- Jun 14, 2007
VIDEO: RX-7 owner loses all four wheels
Hey, look at me, I'm a TuFF-GuY©! I know! Let's abuse our cars and call it a "sport!" So, drifting was kind of fun when we were 16 and called it "donuts," at least until we learned how much a set of tires cost (and universal joints shortly thereafter). The owner of this 3rd-generation RX-7 perpetrates a horror on one of our favorite cars by being in a big hurry to show off. Apparently, his mind was so addled by the opportunity to create acrid smoke that he forgot one little detail. Off he goes, ready to be impressive, and then the wheels come off his little dream cruise. Literally. All the lugnuts, sitting in the paddock. Whoops. Bet it was a quiet ride back home, perhaps with a few new squeaks and rattles from below.
Uh, yeah, so it was at an SCCA autocross event, not a drifting event, where all four wheels on this RX-7 fell off. Our blogger Dan, meanwhile, has been charged with a BWI – Blogging While Intoxicated. He gets belligerent towards examples of induced oversteer when he's on the sauce - Ed.
Thanks for the tip, Jaymez!
Video after the jump.