Watch: Fording Fails
In the aftermath of storm Cristoph, water crossings have been running high, but that's not stopped some plucky motorists from giving it a go!
Obviously, some of what you're about to see is dangerous, ill-advised and laughable, you could damage your car, but that would make the following videos funnier. You have been warned. That being said watching a pillock bin their car in the swollen waters of Rufford ford brings immeasurable joy. And that joy isn't just limited to the residents of the small village in north Nottinghamshire. Conveniently a chap called Ben Gregers has been out documenting the success and failures as people try to cross the swollen ford in the Midlands.
So enjoy this, the latest compilation of catastrophes, splashes, and a swimming Citroen C1!
As hinted, this is the eleventh in a series of videos documenting people giving it a go, and that Corsa has been there for a while, with one unsuccessful recovery attempt seeing a team use the rear door catch as an anchor point...
Other highlights? Video 9, right at the beginning when someone bins a MK5 Golf, and then someone bins a Ford Kuga and has to dejectedly get out and wade to dry land. So treat yourself to 10 minutes of levity watching Land Rovers go sploosh. Unless you live in Manchester, in which case, get dry soon.
Oh, and of course I had to give it a go! Albeit back in October 2019 when I lived up that way. So here's the Jimny going for a splash filmed by a passenger.
Again, this was filmed by a passenger... totally...