Car Lovers Lament Demise of Classic Cars by Distracted Driver

Car Lovers Lament Demise of Classic Cars by Distracted Driver

Thanks to Bill Irwin, of Irwin Computer Consulting, for forwarding this series of pictures.

As the story goes, a classic car show was taking place at a local Mall. The proud owner of a classic Pontiac LeMans arrives early to park his prized possession in a carefully selected spot to best display his pride and joy. Shortly afterwards, the spot beside is secured by the owner of a sweet 1940 Ford convertible with an umblemished leather interior.

Fast forward to the Lexus driven by a woman, who according to reports was more interested in her texting than her driving. Her car mounts the curb, takes out the bushes and T-bones the LeMans with enough force to slam it into the side of the Ford.

Okay classic car fans, grab your Kleenex and check out the images below for the demolition derby created by distracted driving.

Thankfully, it was possessions and not people who were injured…

So, classic car enthusiasts, where do you stand on the issue of distracted driving legislation?

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5 thoughts on “Car Lovers Lament Demise of Classic Cars by Distracted Driver

  1. Toni King

    Anyone who causes an accident because of texting should have their drivers license permanently taken away. If they cause a death, they should go to prison for the rest of their life! For the life of me I don’t understand how anyone can take their eyes off the road for even a second in order to text. Are they sitting on their brains??? What gives?

    1. Karen Bowman Post author

      Hi Toni, thanks for your feedback. It is hard to imagine that people are still choosing to engage in distracted driving when the risks and tragic consequences are so well known. Thanks for your support and keep sharing your thoughts to help curb this risky behaviour. Cheers, Karen

  2. Brent Groth

    Until you struggle to maintain or restore a car like this you have no idea the heartache even one scratch causes one of these family members. It isn’t just a car it’s a pice of the past that can’r be reproduced. No amount of plastic, and electronics, can replace history. For those of you who couldn’t care less, drive your Yugos and Toyota hybrids, maybe there is something in those who say they miss the good old days. Your curse is not ever knowing the true romance through the love of what human hands, and craftsmanship, can create.

    1. Karen Bowman Post author

      Hi Brent, there really is nothing like the old classics when it comes to cars. There are a number of them I covet to this day and only hope I have the privilege of owning one at some point. Cheers, Karen

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