Sunday, September 08, 2013

Winter approaches . . .

THE LEFORTOVO TUNNEL, aka “The Tunnel of Death” runs under the river, and there are leaks. During the summer, you can, as you see in the opening seconds, drive a hot Bimmer at 220 kph through it with no problems. However, winter comes, and the leaking water freezes, and as they say in the collision biz, “That's the way the Mercedes bends”.

I wanna ride at the back of the bus! Wear a helmet and buckle up, that looks like fun. So does driving those jointed beasts in that tunnel — they're long enough to keep from going sideways and the following half keeps the front half from rolling over, then straightens out the whole vehicle with a tail-slap. It's like watching a Disney or Warner Bros. car cartoon.

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