- Apr 11, 2011
Video: How not to tow a Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette tow fail – Click above to watch the video after the jump
Remember the driver of that snowplow in Brooklyn that absolutely destroyed a parked Ford Explorer? Looks like he was fired by the City of New York, only to find gainful employment in Chicago. Either that, or he's got relatives working for the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Apparently the owner of this C5 Chevrolet Corvette managed to crash or disable it early on a Friday morning last month despite what appears to be favorable road conditions. That part we know little about. What we can see is what happened after.
In the video after the jump, you'll see a big-rig tow truck come to the Corvette's aid, but it ends up causing more damage than the original crash did in the first place. Apparently without a flatbed available, the tow truck driver tried several times to lift the Vette up by its rear axle using a claw, shredding the fiberglass bodywork in the process. But as if that weren't enough to put the "car" in carnage, the operator apparently didn't even get the claw hooked in properly. Compounding matters is that the Corvette may have had a damaged (or missing) right-front wheel. The end result is that the bodged Bowtie gets dragged down the highway sideways like a toddler pulling a stuffed animal around by its tail.
Follow the jump to watch the teeth gnashing footage, but be warned: it's not for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach when it comes to Kentucky's finest.
[Source: YouTube via Tampa Bay Examiner]