Let’s face it. Most of us here are enthusiasts. Most of us here have driven enthusiastically at least once if not on a regular basis. And when one does that, one can sometimes… do things that make one look foolish.
This is a confessional thread. A place to air that dirty linen. It is not a thread for competing on how epic a KANSEI DORIFTO you did in your fake street racer car while putting two wheels in the gutter while racing a tuned R34. This is for catharsis, for the fuck ups, for when you made a complete pillock out of yourself and people knew and you knew people knew and it felt bad. It can be anything from near-misses, looking dumb, to outright “oh shit, well, I binned that, time to write it off.” The only condition is that it has to be your fuck-up.
Also, it should go without saying, don’t share so much that somebody investigating any insurance claims can trace you down and go hey I heard you said this and make your life difficult.
An example then:
Car: Honda Civic 9th Gen Hatch (Peapod)
The Dickbaggery: Peapod may have a slushbox with the most anaemic VTEC engine Honda ever produced, but it’s still dynamically ok. So I like to pull J turns in it. This one time I was parked on a grassy plain with some campers around, admiring all the blue-green algae blossoming all over the Murray Darling. I thought it’d be funny if I showed my brother a J-turn while leaving, so I put the car in reverse and floored it. Then I swung the car around.
What I forgot was that the ESC was still on and Peapod certainly did not anticipate this level of intentional dickbaggery, so it did the only sensible thing it could think to do: it shut down.
I was thus left with a stalled car that refused to move until I had reflected upon my actions being stared at by a bunch of campers with my brother laughing at my shame.
over to you