• Aug 1, 2007
You have a hot car. Your wallet is fat and you go places where self-parking is generally a foreign concept. When you have a Lamborghini Gallardo, the valet you toss the keys to will probably move it around six inches and leave it out front as eye candy for other arrivals. The risk, of course, is that said valet is an idiot who thinks Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a documentary and respects neither you nor your car.
That appears to be the mentality of "skory15," a valet and poster at LS1GTO.com who bragged about how he took someone's Gallardo out for a joyride without permission. You see, he had to, because it had been parked in front of his valet stand all day, "taunting him." A short time after he had done so, the owner came out, felt the engine cover, and confronted him. "Skory" lied about what he had done (he said he only "took it to the lot and back"), and the unwitting owner thanked him for being "honest." "Skory" then gave him free valet parking for the evening, thinking that made him some kind of hero.

More after the jump. Thanks to those who sent tips.

[Source: LS1GTO.com]

This is where the Internet gets fun. The posters at LS1GTO.com are car lovers, and they immediately started hammering this fool, who actually had the audacity to defend himself, rationalizing his actions by saying, "if you leave a freakin lamborghini with 2 kids (20 yrs old) running Valet then you have to expect them to drive it cuz thats what we are being payed to do.. and he showed me how to drive it and what to do and what not to do...so whateva..and i just took it around the block."

God, what a moron. It's not rocket science: respect other people's belongings. Always. And from the looks of things, he's now in danger of being on the receiving end of of some electronic frontier justice. You see, the genius noted in his post that he works in Charlotte, and the LS1GTO community got to Googling in the hopes of figuring out where he works so they can inform his boss and get him canned. Read the whole thread here.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      The fool deserves punishment.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was a valet for a month at a hotel back in '99, most of the cars weren't much to look at, but once I got to park an SLK. Back then it was fairly new so I parked it by itself, but I had never seen the folding hard-top in action so I put it down, but only half way then I changed my mind and put it back up. That's the only thing I ever did, but if I was that kid and the guy was a regular I would try to get on his good side, then maybe he'd let him drive it for real.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I drive a turbo Legacy wagon with a 5spd and I wouldn't want some mouth-breathing valet worm abuse it. I certainly wouldn't be okay with giving one the keys to high-dollar car. I've stayed in downtown hotels with valet-only garages a couple of times and it's always made me very uncomfortable to give up the keys. This article and the commenter posting about an overrevved M3 will just make that feeling worse.
      • 7 Years Ago
      During college I helped a friend out who did this to pay for school. Quite frankly most of the customers were dicks. We had a dirt lot and a paved lot and of course the paved was more expensive. People would roll up in sweet new rides, want the cheap lot and tell you not to get it dirty. That's not gonna happen in FL during the summer. We may have aimed for puddles with those people but we NEVER took it off the property and never drove it longer than it took to park it.

      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I once had a valet steal my radar detector.

      Now, I'll just park around the block and walk. What I really want is a valet key that automatically puts the car in "valet mode" (kinda like a Cobb AccessPort can do to a WRX, but automatic based on the key).
      • 7 Years Ago
      ya i think i would have beat the kid... thats just not cool. i work in an tire shop and have taken a few cars out on the stretch of road behind our shop for a quick joy ride (we often do this to diagnose tire problems, etc). ive smartened up though. i havent done that in years. ive realized now that its not worth it to do stuff like that anymore.

      worst time in a was in a bimmer when i was pulling it out of the shop with the customer watching. i had just done an oil change on it and him and his wife were just outside the door waiting for me. i started it up and the revs climbed WAYYY up. He was pissed at first, you could tell... problem was the pedals are really close together and i have really wide feet. told him this out of the drivers window on my way out. i stepped out and all he did was look down at my feet and say "holy shit! you were right!"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Friggin' GTO owners.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I was joking anyway--I've got an '06 GTO myself :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      why would you f**k with someone who can afford a gallardo? he could probably hire a guy to knee cap the valet punk just for kicks...
      • 7 Years Ago
      aNY ONE GOT THE LINK TO THE STANG MECHANIC THAT DID THIS BRAGGED ABOUT IT ON A FORUM, THAT WAS READ BY THE CHICK THAT OWNED THE CAR?
      • 7 Years Ago
      My friend recently had a valet over rev his M3. Unfortunately for my friend the problem did not present itself till almost 20 miles later. With no receipt due to the cash exchange it was his word against theirs. And they are not going to pay for the $9000 damage.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Let's keep and eye on the metro section of the charlotte newspaper. I bet this story hits in a few days.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Friends don't let friends park valet. Street/self parking is much safer.

      It helps living in a large city where nearly everyone that frequents the restaurant drives a nice car.
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