At 615am crossing the Victorian border into the CAN River, it happened.
Blind corner, doing 100kph.
1 adult wombat versus a GTP with fibreglass front end.
It could never end in happiness.
No posts on the side of the road were hurt during the writting of this story. My appologies to the ACT subbranch of the FPV-Tickford Club of NSW as I probably will not be able to make the next meeting.
The amazing part of this story.... While the cosmetic damage was huge, the structural damage is zero. I did not even do a wheel alignment even though I hit a wombat with my left wheel at 100kph! What a car!!
I would like to add a comment about no wombats being injured in this story, unfortunately, that would be a lie. We removed him from the road (so noone else would hit him) and I believe he was already dead as he was lying on the road already. Must have been a truck as there was no other car or car parts around at the time.
Car goes into AAMI tomorrow morning and I will post damage report when known.
Rest in piece.
Scotty and GTP-0285
Mercury Silver GT-P, Leather, Sat Nav, DVD Entertain.
EL 4.0 Ash Grey Fairmont (Wifey car) (NF 5.0 Blue Fairlane to replace)
XW 351 GT Phase 2 Yellow Glow Replica (Project Car)
Sorry to hear that mate, did I mention the safety features of the GT-P when I sold it to you? no point now that you have put them to the test! I hope it's back on the road soon, and my experience with AAMI lately would suggest that all will be well.
Don't bother running...
....you'll only die tired!
I just missed a wombat in my Pursuit - actually side swiped him so I guess he got a sore behind from it because after pulling up a fair way down the road I went back to look for him and no wombat. I knew where he was because I followed my grass mowing track back to where I left the road (this was in the days where Brembo brakes on a ute were intermittent).
I've hit a wombat in a truck and it hit so hard it threw me up into the seatbelt locker. They're like boulders! The only saving grace for you was that it had probably been hit before and 'softened up'. I've seen a car after a fresh hit and there's no way you drive away.
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes 'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006. 'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
after not getting anymore acting roles since " a country practice " maybe the wombat just thought he would end it all
fpv pursuit no 255 lightning strike with leather,prem sound and no stripes, thanks to my wife mrs forte au2 . winner of the LONGEST DISTANCE TRAVELLED award all ford day albury-wodonga 2004 and maybe 2005 " my name is marcos ambrose i'm talented and i'm fast i'm here to claim victory i won't be coming last i'm am the devil racer and i am #1 so buckle up and brace yourself cause there's plenty more to come"
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