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Inka Accident Leaving The Vintage


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Spotted an Inka on the side of I-40, just east of Winston Salem as we left the Vintage, couldn't see driver or year as cop car was blocking view but an E30 guy we met at a gas station said it looked like the car was rear- ended. Hope everyone is OK and the damage was not too bad. The traffic on the Interstate was just insane and NC drivers rank with the worst of them. How could you not see an Inka??? 

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which inka?

 

i have to comment on the taillight deal.  folks, if you have a 2002, especially a roundie.. GET A DANG THIRD BRAKE LIGHT!!!!!!!!!

 

i say many roundies this weekend with old and new tails that the brake lights were basically invisible during the day.  asking to get hit.  there was even a roundie that appeared to have its tiny brake lights SMOKED.  yikes.

 

redo your reflectors, get new lenses, and install a CHMSL.   if not for the safety of the car, for the safety of you and the people in the car who can't see you.

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which inka?

 

i have to comment on the taillight deal.  folks, if you have a 2002, especially a roundie.. GET A DANG THIRD BRAKE LIGHT!!!!!!!!!

 

i say many roundies this weekend with old and new tails that the brake lights were basically invisible during the day.  asking to get hit.  there was even a roundie that appeared to have its tiny brake lights SMOKED.  yikes.

 

redo your reflectors, get new lenses, and install a CHMSL.   if not for the safety of the car, for the safety of you and the people in the car who can't see you.

I've had a set of refurbed (cleaned, chrome paint inside, tested) tail lights on Ebay for cheap cheap cheap, and no bites.  Still there.

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Hope it wasn't David Roach's "Molly"--a '73tii that he bought new. 

 

mike

 

 

Molly isn't a tii as I recall, but she sure is Inka Orange! Seeing this makes me feel a little bit better about not going to the Vintage.....I know that's not a real reason to not go, but these cars are just too nice (& fragile) to be out amongst brainless SUV drivers texting on their cell phones! Damn shame it is! Gatherings need to be in "out of the way" places away from the general population! I know it's tough, but organizers need to think about this when choosing an event site. That's what I always did back when I organized the Mid-Atlantik '02 Fests back in the day. Plus, the scenic drive is half the fun!

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i have to disagree.  have you been to the vintage lately?  while the hotel was in winston salem, the event and drives were in the boonies of NC. heck even WS is a very small city.  and no matter where it is, the point is that 99.9% of the people who attend the vintage every year drive their car there...through many major cities and hundreds or thousands of miles.  the whole point is NOT to hide these cars.  it is to DRIVE them.  does not matter if you are in the boonies or in NYC, there are dumbasses in suv's everywhere.  2002's do better than motorcycles!   ;)

 

i have a 2002 that is probably on the upper end of the value/expense curve and will confess that i was part of the 0.1% that trailered to the vintage.  not because it is fragile, because it is dang uncomfortable to drive long distances due to the mods. i drive the thing at or beyond the limit on tracks constantly.  fragile?  bah!  :D

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i have to disagree.  have you been to the vintage lately?  while the hotel was in winston salem, the event and drives were in the boonies of NC. heck even WS is a very small city.  and no matter where it is, the point is that 99.9% of the people who attend the vintage every year drive their car there...through many major cities and hundreds or thousands of miles.  the whole point is NOT to hide these cars.  it is to DRIVE them.  does not matter if you are in the boonies or in NYC, there are dumbasses in suv's everywhere.  2002's do better than motorcycles!   ;)

 

i have a 2002 that is probably on the upper end of the value/expense curve and will confess that i was part of the 0.1% that trailered to the vintage.  not because it is fragile, because it is dang uncomfortable to drive long distances due to the mods. i drive the thing at or beyond the limit on tracks constantly.  fragile?  bah!  :D

No I haven't, in fairness.  And I understand what you are saying.  But, I was going on what I was reading about the traffic! 

 

It all depends I suppose.  All I am saying is "generally" out of the way places are best.  Getting to an event is up the attendee as to how to get there.  Me?...I'll take back roads generally even if it takes me longer. 

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From the day I found it...

 

MidAtlantic 02 events organized by John Weeze at Shannandoah State Park and then Carlyle

02-02-02 in Spartanburg

Vintage @ the Vineyards

Lime Rock

Vintage in W-S

2009 Pittsburgh Gran Prix

... and more Vintage

 

 

and good times with good people.

John, you are missing a lot!

 

 

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Here is the Inka that got rear ended while exiting the Vintage.

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Richard Kennedy That is my baby! Unfortunately, I got rear ended on my drive home. 

Posted in Facebook on the Roundel link yesterday.

 

UPDATE:  https://www.facebook.com/rpkennedy2

anyone know Richard?  Luckily he is OK..... Inka '02... still TBD.  Rear-ended apparently by a texting driver.  At about 60 mph.  Yikes.  Glad he is OK.

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