The Boo Boo Page
Below are a collection of "Boo, Boos",
"mishaps", "whoops", and unfortunate events. Over the past several
years I have taken hundreds of digital pictures from track events, club
races that I have attended this is a consolidation of all the "bad" pictures.
Racing is a dangerous event, besides keeping
your own car under control you have to watch other idiots that might want
to run you off the road. A common word we used to describe that is
"I punted someone off the track..." Another famous Hank Cohn word.
Rice's Porsche 944 turbo after 1998 PCA club race at Road Atlanta
These pictures also taken during 1998
PCA club race at Road Atlanta
The track condition was terrible during
the 1998 PCA club race at Road Atlanta, non stop rain created dangerous
spots everywhere on the track.
During the wreck the engine/transmission
broke off from the car and landed 50 feet away. Luckily no one was
Pictures taken during the 1999 PCA club
race at Road Atlanta
picture of a factory prep GT-2 993 race car
Left rear wheel hub broke off during turn
12, no one was hurt.
A brand new Ferrari F355 at Road Atlanta
Lost control at turn 12
The below pictures are contributed by
This picture was taken during the Speedvision
world challenge touring race at Road Atlanta in Sep, 2000
The BMW went off track on the straight
and when it caught traction again it cut a crossed the track and slammed
into the concrete barrier, click on the picture to see the sequence of
The accident scene of John
Felker's accident, of course it was caused by a lady in the SUV
Here is John's description of the accident:
I was at the white line, ready to make
a left turn. The 911 was pushed back and turn 90 degrees Clockwise.
My front WAS where the white car's rear
No injuries was involved in all of the
These pictures were contributed by E.
J. Feulner III Project Coordinator Development Department Lowe's Motor
Speedway at Charlotte
Pictures of a 996 cab vs. tree - total
damage $35,000 +/-
One comment I can make about
these pictures above contributed by EJ is that these pictures clearly showed
how strong and safe Porsche made these sports cars. Even with a serious
impact like this the cabin of the car stayed intact and retained it original
shape to protect the passengers. Now talk about you get what you
paid for. Webmaster
This picture is contributed
by Frank Celenza Two-time Michelin
One-Lap of America Competitor
I took this photo in 1999 at a track event
at Lime Rock Park.
The car was launched into the air when
a brake failure resulted in a sudden
right front lockup, sending the car veering
into a dirt bank. The driver was
bruised up but otherwise ok.
I took this picture during the 2001 PCA
Club Race at Road Atlanta
Sonny Vo's crash pictures of his previous
Porsche, a 97 Carrera 2 S.
This happened on 05/27/2000, I now
drive a '92 C2 Turbo, not a daily driver though. Sonny walked
away after a trip to the hospital xray check up.
The car was totaled.
Below pictures were taken
by Frank Celenza DDS Two-time
Michelin One Lap of America Competitor during a PCA Driver's Ed event at
Watkins Glen. July,2001
This 993 got loose
exiting the inner loop at Watkins Glen. The car spun to the outfield and
made contact with the styrofoam blocks that cushioned the blow to the armco.
The owner spent the rest of the weekend straightening out the panels and
the oil cooler, then drove it home
This was the heartbreaker
of the weekend for me. This beautiful 944T can be seen intact in a before
picture. Very nice car. The driver lost it at the top of the off-camber
hilltop turn 9 at Watkins Glen. I suspect the boost might have caught him
off-guard, there's little room for error there as the armco is quite close
to the pavement on both sides. The car went straight on, both airbags blew
and this car was seriously bent, although the driver was fine
This Targa was the
victim of an overcorrection between turns 10 and 11 at Watkins Glen. The
car made heavy contact with the outside armco, and was trailored out
This nice Boxster
S sustained minor left side damage when the driver lifted suddenly mid-corner
and initiated a full 360 spin between turns 10 and 11 at Watkins Glen,
coming to rest with light contact against the outside armco
Below wreck pictures
are contributed by Aaron Schreder(A.J.)
Picture taken by E.J.
In some twisties a brand new 01 E46
M3 Convert. ran off the road, lost control and the car flipped over a cliff.
Ended upside down after taking out a few trees. Glad to know everyone
made it out alive.
Contributed by Ken
The below pictures were contributed by
the Doug Richter of Lakefield,
WI actual owner of this car
These are Pics of my 3 week old 1996 Porsche
993 Twin Turbo! I hit a deep water spot in early spring across the road
and hydroplaned out of control @ 60 mph. The whole event ended seconds
later with the vehicle stopping next to a telephone pole.....well almost!
I was walking the next day with a 13" rod in my femur and two 8' plates
and 14 screws on my left arm. The broken pelvis was painful but hell I
was walking! I never left the driver seat or blacked out. It was 1.5 hours
before the paramedics were able to cut power and safely remove me from
the car for helicopter transport! I am thankful for seat belts and a well
built Porsche! I do believe in God!
Raining day mishap
Contributed by Chad
Last week a lady turned left in front
of me on a wet road. I tried to stop but slid right into her.
996 before the accident