Sponsored content: Auto Shows, Mishaps and Monetary Damages
If you haven’t had a chance to check out an international auto show either in the US or in a foreign country it is definitely something worth seeing. Not only is it informative and a great way to get to know more about auto products that you already love, but you can also find out what’s new in the auto industry, from exciting new models to long awaited car reveals. You might even get the opportunity to test drive the newest models in various courses that really display their capabilities and test the thresholds of new vehicles.
The show is organized by a group that tours around the world with ridiculously expensive exotic cars and new models that aren’t yet available to the public. As you can imagine, these cars carry a lot of liability and the cars carry the risk of getting damaged or even being stolen. They probably have to take great precautions for such events. In order for the organizers to have complete peace of mind they have to make sure they have an accident lawyer or have a great deal of insurance to cover their losses if something were to happen.
Last year in Portland there was an incident that ended with the Lamborghini Gallardo catching fire because of a dumb decision by the driver. One thing that is common in all auto shows is the requirement for all vehicles entering the event to have only a quarter tank of gas in the car. The person who was responsible for delivering this car to the show didn’t adhere to this rule and the amount of gas in the car was higher than the maximum requirement. What he decided to do was leave the car in neutral and rev the engine until it was red lining. This was taking a while so the driver decided to lodge a piece of wood between the seat and the gas pedal so it would create a make shift placeholder that would keep revving the engine. Since the car was sitting idle it started to heat up, eventually caught fire and the fire marshals had to put it out.
In a situation like this I would hope that the owner of the car had a good attorney in Oregon who would be able to get him all of the money he deserves. This driver who had one job managed to screw it up so horribly. It’s heartbreaking to see such a beautiful car be permanently damaged due to the foolishness of the driver.
Auto shows are great and you really have to give it up to the individuals, organizations and companies who organize and sponsor them. At the same time it is a pretty scary thought to have people who have never been around exotic cars to actually drive or operate them. Keeping your assets covered with insurance and legal forms is the best way to make sure if something does happen, your damages are covered.