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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Bugatti driver said he has shared exotic cars with children, others

By JESSICA COOLEY
The Lufkin Daily News

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Lufkin man who accidentally drove his million-dollar car into a lagoon on Wednesday spoke out about the wreck on an online message board Friday.

Andy House, 34, was driving his 2006 Bugatti Veyron EB along an Interstate 45 feeder in La Marque around 3 p.m. Wednesday when he swerved and lost control of the car, distracted by a low-flying pelican, according to a police report. House told a Galveston County Daily reporter at the scene that after jerking the wheel he dropped his cell phone, contributing to his distraction.

The crash was captured on video by a man traveling north on I-45. No pelican was visible in the video, which shows the car veering from the road and splashing into the lagoon.

House was in Galveston County to look at real estate when the accident occurred, according to La Marque police.

He has not commented on the accident but on Friday afternoon confirmed that he had left the following comments on The Lufkin Daily News' commenting section, after several people posted derogatory comments about the situation.

"Thanks to everyone who has been more worried about my well-being than the car's condition," House wrote. "I have taken my exotic cars to school events, rallies, and allow anyone to take pictures of my cars and even ride in them. I have allowed many people into my home to see my cars that I don't even know. ... Say what you want about me, but there is a man in heaven right now looking over me and that's all that matters!"

The wrecker driver who towed House's car gave a report saying House told him during a phone conversation that he had gotten several phone calls since the accident happened, including one from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

House sent an e-mail Friday to the Lufkin Daily News, saying he thought the whole thing had gotten out of hand and that he did not receive a call from Schwarzenegger.

The Bugatti Veyron, which tops out at 253 mph, is believed to be one of only 15 in the United States.

He purchased the French-made sports car, carrying a $1.25 million price tag, from a Jonesboro, Ark., dealer last month, according to previous reports.

Last week House brought the car by Air Cooled Engines in Lufkin to show store employees — a usual occurrence whenever he got something new, according to 20-year employee Alan Arrowood. Arrowood said he's sad to hear the negative things that have been said about House, calling him a "nice guy."

"He brought that Bugatti by here last week and we all got to sit in it and look at it — a once-in-a-lifetime deal," Arrowood said. "He's a really nice guy. Last year he brought by a Ford GT to show us. That was a nice car."

The car was insured through Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance, according to the La Marque Police report. An insurance sales agent with the Grundy Agency, the company that underwrites for Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance, said that it would cost around $8,000 yearly to insure a 2006 Bugatti Veyron. "There's no coverage limit but typically the vehicle would be insured for the value," Grundy Agency sales agent Lauren Gindele said. "Also, policies are paid yearly and not monthly."

The National Automobile Dealers Association set average retail value for a 2006 Bugatti Veyron at $900,000.

Another sports car could be seen under a cover Friday in the garage of House's home in the Bald Hill community. The home appraised for $147,000 this year, according to Angelina County Appraisal District records.



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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:14 am 
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This guy is famous now... Expensive way of marketing himself.

At least better then telling a story about your son in a helium balloon...

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:36 am 
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the numbers don't seem to add up

his house is worth $147,000

his car is worth $1.25 million


How can a guy have a house worth $147,000 afford a car that costs $1.25 million???


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:47 pm 
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More info on this guy Andy House

look what he is the owner of


drum roll......



Andy House, owner of Performance Auto Sales in Lufkin.



now look what they do....


WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR TOTALED "FORD GT'S", DODGE VIPER'S 2006-2008,Shelby GT'S, AND WILL PAY YOU TOP DOLLAR TO RETAIN YOUR SALVAGE VEHICLE FROM THE INSURANCE COMPANY!! NEW ARRIVALS: 2008 VIPER COUPE,2004 RED VIPER, 2004 BLACK VIPER, 2003 FERRARI ENZO!!! PLEASE CONTACT "ANDY HOUSE

I think this was the Enzo that Eddie Griffin crashed


http://www.performanceautoworld.com/home
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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:37 pm 
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About the damage :

BUGATTI News : the engine is intact, it wasn't a violent impact and the depth of the lake is sandy .. haven't got a big damage .. the water has softened the "blow"..
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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:15 pm 
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Still a lot of damage. As the water is salt, everything needs to be dismantled, cleaned and repaired. Electronics and interior can be scrapped...

Luckily the structure is carbon fiber, which is no problem with salt water. It is just the electrolysis effect with steel and aluminium that can be a problem, if salt stays behind.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:09 am 
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Pictures of the car crash updated :

http://jalopnik.com/5406193/waterlogged ... /gallery/1

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:13 am 
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Comments :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tKyijk9o

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:39 pm 
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They need a real car expert on there

too many of her facts are wrong

15 cars in the USA more like 15 or more in California alone

as for the car going 100mph when it went out of controll I dont think so


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:36 pm 
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100 mph for sure. And the guy who filmed the car, he was driving 100 mph as well, with open window, sticking his camera out of the window... I don't think so.

Besides, with 100 mph you get a lot more damage, even with an aluminised carbon fiber Bugatti Veyron. Not to forget the airbag.

At least this guy has a nice car to add to his collection of wrecked exotics.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
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Pelican Man Gets Another One....

http://www.facebook.com/notes/bugatti-n ... 7456063096


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http://www.orsm.net/text/bugatti_veyron ... o_lake.php


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bugatti crashes
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All crashs and damages of Bugatti Veyron & Grand Sport (Summary 2005 - 2010)

=> http://bugattipassion.fr/2011/01/08/rec ... 05-a-2010/

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A VENDRE : La Bugatti Veyron qui a plongé dans un lac aux USA en 2009 !
(FOR SALE : The Bugatti Veyron that crashed into a lake in US in 2009 ! )

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