VEHICLE COVERED: 1968 Mercury Cougar
WHAT WENT WRONG: Just when we thought we’d heard of everything … First, consider how many classic automobiles are on the street at any given moment. Then ponder the miniscule number of unproven home-built vehicles are out there. So what are the odds of a collision between a classic car and one of these home-built machines? They must be astronomical. But that’s actually what happened one sunny afternoon in California, when the owner of a 1968 Mercury Cougar was startled by the sound of something crashing into the side of his car. A quick glance at the rearview mirror revealed a man tumbling off an odd-looking, three-wheel motorized cart.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2011/12/14/home-built-vehicle-bites-classic-cougar