Welcome to ZRoadster.org - BMW Z1 Z4 Z8 Z3 Forum and Technical Database

If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

One of those days....

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by hard top, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. hard top

    hard top Zorg Expert (I)
    Dutch Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    20,779
    Likes Received:
    6,061
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Location:
    Netherlands
    True story, sadly.

    This morning, going to work, stopped at a red light to go straight on, with the red light next to me to turn left on as well.
    I look in my mirrors and see a car barreling down on me, I closed my eyes and waited for the kick up the back side.
    It never happened.....
    This car (Volkswagen Polo) with two (for better use of words) kids in it, passed me on the left, went straight through the red light then veered to the right and went straight on, just missing two cyclists.

    Hit a traffic jam, so take a short cut down a one way street to meet a car coming the other way (I am driving the right way down the one way street) and I get forced up on to the pavement.

    Get close to work and nearly get taken out by an articulated lorry, driver was on the mobile.....

    Glad to get to work and park up, all of this within 10 kilometers.

    Time to go home.

    On the way, I think, why not stop at a friends work shop for a quick chat, so drive in that direction.
    Just before I get to his place of work, I see a car coming from the right ( I have right of way) and I think, they aint gonna stop, so slam on the anchors.
    The driver did not even look left or right.

    Get to my buddy's and I am informed that he is not there but will be shortly. So I decide to wait for him.

    He duly arrives and reverses his Mercedes Vito van in to the left front side of my Z just above the wheel.

    One well knackered bonnet......

    Photos will follow.

    (%)
     
  2. Macca

    Macca Zorg Guru (II)
    Supporter British Zeds East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    329
    Trophy Points:
    114
    Location:
    Wisbech St. Mary
    Model of Z:
    2.5l Msport
    Just when you think you've got away with it, BANG!! Unlucky.
     
  3. Titan

    Titan Moderator
    British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,409
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    North North Yorkshire
    Model of Z:
    sDrive35i
    Phew! that was lucky.
    Good job the HT survived!
    Sorry to hear this bad news but glad to know that you are (physically) unhurt.



    Sent from m'iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  4. Boysie

    Boysie Zorg Guru (I)
    Supporter British Zeds M Power

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    192
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    West Chiltington, West Sussex
    Model of Z:
    M Roadster S50
    Mike
    :( :( :( :(
    A day you definitely should have stayed in bed
    A near miss all day is ok :coolsteer)
    I bet your mate was mortified
    Your poor car :( :(
    You say the bonnet was damaged,
    thats a pain, that could be expensive
    I hope you get it sorted
     
  5. Ragtop

    Ragtop Zorg Guru (III)

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    434
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Bexhill On Sea
    Model of Z:
    2.2
    That is tough HT, glad your ok. Hope you get your Zed fixed soon.
     
  6. Snoops

    Snoops Zorg Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Red Rose Country
    Model of Z:
    2.8
    OMG after all those near misses and it's your mate !! Glad you're okay and hope you get your zed sorted soon :-bd
     
  7. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
    Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    15,163
    Likes Received:
    9,256
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Location:
    Newbury, Berkshire
    Model of Z:
    BMW Z4 3.0Si Sport
    I knew I was right to stay indoors today, clearly too much bad luck going on outside... x_x

    Hope it's gets sorted quickly and painlessly!
     
  8. swamper

    swamper Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter M Power

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,593
    Likes Received:
    813
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Location:
    Mossley
    Model of Z:
    z3m
    thats a bad day HT !
     
  9. hard top

    hard top Zorg Expert (I)
    Dutch Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    20,779
    Likes Received:
    6,061
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Thanks every one, that is honestly the way it went today, very weird, car seemed like a magnet.

    Lucky, obviously not, that when it did get hit, it was by one of my mates.

    X(
     
  10. Jamezee

    Jamezee Zorg Guru (II)
    British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    240
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Location:
    Peak District
    Model of Z:
    2.2 sport
    Sorry to hear the bad news. I know how you feel. It is surprising what repairs they can do with body panels these days, I thought mine was knackered after I got hit with the side window on the motorway but they managed to repair the damage to the bonnet and it really does look like new you cannot see a thing on it.
     
  11. spurs fan in a coupe

    spurs fan in a coupe Zorg Guru (IV)
    3rd Party Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,611
    Likes Received:
    1,863
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Mate!

    Really sorry to hear that!

    As you know my car had a disagreement with a deer recently and it hurt me more than the deer or bonnet, I was gutted!

    Only up side is you have the perfect opportunity to get the car looking perfect again ......... Or even better buy that coupe you want?

    Best of luck with it, let the clappers hang!
     
  12. SeaSurfer

    SeaSurfer Zorg Guru (I)

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    161
    Trophy Points:
    95
    Location:
    South Cumbria
    Model of Z:
    2.2 Sport Z3 Auto
    B***y hell HT, thats awfull. Hope you get it sorted quickly and good that at least you are ok, sending you a ai712.photobucket.com_albums_ww124_glp100000_grouphugg.gif from us all
     
  13. HornelZ3M

    HornelZ3M Zorg Addict
    Supporter East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    164
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Raglan. South Wales
    Model of Z:
    Z3M Roadster
    Thats gutting mate, they probably heard you became a moderator and wanted to see if you still swear ;) ;)
     
  14. hard top

    hard top Zorg Expert (I)
    Dutch Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    20,779
    Likes Received:
    6,061
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Thanks spurs and Gill, yes, I am really hissed off.
    My mate is going to rectify the situation through his insurance, might try and push for a carbon fiber bonnet..... ;)

    :ymdaydream:

    Couple of pics...

    ai890.photobucket.com_albums_ac102_mikehartplanetnl_BMW_20Z3_20Purchased_Jan2012153.jpg

    ai890.photobucket.com_albums_ac102_mikehartplanetnl_BMW_20Z3_20Purchased_Jan2012152.jpg
     
  15. hard top

    hard top Zorg Expert (I)
    Dutch Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    20,779
    Likes Received:
    6,061
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Location:
    Netherlands
    You know I would never do that, come on..... ;)
     
  16. r37

    r37 Dedicated Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    29
    ouch, thats some mighty bad luck. Looks a bit too deep to push out and fill too. New bonnet?
     
  17. SeaSurfer

    SeaSurfer Zorg Guru (I)

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    161
    Trophy Points:
    95
    Location:
    South Cumbria
    Model of Z:
    2.2 Sport Z3 Auto
    [/quote]

    You know I would never do that, come on..... ;)[/quote]



    Well, i'll do it for you ^&&&^^%&&*(((*&^ and its not even my zed.
     
  18. EnthuZiaZT

    EnthuZiaZT Zorg Guru (V)
    British Zeds East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4,590
    Likes Received:
    2,201
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Heacham Norfolk
    Model of Z:
    Z4 28i Msport
    Ouch!!!! Gutted for you, Mike. b-( Are you sure you've got the date right! It wasn't actually last friday by any chance, was it???
    Still, every cloud is supposed to have a SILVER lining! at least you will get rid of any stone chips :-?
     
  19. Aceman

    Aceman Moderator
    British Zeds 3rd Party Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,210
    Likes Received:
    708
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Wakefield
    Model of Z:
    ///M Roadster
    Ooh a day of mixed emotions then although I bet the damage to your zed overturns our good news today. Hope you get it sorted looks like a new bonnet and front end respray. ;)
     

Share This Page