From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Southside Carbecque

My tipster, Enia (who took the above photograph), writes:

Hey Heather,

Not sure if you heard about this yet, or not, but it was pretty spectacular.

A Lamborghini BLEW UP on Rodney Street, which serves as the off-ramp for the BQE’s Metropolitan Avenue exit.

Here’s a picture of the FDNY putting it out.   Insane.

According to some kids who got there before me, they saw two guys running from the car just before it blew up so they speculate it was stolen.  We think the owner showed up just as FDNY was done putting it out.

Craziness: it’s not every day a $250,000 fireballs.

Indeed. So I suppose it goes in the “new” Williamsburg. Why roast something as pedestrian as, say, a Volvo when you can wreak a quarter million dollars of mayhem?

Miss Heather

UPDATE, June 28, 2010: The folks at Jalopnik have ascertained this fire was started by a DVD player. One word: wow.

P.S.: You can see a larger image of this carbecue by clicking here.


11 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Southside Carbecque

  1. Triborough on Sat, 19th Jun 2010 10:57 pm
  2. My gut says that it was done for the insurance.

  3. missheather on Sat, 19th Jun 2010 11:15 pm
  4. Wouldn’t bet against it. Personally, I can’t imagine what having $250,000 to spend on a car would be like.

  5. Triborough on Sun, 20th Jun 2010 12:40 am
  6. Exotic car torchings have been a bit of an epidemic of late throughout the world.

    Now if I could afford a car like that, I would probably not buy one since spending $250,000 for a car is just insane. It isn’t like it can fly or go back in time. For $250,000 I would at least expect the thing to fly.

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  7. petewestwood on Sun, 20th Jun 2010 10:05 pm
  8. 250 cents for the person who comes up with the best caption for the above medium to over done delicacy. Happy BBQ hipsters

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  13. vealer on Tue, 22nd Jun 2010 8:44 pm
  14. wow what a waste of good car

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  17. sightlab on Wed, 30th Jun 2010 10:10 am
  18. I know there’s more than one yellow Lambo in the world BUT! What are the chances anyone would happen to park one at the corner of Myrtle & Troutman just days before this? And what are the chances of said douchebag car going from someplace so terribly out of its element to bursting into flames? I mean seriously, how does one even drive that car down myrtle? Wouldn’t the bumps & potholes prevent?

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