Have you ever had an embarrassing Austin Powers car moment?

Sometimes a corner's just a bit tighter than you thought…

2y ago

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Remember that scene from Austin Powers where the bespectacled spy spends 10 minutes executing a 2,000-point turn and getting a golf cart stuck in a narrow hallway? I think if we're honest it's not just Mike Myers who's been there – there have been numerous times where I've attempted an overly ambitious about-face (usually in a busy car park on a Saturday afternoon) in a car that has a bit less steering lock than I anticipated.

It turns out that this is one of the things you have to deal with if you daily a Porsche 356. We'll just pretend this was totally planned. Tell us in the comments about your most embarrassing moment in a car!

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Comments (23)

  • Anyone who said no is a liar

      2 years ago
  • My first car was a brand new 1974 MGB. I had never driven a manual before. The salesman took me around the block once and waved goodbye. I stalled it 14 times driving home in rush hour traffic but by the time I got there I had it figured out and a mate and I went cruising. No further problems. 🙂

      2 years ago
    • In at the deep end – that's a strong start. In the UK you have to pass your test in a manual to be allowed to drive one (ie if you pass your test in an auto you're not allowed to drive manuals).

        2 years ago
  • took my fathers brand new corvette for a drive in a winter storm in Toronto.

    Went around a left hand corner, plenty of snow on the road so I was accelerating very carefully and hit black ice at 20 mph did a 720, cars parked on the left and one driving lane to use and did not hit anything or anyone and kept going. Saw my life flash before my eyes (ie father murdering me)Got the car in the garage asap and went to change my underwear. Father never knew.

      2 years ago
  • I live in Chicago during the winter there is very little to do. We started snowbanking. I had a 1988 bonavile we always had to go one bigger than the each other. Hit snow hard with a huge eruption snow flying everywhere. It was perfect till I hit the concrete parking stoppers popped both front tires and busted a rim. To be young and stupid again.

      2 years ago
  • Thinking you can turn into a parking stall and make it the first time with any pickup truck

      2 years ago