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Old 28 November 2005, 05:31   #1
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Browsing through YBW.com (as you do) I came across this. The driver is still in the car! Anyone know the story behind it?
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Old 28 November 2005, 06:42   #2
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That's been posted before. Someone said they suspected it was a "set-up". Looks pretty real to me!
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Old 28 November 2005, 08:08   #3
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Yes, I originally posted that about a year ago. As I related at the time, it is in fact one of David Manning's less successful attempts to deliver a boat to an undisclosed location in North Wales. Rumour has it his attention was momentarily distracted by a flock of particularly attractive looking Welsh mountain sheep grazing on a grass verge beside the Nant Ffrancon pass on the A5. Regretfully, his attempts to attract their attention with a wolf whistle caused him to lose control of his vehicle with the disastrous consequences you see before you.
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Old 28 November 2005, 08:36   #4
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I originally posted that about a year ago
Careful P D or I may have to tell about your little 'holidays' to Thailand.

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Careful P D or I may have to tell about your little 'holidays' to Thailand.

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I think it might be to late DM - just spotted this sign on the outskirts of Pwllheli!!!

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I first saw that pic about a year ago in the Boat US magazine.

Supposedly, the truck was descending a grade, tried to slow the rig, the surge brakes failed, and the rig jack-knifed. I have no clue as to fake or not, but it certainly doesn't appear to be.

OTOH, where's the cameraman?


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