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Massive Japanese crash- 8 Ferraris, Skyline, Lambo

Massive Japanese crash claims eight Ferraris, three Benzes, and a Lamborghini

Article said no serious injuries but the cars were destroyed. Hope it was nobody from here if it had to be anybody.
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What a mess.

Interesting wing on the back of the 360.

So much for keeping a safe distance between cars
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At least nobody was hurt, but there were some beautiful cars lost.....
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Yikes ... hopefully a few guys missed the mess.

I know a few guys that no longer participate on the local Ferrari runs due to some people following too close and rocks being kicked up on windshields etc.
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not good. Always sobering to see such reports. Thankfully nobody seriously injured.

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The white 512 that went under the guardrail is pretty scary too. A little more forward momentum into the guardrail could have turned into a tragic decapitation. Whoever was driving that car really dodged a bullet.

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Unfortunate. Location was southern Japan. The news said it happened in the morning, and I assume that it was early. Temperatures get near or at freezing there in early hours and could have been one factor.

Interesting that they did not take shots of other cars involved. Lucky that none got seriously hurt. Jimmy
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Unfortunate. Location was southern Japan. The news said it happened in the morning, and I assume that it was early. Temperatures get near or at freezing there in early hours and could have been one factor.

Interesting that they did not take shots of other cars involved. Lucky that none got seriously hurt. Jimmy
Hi Jimmy, the Italian newspapers reported the new too, but they say the incident happened during what the Japanese police thinks was an illegal race. Do you have the same info ?

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Hi Jimmy, the Italian newspapers reported the new too, but they say the incident happened during what the Japanese police thinks was an illegal race. Do you have the same info ?

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Hi Mauro,...I do not have any concrete informations because I have not followed the story. You info may be accurate. Usually on weekends, I understand that various groups of car affectionates gather to do very strange habits. Looking at some of the crashed F cars on those news clips, one can tell the kind of onwers involved. Sorry to judge, but those do not look too high end, so to speak. Not sure they were racing, but for sure they were speeding well over the legal speed limit, which is 80kph !!!

As a side note, in the heart of Tokyo, among the many tollways crisscrossing the metropolis, we have this one tollway that makes a loop, in other words, making a large circle around Tokyo, and more than seven other tollways branch off from this loop or connects. Anyway, on weekends' early hours, because it makes a loop and all you have pay is one fee of 700 JPyen, once you get on, you can go round and round until bored,...there's always a bunch of psychos racing this loop well over180kph. They are well aware that police are on the watch, but they do not seem to care. Such is one aspect of Japan. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Good to hear you were not involved Jimmy. When I heard that some high priced F-cars in Japan had been involved in a collision I immediately though of you. Nice to know that you and your wonderful collection is ok. Sad to see the cars damaged but no serious injuries is good news.
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Good to hear you were not involved Jimmy. When I heard that some high priced F-cars in Japan had been involved in a collision I immediately though of you. Nice to know that you and your wonderful collection is ok. Sad to see the cars damaged but no serious injuries is good news.
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Thanx for the thoughts, SB. While I may not modify my cars like that and drive like a maniac, I am prone to being distracted by lovely females, which may result in same consequence. w/ smiles Jimmy
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we do that too. it's called NASCAR.

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once you get on, you can go round and round until bored,...there's always a bunch of psychos racing this loop well over180kph.


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we do that too. it's called NASCAR.
You are right, wetpet. NASCAR, it is. The only difference is that this is in open public space. Even tho this takes place late at night to early morning, there's still few common cars. These wakos fly by and zip in and out thru them. Very dangerous and crashing not too uncommon. w/ smiles Jimmy
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In Nascar the accident would have been followed by a good ole fashion fist fight.
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8 Ferraris, Lamborghini smashed in Japan crash - CBC News

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Good to hear you were not involved Jimmy. When I heard that some high priced F-cars in Japan had been involved in a collision I immediately though of you. Nice to know that you and your wonderful collection is ok. Sad to see the cars damaged but no serious injuries is good news.
Best wishes SB
I had the same thoughts. Good to hear you were not involved!!!
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In Nascar the accident would have been followed by a good ole fashion fist fight.
Not really.....they keep driving without hoods, fenders and bumpers....lol


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glad no serious injuries.

first takes are the broken spokes on two of them

and the other is I'm guessing it's going to be hard making a claim to any insurance agency.

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WTF was a Prius doing riding w/the group?

That's what caused the accident.

The lead car was laughing his ass off at the Prius.
He laughed so hard his eyes watered and then WHAM. A big pileup.

I read at another site that they were enroute to Hirsoshima to meet up for a 100+ car meet.

Glad no one was seriously hurt except the insurance agents.
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I've made the drive they were doing. Went from Tokyo > Kobe > over the longest suspension bridge in the world > Kyushu. Once on Kyushu it's awesome. It's the big island south east of the main island and the roads are fantastic. I will dig up old photos and can see how this happened.

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A group of foreign car enthusiasts were heading to Hiroshima
Makes me think it wasn't Japanese.
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