Veteran Ford Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Re: Little brothers....don't ya love 'em?
A bit over a year ago, we went out to my mate's paddock for the weekend, 4 of us. 2 of the guys hit the turps and called it a night, the guy who owns the Lantra and I stayed up for a bit of fun (come on, a 5 speed manual and a paddock, it's asking for it!).
Handbrake turns, doughies, the lot. The thing got a WORKOUT. Bouncing off the rev limiter pretty much non-stop. The only incidents being me nearly cleaning up a tree coming out of a handbrake turn, my mate nearly taking out a fence.
For some reason my mate decided to drop the clutch at 4500 RPM in reverse. It was alright fun, launching it off, spinning it, clutch in, first, take off. Until my mate mis-judged the creek bed.
We tried for about 2 hours to get it out, gave up around 4am and got it towed out the next morning. Only broke the number plate surround, not a bad effort!
Ahhhh the young and the stupid lol, scary at the time, I laugh now.
Incidently, about 5 months later the car CRAPPED itself. Timing belt gave up, pistons went straight into valves.