Cars and Coffee events have multiplied in the United States in recent years, but the one in Loveland, Colo., Can now be struck off the list following an incident over the weekend. According to one of the show’s co-hosts, Loveland Cars & Coffee is officially no longer after the driver of a Challenger Hellcat spoils everyone’s fun.
So what exactly happened? Footage recorded by attendees shows the muscle car leaving Cars & Coffee, but it doesn’t take long to wreak havoc. In his attempt to show off and impress the crowd, the driver is making it clear to everyone that his driving skills are definitely not something to aspire to, as over 700 horsepower and cold tires are a bad mix.
Two videos taken from different angles show the Hellcat pilot losing control and crashing into a Silverado going about its own business. It wasn’t just a slight bend in the fender as the truck rolled over onto its roof with all four wheels facing skyward. According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the incident took place on Sunday morning and a person from the Chevy was taken to the local hospital with minor injuries.
As for driver Hellcat, he received a ticket for reckless driving, according to Loveland Police Sgt. Rob Pride. It could have ended a lot worse if you consider that there is a purple Ford Fiesta right behind the two vehicles. The driver acted quickly and slammed the brakes, avoiding an impact with the Challenger and / or Silverado.
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Captain Mark Lyons told the Loveland Reporter-Herald that the crash “looked worse than it was.” Ironically, the Challenger’s license plate reads “El Malo” (“The Bad”), which is entirely appropriate given what happened. It’s unclear if traction control has been turned off, but in any case, that power combined with cold tires is a recipe for disaster.
Naturally, a post on Loveland Cars & Coffee’s official Instagram channel said “for now, we’re done. [hosting the event]And criticizes the man behind the wheel of the Dodge for his unacceptable behavior at the wheel.