• Dec 17, 2009
Valets burning all kinds of rubber -- Click above to watch video

We suppose we should thank some of the less savvy lunkheads out there for their egos – if they didn't post videos of their antics, they might not be caught. A few valets in the employ of Atlanta-based AAA Valet, working at the St. Louis Hyatt hotel, used patrons cars for serious burnout sessions in an underground garage. Nothing was spared – Civics, SUVs, Porsches, Acuras; it appears that if it could be driven, they would find a way to eat up its tires.

The clincher: the digital displays of drifting doom ended up on YouTube under the profile of "Valet Underground". Someone blew the whistle, and now AAA valet doesn't service the Hyatt hotel anymore. Not surprisingly, the videos are gone – we just hope their licenses have met the same fate. Follow the jump to check out the action. Hat tip to Luke!

[Source: Fox2 Now]


Valets Thrash Cars, Post Videos


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      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a miracle they wrap some of them around the support pillars. Pretty stupid overall, but they get ten points for repeatedly going back to the Grand Marquis, for thematic element.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Reminds me of Ferris Bueller's Day Off...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Disgusting behavior.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Holy F... I'm completely floored.. They didn't just cross the line, they pole vaulted over it..


      GIAC could sell a million ECU flashes with "valet" mode by simply playing this video.


      • 5 Years Ago
      This is what happens when you call the first name listed in the phone book.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey when you're 30 and making $7/hr to park cars you have to have a little fun right?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @anthonypbhs

        how about changing trends?
        i don't see the fun in burning tires.
        it smells bad.

        • 5 Years Ago
        No.
        • 5 Years Ago
        How about having a little respect for other people's property instead? Have fun off the clock.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have no idea what I would end up doing if they did this to any one of my cars. Let's just say that people might wind up seriously injured, and I'd probably be in jail.

      This is the reason why I never use valet service....ever.
        • 5 Years Ago
        LaserRed38,

        If you think that was skill, you clearly do not know how to drive. If I had to guess, you're probably the type of person who thinks pulling the e-brake of their 95 Civic and sliding 10 feet is "badass."
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's not necessarily "just plain laziness". Say you are going to an event in a city, a wedding for example, the catering place might well have valet parking and there is no other option about where to park. Or, in the some of the parking garages I'm familiar with in Manhattan, they take your car and drive it into their vehicle elevator and bring it up to whatever floor they park it on. You don't have a choice in the matter, short of not parking your car. They aren't about to let you take your car up there yourself.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If the only parking option is valet, I am taking the bus. Seriously. It is NOT an option for me under any circumstances.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yea, I'll be damned if I ever valet park my car. There is no reason or excuse to, it's just plain lazyness.
        • 5 Years Ago
        At some hotels, you have no choice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess I'm different than the majority of car owners, I would think most people on here are. But I think I would notice my severely abused tires after something like this and cry foul. I'm always checking my tires for wear patterns, defects, etc. Dunno maybe that is just me, but I'm surprised no one would have noticed it...
        • 5 Years Ago
        JayP,

        A lot of times, the person who hands the keys to the valet will never see the garage, not to mention the smell would be gone by the time the car's given back.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I worked as a valet for 3 years in college. While we never did anything this bad, we did drive the cars quicker than we should have, most often just to rush down for the next tip.

        Put yourself in a valet's shoes-- you're paid $7.50/hr and you're never going to see these people again. You're either bored or wanting to make as much money as you can in tips. The best tips come from satisfied customers but two $3 tips are more than one $5 tip. That means taking every minivan, BMW 318 and Gold-Plated Porsche unsafely fast. Probably faster if that boredom kicks in.

        Valet is just a bad idea. Period. In LA, where I live, if you plan on going to any fancy restaurants, they all have valet only. Try getting your date to walk six blocks in heels with you because you don't want to use the $2 valet place. I just make sure to use the restaurants where they park the cars in sight. I feel like if I can see the guys getting the cars out of their lot across the street, they're less likely to take my RWD Baby sliding out of the driveway.

        Just remember, no matter what the job is, most people are untrustworthy yahoos.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not to mention all the shredded rubber in the wheel wells. Reminds me of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Right- the smell of burning rubber, squealing from the garage, long black marks on the concrete, melted rubber in the fender wells, etc wouldn't be much of a hint I guess.

        Just drive it home in reverse.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Worst part is, I bet they didnt try to put the seats back to where the owner sets them...so rude!
      • 5 Years Ago
      @88monty -- Unless the tires were brand-new when you arrived, I don't think you would notice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      and this is why i avoid valets like the plague...
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