Meet Edmund Burgess, of Lavenham in the United Kingdom. As Autoblog relates, Mr. Burgess was driving his 1924 Bugatti Type 13 in the Prescott Speed Hill Climb in Gloucestershire. The brakes apparently failed, the car rolled, and, well, Mr. Burgess was quite literally lucky to escape with his skull intact.
As you can see in the video above, Burgess only wore a helmet, goggles and jacket; the Bugatti’s cockpit is wide open to the elements. The car, worth an estimated £250,000, suffered heavy damage. But Burgess says he’ll be running it again later this summer, to which we say: keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up, friend.
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