The Supreme Machine!
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Geelong The Home Of Ford Australia.
XA Coupe totaled!
Well on friday the 6th i got the sad news that my grandfather suddenly passed away in nsw (blue mountains) So the following monday night we headed up there in my mums XA coupe to be at the funeral, Also to pick up his very nice FB holden wagon that he left my dad in his will.
The trip went smooth and we stayed there until late afternoon (friday) we headed back to geelong, Me and my mum were driving behind the FB since then and at about 1:00am saturday we were crusing about 100kph when my mum looked in the rear view mirror and seen a woolworths/safeway semi trailer gaining speed behind us at around 130+ kph. He rammed the rear of our car like the idiot did not even see us and came very close to hitting the FB.
My dad looked in the rear mirror after hearing a loud BANG!!, And could not believe his eyes.. The coupe was flying sideways with the wheels smoking heading towards the scrub. Hitting two tree's on the median strip (snapping them clean off) We finally came to a stop hitting a tree front on.. lucky stopping us from heading into the oncoming trucks in the other lane.
After we checked we were both allright my dad ran up and feared the worse becuse it was a huge smash and a lot of smoke . The stupid truck driver was just standing there like if nothing happend! When i hoped out and looked at the writeoff i said He should be ******* ashamed of himself! And guess what he said...... IT'S FIXABLE! That made me sooo angry i kicked the car and i said it's ****** mate!. I was going to punch the fat prick untill my dad told me to carm down.
I then realised my head was bleeding and the amulance arived and took me and my mum to the hospital where i needed 4 stitches on the back of my head and she had a few bruses and cuts from flying glass.
Needless to say the the driver of the truck was charged for wreckless driving.
Thats not the whole story yet, I will update it tommorow and post pics of the poor car, You will not beleve the damage... It's a miracle that we could just walk away from it!
In the garage:
1972 XA Falcon sedan: G.T replica (Copper Bronze) 302c V8,4bbl, Mild cam, High-Tech Headers, Twin system, C10, King super lows, Reset leafs, 14x7 Globe bathurst wheels, Koni ajustable suspension.
Baremetal respray in progress - Copper bronze With Gold pearl, satin blackouts
1960 FB Holden Wagon: (Tha Yella Terra) 192ci 6cyl,4spd, 13x7 Chromies.
NA fairlane ghia 5.0
Last edited by XA_GT_351; 03-21-04 at 10:01 AM.