Skip to comments.Glenn Beck totals rental SUV after daughter’s wedding
Posted on 10/10/2012 8:33:16 AM PDT by DFG
Glenn Beck wrecked a rental at his daughter's wedding over the weekend.
"So my rental car got totaled this weekend ... at my daughter's wedding," the outspoken talk-show host wrote on Twitter.
On his radio show on Tuesday, Beck described the ordeal, saying after the ceremony he parked the rental SUVa Ford Exploreralong a rain-soaked hill in the Finger Lakes area of New York, and forgot to put on the parking brake. Beck and his wife had already gotten out of the car when it began to slide, eventually flipping over, he said.
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never slid away...
rolling off is more common with a stick but Explorers sure don’t have those
Beck is supposed to be sober on everything ...drink and blow
who knows...just sounds funny
daughter’s wedding...I’d be nervous too
Saturday I drove near the Finger Lakes area. At points the road was covered in leaves and/or pine needles.
The traction control light came on quite often on our Grand Cherokee. It was worse than driving on ice.
A couple of times the military surplus trailer with surge brakes I was towing started to break loose.
I hate driving rental cars. You have to hunt for all the switches and controls. And the parking brake is always in a different spot from where I am used to.
Now you have me confused. According to the article:
" On his radio show on Tuesday, Beck described the ordeal, saying after the ceremony he parked the rental SUVa Ford Exploreralong a rain-soaked hill in the Finger Lakes area of New York, and forgot to put on the parking brake."
Granted, I take anything I read with a grain of salt.
No problem it can be buffed out.
“Rolling I can believe. Sliding... well, as an old country boy, I know horse poop when I hear it.”
Has Goodyear has come out with teflon tires?
My husband is a recovering alcoholic, that is a very ugly accusation to make against a person who is working on their sobriety.
The car SLID not ROLLED on its axle. It was a rain-slick “slope.”
How often has a car slid down a hill that wasn’t covered in ice? Probably 1 in a billion chance. Besides, if it so slipery a car could slide, it would extremely difficult to walk on. My bet is he didnt put it in park.
I took my last drink on January 19, 2009 and haven't looked back. But I can't say that hitting the sauce wouldn't sometimes be an awfully tempting way to get through ObaMao's presidency.
My hat is further off to Glenn Beck not only for taking and honoring the pledge, but for joining a t-totaling religion where he has an extra layer of protection.
I’m sure what it did was roll not slide. It is common for automatic transmissions to hold temporarily on an incline but if the car is jarred in the slightest the transmission will not hold. I have had this happen before. I parked and forgot to set the brake. As I close the door the car started to roll. Thankfully it didnt go too far before hitting a high curb and stopping.
Automatic transmissions with their parking gear give too many people a false sense of security, my uncle would re-build transmissions and showed me that the parking gear is a tiny peice of metal that locks into a saw tooth like gear inside the transmission. When I saw that the parking gear was that tiny I never stopped used the actual parking break in every automatic transmission car I ever drove.
You are in some ways better leaving a manual in gear than using park on an automatic transmission.
Beck came out and told everyone on his show about this, had he wanted to “keep it a secret” he could have easily done so.
gotten out of the car when it began to slide
Sorry, that’s hard to believe.
You get out of the car, and then it starts to SLIDE?
So... having the parking brake on is not going to help if the dang thing is SLIDING...
Maybe god is sending a message to Glenn, watch yourself, not from the almighty but from others who want to make his demise look like an “accident”....
Was this his way of protesting the wedding?
years ago, my brother and I had the same model car. His was auto, Mine was a stick. I had to borrow his for a couple days while mine was in the shop. My house was on a slight hill and I typically left it in gear and hopped out. I forgot to put his car in park and hoped out, only to see the car roll away. I managed to catch it and hop in before any damage occurred.
It isn’t ugly at all. It’s a trained observation. I’ve served as counselor on alcohol wards in veteran’s hospitals and with military communities.
It is the FIRST place you’d want to go with a recovering alcoholic. It is absolutely essential not to deny reality about the recidivism of alcoholics. Alcohol is tough enough to beat without loved ones continuing to be enablers by pretending that problems are not extremely common or are some kind of attack.
I'm glad I did it, although it was purely instinctive. The alternative was unthinkable.
Beck hasn't had a drink in over 10 years.
Oh, you can't expect that of some FReepers. They just have too much fun pointing fingers at others. Jerks.
I was in the Finger lakes area this weekend. The foilage is spectacular!
The craziest thing is these newfangled cars that have something that looks like a key, but isn't. You spend ten minutes at the lot just figuring out where to put the "key," finally to discover that there's nowhere special that you need to do so. Sometimes even the rental attendant was stumped.