• Dec 22nd 2006 at 2:27PM
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Going hand-in-hand with the wrecked Maybach we found, here is one of the most appalling thing we've ever seen. This is a great example of what not to do to any car. Romanian soccer team owner and billionaire Gheorge Becali managed to rack up the ne plus ultra of Mercedes at least four times. Out came the crowbars, away went pieces of the doorskin. We wept openly. The Maybach may not be a looker, but it certainly doesn't deserve this type of sadism.
Thanks to tipster maddan.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      First of all, Gale, you are a complete idiot when it comes to other nations. You know nothing about Russia, or Romania, such as that these are two COMPLETELY different countries and were NEVER a part of the same country.

      Also, most of people in Russia are quite prosperous these days. I know, I visited Russia last September.

      Thirdly (and finally to the point of this video), I think it's very cool. There is a strong feeling of Boratish absurdity in here! (Now recall that faux-Kazakhstan hometown of Borat was actually filmed in Romania).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dynamite story. "Billionaire messes up his very expensive, not that interesting, and admittedly ugly car, and he doesn't even seem to care. Waaaaah! Oh the humanity!"

      No offense but it really comes of as sycophantic and weird to care so much about a car that's only distinguishing feature is its price tag.
      • 8 Years Ago
      WELL, those decades of Soviet rule did not help the Rumanians to bring out the classiest part of their culture.
      To those who do not "get" what he is doing: he is showing the world that he is so rich, that he can treat a Maybach like an old tractor, and it does not matter. Perhaps Vulgaria would be a better name for his world.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And to think there are people starving in this world :(
      • 8 Years Ago
      If it weren't for Romania there wouldn't be any Caesar Salad. Must have Romaine lettuce for that, right?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Andy (reply 17), most people in the US are a typical product of this country's permanent news bias, which has always been critical and hateful of Russia and Russian people. You can count on the US being anti-Russian and pro-Israel - those two things never change.

      Believe you me, I have been to Russia many times, and not only to Moscow and St Peterburg. People live quite happily everywhere, although it's true that those 2 cities are particularly wealthy.

      Also, in the Russian system of values intellectual and spiritual satisfaction play a much higher role than here in the US. People attend theaters and read books much more. The pension system and free healthcare, and frequently free education, allow people to enjoy lives much more. I have never in the past 4-5 years seen a street bum in Russia (although I saw some - not many - during the comparatively dreadful Yeltsin years in the 1990's)
      • 8 Years Ago

      I'd be just as frantic to fix my Maybach knowing it was either take a crow bar to it or take the donkey cart to work.
      • 8 Years Ago
      RE: 11. Keano, Coming from you, that's a compliment (yeah, I'm Romanian also).
      • 8 Years Ago
      There were no russian troops in Romania. Only many KGB spies/rats in the governement. Still are. The rest is preety much as you describe it. Well, is hard to put 50 years of history in one phrase :).

      And about the moron , Gigi Becali. That sheppard is a disgrace for human kind.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Do you see why we can't have nice things?
      • 8 Years Ago
      If he was so rich, he would be able to afford more than one car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I watched my old boss "repair" his Ferrari 250 SWB with a 2x4 after an incident at a vintage race. He had no trouble doing this, and explained that the only thing worth 1.5 million was the VIN number. Besides, how else would he drive it home?

      My father had to look away.
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