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Old 02-25-2002, 20:53   #1 (permalink)
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Great motoring myths - or are they true?

There was a story around once, probably a myth, but the version I heard probably in the '70s was a bloke came adrift on The Boulevarde in Hawthorn (Melb) and when police arrived the dead sheila's head was in his lap with his bitten-off snag in her mouth, and he'd died from blood loss. I suppose the cause of the accident was that he lost his load on a corner.

Another one I've heard a number of times over the years was a bloke on a motorbike overtaking a truck with corrugated iron sheets, one of which came off and decapitated the bike bloke. The de luxe version of the story says he continued past and the truck driver had a coronary when he saw the headless bike rider pass.

Have you heard these or any others?
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EDIT: oops! motoring myths... crap, i misread that and posted other stuff...

often i hear these silly stories about a car called holden. aparently it's a really good car, but i don't believe a word of it. just another myth i say!
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Supposedly during the 70s there was a phase III taxi in melbourne. The driver bought the phase himself and loved driving it so much he figured he may as well get paid for doing so.
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Supposedly during the 70s there was a phase III taxi in melbourne. The driver bought the phase himself and loved driving it so much he figured he may as well get paid for doing so.
i can definitely see the logic behind that! hey, why do you think i do pizza deliveries? hehe
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lol pizza deliveries...
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I use to deliver pizza in my TX3 just because I love driving but funnily enough couldn't continue to do so in the XD.

As for motoring myths I heard one that Holdens quality was so bad in the 70's they built a Kingswood that only had one door on one side & 2 on the other & they didn't relise until it reached the dealership, I've actually heard this a few times but can't see how it would be possable.
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I've heard of a Range Rover that was built as a 4 door on 1 side and a 2 door on the other in the mid'80s. Even saw an alleged photo of it. Scary thing is I belive it!
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Don't forget the myth of the Chevy Impala with the the jet engine bolted too it that went for a blast in the Arizona desert somewhere and was found impaled into a cliff after it ran off the road going too fast to take a corner...:dead:
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