Holy Chevy Nova Batman!

Glenn Swanson
by Glenn Swanson

10News.com reports that someone used a heavy-duty construction loader to drop a 1966 Chevy Nova through a Vista, CA store’s roof. Firefighters discovered the car while investigating a tripped alarm at the industrial park. California Sliding Door Window and Screen suffered water damage from a water line broken by the falling car. The red Nova was parked in the lot next to the building before it was used as a hole punch. “You don’t see a call like this, uh, very often,” said a police officer at the scene. In an associated video, 10News reporter Juliette Vista refers to onlookers as “lookie loos,” and gets this quote from a bystander at the scene: “Either it was a really expensive prank, or somebody’s mad at someone.” Someone’s been watching CSI; you know, other than me.

Glenn Swanson
Glenn Swanson

Glenn is a baby-boomer, born in 1954. Along with his wife, he makes his home in Connecticut. Employed in the public sector as an Information Tedchnology Specialist, Glenn has long been a car fan. Past rides have included heavy iron such as a 1967 GTO, to a V8 T-Bird. In between those high-horsepower cars, he's owned a pair of BMW 320i's. Now, with a daily commute of 40 miles, his concession to MPG dictates the ownership of a 2006 Honda Civic coupe which, while fun to drive, is a modest car for a pistonhead. As an avid reader, Glenn enjoys TTAC, along with many other auto-realated sites, and the occasional good book. As an avid electronic junkie, Glenn holds an Advanced Class amateur ("ham") radio license, and is into many things electronic. From a satellite radio and portable GPS unit in the cars, to a modest home theater system and radio-intercom in his home, if it's run by the movement of electrons, he's interested. :-)

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  • Pfingst Pfingst on Feb 19, 2008

    powerpeecee: You meant Twisted Sister. Wow, that's just... wow. It would have been even more clever to place it on the roof and not have it fall through, so that the business owners would have to get the damn thing down again without destroying anything.

  • CupcakeF CupcakeF on Feb 19, 2008

    poor nova...

  • Glenn Swanson Glenn Swanson on Feb 19, 2008

    Back in the day, a high-school buddy who lived across the street from me had a sharp-looking '70-ish Nova SS in black. It looked (sort of) like this one. He had an aftermarket stereo in it, and I'll never forget the song he would have blasting whenever he gave me a ride to school. He'd slam through the gears and along with the roar of the V8 engine, I'd hear: If I gave you everything that I owned And asked for nothing in return Would you do the same for me as I would for you Or take me for a ride And strip me of everything, including my pride But spirit is something that no one destroys And the sound that I'm hearing is only the sound Of the low spark of high-heeled boys Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, by the English band, Traffic. Written by Jim Capaldi and Steve Winwood, it was released in 1971. The title refers to an inscription written by actor Michael J. Pollard in band member Jim Capaldi's book while they were both in Morocco. Capaldi and Pollard were planning to work on a movie that was never filmed. Capaldi said: Pollard and I would sit around writing lyrics all day, talking about Bob Dylan and the Band, thinking up ridiculous plots for the movie. Before I left Morocco, Pollard wrote in my book 'The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys.' For me, it summed him up. He had this tremendous rebel attitude. He walked around in his cowboy boots, his leather jacket. At the time he was a heavy little dude. It seemed to sum up all the people of that generation who were just rebels. The 'Low Spark,' for me, was the spirit, high-spirited. You know, standing on a street corner. The low rider. The 'Low Spark' meaning that strong undercurrent at the street level. Anyway, a Nova SS from those days are expensive cars now.

  • Sanman111 Sanman111 on Feb 19, 2008

    Wasn't the term 'lookie loo' used to describe some sort of con in the "Ocean's Twelve" movie? I think it had to do with observers crowding around a celebrity look-a-like....hmmm.