A video has been doing the rounds on the web showing an AA recovery van towing a BMW out of a car park in Heathrow Airport. The car park was fitted with automatic bollards and either AA driver thought he could get through in time or it didn't occur to him that you can't drive two vehicles through.
The woman in the BMW was an employee of British Airways and had to climb out of the vehicle that had got stuck at 45-degrees. [via]
Two brothers steal a car and flee police. The car drives down the wrong way down a freeway and hits another car head on killing both brothers. It turned out that the car they hit was also stolen! News story.
This 5 level multi-storey car park, which The Sunday Times believes belongs to Hong Kong businessman Sham Kar-wai, contains well in excess of £4.4 million worth of cars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and a Mini Cooper S. Notice that quite a few number plates contain the number 8 - a lucky number in China.
The Sunday Times has posted an image showing the cars on each level along with list prices.
This Ferrari 456 Venice Station Wagon is an extremely rare car built especially for the royal family of the Sultanate of Brunei. Featuring four doors, a proper backseat, a hatchback, and a 20 cm longer wheelbase, it is similar in size to a BMW 5 series estate car. More photos here. [via]
It's been almost a year since rally driver Colin McRae died in a helicopter crash and to honour him, approximately 1100 Subaru cars gathered in front of Colin’s residence in Scotland on Saturday August 30.
The convoy, that stretched 30 miles drove for nine hours (300 miles) to Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, with thousands of fans cheering along the way. “Literally every bridge had people waving and cheering us along with many hanging the Saltire from the railings.” said Grant Hendry, who led the McRae Gathering convoy. “It turned what was an already memorable event into a truly amazing and emotional occasion.”
After that, on Sunday morning, the 1086 Subaru’s, led by Colin McRae’s original 1996 Impreza rally car syncronized and formed a sign almost half a mile long that spelled out COLIN MCRAE along with the Scottish flag. The event, besides raising nearly £40,000 for the McRae charities, broke two Guiness World Records, one for the largest sign made out of cars and the second for the largest parade of cars.