• Nov 13, 2009
Bugatti Veyron of Andy House from Lufkin, Texas - Click above to view video

As we've already reported (stop tipping us on this!), yesterday a Texas man lost control of his Bugatti Veyron and ended up driving into the two-foot shallows of a nearby salt marsh. The driver claimed a kamikaze pelican that flew too low was to blame for the Veyron's bath. The Lufkin Daily News has now identified that driver as Andy House, the owner of Performance Auto Sales in Lufkin.

Perhaps too coincidentally, the company restores wrecked exotics for resale, which makes this whole situation seem like something akin to a mortician offing his own family members to drum up business. Unthinkable, for sure, and we hope it's not the case here as we'd hate to discover later that this Veyron was sacrificed as a publicity stunt.

Apparently a lot of people have been trying to reach Mr. House to discover exactly what happened. We're not sure what the connection is, but the group of interested callers is said to even include California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. We don't think the car has been terminated, but it might be a while before it's back.

*UPDATE: Now with incredible one-in-a-million video footage of the actual crash after the jump – and no, we don't see a pelican, either. However, we do hear explicit language, so this one is NSFW.

*UPDATE 2: Video working again.

[Sources: Lufkin Daily News; YouTube]



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      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Also......Why didn't stop to help??? !!!



      That is crazy....i would have jam on the brakes pulled over ran and help the people out....come guys have some kind of compassion....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am from the Lufkin area. I have driven by this guy's dump of a shop. There's definitely something more to this story. There's no way he would have $1.5m cash on hand, and I can't quite imagine a bank financing that much. Something is very fishy with this dude and this situation.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This looks totally staged to drum up business for the guy. I call BS. This is like the Balloon Boy of Wrecked Exotic stories.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL what an idiot
      • 5 Years Ago
      "That will be mine one day" "I'm pretty sure that's a lambo dude" Hahaha what an idiot. Wants to own one but doesn't know what it is.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've caught video of many super-cars, but nothing like that. Wow. Great job. The Lamborghini comment is sad though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Of course, it's staged for publicity. Unless, of course, you believe it's just a coincidence that a videographer, who just happens to be filming out his window for no apparent reason, just so happens to serendipitously make a Bugatti Veyron the subject of his filming just moments before a spectacular accident.

      Are people that naive?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well now, have you seen the dude in South America(?) taping a Dodge Viper while driving his own car? He just happens to film him, follow him a bit and bam!, the Viper nails a van on the highway.

        Naive has nothing to do with chance.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have to agree with some of the others, I think it is interesting that the YouTube it popped up has almost no videos at all on it, people just happened to be following it, and for some reason it looks like he is driving his $1.6 million dollar car on a old access road next to a highway or freeway instead of on the highway....I am going to bet this comes out that he was upside down in the car and thought he could get some viral effect just like the fake Bugatti Speeding Ticket...if that can get exposure around the world perhaps he can get some TV coverage for his business as well....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Driver must have consulted with the Balloon Boy family before conducting this stunt...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Their company is selling CTS-V's for just under 19k dollars. That can't be right, can it?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not quite. Website claims they have non-salvage vehicles as well. It doesn't quite make sense that they'd have multiple CTS-V's that are all salvage titles. What are the chances of so many car owners crashing that particular car?

        Probably not as unlikely as someone taking his Bugatti for a stroll in the neighborhood lake, but still...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lol at the lambo reference, that's not a lambo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      thats how Chuck Norris washes his car
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