Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Idaho

Moderators: Amskeptic, Sluggo

Post Reply
User avatar
Amskeptic
IAC "Help Desk"
IAC "Help Desk"
Status: Offline

Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Idaho

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:53 pm

I saw smoke. I feared a crash-n-burn.

Fortunately it wasn't. That is the driver in red shirt. He helped to try to put out the fire:
Image

So this first responder had only water. It wasn't getting anywhere:
Image

Then it ran right out of water, so they neatly rolled up the hose:
Image

. . . and scrammed as a gas tank exploded:
Image

Then a chemical fire truck pulled up out of view here, but the output was able to blanket the entire fire:
Image

The fire was annoyed and stubborn by this point, but two hoses from different directions finally got the upper hand:
Image


. . . leaving a charred snowy scene:
Image

Had a nice chat with some fellow gawkers. We wondered if the Audi's on the back with blistered paint facing forward would be repaired and sold as-new. Then we wondered if the national debt was going to trigger hyper-inflation.
Colin
(p.s. check your fuel hoses again)
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

User avatar
chitwnvw
Resident Troublemaker
Location: Chicago.
Status: Offline

Post by chitwnvw » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:22 pm

How would cars in an auto transporter catch fire? I smell the auto makers scamming the insurance companies!

User avatar
Westy78
IAC Addict!
Location: Stumptown OR
Status: Offline

Post by Westy78 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:39 pm

chitwnvw wrote:How would cars in an auto transporter catch fire? I smell the auto makers scamming the insurance companies!
Those don't look like new cars. More like an auto shipping company either private or for a used dealer. If they were all new they'd have the protective vinyl over the fenders and glass as they come off the ship. Looks like the fire started in the tractor.
Chorizo, it's what's for breakfast.

User avatar
chitwnvw
Resident Troublemaker
Location: Chicago.
Status: Offline

Post by chitwnvw » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:55 pm

Look again jG. It's the same model on top and on the bottom. They have to be new...
Image

User avatar
Vdubtech
IAC Addict!
Location: East Syracuse, NY
Status: Offline

Post by Vdubtech » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:15 pm

Amskeptic wrote: We wondered if the Audi's on the back with blistered paint facing forward would be repaired and sold as-new.
Westy78 wrote: If they were all new they'd have the protective vinyl over the fenders and glass as they come off the ship.
Those aren't Audi's, they're Hyundais. Audi's come completely wrapped in a factory car cover that zips up. The entire car is covered and the covers have huge Audi logos on them.

They also didn't come off a ship. The vehicles on the truck are 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2009 Sonata, they're built in the US at a plant in Alabama.

2009 Santa Fe:
Image

2009 Sonata:
Image

User avatar
Amskeptic
IAC "Help Desk"
IAC "Help Desk"
Status: Offline

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:24 pm

Thanks for the correction. Ya know? On second thought, it didn't really sound like an Audi gas tank explosion . . . aluminum has a softer sound.
:flower:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

User avatar
Vdubtech
IAC Addict!
Location: East Syracuse, NY
Status: Offline

Post by Vdubtech » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:36 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Thanks for the correction. Ya know? On second thought, it didn't really sound like an Audi gas tank explosion . . . aluminum has a softer sound.
:flower:
Indeed it does, and the plastic that Audi tanks are made out of have yet another different sound. :geek:

User avatar
Amskeptic
IAC "Help Desk"
IAC "Help Desk"
Status: Offline

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:29 am

Vdubtech wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:Thanks for the correction. Ya know? On second thought, it didn't really sound like an Audi gas tank explosion . . . aluminum has a softer sound.
:flower:
Indeed it does, and the plastic that Audi tanks are made out of have yet another different sound. :geek:
. . . um, yeah, but its the fuel tank bulkhead rending that I was talking 'bout, and that is soooo alyoominneeyum.
Riiiiiight . . .
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

Post Reply