Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Coda to the Skoda saga

BERLIN (Reuters Life!) - A German motorist missed a bend in the road, broke through a barrier and hurtled up a bank, crash-landing on a church roof in eastern Germany, police said on Monday.

The bank acted like a springboard, propelling the black Skoda about 35 meters (115 ft) forward and straight into the church's roof frame, where it remained wedged 7 meters off the ground, police said in a statement.

Reuters Oddly Enough

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this story is that the car involved was a Skoda.

Famously, the humble Skoda has been the butt of such comedy classics as What do you call a Skoda with a sunroof? A skip. et cetera, but I think even the most die-hard Renault drivers would have to marvel at the brand's renaissance.

During the 80s, getting a Skoda through a church roof would have involved to reversing it out of a B52 or similar.

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