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Old 05-07-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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Was driving home with the top off today at a high rate of speed when all of a sudden the the car cover that I had neglected to fold and put away in the storage bag all of a sudden was covering the windshield and my head. I didn't panic but tried to remove the cover all the while aware that I was driving fast with cars behind me and headed towards a curve. I let off the gas and gently applied the brakes while still struggling to clear the car cover off my head. Luckily the cover was whisked way up and over the car. I quickly checked behind afraid that the cover was obscuring the vision of the car behind me. Thank god that the cover found its way to the side of the road. What a close call. Lesson learned and I will never drive with the top off and loose objects in the rear.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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My heart sped up just reading your experience - close call - will your Fruit Of the Looms clean up or are they totaled
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
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That could have been bad. Glad everyone and everything is ok.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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Main thing is no one got hurt & thanks for posting...it's an excellent safety lesson for all of us to learn & abide by!
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Just reading your hair-raising story made me uneasy. I'm glad no one was injured and no damages to your Vette. Did you retrieved your car cover on the side of the road?
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:24 PM   #6
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Your story is indeed scary but thanks for sharing because someone else can learn from your experience.......
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:32 PM   #7
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Was driving home with the top off today at a high rate of speed when all of a sudden the the car cover that I had neglected to fold and put away in the storage bag all of a sudden was covering the windshield and my head. I didn't panic but tried to remove the cover all the while aware that I was driving fast with cars behind me and headed towards a curve. I let off the gas and gently applied the brakes while still struggling to clear the car cover off my head. Luckily the cover was whisked way up and over the car. I quickly checked behind afraid that the cover was obscuring the vision of the car behind me. Thank god that the cover found its way to the side of the road. What a close call. Lesson learned and I will never drive with the top off and loose objects in the rear.
Got to watch those "high rate of speeds"....Glad it didnt turn disastrous/
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:46 PM   #8
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I left the car cover on the side of the road as there were too many cars behind me and I felt relieved that I didn't kill anybody or myself. Small price to pay for the lesson I learned. Plus father's day is coming up.
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When that happens to me my heart races and when I realize I'm still driving and can't see where I'm going I usually wake up.

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My heart sped up just reading your experience - close call - will your Fruit Of the Looms clean up or are they totaled
I had a similar reaction reading his post. Then LMAO reading your response.
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Never had anything like that happen in my C5 coupe, but you had better nail it down in the vert-glad you are OK.
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felt relieved that I didn't kill anybody or myself. Small price to pay for the lesson I learned.
For sure....!! Really glad you are ok.......
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Few monts back I was driving to nordstrom to return $400 shirt I got. Took the top off and was on freeway going about 80mph. Shirt and receipt flew out from the back of my car and landed behind md in the left lane.freeway was busy and cars run over it. I was so pissed....
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Was driving home with the top off today at a high rate of speed when all of a sudden the the car cover that I had neglected to fold and put away in the storage bag all of a sudden was covering the windshield and my head. I didn't panic but tried to remove the cover all the while aware that I was driving fast with cars behind me and headed towards a curve. I let off the gas and gently applied the brakes while still struggling to clear the car cover off my head. Luckily the cover was whisked way up and over the car. I quickly checked behind afraid that the cover was obscuring the vision of the car behind me. Thank god that the cover found its way to the side of the road. What a close call. Lesson learned and I will never drive with the top off and loose objects in the rear.
Did you get this on video? Were you able to retrieve the cover? Given the high rate of speed and if were me, if anyone stopped and asked what just happened I'd tell them "faulty parachute deployment".

Glad you're okay. But man, you might wake up in a sweat reliving that one!
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WOW what a scary thing to happen. Thanks for the reminder and warning ! The worst or funniest thing that happened to me was I had the top down on my vert and an almost full box of tissues behind the seat. I looked in the mirror and saw the tissues were flying out of the car, one a time, and there was a nice trail of them on the road behind me
Sorry about the littering
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You've created a new branch of the Flying Roof Club.

Glad you got away relatively unscathed.

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Wow! you got lucky and learned a good lesson.
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Could have been a real disaster, lesson learned for all who read this.
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