman 11:22 pm 18 Dec 06

The red towcar is a 4cyl Pintara, the tail-light cluster gives it away.

Case closed kids. Next?

Jey 8:44 pm 18 Dec 06

I really don’t think it’s an oldschool Skyline.

el 7:06 pm 18 Dec 06

Being a 4 cylinder Pintara would explain the burning clutch smell. The 6 cylinder engine in the Skylines wouldn’t have had any issues towing out the Galant (and would most likely have been coupled with an auto transmission)

Avy 5:03 pm 18 Dec 06

i am pretty sure that’s a pintara – same body shape as the r31 skyline. great pix! and great schadenfreude! 🙂

SweetCandy 4:52 pm 18 Dec 06

Wow, what a bunch of silly billies!!

Hee hee.

snahon 11:30 am 18 Dec 06

skyline towing a gallant.

PigDog 10:40 am 18 Dec 06

Jay – It has the lines of the ‘classic’ skyline. Mind you, it could be the 4 cylinder as Threeze points out.

Jey 8:59 am 18 Dec 06

I don’t know much about cars but I know that ain’t no Skyline

Thumper 8:36 am 18 Dec 06

Another federally funded blackspot candidate?

j 9:01 pm 17 Dec 06

just joking john

el 8:59 pm 17 Dec 06

threeze I think you’re right! Perhaps $300 would be a better estimate.

johnboy 8:49 pm 17 Dec 06

tell the truth johnboy it was you drunk out the front of the flats in Northbourne Avenue

Yes Jim, using my super power I drove both cars and took all the photos and then wrote a story about what a douche I am.

threeze 8:45 pm 17 Dec 06

i think its even worse than a Skyline, its the 4 cylinder version, the dreaded Pintara!

Danman 8:42 pm 17 Dec 06

Lés Incompitanté

j 8:32 pm 17 Dec 06

tell the truth johnboy it was you drunk out the front of the flats in Northbourne Avenue

KaneO 6:49 pm 17 Dec 06

I was trying to determine if that was a skyline or a MK4/5 cortina.

el 3:32 pm 17 Dec 06

Towie – maybe $50

Clutch – maybe $500 (and probably around what the old mid 80’s Skyline is worth.)

Pots 11:58 pm 16 Dec 06

Ahh morto1980, you’re speaking my language. With enough speed cameras around we could have all the schools and hospitals and roads and dragways we want.

morto1980 8:14 pm 16 Dec 06

It would have been much better if the tow-ee slammed into the tow-er after being freed from his ditch.

That corner looks dangerous. Better install a speed camera. 😉

LlamaFrog 7:44 pm 16 Dec 06

One bomb pulling another, surely ASIO should be onto this.

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