This photo of a Jaguar F-Type V8 S stuck in a patch of freshly-poured concrete started making the rounds of internet auto-fan sites last Friday afternoon. The earliest online reference appears to be this tweet from SpeedSportLife before noon — but the Houston car publication was apparently just passing on a photo it had no more information about. In several forum appearances readers immediately speculated that the scene had likely taken place in Houston, and on the Houston Reddit board a poster tersely declared that the site was the intersection of Weslayan and 59. But a couple of other commenters help peg the incident location a couple of overpasses to the east:
“I drove past a spot that looks just like this at US 59/I-69 (the Southwest Freeway) at Buffalo Speedway (not as cool as it sounds) last night,” a Jalopnik commenter named Jason wrote late Saturday night. “There is a big section of
cement concrete missing and that curled up re-bar looking stuff is still there.” And another Reddit commenter claims to have seen the scene Friday morning at Buffalo Speedway and Hwy. 59 as well. Another Reddit comment giving more details about the abortive construction-site drive-thru by someone involved in the construction has been deleted.
If the workers shown in the photo don’t seem to be paying much attention to the maroon-ish marooned vehicle, maybe it’s because tearing up and rebuilding the 59 feeder road has been a long, long job, and drivers of fine cars plowing into fresh pourings of roadway isn’t exactly a new thing around these parts.
- Pro Tip: Don’t Drive Your Jaguar F-Type Into Wet Concrete [Complex]
- Impatient Driver:Instant Karma [Reddit]
- I’m Pretty Sure That’s Wet Cement [Jalopnik]
- Previously on Swamplot: 59 Feeder Road Construction Without End; TxDOT Plans To Upgrade Upper Kirby Southwest Fwy. Feeder; Stuck in Kirby Traffic Again, Not Going Anywhere