Craziest Car News - Here’s proof that impersonating a Bigfoot can be dangerous. In Montana, a man was killed while perpetrating a Bigfoot hoax. Randy Lee Tenley of Kalispell, Montana, wearing a special camouflage outfit known as a Ghillie suit, hid by the side of the road after dark, and ran out onto the side of the the two-lane highway near Flathead Lake in northeastern Montana when a car came by. To learn more about other dealer services, visit Ford Dealers Kansas City MO. Running out onto the roadway at night is never a good idea, and this night was no exception. When Tenley jumped out, the car, which was driven by a teenage girl, ran him over. The car behind her car, also driven by a teenage girl, ran Tenley over as well. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His friend, who was present during the prank gone wrong, admitted to police that they were trying to get people to report they had seen a Bigfoot.
You may have heard about 3D printers. They use a technology that “prints” a three dimensional solid object from a digital model. In July, a Belgian group entered the Areion into the Formula Student 2012, an annual event that challenges engineering students to build and race single-seat cars. The Areion is the world’s first car built almost completely from parts manufactured with a 3D printer. The car weighs 617 pounds, can accelerate from 0 to 60 in four seconds, and is capable of a top speed of 88 mph. In addition to being just plain awesome, the Areion shows that 3D printing technology can be successfully applied to the automotive industry.
Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch should have talked to Latasha Moore of Augusta Georgia. Moore told police that campaign worker Jerry Lee Jordan told her that if she got four people to vote for Richard Roundtree in the Democratic runoff election for Richmond County sheriff, he would give her a car. Needless to say, the promised car never materialized. Moore said that she convinced several people to vote for Roundtree and “obtained election certificates from the poll workers” in order to prove it. But when Moore got in touch with Jordan, he told her that she wasn’t going to get a car because Roundtree lost the election by 1,000 votes. Dodge MN has all the information you need when purchasing a new car. Since vote-buying is against the law, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is now investigating the incident. For his part, Roundtree said he doesn’t know Jordan and refused to comment until he had a chance to see the police report.
Speaking of police reports, according to police in Cedar Rapids, IA, a 7-year-old boy who decided to take his mother’s car for a joyride hit two trees and a parked car. After rolling the car over on an embankment about three blocks from his house, the boy managed to escape without injury, save for a bloody lip. No one else was injured by the boy’s Saturday morning trip. They boy was cited for driving without a license, failure to maintain control, hit-and-run, and driving without insurance. The word is the boy drove the car because he wanted to move to a different house. We wish the lad well, but fear he may be keeping the local police busy for many years to come.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the act of flipping someone off may have led to an act of divine retribution. When two Mormon missionaries were walking near the DePauw University campus, they happened upon a passing motorist named Benjamin Brewer of Bainbridge, IN. Brewer, 24, thought this would be a good moment to show the missionaries his middle finger. Los Angeles Chevy is a one stop source for all your new car needs. After Brewer’s display of intellectual prowess, his Honda Civic ran up the curb, climbed up a utility pole support cable, became airborne, and landed upside-down. Brewer wasn’t seriously injured, but he was legally drunk. The police cited him for driving under the influence, he spent a day in jail, and was fined $820.
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