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.


Anonymous 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 Ellis said...

At 70 MPH I get 99.9 MPG: Average Economy

Anonymous said...

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

Guy Ellis 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.

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