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AgSilver

USA
291 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2017 :  23:47:00  Show Profile  Visit AgSilver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We had been invited to participate in the annual Art Basel Promenade Auto Wynwood 2017 (https://carlifeflorida.com/event/art-basel-promenade-auto-wynwood-2017/).

While southbound on I95 on a clear and cool Sunday morning at about 7:30 AM EST . . . well, let the dash-cam explain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu0pnG9VUrI

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Niederheimbach, Germany
300SEL 6.3
E55K AMG
CLK63 AMG Gone
Ferrari 400GTC4 Gone
ML400CDI BiTurbo
ML350 CDI BT
9146GT

alabbasi

USA
2876 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2017 :  00:32:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was pretty quick thinking on your part. Well done for a good save.

With best regards

Al


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AgSilver

USA
291 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2017 :  09:28:44  Show Profile  Visit AgSilver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm sure I was a bit faster 50 years ago during the peak of my motorsports days when racing was dangerous and sex was safe

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Niederheimbach, Germany
300SEL 6.3
E55K AMG
CLK63 AMG Gone
Ferrari 400GTC4 Gone
ML400CDI BiTurbo
ML350 CDI BT
9146GT
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67300SE5SPD

USA
47 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2017 :  09:37:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bet you were back then but you still quickly maneuvered around that dangerous idiot....
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Pfingstl

Denmark
31 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2017 :  11:07:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just shows how important it is to keep a safe distance and stay focused when driving.

Especially when driving a classic....

Here in Denmark itís getting more and lot normal to run a very yellow or even a red light. People would rather block an intersection instead of losing a few seconds or minutes.





Jens
1964 600 SWB W100/#99 M100/#100
1971 C3 Corvette 454
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AgSilver

USA
291 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2017 :  17:16:10  Show Profile  Visit AgSilver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pfingstl

Just shows how important it is to keep a safe distance and stay focused when driving.

Especially when driving a classic....

Here in Denmark itís getting more and lot normal to run a very yellow or even a red light. People would rather block an intersection instead of losing a few seconds or minutes.

Jens
1964 600 SWB W100/#99 M100/#100
1971 C3 Corvette 454



Same in Germany too and even worse in the USA. Now, with so much "texting" there has been an enormous rise in fatal accidents, not to mention an incredible increase in rear end crashes.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Niederheimbach, Germany
300SEL 6.3
E55K AMG
CLK63 AMG Gone
Ferrari 400GTC4 Gone
ML400CDI BiTurbo
ML350 CDI BT
9146GT

Edited by - AgSilver on 12/30/2017 17:17:47
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Art Love

Australia
6238 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2017 :  19:15:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That has meant that using a hand held mobile phone while driving is illegal in all Australian States with penalties that hurt. A significant number of traffic lights are combined with combined speed and red light cameras. Major roads also have vehicle identification cameras at set distances apart which are time coordinated as well as the usual fixed and mobile laser speed cameras roadside. Tolerance is next to zero. Yet we have had some dreadful fatal accidents, mostly involving head on impacts where one vehicle is on the wrong side of the highway. Many of these are fatigue related with people driving for 8 hours or more, often overnight, to cover the huge distances in Australia - the equivalent of London to Moscow - many alcohol and drug related. Still the figures are very low compared to 40 years ago before compulsory seat belts, air bags and better highways. Well done to have avoided that idiot!
Art
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AdrianVega

USA
89 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2017 :  19:22:09  Show Profile  Visit AdrianVega's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have been a little ill for the last 5 years and cannot drive my 6.3. Thank you for posting this video. It reminded me how much I miss driving behind the Star.
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67300SE5SPD

USA
47 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2017 :  19:27:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adrian Vega, Hoping that you will be driving again soon...
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AgSilver

USA
291 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2017 :  09:43:22  Show Profile  Visit AgSilver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Art Love

