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Murci, Murcy Me: Man wins Lamborghini, wrecks it hours later
autoblog.com ^ | Dec 20th 2011 12:30PM | By Chris Paukert

Posted on 12/20/2011 4:40:20 PM PST by BenLurkin

Rarely does one person get to experience such highs and lows within mere hours of each other, but when it happens, the comedown is often all the more painful. Just ask Santaquin, Utah resident David Dopp. The Frito-Lay truck driver won a green Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roadster, grand prize in the "Joe Schmo To Lambo" contest operated by Maverik gas stations and teamgive.org last month.

Dopp, father of six, was finally presented the car on Saturday afternoon, after which he set about driving it around the neighborhood, giving rides to friends. His elation wouldn't last. Less than six hours after taking delivery of the Lamborghini, Dopp lost control of the 640-horsepower Italian, hopped a curb and spun it into an embankment 75 feet from the road. A witness, Miles Davis (yes, really), said that skid marks were evident on the road and that the car ended up facing the wrong direction. Neither Dopp nor his friend in the passenger seat were injured.

Police say the accident was likely "speed-related," although Dopp reportedly says he was only doing 40-50 mph when he lost control of the car on a section of road with a 35-mph speed limit. Dopp maintains he might have hit some black ice or gravel.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: lamborghini

1 posted on 12/20/2011 4:40:24 PM PST by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 12/20/2011 4:43:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BenLurkin

He still owes the taxes on it, too.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 4:43:51 PM PST by Argus
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To: BenLurkin

What a shame.


4 posted on 12/20/2011 4:44:32 PM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: BenLurkin

They have no pic of it after the wreck. The article needs one.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 4:49:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: BenLurkin

Everyone thinks they are Mario Andretti. Probably 90% of the people who dream of having one of these would have done the same thing.


6 posted on 12/20/2011 4:49:28 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

what a dufus. If I won that ridiculous car I wouldn’t even let them put it in my driveway. Id have it sold before ever even touching the keys.


7 posted on 12/20/2011 4:49:42 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: BenLurkin

What a dumb a$$!

He now owes taxes on the crashed car and he is likely to lose his job as a Frito Lay delivery driver.


8 posted on 12/20/2011 4:51:51 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: BenLurkin
Utah, you doorknob!
9 posted on 12/20/2011 4:52:22 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: BenLurkin
These damn Italian cars. Hop a curb at 120-130 and they spin outa control. Crap. They're just crap, I tell you. The Doppster looks like he would be more at home in Uncle Fred's '86 Chrysler 5th Avenue.

Anyway, so he wrecked it. BFD. They can fix that sort of thing. Anyway, Dopp probably ain't as dumb as he looks (face it Dopp, ain't nobody that dumb). That "Black Ice" "Gravel" story is priceless. Sue the highway department, why doncha?

After they unbend your Lambo, remember to have a coupla-three cocktails before you drive it again. Kinda steadies you down.

10 posted on 12/20/2011 4:52:58 PM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: BenLurkin

Oh my. It is hard to say what I would have done. I know I would have driven it before sold it. Yet just to hear one is heavenly.


11 posted on 12/20/2011 4:55:39 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: TigersEye

12 posted on 12/20/2011 4:56:14 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: BenLurkin
"Schmo Goes Rambo Then Flambo In His Lambo"
13 posted on 12/20/2011 4:56:50 PM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: Kartographer

Follow up story:

http://www.insantaquin.com/2011/12/19/lamborghini-wrecks-in-santaquin/


14 posted on 12/20/2011 4:57:19 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: BenLurkin
although Dopp reportedly says he was only doing 40-50 mph when he lost control of the car

Honest mom, I don't know how that magazine got under my mattress........


15 posted on 12/20/2011 4:57:19 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: driftdiver
Everyone thinks they are Mario Andretti. Probably 90% of the people who dream of having one of these would have done the same thing.

Not me, I'd have waited till the first big snow fall just to see how it does in snow.......

16 posted on 12/20/2011 4:59:36 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Kartographer

Well, there’s yer problem right there. A lift kit and some ka-nobbly tahrs on that bad boy and he’ll handle the snow just fine. That must be the cheap model - I don’t even see a trailer hitch.


17 posted on 12/20/2011 5:00:18 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Kenny Bunk

Truth is Kenny, that’s a lot of horses under your big toe.

You have to drive it like you have a fresh raw egg between your foot and the gas pedal.


18 posted on 12/20/2011 5:04:11 PM PST by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: Billthedrill

Nothing his local Earl Scheib can’t fix with a little bondon and some ducktape!


19 posted on 12/20/2011 5:06:02 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Wow!! Hard to believe going over a curb would have rolled it and caused the roof to cave in like that!


20 posted on 12/20/2011 5:06:11 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Billthedrill

“That must be the cheap model - I don’t even see a trailer hitch.”

It has a really big class 6 receiver hitch right there in the middle. (^;


21 posted on 12/20/2011 5:06:32 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Argus

It’s a $382.000.00 car and he will have to pay tax on that!

Not sure if that is a gift tax or income tax.

Even better if he did not have it insured.


