A Supercar Accident
If there’s something that celebrities always want us to associate them with — a trend which won’t be going out soon — is posing with super cars. I don’t know if they own them, or the cars are for hire, but they always produce that tingling effects which depicts that money is power. Such cars are associated with power, affluence and command a lot of respect on the roads.
I had the opportunity to ride such a car when my a close friend at high school ‘stole’ his father’s who was a renown golf player. The supercar’s make was ‘Daytona’ — the Ferrari 365 GTB/4. I recall vividly how he had promised to come with the car that day so that we could ferry our girlfriends to an evening party that we had planned, and he never failed me.
When I claim that the classic Ferrari model was a supercar, I do not mince my car. Actually, it was nicknamed ‘Daytona’ after emerging second in the 1979 24 Hour race at Daytona. This was the same model that we rode to the party destination. All along the way, our girls marvel at its sleekness and nimbleness and this made us feel proud. It set the mood for the event which was so marvelous and we ended up taking more alcohol than planned.
Almost tragic incident
We couldn’t stay much at the party because my friend’s dad who was also out that night at a function would find out that his ‘beloved one’ was taken without his concept and so we headed for home about an hour to midnight.
We had to drop the girls first. My friend’s girl was the first to be taken home. After she arrived safely, we headed for my girls place. All this while, the car was accelerating too fast while we busied ourselves discussing the happy moments that we had shared.
I can’t recall vividly what transpired, but a loud hooting from a truck indicated that we were on the long lane and my friend who was driving was swift to swerve the car on the roadside of the highway and we headed up hitting a tree.
I became unconscious and when I woke up, I was at the hospital. Lucky for us, we all got away with minor injuries though we were greatly reprimanded. To date, I still believe in the power of the ‘Daytona’ as one of the best supercars of the road. Maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity to purchase one though I don’t know from whom. I might have to wait till my friend inherits his dad’s and convince him to sell it (daydreaming).