If you’re a fan of classic cars, then there are few experiences better than going to a classic car show. You get to show off a car that you have presumably put plenty of time, money, and work into, and be around a ton of people who have done the same. What’s not to love?
So, when the driver of a late ’60s AMC AMX was on his way back from a car show in Fairfield, California, he was no doubt riding an incredible high from his experience. Unfortunately, those good vibes turned to bad real quick after the driver crashed his AMX, causing a sweeping brush fire.
While there is no video of the classic car crash (which was believed to have been caused by a burnout), the video below shows a little bit of the fiery aftermath.
According to the Fairfield Fire Department, the driver was headed home from a car show around 4 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled over near Highway 12 and Chadbourne Road.
The car then caught fire and started a brush fire that scorched about 5 acres, the fire department said.
Highway 12 near the crash was shut down in both directions for about two hours.
No one was injured, according to the fire department. Besides the man’s car, there was no property damage.
Wow. Just terrible. What makes it even worse is that, judging from the lowered suspension and side pipes, the driver went to great lengths to restore the AMX.
Considering that the car show had been held at an Anheuser-Busch brewery, we wouldn’t be surprised if the guy headed right back to where he came from, this time on foot, to drink his pain away.