MkII Cortina Owner
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Sober in the Lucky (Newcastle)
This has been my baby for the last 4 years and about 70,000kms. It was a one owner, old boys car, used only for trips up the Hunter Valley. Didn't have a mark on her, and started her life with me covered in Kmart pinstripes, sunvisors and every kind of plastic protector known to man. She was a great old bus, and towed many many many cars over the years. Including one trip from Newcastle to Jindabyne, picked up a Daihatsu Rocky then back to Newcastle. 20hrs driving in 24.
But last saturday night, just after the rain, I was going into Carrington from Industrial Drive when I hit a patch of oil. Lost the rear end, and she headed for the BP Depot. Bounced sideways over a gutter at around 50 kph and managed to avoid hitting a power pole. But she went through the wire fence and demolished a low brick wall with the nose, before spinning around and smacking the rear guard into the fence. I smacked my head into the drivers window and ended up thrown over the centre console. I was lucky that I didn't do any major damage to me, but its not worth the money to rebuild her. So we'll be stripping the running gear and anything of value before sending her off to the crushers.
"Be sure to leave your underpants with someone you can trust"