15 March, 2007


it's possibly some form of blog faux pas, having two consecutive YouTube posts. I'm sure there's a freelance hack putting together a Sunday supplement piece as we speak 1,500 words on "Blogging do's and don'ts" to slip in between the housing market trends and where to source a rare vegetable that will propel you to the top of the dinner party leagues.

Anyhoo, it's here 'cause it made I laugh, and has nothing to do with making my own efforts look slightly more heroic in comparison.

2 Step to the white courtesy phone:

Anonymous Anonymous shout your mess

Oh mi god, innit? If fink 'e well mashed up his Golf GTI innit?

Here, ladies and gentlemen, are the dangers of playing Gran Turismo and thinking you're a good driver.

I know what the first bang is (it's him twatting his car into the edge of the track), but what is the second?

March 15, 2007 9:16 am

Blogger Chris shout your mess

The armco.

Base fee for attendance of armco truck: €150

Removing damaged armco: €10/metre (x2 or x3 or x4 for multiple-height sections)

Replacement armco: €31/metre (x2 or x3 for double/triple height)
Removing damaged armco posts: €5.10 each

Replacing armco post: €39 each
Safety car attendance: €82 per 30 mins (car + 2 people)

Circuit closure: €1,350 per hour

Recovery truck: €175 (inc VAT)

The record armco bill I'm aware of is €15,000. That was a car that managed to flatten a very impressive length of armco between the Quiddlebacher Hohe bridge and the crest on the approach to Flugplatz. But even a minor bump can turn into a surprisingly expensive day out.

taken from Ben Lovejoy's excellent

March 15, 2007 9:55 am


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