Friday, February 10, 2012

The Australian Dukes of Hazzard Do It Differently!

Unlike the American Dukes of Hazard, their Australians cousins:
1) Do not use General Lee's Dixie horn and
2) Land in water!!!


Video Hat Tip to opticalnote.com

Another notable difference is that the Australian Dukes of Hazzard apparently like to crash rare cars: The Ford Capri Perana that crashed in this rally footage was one of only 500 Ford Capris that had been converted to the powerful V8 Ford Windsor engine by tuner Basil Green Motors in the early '70s. Luckily, it was reported that both Australian Dukes were relatively unharmed; the navigator had a short stint in the hospital but was checked out later that evening. It's also a plus that this rare Ford Capri Perana didn't just disappear like a Yugo would:

4 comments:

  1. This actually looks like a serious accident. Not funny really.
    Luckly, it seems like the occupants survived.

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  2. Correct, this was a real accident and not something shot in a Hollywood studio. It could have been really bad but since it was a properly fitted race car, the safety equipment let the drivers walk away relatively unharmed.

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  3. I'm thinking the partial water landing helped disperse some of that crash energy. Damn lucky they didn't land on top of the other car. Note to navigators: I might check my notes for that corner.

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  4. Agree. The other car must have just crashed too judging by the smoke coming out of it when the underbody got splashed by the second car...

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