1,300HP Mercury Comet BRAKE FAILURE CRASH – Mistakes Were Made

BRAKE FAILURE CRASH in a 1300HP Mercury Comet

Shawn from AutotopiaLA met up with Russ in December 2021 to do a reel on his 1964 Mercury Comet. The car has a 632 Merlin big block Chevrolet engine topped with a 14-71 BDS Blower and puts out 1,300 horsepower. The project cost Russ “23 years, $208K dollars, and two wives” to build.

During filming, the Mercury Comet has brake failure causing the car to slam into the back of a minivan at approximately 45 mph causing injuries to both the driver and passenger. Everyone has healed from the accident and the car will be back on the road one day. But mistakes were made, and lessons were learned. Watch…

Live Brake Failure Crash Q&A with AutotopiaLA July 12, 7PM CST

AutotopiaLA goes Live to answer any questions about the accident and inform everyone on the situation.

Uncle Tony’s Reaction:

“The Most Ignorant And Negligent Thing I’ve Ever Seen Done With A Car”

“Take a 1300 horsepower roots blown show car and run it around in mid-day city traffic with a partially stuck throttle and overheating brakes, and what do you think is going to happen.”

Uncle Tony

This is the ultimate lesson in what not to do and how not to handle an emergency situation…

Dan at DD Speed Shop Reaction:

We All Pay The “Stupid Tax” For This – 1300HP Mercury Comet Crash

Dan offers his 2 cents on the 1300HP Mercury Comet Crash video. He says that he’s glad no one was seriously hurt, but A LOT can be learned from the video…