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#16 ziggleart

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 10:35 AM

Several years ago my brother in laws' brother decided life was more then he could bear so he stripped down(?why?), had a coulpe shots of vodka left the bottle and glass on the hood of the SUV, closed the garage door, climbed in and turned on the engine. He was found the next day. From what i was told the stench of body fluids was unbearable (it was the dead of summer in southren florida and a good 24 hrs before the body was discovered) but once the veicle was cleaned and details it was fine. His father now owns and drives it regularly. No smell
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 02:26 PM

The grossest death car I ever came into contact was the car thar Bonnie and Clyde were shot in. It was displayed by and for the Boy's Club of America, and I went to see it with my dad in about 1962-3.

The car only had about a million holes in it, and you didn't have to look close to see blood and brains on the seat. The car didn't seem to smell, however at 7 or 8 I wasn't about to jump the ropes and sniff it out. I looked up a photo of the action scene years later , and it appeared that the loving couple had attempted to escape the car, and a lot of the bleeding took place half out of the vehicle. I wonder where it is now?
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 02:30 PM

Just read the story before mine. I would really have trouble driving that car. I have trouble if someone bites their fingernails and leaves them on the car rug. Besides, I have always had a phobia of someone in the backseat. YUK!
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 03:17 PM

The grossest death car I ever came into contact was the car thar Bonnie and Clyde were shot in. It was displayed by and for the Boy's Club of America, and I went to see it with my dad in about 1962-3.

The car only had about a million holes in it, and you didn't have to look close to see blood and brains on the seat. The car didn't seem to smell, however at 7 or 8 I wasn't about to jump the ropes and sniff it out. I looked up a photo of the action scene years later , and it appeared that the loving couple had attempted to escape the car, and a lot of the bleeding took place half out of the vehicle. I wonder where it is now?

Wow! That would be one way to discourage kids from a life of crime!
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 04:52 PM

Just read the story before mine. I would really have trouble driving that car. I have trouble if someone bites their fingernails and leaves them on the car rug. Besides, I have always had a phobia of someone in the backseat. YUK!



My thoughts exactly markway. If memory serves it was a top of the line Lexis SUV and payed for (not that that would change my mind) but his dad doesn't seem to have a problem with it. Go figure????
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 05:43 PM

I remember the Bonnie and Clyde car. I also heard there are various "replica" cars also riddled with bullet holes. After all it could be done with another identical car and a machine gun. I still wonder if the car I saw at the county fair back in the early 70s was the real car.

BTW, fiberglass doesn't hold odor like you think it does. i had a fiberglass boat once and accidentally left some fish in the hull for several weeks. Even after cleaning the odor never stayed with the boat.
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 06:17 PM

Ed Gein's car was put on display, too. He didn't die in it (he lived to a ripe old age in an asylum), but he did transport corpses in it. I feel like I missed out because I'm too young to have seen stuff like this. I love the whole cheap thrill carny con job aspect of paying money to see the car of someone infamous.
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Posted 07 March 2005 - 10:43 PM

They experimented with a rendition of this on "Mythbusters". They used a dead pig to test the theory in an old Corvette. But for the life of me I can't remember how it turned out! I just remember during the renovation process, the guys were pretty grossed out!


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Ahhh, the Mythbuster dudes. I remember this episode specifically because my dad deals with cars and rebuilding them, and because of my association with Haz-Mat/crime scene guys. (no not that type of association :rolleyes: )

Anyway, the end result was that the Mythbuster guys totally stripped the car - seats, upholstery, even the liner and padding, etc... - and it still stunk. They said that the only way to get rid of the stench was to completely strip out the ventilation system (i think? which they said was near to impossible) because the fumes from the decomposing pig wafted into the vents, and 'stuck' there (plastic is porous...?).

They finally sold it to some guy who just wanted it for parts.

From personal experience, i can tell you that sometimes there is just no way you'll ever get rid of certain smells. Esp. those from a body that has been left for a few warm days.
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 12:48 PM

Apparently, this story has been around for quite awhile. Here's the link to the snopes.com page:

http://www.snopes.co...ed/deathcar.asp

As for the smell, I once had a rather foul odor in my car and discovered that a pound of hamburger had been pushed under the driver's seat after a trip to the grocery store the week before. The funk just about knocked me out when I pulled it from under the seat, but a little carpet cleaner and some fresh air was all it took to get the odor out . . .
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 01:15 PM

I once had a rather foul odor in my car and discovered that a pound of hamburger had been pushed under the driver's seat after a trip to the grocery store the week before. The funk just about knocked me out when I pulled it from under the seat...

:lol: Great description! Blech! ;)
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Posted 12 March 2005 - 12:16 AM

This is totally off of the topic, but I can't resist. Bruce never learned to like his hearse. He saved his money, took out a loan and bought a Harley-Davidson Electro-Glide. In case this isn't part of your education, an Electro-Glide is just about as big a motorcycle as Harley makes.

Bruce drove it for a few weeks but caught a cold which soon turned into pneumonia. Lieing in bed, all Bruce could think of was his bike sitting unprotected in the rain in his muddy backyard.

