Friday, July 19, 2013

Sideshow Trend Is Dangerous To Classic Car Drivers

by Andrea L. Algar
Motorheads Performance

A trend that made its way out of California poses significant danger to classic car enthusiasts and muscle car enthusiasts across the country.

Literally taking over a highway or freeway, "sideshows" happen when a group of drivers block normal traffic with their vehicles, and then start doing donuts in the middle of the road. These sideshows can create major crashes and accidents that can bring serious injury or death.

A recent California tragedy occurred when a tractor trailer hit the car two year old Corey Abrams was traveling in. The little boy's injuries included a broken neck. He had to undergo disc fusion surgery and had to wear a brace for three months. Police have not found the drivers responsible.

While some sideshows are held in vacant parking lots for a group of on-lookers, some reckless drivers have begun performing them in heavy traffic on major roads and highways. With little apparent regard for others safety, these risk-takers can put other drivers and their vehicles in harms way.
The video below shows how sideshows can stop traffic. What do you think about this dangerous trend?

REFERENCE: - Two-Year-Old Suffers Broken Neck in 'Sideshow" Related Crash

Andrea L. Algar is co-owner of a classic car performance and restoration design shop in Leesville, Texas. Motorheads Performance specializes in repairs, maintenance, performance upgrades and restorative work on cars and trucks from the 1920’s through 1970’s. Her husband Guy L. Algar is a Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years experience. He holds 5 ASE Certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and has been working on old cars and trucks for over 37 years. Together they share their passion for old cars and trucks with other enthusiasts from around the country.