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Low water crossings (as they are called here) are fairly common on dirt roads in rural hilly areas. I've crossed many of them over the years in trucks, but the trick is to slow down. These folks are going a bit too fast.

Edit: Was pretty easy to find the spot too: https://goo.gl/maps/zFmFK5iU7P4SPDP37
I was going to ask what the point of gunning it into the water might be. Rip off as many plastic body panels as you can? :dunno:
 

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I was going to ask what the point of gunning it into the water might be. Rip off as many plastic body panels as you can? :dunno:

Maybe they think if they get a run at and push the water away, it won't flood the engine? No idea, but it seemed to really like blue BMWs.
 

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^It is the color that the water desires to be, instead of mud-brown. So it keeps blue cars there hoping to reflect their colour and become more like them.

Poetry has the power to hydrolock engines.
 

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It's very tempting, it's just around the corner from Sherwood Forest, where I used to go to and watch people throw old Escorts and such around. Not sure I trust the bobtail on long drives though as I've never actually done any. :p
Videomeet material, both of these (reliability test and splashing on that stream).
 

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9yr old crashed on the way to the beach!!!!!!!!!




 

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@NecroJoe , is this a common thing in Wisconsin? lol

Down the road from my home growing up, there was a farm where the barn and milking was on one side of the road, and their pasture was on the other side, about 1/4 of a mile down. There wouldn't be any road-blockage signage or anything, you'd just come up to the herd of cows, stop, and wait while the farmer slowly walked along side them, usually gently just thwapping them on the haunches to keep them going in the general right direction until they passed. Every so often, you'd get an impatient driver that would try to slowly drive through the herd. Usually this would just get the cow's attention, and surround the car, delaying them even longer than if they had just waited for the cows to pass.

This, though...this is hilarious.
 

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This is a problem at the dragstrip. We are just off the highway. People stop and block our gate all the time. Open, closed, whatever, they don't care. We've placed signs that say not to block the gate, but they don't read or care. Next one that refuses to move, I'll go get the tractor and give them a chance to move, before I move it for them.
 

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This is a problem at the dragstrip. We are just off the highway. People stop and block our gate all the time. Open, closed, whatever, they don't care. We've placed signs that say not to block the gate, but they don't read or care. Next one that refuses to move, I'll go get the tractor and give them a chance to move, before I move it for them.
Always thought Go-jacks would be perfect for this. Can park the car, drivers side, 1mm away from a wall.
 

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This is a problem at the dragstrip. We are just off the highway. People stop and block our gate all the time. Open, closed, whatever, they don't care. We've placed signs that say not to block the gate, but they don't read or care. Next one that refuses to move, I'll go get the tractor and give them a chance to move, before I move it for them.
If your track accepts all liability for removing the vehicle/has an understanding with the Sherriff, I would come run the forklift during events for free.
Can you schedule a Monster Truck rally? I would just relocate the offending vehicles to the "impound" on the track.
 

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This is a problem at the dragstrip. We are just off the highway. People stop and block our gate all the time. Open, closed, whatever, they don't care. We've placed signs that say not to block the gate, but they don't read or care. Next one that refuses to move, I'll go get the tractor and give them a chance to move, before I move it for them.


Have them charged with trespassing and the car impounded.
 

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Plucking vehicles off the ground with a big helicopter is so much fun in GTA or Just Cause, I can’t imagine it would be much less fun in real life. People can fight if their car is being towed but not so much when it’s flying through the air.

Alternatively, do you have a pool of industrial waste you could dump the cars in?
 
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Just the way he consistently stopped beyond the stop line should have gotten him a ticket.
 
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