Can't say the guys and gals over at TheCarConnection don't have a collective sense of humor. Whereas a few months back the website was looking for the best street names, now they're working up something we can all use -- the best speeding excuses. For its third annual contest to that effect, TCC is offering up a Garmin StreetPilot 2730 with XM NavTraffic and XM Radio capability. Last year's top excuse went like this, if we might be so bold as to borrow it from TCC's site:
"...I was doing 85 in a 55, down a six-lane divided highway. There was little traffic that day, but I really didn't notice. The State Police were following me what seemed like forever. I saw them, but really didn't care. You see, the TRUTH was, the tavern I owned had an apartment above it. One of my tenants had been found dead in his bed. However, when my bartender called me on my cell phone (I was out shopping), she just said, "dropped dead." I had this vision of someone sitting at my barstool just falling over dead. I was VERY upset, and frightened of the repercussions. When the State Police pulled me over, I just screamed... 'I gotta go.... there's a dead guy in my bar!' He checked his records, and sure enough, word had just got out about this man so he let me go! He just said, "Now listen, he's already dead, you can't do anything for him, drive safe."
Come on, Autoblog readers, we're sure you can do better than that. Entries for TCC's contest are due by midnight on August 1, 2006, with winners to be announced on September 1.