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Old 07-22-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
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VIDEO: Ford Fiesta crashes at Pikes Peak

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Ford Fiesta crash at Pikes Peak - click above to watch video after the jump

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is not for the faint of heart. The 12.42 mile, 156 turn course has multiple surfaces, a (nearly) 5,000 foot elevation increase, not to mention dozens of unprotected cliffs that await a driver's slip-up.

We reported earlier that the #5 Ford Fiesta succumbed to the mountain during a practice session on Thursday, with Ford later informing us that the crash had been caused by a misfire and that the damage was repairable.

Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, we now have amateur footage of Andrea Eriksson sliding the Fiesta off course. An alert cameraman caught the mishap on tape, and was kind enough to post it online and share it with us all. Most of the video is post-crash, but if you skip ahead to the end of part two, you can actually watch Eriksson and his co-driver drive away in the car after it gets towed back onto the road. Hit the jump to watch both videos.


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Old 07-22-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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Holly crap. The first 10 seconds of the first video is about all you need to see. But I'm pretty sure that was completely the drivers fault. (Note: I didn't read the article. There might have been something about something going wrong with the car. If so, then I'm wrong about the driver.)
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:33 PM   #3
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gahhhhh thats so sadddd
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:54 PM   #4
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his co-driver was having some corona hahaha thats awesome
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:11 PM   #5
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It's good to know that the damage is repairable without much issues and that the guys are able to drive it off.

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man that stinks. i was looking forward to this car doing well. oh well i guess there is always next year.
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they finished second in their class i believe their time was in the 11 minutes range i cant remember exactly. dont know who got first
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even with the crash?
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It made me sad watching this... I also wanted to kick the guy in the face that was on the video last. I wonder if he even knows who Andreas Eriksso is?
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