The heart can be a cruel master. It's a sad fact, but a true one in our experience. And it's fair to say that our experience in matters of the heart as they regard our automobiles is rather shallow when compared with the subject of this ludicrous video.

The car-lover herein has adopted a strategy to protect his car from a rather impressive hailstorm that is as ineffective as it is hilarious. "Swimming" away the projectiles from the top of the car is such an insane idea, in fact, that only the ferocity of the storm keeps us from believing that this wasn't a cynical grab at YouTube stardom. It still may have been, who knows, but the hail-swatting hero didn't come out of the attempt unbruised. Enjoy the madness below.



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      Dan Cunningham
      • 1 Year Ago
      you just don't see that kind of love in this world anymore *tear*
        Alex Dimas
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dan Cunningham
        I logged in for the first time just to give you a thumbs up!
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Donny Hoover
      • 1 Year Ago
      Better headline would have been: "This man loves his car, and is an idiot".
      thestigwins
      • 1 Year Ago
      I remember sitting in a restaurant laughing at peoples car alarms going off due to the hail. I was just taking the last drink of a beer when I remembered my car was out there too. FML
      Steven Tsai
      • 1 Year Ago
      Respect for the guy...but what if the roof gets a big dent from his own weight....?
      A.J.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dude, throw a comforter over the thing. I've done it more than once.
        Karl T
        • 1 Year Ago
        @A.J.
        No kidding. Crap, I always have at least 4 car drying towels in the back of my car at all times. I'd just toss them over it. Heck, even the floor mats can be used.
      CTMechE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dude, grab a blanket next time.
      thedriveatfive
      • 1 Year Ago
      I feel bad for him.
      CadiVetteFerrari
      • 1 Year Ago
      This happened to my Camaro and all I could do was watch from my window at my job. EVERYONE's car in the parking lot got hit, and I'm not kidding, at least baseball-size hail for a good while, perhaps 10 minutes. It felt like hours since I could see my resell value drop considerably. That was a long time ago and I still see some cars in the parking lot with dents. Why bother getting it fixed, they must think? I got the car fixed but it's not the same. I took it to a dealer and they could tell the hood was replaced. Ugh.
      erth
      • 1 Year Ago
      he probably dented the roof with his large body.
      Karl T
      • 1 Year Ago
      What an idiot. It's a CAR. Even a Ferrari 250 GTO can be repaired. Hell, I catch crap for washing my car too often.... (by hand whenever possible) For parking it away from others, even if I have to walk in winter cold.... For talking 'too much' care for it.... But dude, get over it and get a life. First vintage event I ever worked safety for, a Cooper Porsche was stuffed into the wall at our station. Talking to the driver during the remaining session, I commented on how calm he was considering what had just happened. He just chuckled and said words to the effect of 'That's what they were built for. We'll take it back to the shop and fix it. It can all be fixed"
        Kuro Houou
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Karl T
        Yeah but this is cheaper then paying a deductible :) I know I don't want to be out 500 dollars for something like this. I feel his pain :(
      joejoe509
      • 1 Year Ago
      He probably did more damage than the hail by sitting the roof. Lol.
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