What has your "friend" been up to?

What has your "friend" been up to?

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p4cks

4,598 posts

153 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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my friend got photographed allegedly speeding in a Metro, then the following day in a Golf Diesel and managed to get away with both offences
my friend had his <overinflated> front tyre on his AX GT blow out at 90mph on a 30mph road
my friend was 22 and had a VX220 for 2 months until he encountered a wet roundabout and lack of talent
my friend once sold a Seat Ibiza with a fked gear syncro and when the guy test driving it noticed it was making a clunking noise when going in to 3rd he tutted and asked him to be careful and make sure his foot was fully depressed on the clutch

ensignia

789 posts

189 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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@Breadvan73

He is a close friend and I've considered 'snitching' on him a few times, but he's come out of a messy divorce, lost his house and I just couldn't bring myself to do it even though I know I should bloody well drop him in it!

He's pushing his luck and it'll run out very soon I'm sure of it. What sort of trouble will he be in if he gets stopped by a traffic cop? I've tried to sit him down and explain he'll be in a whole world of trouble if he gets stopped, but he's just not interested as he's been doing it so long.

MikeyBe

123 posts

109 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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My "friend" once went into Evans clothes shop with his wife and asked at the top of his voice "Is this the shop for fat people". His wife didn't speak to him for a month.

hman

7,377 posts

148 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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My friend recently had 3 kids playing chicken on the queens highway, the last kid was so close to the front of his car he had to emergency stop.

Upon coming to a stop my friend exited out of the drivers door and gave chase to the last kid, caught up with him after a 150m dash and gave him a piece of his mind (and a bit of a roughing up), finishing his tirade/rant with "now fk off and get a life". He then calmly returned to his vehicle ( still in the middle of the road engine running door open) and drove away.

It took my friend a full 5 minutes to stop thinking murderous thoughts.

Breadvan73

Original Poster:

36,591 posts

117 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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My "friend" once locked himself inside the common hall of his block and had to be let out by his neighbour. This would have been OK were it not for the facts that my "friend" was accompanied by a 22 year old stripper, and the neighbour was a vicar.

3000GT ANT

347 posts

110 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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My friend, decided when he was 17 and had no driving experience to take his mums car for a ride and didnt know you had to lift the lever up before putting into reverse. He smashed his mums car into his house and was grounded for a month...

Jasandjules

64,223 posts

183 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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My friend accelerated hard down a lovely dirt road, hit a bump and went airborne, the impact shattered the rear suspension of his car.

He has also been pulled for speeding, spoke to the officer and when pulling away, his heart was thumping so hard he managed to wheel spin...... And this was a 30 limit.

My friend has (he knows, he knows) overtaken in the fog.

My friend has burnt through a set of rear tyres in about 2500 miles, which may or may not have been related to a habit of powersliding at 90 degree corners (traffic lights being a favorite) if even slightly damp out and may or may not have been "assisted" by being a volunteer to take people out who were at a club meet and interested in purchasing his type of car...



Dan_1981

14,392 posts

153 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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hora said:
A friend of a friend once drag raced someone at 80mph down Deansgate in Manchester on a very early Sunday morning.

dhead.
I had a "friend" that did that.

Quite often.

And not always in his own car....

so called

7,502 posts

163 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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My friend crashed his TVR because he was in the wrong gear listening to the engine.
He also went through a red light in Canada earlier this month.
And what about the time he had a tow and forgot to put the keys in the ignition.

Oh and last night he started trying to fudge a repair on the damage he found on his rental only to find that it was already reported in the rental agreement papaers.

Breadvan73

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36,591 posts

117 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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When my "friend" first rented a car, he reversed it out of the rental yard, activating lift up spikes which punctured all four tyres. He didn't have to pay for the damage, as he was being directed by a Hertz employee who was an equal or even greater numptie than he.

The Wookie

11,954 posts

182 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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When my friend was 18, he bought an MOT fail Capri off ebay for 42 quid, drove it from Somerset to a lockup in Surrey, stripped it out to save weight, and then a few weeks later attempted to negotiate a hump back bridge at speed in an attempt to become airborne.

First attempt by my mate was successful but unspectacular. Second attempt by my other mate at significantly higher speed was both successful and spectacular. Landing with rusty holes in the strut tops and negotiation of the 90 degree bend directly after was distinctly less successful, although arguably even more spectacular...

The next day involved hoping the copper that put the 'Police Aware' sticker on it didn't return while we they were lifting it out of the ditch. Thankfully the copper didn't return, but unfortunately the farmer who called him out did, demanding not inconsiderable recompense for the Capri sized hole in his fence.

All ended well however. Except for the Capri of course which was completely fked hehe

jbi

12,329 posts

158 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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my friend revs the bks off his brand new fiesta zetec from cold as he can't drive for crap. He doesn't even drive quickly, just leaves the gearbox in a low gear around town... it's infuriating.

I hope he kills the damn thing quickly.

He also kerbed the alloys as he pulled up to give me a lift. Got out, looked at them, shrugged and carried on.

Should have been born female ffs.

Breadvan73

Original Poster:

36,591 posts

117 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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jbi, your friend is not allowed in this thread - see above.

jbi

12,329 posts

158 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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he's only friend I have who drives... i'm not kidding :S

Jasandjules

64,223 posts

183 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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Ah yes, my friend got pulled by three officers who were accusing him of being a burglar because he had his bag on the back shelf of his car (having just been to college). He got somewhat irate by these accusations and was being fairly mouthy to the officers in question using language not befitting of a chap, IYKWIM, and his friends had to drag him backwards out of the way. The officers just got back in their car and pulled away.

Breadvan73

Original Poster:

36,591 posts

117 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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jbi, I am not sure that you have fully grasped what this thread is about.

aidan8888

407 posts

114 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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My friend managed to get his first 3 points within a month of getting his license by pulling a wheelie to impress the local college girls. It was a shame that this involved exceeding the speed limit, past a speed camera, on one wheel.

To top it off it was a rubbish wheelie and they wern't impressed.

jbi

12,329 posts

158 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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Breadvan73 said:
jbi, I am not sure that you have fully grasped what this thread is about.
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havoc

24,813 posts

189 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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TommyBuoy said:
Sunday - reversing out of the garage, too lazy to bolt the door back and the wind caught the door, hitting the car on the rear bumper and leaving a load of paint and scratches behind.
A friend of mind did something very similar driving out of the gates to his house...to add insult to injury, as he put his foot down to try and avoid the swinging gate he forgot to apply extra lock and ran-up the earth bank opposite the driveway, cracking the front bumper!

W00DY

12,200 posts

180 months

Tuesday 24th May 2011
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Just the other day my friend drove one of his cars into another and broke the foglight when trying to jump start it.

He once put a Corsa courtesy car in a ditch.

I'm sure there's been loads more he hasn't told me (he's a bit of a dick tbh).