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A horrific crash at the Willow Springs Raceway in California was all captured on camera when enthusiast Peter Tryce lost control of his Cobra while driving at 130 MPH. Amazingly Tryce survived and was not seriously injured.

In the video, Tryce recounts his thoughts leading up to and during the accident.

"What was that? Something didn't feel right. The car just got real loose for a second, then seemed OK," he explains.

"Then, with no warning, the car veers hard right, just before the Brake Zone on the fastest part of the track. Something breaks in the front suspension or steering. At 130+ miles it's time to start praying. And I did."

As the car comes to a rest, Tryce recounts the one thought going through his mind: " I am thanking God that I am alive right now."

The crash left a trail of debris 500 feet long and utterly destroyed the car.



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      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      Crashes are what happens when you mate a high performance engine into a kit car with Mustang II suspension parts and push it over 100 MPH. Guy's very lucky he's not breathing through a tube or worse.
      Brian Workman
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car should not have crashed! Something broke in the steering & or suspension!?
      • 3 Years Ago
      In a wreck like that...Luck has nothing to do with it.That man was blessed by GOD and he knew it.
      mattrfly
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow! Now THATS a Camera!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mattrfly
        thats what i said!
      bigmoe cobra
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow it must have been a factory five bulid strong
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bigmoe cobra
        no that would be an original cobra. Aluminum body not fiberglass.
          hemiwins
          • 3 Years Ago
          It was a glass body . Something broke on one end or the other , and he tried to save it .
        bobrav
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bigmoe cobra
        One less crappy kit car.
      calarican
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fake Lego Car
      • 3 Years Ago
      Giddyup LiL' 409
      Nobody Nose
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's see a Gubment Motors Chevy Volt take that kind of punishment, save its driver AND come out of it looking relatively pretty unscathed. Not gonna happen.
        Mike Bobinis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nobody Nose
        You win the award for Least Relevant Post ever...lol
        Fredo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nobody Nose
        Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
      • 3 Years Ago
      money does not make one a good driver.
      soccerbob1152
      • 3 Years Ago
      indeed you are lucky!
      T Rock
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thank god he is OK, thats why roll bars and other safety equipment is required- it saved his life. Too bad about the cobra tho
      • 3 Years Ago
      Noticed several comments that the A/C 427 Cobra was not the "baddest." Well, how about the fastest street car ever made from zero to 100mph to zero? If that's not bad, then what do you call bad? I just ran across an article on that subject. Even today, the only streetable car in the world to match the Cobra's zero-100 mph-zero time under 10 secs is the Bugatti Veyron which currently sells for UKP880,000 -- that's about US$1.4 million. Also, how many of these Monday-morning quarterbacks have ever seen an original A/C 427 Cobra, much less driven one or even ridden in one? I met a Japanese guy (mayor of Yamanakako, Japan) who owns an auto museum. He and his brother each own original Cobras. The mayor was so happy with my fluency in Japanese that he let me drive his Cobra. I suggest you drive one first and then come back here and tell us it's not "bad."
        jragga
        • 3 Years Ago
        Haha, and yeah it's like 400+ horsepower on about 2000 lbs... The Bugatti is so fast it would be hard to keep up with visually... Quad Turbo... About the same as riding in the Space Shuttle at launch...
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