Wheel fell off!!! At least it wasn't ours
Trip Start Jan 01, 2010
51Trip End Dec 31, 2010
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It was a really nice drive from Bratislava to Budapest, all good highway and we made great time. Then in Budapest we only got slightly lost looking for our campground in the middle of Buda. As we were turning around in a car park, Team Facerace's front passenger wheel just fell off at the strut. We were really lucky it happened here and not while going 70mph down the highway! But it was just completely rusted through and the strut support just snapped. And the car was blocking the back 1/4 of the parking lot so noone could get in or out. So one of the guys who was now blocked in went and called an emergency car service while we took our car to the campground to stake out our spaces. Then I walked back to check on them. The mechanic was most of the way finished by that time, but he wanted 400GBP to fix it. What else could they do? The tools that we got for this trip are too cheap and couldn't break through the rust on the bolts. By about 9pm, everything was finished and they were able to drive on to the campground