Canberra’s own Darwin Award contender.

hairy nosed wombat 16 February 2009 20

I saw this car driving in Phillip on Saturday morning. Something did not seem right to me about it.

Can anyone else spot it?

That is right, he is driving a car with a for “sale sign” in the middle of the windscreen.

The guy is obviously after a Darwin Award. The problem is, he might take someone else with him


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farnarkler farnarkler 8:07 pm 17 Feb 09

bokko it’s a late 80’s/early 90’s Corolla so it isn’t worth much.

dvaey dvaey 10:20 am 17 Feb 09

pptvb said :

What’s the difference between that and all the fools who mount their GPS/Navman units in the middle of the windscreen, blocking the view?

Just a side-note, but whats the difference between people who mount GPS in middle of windscreen and people who mount video screens in the same place? Except that the video screen is non-interactive, yet illegal? I know people who have been fined for having a video screen on the dash, but Ive never seen anyone pulled over for having a navman in the same place, and why do people always have to fiddle with them while travelling at 80km/hr?

SheepGroper SheepGroper 10:28 pm 16 Feb 09

el said :

Poptop – that’s a dedicated sliplane IIRC, so not sure if kudos is warranted.

Doesn’t matter, you still have to indicate.

canberracapital canberracapital 6:45 pm 16 Feb 09

yeah hes on athllon drive turning right into Beasley Street. Thats Melrose College in the background

el el 6:42 pm 16 Feb 09

Poptop – that’s a dedicated sliplane IIRC, so not sure if kudos is warranted.

Madman Madman 5:35 pm 16 Feb 09

Skidbladnir said :

Completely irrelevant to the story, just a nitpick, but I don’t think that’s actually in Phillip.

The sign says Pinnocios Italian Restaurant which is in Torrens which would mean the car was on the corner of Athlon Drive and Beasly Street. Between Mawson and Torrens.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=beasley+st,+torrens&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=55.192325,114.257812&ie=UTF8&ll=-35.3718,149.092798&spn=0.0281,0.05579&z=15&layer=c&cbll=-35.371909,149.092808&panoid=UjGbygj8jvTUb0beh5vkaA&cbp=12,26.74817988521411,,0,12.185556342758803

poptop poptop 3:14 pm 16 Feb 09

Kudos to the driver who appears to be indicating for a right hand turn from the right hand lane. A rare event!

bokko bokko 2:01 pm 16 Feb 09

How much was he asking?

p1 p1 12:35 pm 16 Feb 09

And when relatives want to be picked up from the airport at stupid times of day, we could send the car on its own.

pptvb pptvb 12:08 pm 16 Feb 09

If only the GPS and cruise control could be linked….
Hey we could drive from the back seat!

p1 p1 11:42 am 16 Feb 09

And in answer to pptvb – there is no difference.

Except that they may deliberately be looking at the GPS instead of it accidentally getting in the way.

misspris misspris 11:05 am 16 Feb 09

They’re right up there with a twit I saw the other day who must’ve had at least 8 National Parks permits on the driver’s side of the front windscreen running from top to bottom.

And in answer to pptvb – there is no difference.

bubzie bubzie 10:48 am 16 Feb 09

i belive he’s turning into torrens, and he’s in mawson 😀

pptvb pptvb 10:47 am 16 Feb 09

What’s the difference between that and all the fools who mount their GPS/Navman units in the middle of the windscreen, blocking the view?

Thumper Thumper 10:11 am 16 Feb 09

HN Wombat, I realise that 😉

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:10 am 16 Feb 09

Completely irrelevant to the story, just a nitpick, but I don’t think that’s actually in Phillip.

hairy nosed wombat hairy nosed wombat 10:08 am 16 Feb 09

I blacked out the phone number and licence plate details, as i would hate for the Trolls that inhabit this site to ring up and saw what a tool he is.

Thumper Thumper 9:46 am 16 Feb 09

It’s got black number plates as well..

Spam Box Spam Box 9:34 am 16 Feb 09

Um, do ya think that maybe he’s taking it for a test drive?

p1 p1 9:27 am 16 Feb 09

That big block square on the ad would make it hard to see through too…

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