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Monday
Aug172009

Who knew? Smart car tipping the latest craze

As a teenager, the coolest thing to do in rural suburbia included cow tipping. Now, I never took part in the activity but it looks like cow tipping has been modernized and transformed somewhat to become Smart car tipping.

Instead of tipping over a sleepy, relaxing cow in a pasture, pranksters are scoping out Smart cars to knock over park on the street.

In fact, this has become the latest crazy across the world and in our very own Edmonton, Alberta.

And now a man in his 40s is charged with mischief for allegedly tipping a Smart car onto its side along Edmonton's Whyte Avenue, a trendy bar-and-boutique strip that sometimes attracts rowdy drinkers.

Windows, exterior mirrors and panelling on the car were damaged, and despite the outrage of owner Kevin Spaans, amused bystanders posed with the flipped car and snapped photos with their cellphone cameras.

So for now, all of you Smart car owners beware and wary of any pedestrians with giddy looks on their faces as they eye your car.

[Source: The Canadian Press]

Reader Comments (21)

Watch SmartCar insurance rates soar!
Aug 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott
SmartCar, meet DumbAsses.
Aug 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTed
In the end, smart technology is still useless against human stupidity...
Aug 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSodrohu
Soon, the Neanderthals will disappear, soon! Food gets scarce, and big assed, good old boys eat far more than what they can earn even at todays prices! Soon, perhaps following GM(America) to the grave, big cars for Big Boys will disappear too! About 12 Indians, or Chinese, with Ph D's, most of them, can live on the resources consumed by one big assed good old boy, Neanderthals of our age, and an expensive oddity to say the least! Christian notions from a forgotten age are all that prevent us from exterminating these useless hulks of flesh and Shiite! We can no longer afford housing and feeding them! For what they contribute, they are a net loss on society at best! How many trees must we cut down, just to wipe their asses? When was the last time your hydraulics failed and you needed their brute strength? How often are you obliged to call the Neanderthals for help? We must breed away from these high calorie monsters, and free ourselves of them to save society and keep food on the table! Long live the smart little guy! Long live his smart car! Neanderthals of this world, your time has passed, go lie down and die!
Oct 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUncle B
Or maybe you people should just buy more sensible cars...
Oct 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSimon
What do you mean by 'you people'?
Oct 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnon
What do YOU mean by 'you people'?
Oct 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrBru
I didnt think neanderthals had cars...unless you count Fred Flinstone. His car ran on pedal power which makes a Smart Car seem an inefficient gas guzzler. Perspective people perspective.
Oct 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbottomburp
Why don't they tip over motorcycles too? The people doing this just seem to be really bored.
Oct 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam
Simple solution for Smart car owners. Find the thickest, dirtiest oily black grease and paint around the bottom of the sills and wheel arches. The idiots trying to tip the car will get it all over their hands and hopefully ruin their clothes.
Oct 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIan
that would work except ruining my cloths would totally be worth tipping over a smart car. i hate those damn things.
Oct 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJEFF
humanity makes me sad sometimes
how is this meant to be funny or even clever?
Oct 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdaniel
Here's hoping this becomes a worldwide practice to get this sorry excuse for a car off the roads!!
Oct 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris
Well, apparently in Amsterdam they're throwing them into the canals. Smarts are complete eyesores, to hell with them.
Oct 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteven
I have an idea, as soon as something happens, lets all rag on Americans!!! Why don't all of you get together and ask your government to MAKE Americas government stop being fucktarded? What? It doesnt work that way? Exactly. So next time you think your being trendy and helpful by bitching about "neanderthals", shut the fuck up. Americans arent to blame for the worlds problems, the American government is. They have honed their skill in destroying everything for years and cant really be stopped. So everyone stop basing your economy on us, stop trading with us, stop buying from us, and pretty god damned soon, you wont have any reason to bitch at us. How can you blame someone whose products you buy the shit out of? Do you have an nVidia GPU in your pc? How about an Intel CPU? Or a Creative sound card? Ever seen a dodge/chevrolet/ford in your country? Huh, those must have been free gifts then eh? No? You bought them? Well whose the hypocritical "neanderthal" now? So shut the hell up, drive home in your Focus RS, crack open a Budweiser, and play some Call of Duty. And CHILL.
Oct 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTired of America
Creative is a Singaporean company.

Just sayin...

Although I love when people use a wholly American invention (Computers and the Internet) to rag on Americans.
Oct 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermrsleep
My apologies - managed to forget Creatives origins - thanks mate :)
Oct 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTired of America
It actually benefits the owner of the Smart Car because there's almost a 100% fatality rate of the Smart Car owner when they crash into bicycles. Bicyclists are reported to say "what was that?... did you feel something hit your bike?"
Oct 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTooFunny
TooFunny, you have a point. However, that is called "culling the herd." Eventually, the people who buy these asinine little death traps will be wiped out.
Oct 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGoddess
It seems that those who come up with these really stupid ideas are young people in their early to mid twenties.

Not all early twenty somethings get this way, but you can be sure that who do these stupid things; they are invariably in their early to mid-twenties; utterly unaware of their societal responsibilities.

It seems that at the age of twenty +, generally given poor guidance from their parents (who usually are mid-seventies hippies or intellectual morons; perhaps I'm being redundant with that comparison...) there's a impenetrable mental barrier at that age that doesn't match their physical maturity.

They should be institutionalized (and perhaps beaten daily) until they reach twenty eight or thirty.
Oct 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaude Miller

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