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Driving over the curb was an accident. At the time it was raining so hard that I couldn't even see the front fascia, much less anything further beyond.

This all happened one week ago today, in the middle of those storms that rolled across Georgia. I was driving Jim Franklin down to SEDOC to get his car from Sean Mullins. At one point on I-85 I thought my trailing arm bolts had broken. The whole rear end of the car was shimmying incredibly. I told Jim that the wind was kicking our butts. He nonchalantly replied "that's because there's a tornado over there." I looked over and sure enough, a couple of yards away was an honest to goodness tornado -- the first one I've ever seen in person! 

A little while later, as soon as we pulled off the interstate, the bottom fell out. It was raining so hard that when we got out of the car (after driving over the curb), water was running OVER our shoes. A big burly truck driver ran past us yelling "run, tornado!" The manager of the gas station herded us all into a back room. Fortunately I was parked under the gas pump awning when the hail came. 

This isn't the first time I've driven my little silver car through tornadoes. Last year Louie Golden and I drove home from DMA's Spring Fling through the storms that made tornadoes in Virginia. Didn't see one myself, but the rain and wind were incredible.

Some DeLorean owners are so fastidious about their cars that they won't even drive them in the rain. I can't seem to find sunshine....

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, aod80@... wrote:
> Bill, you certainly have a weird way of expressing your love of your "little silver car."  
> Adrian Dunker
> 10674
>  > Don't get me wrong -- I love my little silver car to death. I drive it 
> > everywhere, including through tornadoes and hail and over curbs. But it truly is 
> > an overpriced plastic POS.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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