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#1 WJM



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Posted 20 February 2005 - 04:40 AM

I awoke this morning at 4.30 am, to go to an autocross 3 hours away..."I cant believe I am going to go do this....." I was thinking..

I get up to check USMB, AIM, email, NASIOC...

Laura, our very own maximumBRAT has had a TERRIBLE loss.....

she AIM'ed me this sometime while I was a sleep...


Now I will be driving with 10000% awareness as I make my way from Asheville to Greensboro this early early hour.

Laura, we all feel your loss....I know how much you love that BRAT and how much work you put into it. ALL of USMB stands with you!

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 04:58 AM

Damn, I hope she isnt hurt!!!

I feel with you, Laura!


#3 TomRhere


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 05:28 AM

Truly a sad sight!!

Hope she's okay...............

#4 Zefy


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:15 AM

That is brutal... I hope she is alright...

that is one of my worst nightmares... espectially since i have only gone 30 miles on it in like a year and bit...(besides the point)

I hope that brat has given her some good memories...

and thank god knowbody was in the passenger seat when that happened...

WJM is right, "ALL of USMB stands with you!" incuding all the people up north...

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 08:11 AM

I dont think that she is badly hurt, because of that:

she AIM'ed me this sometime

Lets hope!


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 10:17 AM

OMG! Thats such a sad sight! I sold her a good tailight for that beautiful car not too long ago and now the car is toast! Holy mackrel! Thats a loss but hopefully she's ok....

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 10:42 AM

oh man i hope insurance had colision. how could someone come out of that not hurt?

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 11:13 AM

I hope that she is alright since the damage seems very extensive.

To Laura:

May GOD be with you in your time of need. Although I don't personally know you, I will keep you in my prayers always. I pray that any injuries that you may have sustained, will heal quickly and that you will make a full recovery. I also pray that GOD may keep you in his ever loving hands forever. I ask this in Jesus's name, Amen.

My deepest regards,


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:00 PM

WOW I hope your alright Laura looks like they had to cut you out or is that just from the collision? if it is from the collision :eek: :eek: :eek: scary, very scary and still hope you are alright!

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:10 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this. I love 1st gen brats and now we have one less :(

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:16 PM

She had done a lot of nice work. Maybe we can find another for her to restore.. looks like there a limited # of good parts still on that to aid in restoration.


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:25 PM

whoa, good thing she was probably wearing her seatbelt. hope she has collision, and a good chiropractor.


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:31 PM

"There but for the grace..."

This is especially poignant for me, since just last week I was talking with a lady from MADD who had brought an accident demo to the school. The car on the trailer was a newer Honda that had gotten center-punched just like Laura's Brat, but the Honda had gotten it in the driver's door. Three souls in the car, only the front passenger survived. The damage to the impact area looks as same as could be, almost a perfect imprint of the striking car's front end.

I am amazed that anyone could come out of that kind of accident and still be able to IM someone.

Laura, I hope that you are reasonably OK, and that if not that you get better soon. Follow the doctor's advice, as some of the damage might take a day or two to start hurting and might take along time to get rid of totally.

And what a horrible thing to happen to what looked like a beautiful vehicle.

Take care, and get well.

P.S. - Thanks, WJM.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:36 PM

I certainly hope she's in good shape. Vehicles can always be replaced.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:56 PM

Does somebody know if she is alright? Looks like they had to cut her out of her Brat. :-\

Somebody know something?


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:26 PM

ok, guys/gals, from what I've seen in this group, you people are some of the finest, most generous people on the planet, you have GOT to hook her up. Noone should be without their sube.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:43 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this. I love 1st gen brats and now we have one less :(

I totally feel the same way and could not have said it better. Hope you are well Laura....time heals all wounds....

One less gen 1 in the world...:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:





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Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:48 PM

Gosh, I'm so glad she is OK. The BRAT can be replaced , she cannot!

That impact looks like alot of speed was involved.....I hope the other driver was OK too.

At any rate, she can salvage alot of parts. If she want's to look at another gen 1, I'm close in TX and may have some options for her.


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:57 PM

I meant to say that I hope she is ok aswell, but it was early on the morning for me and with the bad news and all :(

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 04:51 PM

Ditto 4wdfrenzy. Does anyone know her personally who might be able to get in touch with her?????

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 05:23 PM

That sucks, and I hope no one was hurt. I sure hope there was no one in the poss seat and everyone walked away. It looks like a hell of a hit.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 05:27 PM

I got a message from laura as well. I assume she is okay since she was able to type. her message said nobody was hurt, and she would be posting pictures. I havent seen her online since, but now that I see the images im awe-struck.

Laura, you are lucky to have survived that... and thank god nobody was a passenger at the time.

Knowing how much work went into that brat only makes it worse :( But there are plenty more brats.


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 05:41 PM

Thank God the body that holds her spirit and determination is still alive and well! Don't give up the ship kiddo! :)

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:07 PM

wow, glad she wasn't hurt

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:14 PM

Thats great that there wasn't a passenger and she was able to walk away.
That looks like it was a good looking little Brat, but you can always find anouther brat. That is one reson that I always where my seat belt

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