Bruce drags his butt out of bed and calls his partner -in-crime Jeff and begs him to come over and move it for him. Jeff said that he would as soon as the rain let up a little.

The rain eased off and Jeff came over. Jeff kicks it a couple of times but it won't start being new and cold, and huge. But Jeff stops to think, and lights up a cigarette. A light goes off in his head, "Gas, it's out of gas!" So Jeff screws-off the gas cap and looks in. (Still smoking), Bruce is watching from his window. Jeff, without putting the cap back on tries to kick start it again. This time the bike starts, but it catches him by surprise and walks out from under him. The bike falls on top of him, gasoline everywhere, and the bike too heavy to push off.

Bruce about drops both heart and liver on his bedroom floor in fear and anxiety, and goes running out into the backyard in his underwear. Picture the two of the wrestling with that d--n bike in the mud. There was almost a "Death Cycle!"
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:25 AM

someone wanted to know what the bonnie and clyde car looked like now.....

I found a link in case they are interested



http://www.geocities...4/deathcar.html


not the best lighting in the photos, but there it is..at least I hope it is the real one
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 01:39 PM

Ahh, the ol' death car legend. I would think it's possible, if a person died in a car, that there could be a lingering haunting. The stench, however, is eerily real.

I remember a shocking moment from last summer. My aunt and I were driving out to a lake in northern Wis. and I asked her about a small bottle of scented oil that she kept in her car. She said that she suspected someone died in the car because she kept getting a whiff of a certain bodily function that she said sometimes occurs when someone dies suddenly. She used the oil to cover the scent.

When she got the car, she noticed that under the driver's seat there was much rusting on the metal there. She suspected that the car was "doused" to get rid of the "remains" of the accident and stench.

She took it all in stride. I, however, leaned a little closer to the window and shuddered when she was telling me this.

Actually, the first thing I thought about when reading this was James Dean's Spyder, too. The "curse" of Jimmy's Spyder is a wonderous tale with a lot of strange occurances that would lead one to believe in the curse.

A little background about Jimmy's Spyder: several of his friends had uneasy feelings from the car before Jimmy ever died in it. In fact, one director of Jimmy's said something to the effect that: "He's gonna kill himself in that car." But, I think this was more due to the fact that Jimmy was viewed as being a reckless driver. I actually think he was an astute driver, if not a little reckless with the speed. Jimmy himself was reported by a close friend to have said that he expected to die in a speeding car. He knew he'd die young, never-the-less. One actor-friend of Jimmy's told him to get rid of the car as the friend had a bad feeling about it.

Anyhow, Jimmy knew how to handle his car, was a skilled racer and was killed by Donald Turnipseed who made a turn too wide and slammed into Jimmy's Spyder as Jimmy and co. were making their way to Salinas for a race. It wasn't Jimmy's speeding that got him killed, necessarily, it was an accident caused innocently enough by Donald who reportedly didn't see the silver of Jimmy's tiny car in the dusk and made the turn too wide and plowed into Jimmy killing him and nearly killing his passenger, Rolf Wutherich (who, ironically, died years later in an auto accident, himself). Jimmy could have slowed down, though, as he saw Donald's car as he was turning. Donald survived as he was driving a large 1950 Ford. The poor man lived the rest of his life with the guilt of killing someone accidentally and endured a life-long hatred from select and avid fans of Jimmy's. It was all so sad. Jimmy's last words were apparently "mother?" but Rolf said, the last thing Jimmy said to him was: "That guy's gotta see us." Unfortunately, he didn't. And, if more discretion were used on both driver's parts, the tragedy never would have occured.

Back to the "curse":

George Barris bought Jimmy's Spyder after the wreck in hopes of using the parts. He was injured when the car was being unloaded for him as it fell on him. There are countless tales of the "curse" of the car injuring or killing people, surviving a garage fire that should have completely destoryed it, breaking into pieces suddenly, etc. etc. Who knows if any of it is true or not. I'm just relating the information I've found about it.

Jimmy's Spyder, "looking like a crumpled pack of cigarettes," was paraded around for a California Highway Patrol safety exhibit as well as other safety exhibits. Various parts of the Spyder were sold to people into car restoration and, apparently, those parts were considered "cursed" because two men who bought the engine and drive-train of the Spyder were either killed or seriously injured in cars containing these parts. The tires were also sold, which reportedly blew out simultaneously, nearly causing a deadly accident for the driver using the tires. Two other people were reportedly injured trying to steal parts of the Spyder. There are countless other tales of the "curse" and how it affected several different people who happened to be near the car.

As far as where Jimmy's Spyder is now, no one knows. It disappeared in 1960 while being shipped cross-country after a safety exhibit.

Sad, very sad.

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 03:31 AM

Amazing .. are they real or are they just imagination?

What about where Stephen King got the idea for Christine?

And the stories about those diamonds which are bad luck.?

I know if i bought a car and i smelt, and I got an errie feeling .. back it would go!!.

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 02:58 PM

I really want to blow chunks.
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