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The Supreme Machine!
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
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!
 

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Thats [email protected]$$ed you should have grabbed the fat prick and banged his head in every panel. The main thing is you and your mum are alive and well. thats the problem with these F*ck heads they drive to fast and dont give a shit about anyone else. the best thing to do is move outta there way. i had a truck sit up my ass so close doin 110 that if i had to brake in a emergeny ill be flat as a pancake. which coupe is this, is it your dads one.
 

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The Supreme Machine!
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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
It's my mums coupe which we (me and my dad) built for her from the ground up from a bodyshell.

And if it was my XA sedan i would of killed him!

And becuse of the stupid trucky's handy work, I missed the all ford day in geelong!


Here it is day's before the crash:



 

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Lord of the RC
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That was a mint looking car

Sorry to hear about that, and your granfather.

Damn truck drivers... how the hell can you not see a car infront of you, should have decked the effin wanker..

Chris
 

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The Supreme Machine!
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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
You mean two cars! He was definitely on somthing if he could not see that.. The car nerly hit the priceless FB holden wagon thats been handed down to my father.

I will post pics tommorow.
 

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Shit dude that sucks...
I hope things start picking up for you soon.
 

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Ouch - lucky you and your mum are okay. Sorry to hear about the coupe... Did they charge the truck driver??
 

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Sorry to hear about your Grandfather & The Car.

I guess things like this come in 3.

First it was this accident, then it was those poor buggers that got killed in the van that got hit from behind by that hyundai on the freeway to melbourne sunday morning.
I wonder what is next???
 

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Sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather and the XA mate. It is a good thing that no one was seriously injured. Although the actions of the truck driver would've pushed me off the edge. I copped the same treatment when my XW was written off... stupid stupid people. I hope it all works out for you mate.

Cheers
Jim
 

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Mulberry Rain
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I always thought my fear of speeding trucks came from that old steven spielberg movie "duel" with the truck chasing that guy...now I know it was a genuine fear...

And of all things... an XA Coupe :(

Good to hear everyone is alright though...all things considered.

Running into coupes should be punishable by death.. esp by truck d**kheads
 

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Sorry to hear the news about your Grandfather.

While its a great loss that a great example of an XA was destroyed, it was probably better it was destroyed than say an Hyundai Excel, if it had have been, you probably wouldn't be here talking about it if you know what I mean.
 

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hope youve got some insurance.....maybe they can get you another XA, but i doubt it. sorry to hear that theres still di^#heads in trucks and that you took the brunt of it.
where theres a bad theres always something that turns out good.
 

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XA_GT_351, im` lost for words, good your all ok, sorry to hear about your loss.
 

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lost for words mate... looks like your grandfather was looking after yas during the crash... sorry to hear mate, cheers, shan.
 

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Glad you are alright XA...that bloody truckie deserves to be strung up by his balls though. Lucky they are bloody strong cars!
 

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The Supreme Machine!
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Discussion Starter #19 (Edited)
Thanks for the comments guys..

Yes they are a very strong car..I do not know what the consequences would be if we were in a smaller/newer car..

Here are the pics: As you can see we were very lucky to walk away from this mess.




Buckled roof.

Flared guards,bonnet bent.

tow truck driver trying to get the boot open.

Smashed front

Note: truck bullbar indentations on the rear.

Bent 1/4 panel, Bumper pushed into the bodywork.

The fueltank was full of high octane fuel,Thank god it never went up.



Look at the twisted subframe!!!

My oldman, 2nd try of opening the boot.



Original burnt orange paint exposed.






Sorry about the quality of the pics i had to use a disposable camera.
 

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I see what you mean by a write off.... Is the truck driver insured??
 
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