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This actually demonstrates a problem with rich, but under-educated car guys who now own old and fast cars. A 1967 FIAT Dino Coupe has a single-circuit brake system without ABS. The correct tires are rather thin early-style radials. These cars are NOT 2008 Mercedes' with ABS, 45 series tires, airbags and lots of warning lights.
Rich folks have many cars and believe they should be able to just jump in them and go! Unfortunately, in so doing, they don't know their cars well, they don't check the brakes, test the tire pressures, or 'feel' the car before they go for the gusto. That is an invitation to disaster!
Folks, if you're going to drive an older car...learn how to drive it like we did in the old days. Walk around the car before you drive it...check the air in the tires, the fluid levels, etc. Check the brakes when starting out. Make sure the handbrake works!
I'm glad that Mr. Seinfeld is alive and well...but it would have been better if he would have avoided this mishap in the first place!
'Alex' Sandor Csank
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro! - Hunter S. Thompson 1971
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