Tragedy struck at the Grand National Roadster Show last week when one of the contestant’s throttles stuck on his roadster. Not only did the roadster run through a plate glass door and get severely damaged, but one of the judges at the event was struck in the process.
The judge, Vic Cunningham, was airlifted off of the site of the GNRS and immediately taken to the hospital with what were said to be “serious, but not life-threatening injuries”. Since then, updates have been made available saying that Vic Cunningham did not suffer any broken bones, and thankfully, he is expected to make a full recovery.
The GNRS wants to encourage all show participants to always check their linkage and make sure their systems are free of any hang ups that could cause incidents like this. Obviously, the damage done to the car can be repaired, but the damage to persons injured may not always be so easily fixed.
We always encourage roadster owners and any classic car owners to have inspections and checkups done regularly on their machines, especially if you intend to drive them or take them to shows like the GNRS. A simple inspection on this vehicle could have prevented injuries and saved the owner the cost of repairs.
If you do not have insurance coverage on your roadster or classic car, give Classic Auto a call today and let us help protect you from incidents like this one. Call us for a free hot rod insurance quote at 888-901-1338!
About the Author
Drew Yagodnik is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.