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How do you drive a car into a shopping mall?

By gungsuperstar 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 😛

Any ideas?

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CicsoKid 7:42 pm 12 Jun 13

GoJacks…

Ronald_Coase 6:49 pm 12 Jun 13

DrKoresh said :

Pork Hunt said :

jessieduck said :

DrKoresh said :

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

Jesus magic.

Jesus wept…

for yea, he had won a Toyata Hilux with 3 years worth of free petrol?

On behalf of Jesus may I say where the f#@k is the verily!

Holden Caulfield 5:31 pm 12 Jun 13

goggles13 said :

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.

Most cars would be less than 2m wide, so finding a doorway around 2m shouldn’t be too tricky.

gungsuperstar 5:07 pm 12 Jun 13

I’m so glad I posted this question. It’s been like a fountain of gold 😀

Not sure I care what the real answer is any more!

DrKoresh 5:03 pm 12 Jun 13

Pork Hunt said :

jessieduck said :

DrKoresh said :

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

Jesus magic.

Jesus wept…

for yea, he had won a Toyata Hilux with 3 years worth of free petrol?

Pork Hunt 4:56 pm 12 Jun 13

jessieduck said :

DrKoresh said :

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

Jesus magic.

Jesus wept…

jessieduck 4:51 pm 12 Jun 13

DrKoresh said :

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

Jesus magic.

KB1971 4:33 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…..”.

astrojax 4:20 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.

Solidarity 3:53 pm 12 Jun 13

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

Gerry-Built 3:31 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… 😛

goggles13 3:30 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.

thehutch 3:10 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.

    johnboy 3:29 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.

Thumper 3:02 pm 12 Jun 13

Mall pixies….

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