That has meant that using a hand held mobile phone while driving is illegal in all Australian States with penalties that hurt. A significant number of traffic lights are combined with combined speed and red light cameras. Major roads also have vehicle identification cameras at set distances apart which are time coordinated as well as the usual fixed and mobile laser speed cameras roadside. Tolerance is next to zero. Yet we have had some dreadful fatal accidents, mostly involving head on impacts where one vehicle is on the wrong side of the highway. Many of these are fatigue related with people driving for 8 hours or more, often overnight, to cover the huge distances in Australia - the equivalent of London to Moscow - many alcohol and drug related. Still the figures are very low compared to 40 years ago before compulsory seat belts, air bags and better highways. Well done to have avoided that idiot!
Art



In Germany we call them Geisterfahrer or ghost driver. Here's a horrifying example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTIT16LafGE

Steve

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Niederheimbach, Germany
300SEL 6.3
E55K AMG
CLK63 AMG Gone
Ferrari 400GTC4 Gone
ML400CDI BiTurbo
ML350 CDI BT
9146GT

Edited by - AgSilver on 12/31/2017 09:44:37
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67300SE5SPD

USA
47 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2017 :  10:13:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was horrifying .
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alabbasi

USA
2876 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2017 :  14:17:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Last year I was driving back from my hobby shop at about 1AM in the morning on US 75, heading south bound from Sherman TX to Dallas TX. There was construction in a an area where they made a dual carriageway out of the southbound road using concrete dividers. I noticed a car heading opposite way that looked odd but thought my eyes were playing tricks on me until it shot past me going north on the south bound lane.

Luckily, I'm one of the few people in Texas that does not like to ride the overtaking lane so he missed me. I was in my 1980 280TE which I suspect would fold up like an accordion in such a collision.

With best regards

Al


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Ron B

Australia
11633 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2018 :  02:55:29  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When i returned from my "Russian experience" decades ago I was telling everyone how dangerous it was to drive any where in the Former soviet union. looking at you tube, nothing has changed but a lot of mates have asked me what Cyka Bylet means

https://youtu.be/Y7-aGQ7C0xY

Edited by - Ron B on 01/01/2018 05:28:36
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AgSilver

USA
291 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2018 :  14:28:45  Show Profile  Visit AgSilver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AdrianVega

I have been a little ill for the last 5 years and cannot drive my 6.3. Thank you for posting this video. It reminded me how much I miss driving behind the Star.



10,000+ miles since the restoration and without a doubt, my autobahn marauder is by far my most favorite to drive. I remain in awe of its technological achievements and complexities. In its day the 68-69 6.3's were literally science fiction and today they can still hold their own, if not exceed the attributes of many of today's so-called "performance cars."

Get well and once again get behind the "Star."

Thanks for the comments.

All the best,

Steve

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Niederheimbach, Germany
300SEL 6.3
E55K AMG
CLK63 AMG Gone
Ferrari 400GTC4 Gone
ML400CDI BiTurbo
ML350 CDI BT
9146GT

Edited by - AgSilver on 01/01/2018 14:29:43
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mpmorris

USA
1370 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2018 :  15:19:47  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Steve -quite sometime ago I heard your start-up video with that spectacular cam over-lap (your re-ground cams). So, aroused, I pulled an old 6.3 from the basement that I had planned to use as a parts car to build 'My Fun 6.3' in 904 blue --the year has gone by without anything getting done so the parts car was put back together today to store -once again- in the basement.

Oh, well. A new year is before us.

Best,

M.
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Ron B

Australia
11633 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2018 :  16:21:37  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mpmorris

Steve -quite sometime ago I heard your start-up video with that spectacular cam over-lap (your re-ground cams). So, aroused, I pulled an old 6.3 from the basement that I had planned to use as a parts car to build 'My Fun 6.3' in 904 blue --the year has gone by without anything getting done so the parts car was put back together today to store -once again- in the basement.

Oh, well. A new year is before us.

Best,

M.

I know that feeling well....
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