Having proper Car Insurance ensures your independence behind the wheel. From accidents and injuries to hit-and-runs and theft, it’s important to keep your car insurance so you’re prepared when accidents do happen.
Why Car Insurance?
If you’re involved in an accident without car insurance, you’re looking at high out-of-pocket costs, injury liability – even serious legal issues.
Keeping your car insurance is simply the responsible thing to do, and it’s an essential financial decision that you can’t drive without. Car Insurance helps to reduce or cover property damage costs, replacement parts for your car as the result of an accident, medical expenses from injuries, road-side assistance and much more. Since policies vary with protection options, it’s important to talk to a specialist to create a policy that insures your needs.
Car Insurance Coverage and Additional Protection options, such as:
• Liability Coverage
• Comprehensive Coverage
• Collision Coverage
• Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage
• Diminishing Deductible
• Accident Forgiveness
• Minor Violation Forgiveness
• Roadside Assistance
• Specialty Auto Insurance
• 24-Hour Customer Service
• Rental Reimbursement
• Mexico Auto Insurance
• Medical Payments Coverage
At Sterling Peaks Insurance, we combine premium Car Insurance with personalized service to give you the best coverage possible. Our insurance specialists will work with you one-on-one to find a policy that keeps you and your drivers protected at all costs – for peace-of-mind driving assurance.
Ken Block announced earlier this year that he would be taking on select rally events with his race-prepped 1991 Ford Escort RS Cosworth. The New England Forest Rally was his second event, but following a rather crispy end to the race it appears to be the last for this car.
The Escort RS was built to modern specifications, including a 350-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, paired to a seven-speed sequential transmission. Power goes to all four wheels, and the race car was equipped with custom wheels replicating the original equipment RS pieces while fitting modern race rubber.
The car met its end after rolling twice after clipping a boulder on the inside of the fast left-hand turn. Almost right after the car continued on, the front end caught fire before spreading all over. Fortunately both Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino were able to escape before the car became engulfed in flames.
Block posted on Instagram that the gearbox botched a shift going into the corner, which combined with his line choice, placed the car on trajectory for the boulder hiding just off the apex. The team was holding third place in the multi-stage event at the time, which is impressive in a field of modern high-budget race machines.
The video served as a reminder that fire is no joke, and the rush to get out of a burning car is a terrifying endeavor. We’re glad Block and Gelsomino are safe and will hopefully rally again, even if it won’t be in the same great vintage shell.
A whole host of young drivers have stories about receiving their grandparents’ old car as their first car, but Reddit user eriegin found out that her dear Granny used to drive a Lamborghini.
In a post on Reddit last week, eriegin created a post titled “Despite the dust and rust, Grandma’s 1981 Lamborghini Countach is the coolest.” Just dropping the name of the quintessential ’80s supercar is sure to draw interest, but the thought of a grandmother adjusting the seat of the angular supercar before taking a spin might have drawn a few more.
The car appears to be a 1982 LP500S (also called the LP5000S), which shared its 5.0-liter V-12 powerplant with the LP400S, but it has revised fender flares and front spoiler. The wheels appear to be the correct cast magnesium Campagnolo pieces. The paint looks to have suffered a bit while in storage, but overall it appears that the car could be returned to its former glory. This was the first time eriegin had seen the car since she was a kid. "Pulling the cover off made me feel like an archeologist."
When commenters begin asking eriegin how her grandmother found herself with such a car in the garage, she replied, “My late grandpa bought it for his exotic car rental business in 1989, but after insurance costs became too high for him to operate the company, he kept the car (and many others, including the Ferrari 308 in front of the Lambo) outside/in leaky garages for 20+ years instead of selling them. Don’t ask me why, I have no clue.”
There appears to be other interesting cars sharing the garage space. The photos show the aforementioned Ferrari 308 and the lines of an MG T-series just behind the Lambo, and eriegin also mentioned her grandparents used to have a 300 SL Gullwing. Hopefully all of the garage-find cars can be returned to the road soon, if only to make all the people who had Countach posters on their walls a little happier.
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