Sunday, December 30, 2007

High Speed Chase



I thought that I'd end my second year of blogging with a story of a high speed chase that I was in last weekend.

I was innocently driving along the I-17 just south of Flagstaff doing about 70 MPH when this complete idiot overtakes me in a bright yellow Mustang Manta Ray and is driving way to close and clips left front mudguard of my Tahoe.

I start slowing down and pulling off the interstate expecting him to do the same but instead he speeds up and races away. I wasn't having any of that so I floored the accelerator and was soon on his tail.

I took a look at the speedo and it was way off the clock so I'm guessing that I was doing around 140 MPH. I knew nobody would believe me so I reached into the back and fumbled around in my bag and pulled out my camera and took a photo of the speedo. I nearly wiped out doing that stunt.

Anyway, I managed to catch the guy and while we were going around a corner I caught the left rear corner of his car and he spun out and cartwheeled off the road and exploded into a ball of flames.

I slowed back down to my normal sub 5MPH below the speed limit and had a very pleasant journey for the rest of the way.

Remember, if you read it on the Internet, it must be true.

4 comments:

Fat Charlie the Archangel said...

I'm willing to believe that you bumped him off the road at 140 MPH and he died in a giant fireball.

I'm NOT willing to believe that you were driving a Tahoe at 140 MPH and were getting 14.7 miles/gallon.

Guy said...

At 70 MPH I get 99.9 MPG: Average Economy

Chris said...

You left out the part about how you bought an American automobile whose speedometers are known for not working

Guy said...

Ahem... yes... I did leave out that part.

When I took the car into the Chevy garage to complain that it was going too fast I discovered that GMC were not going to charge to replace it even though it was out of warranty period because there were "known issues" with the speedo.