TTAC Video of the Week: Don't Go Showing Off

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

We all know that when you try to show off, you often end up in a ditch.

It's a lesson many of us learn as kids -- we try to do a trick on our bikes or take a turn too fast, and we get a dose of humble pie. Yet, we don't fully learn, because we get our driver's license and do the same dumb stuff while driving a car.

To be clear, I don't know how old this driver is, though he sounds middle-aged. We do know he was apparently showing off for his girlfriend.

We also can guess that it will end just as it does.

There is some mildly NSFW language at that link. Sorry about the bitcoin hashtags -- personally I ignored them so I could watch the carnage.

Be careful out there, kids.

[Image: Screenshot]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Feb 23, 2023

    narrow ditch

    land upside down

    cant open doors


    • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Feb 23, 2023

      That is more common than many brother's ex wife borrowed his Saab 900 and never came home. State troopers showed up at his house and asked him to identify the body. She slid off a road, rolled onto the roof into a muddy ditch, and was suspended upside down in the seat where her head was submerged in the muddy water. A horrid way to go...

  • JMII JMII on Feb 23, 2023

    Traction control is slowing me down, let me turn it off the nannies (click)... OK now we are really mov... (skidding sounds) CRASH.

  • 6-speed Pomodoro 6-speed Pomodoro on Feb 23, 2023

    Waiting for a tight corner to absolutely stab the throttle in your v8. Galaxy brain move.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Feb 24, 2023

    @Tim, How many vehicles have you driven into something in the past 10 years?