A few months ago, I wrote about the Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering in jeopardy of being cancelled by municipal officials because of “spirited exits” that have had the potential of causing mayhem. Just like that guy on TV in the insurance commercial.
YouTube is chock-full of videos of idiots pulling out of a myriad of car shows and destroying their cars – all in the name of impressing a group of people (who may have walked there or taken the bus) recording the festivities on their phones.
You just have to ask yourself, “What was he thinking?”
Of course, I was once young and stupid, too. But with dumb mistakes come consequences. The consequences are sometimes a hard pill to swallow.
Honestly, I think all of us can sit back and wonder how we have managed to live this long. Thankfully, when I was young, nobody was filming every move of every person.
That said, inexperienced drivers who rev their engines to the limiter and dump the clutch better be prepared for the wheel spin and for the balance to get wishy-washy. Otherwise, you can just chalk it up to “yet another moron with more money than brains.”
If some dummy wants to make a nuisance of himself in public, there are ways to do that without harming the rest of the population. A completely out of control car, leaving a show, is a missile on a public road. How cool will you be when you kill somebody and have to live with yourself in the aftermath?
Here’s the takeaway: If you want your 15 minutes of fame, try to not let it be from doing something hair-brained!
Drive safely, everyone…