22 posted on 12/20/2011 5:06:50 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: Kartographer

There we go. That’s not so bad although it’s probably a few $k on a Lamborghini.


23 posted on 12/20/2011 5:07:50 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: trumandogz

The follow-up article at #14 mentions the car was fully insured. That’s a good thing - but the taxes - ouch!


24 posted on 12/20/2011 5:21:33 PM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: mplsconservative
“The follow-up article at #14 mentions the car was fully insured.”

Damn, you had to ruin the story.

25 posted on 12/20/2011 5:25:52 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz

??? Think it over... I feel bad for the guy. Wouldn’t you like to get a lucky break?


26 posted on 12/20/2011 5:30:34 PM PST by GulfBreeze
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah....sure....he hit black ice....filthy racist.


27 posted on 12/20/2011 5:31:35 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kartographer
"That'll buff right out"

This (Ferrari) is the target to aim for. (Luckily the pole was not damaged)


28 posted on 12/20/2011 5:32:52 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: BenLurkin

This is what happens when a frito-lay gets behind the wheel. A doritos could have handled that much power.


29 posted on 12/20/2011 5:34:16 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GulfBreeze

I have sympathy for the insurance company.


30 posted on 12/20/2011 5:36:42 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: BenLurkin

Lambo Murci going 219mph
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg27ckAgEiw

SSC Ultimate Aero TT doing 256mph.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvMHS5cTeHU

Bugatti comes back with their Veyron SS and breaks the record at 267mph!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSFX9vrwJf8

SSC is now going to try and break that record with their 7-speed transmission Tuatara with a projected speed of 276mph. The first ones will be delivered to customers in 2013.
http://www.shelbysupercars.com/tuatara.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3oF7tBHKbk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Lwsql9YFA


31 posted on 12/20/2011 5:37:35 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s the trouble with Lamborghinis—you can’t just have one.


32 posted on 12/20/2011 5:41:24 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s the trouble with Lamborghinis—you can’t just have one.


33 posted on 12/20/2011 5:41:24 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: trumandogz
Damn, you had to ruin the story.

Now, you're being naughty...:)

34 posted on 12/20/2011 5:43:32 PM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

just wow


35 posted on 12/20/2011 5:50:05 PM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: exit82

You an say that again!


36 posted on 12/20/2011 5:53:11 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
You can say that again!

I hate when that happens!

37 posted on 12/20/2011 5:56:40 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: BenLurkin

This was painted ugly Ford Pinto and AMC Gremlin Puke Green!!! I wouldn’t have driven it anywhere and sold it and replaced it with a classic US car.


38 posted on 12/20/2011 6:14:02 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: trumandogz
"...if he did not have it insured."

"the vehicle had full insurance coverage - it is on its way to Las Vegas now where Lamboghini specialists will determine repair costs." - from the article.

39 posted on 12/20/2011 6:32:26 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: trumandogz

I think the reason he says it was black ice or gravel to assure that the insurance company will cover the repairs. That might be in jeopardy if he was speeding. AND his rates, which wouldn’t be high enough with a Lambo, will shoot up in any case. And the value of the car has gone waaaay down for resale purposes.

Dopp’s good luck sure turned fast on him. Poor guy.


40 posted on 12/20/2011 6:43:44 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: BenLurkin

This is why welfare doesn’t work in the real world. Taking all the hard earned cash from the rich and giving it to the poor is flushing the nations GDP down the toilet.


41 posted on 12/20/2011 6:44:00 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: BenLurkin

If you haven’t driven 600+ HP cars before, don’t! If the Corvette ZR1 didn’t have several self-governing features incorporated into it the average driver couldn’t handle it on the street. This guy should have sold it immediately without driving it. Darwin award.


42 posted on 12/20/2011 7:17:23 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Kartographer

That’ll buff out...


43 posted on 12/20/2011 7:26:55 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: driftdiver

You’re quite right. That’s a lot of horsies for the average driver to handle. I’m guessing that most people that ~think~ they can... Can’t. Overconfidence and 600HP is an expensive combination.


44 posted on 12/20/2011 7:30:44 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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I get it. Hell, I get in enough trouble with a mere 300 or so horses in my Mustang. I’ve already proven that I can’t be trusted with it. :-)


45 posted on 12/20/2011 7:49:15 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: trumandogz

I hate insurance companies.

Thugs...


46 posted on 12/20/2011 8:09:04 PM PST by GulfBreeze
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To: BenLurkin

I would’ve sold it immediately. I already have 305 horses that are already paid for and that’s enough for me.


47 posted on 12/20/2011 9:28:31 PM PST by grateful
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To: Doc Savage

Yeah, that kind of power is no joke. I got used to it, but it took some near escapes and just shear dumb luck that I survived. Wound up being a Hell of a driver though, if not totally in disregard of all traffic laws. I did manage to out race a Ferrari Testarrosa in down town two-lane traffic, pole position style, at speeds pressing 110 mph, and hit a top speed of 220 mph on the autobahn.


48 posted on 12/21/2011 8:33:36 AM PST by CBF ('Behind every blade of grass.')
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