• Jan 18, 2007
Mind those parking signs, folks. If you don't, you never know what might happen. In Sydney, a woman watching her brother's Maserati coupe while he's on vacation parked it in front of a construction site, blocking off an area workers needed access to. An ambitious member of the group climbed into a forklift and decided to use it to lift and move the car down the street to where it wouldn't be in the way.
Nice idea, but it all kind of fell apart when the Maser got wobbly on the forks and did a Greg Lougainis onto its roof. Not good. In keeping with the little Olympian theme I started here, the forklift operator apparently made like Carl Lewis and booked. Aussie police say he may face charges (may face charges!?!?!) if that's the case. As for the car's owner, we hope he gets a new ride. Once he gets over the initial horror/shock/fury, he'll have a hell of a story to tell his friends and family over drinks....forever.

Click the image above to go to the original news story and see the full extent of the damage.

Thanks to Mark for the tip!

[Source: NineMSN]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Idiots who park in front of a hydrant get what they deserve!
      http://www.nearlygood.com/pictures/img/idiotscar.jpg
      • 8 Years Ago
      The construction worker who did this deserves everything he gets. It doesn't take a genius to know that lifting a car like that will damage it regardless of whether it flips over or not. This moron probably thought nobody would ever know what happened, but he was in for a shock...LOL
      Jeff
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a total idiot man if he did that to my Maserati i would probably be in jail for beating the crap out of him and they say he may???? face charges...

      If he did that to a judges Maserati he would be in jail so fast his head would spin ...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Just don't park in areas where you're not suppose to park.

      Whether its a forklift or an actual tow truck, your CAR will most likely end up damaged. These types of folks don't give a darn about your car.

      Just the other day, I was downtown and there happened to be some MLK parade. Well, I suppose a lot of folks who probably were parked a few nights or days before (and probably had no chance to leave legitimately) had their cars towed. One after another, all FWD cars because towed on their front wheels. Steering locked? Check. Transmission in P? Probably.

      I don't even want to think about whether they towed any manual FWD cars left in gear...
      • 8 Years Ago
      not quite the smartest move by the construction worker, but shouldn't the woman also be given some sort of ticket or fine? no, i guess the worker can't physically prove it was in the way (since he moved it), but i would think that there would be enough witnesses to validate the location of the car.

      unfortunately, i think the brother was the dullest of them all, as he left his car with his sister without any apparent sort of instruction like, maybe, "don't park in construction areas" or even more likely "don't park my car in the street. find a garage and i'll pay you for all garage fees when i return."
      • 8 Years Ago
      18/01/2007 [MODENA]: Famous Italian automaker Maserati today announced an addition to its Quattroporte line of fine automobiles, the "Tetto Schiacciato".

      Inspired by such architectural wonders as the Roman Colosseum, Vancouver's BC Place, and Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport, the Tetto Schiacciato displays a roofline that can only be described as "abbreviated." Italian motoring journalist Claudia Peroni exclaimed "magnifico!" when he saw the sleek aerodynamic shape. The BBC's Jeremey Clarkson however did not share Peroni's enthusiasm, "I doubt even Hammster could fit inside that thing, I don't stand a chance. It is a looker though... I want one."



      --chuck

      • 8 Years Ago
      That's nothing....my favorite is what the fire department does to vehicles illegally parked in front of hydrants when they need to access them for a fire. I love when they brake the windows out to get the hose routed through. Makes me want to be a firefighter.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Its safe to say the Construction worker does not have a job anymore.
      • 8 Years Ago
      he should have just called the Police to move it. he had no right touching the car at all.

      what a stupid moron, i bet you he did it on purpose. guys like him give society a bad rap.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Anyone want to talk odds about this guy finding out about his car over the internet while on vacation?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Firstly what was the woman doing parking in a construction zone...for 2 days? Although I wouldnt be surprised if there were no signs indicating that that part of the street needed to be clear. The local residents were reporting that the workers have moved several cars recently. If they tried to move my car I would be majorly pissed. No doubt there would be damage! Idiots.

      The construction workers should be charged because only the council or emergency services have the power to move cars.

      I agree with a revious poster. I would want my Maserati to be parked under cover.