Join Date: Aug 2015
Vehicle: 2018 SLC 43
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Not an SLK story but it was one my lucky breaks.
1974-75, tooling up the Gulf Freeway towards Houston after a Wang Labs sales call at NASA-JSC. "Anal-yst" in tow, hired just for show. Alcoholic. Doing about 90 in a 1974 Dino 246GTS, inside lane. Gramps idling along about 70 ahead of me, so I swing out to the right. For some reason, I go to the far right lane instead of the middle lane. Good thing, as in the middle lane was a large screw-type house jack with about a 2' iron base. At 90, it would have cut that little car in half. Teeth, hair, and eyes all over the concrete.
You've heard about people turning white when scared. It's true. Anal-yst white as a sheet. Eyes also rolled back in his head, slack jawed. Didn't phase me, I figgered if you're clear, all is well, why worry.
I was doing 90 because below that, the Dino had all kinds of annoying resonances. Quieted down above 90.