Anorak News | Driver fires moving car tyre through BP sign

Driver fires moving car tyre through BP sign

by | 10th, July 2012

ALTERNATIVE Olympic Sport of the day:  Are you the crack shot who fired one of your car tyres through the centre of the BP service station logo on the A1 southbound at North Muskham in Nottinghamshire? The wheel bounced along the carriageway before smashing a hole through the bullseye of the BP station’s free-standing Helios (Greek sun god) sign.

Spectator James Kemp, explains:

“A vehicle coming down the A1 at speed lost one of its tyres that then bounced at speed and height down the A1 towards our site. It hit the grass verge in front of our forecourt and bounced straight through our pole sign destroying the BP Helios.”

“Luckily no one was injured but judging by the speed of the tyre on CCTV I have no doubt that it could have been fatal if someone had been in its path. It couldn’t be found after so we presume it’s still on its journey. Nobody came forward and accepted responsibility.”

Top work from Mr Kemp in identifying the sign so specifically. BBC commentators should take note.

But who shot the tyre? And are they any good at taking penalties?


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