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Friday goofiness: George Lucas feels the Force

I can't stop watching this. The Toyota Celebrity race in Long Beach is always a total clown fest, but I just love this 2007 clip of George Lucas making the most overzealous dive-bomb passing maneuver more like something a 15 year old Alex Zanardi wannabe would try on his Playstation. Naturally, the result: Game Over. The secondary head-on crumple is of course the icing on the cake.

Enjoy the videos! The second clip shows the in-car view. The third clip shows George projecting his unflappable cool and calm before the race. "I'm just here for the fun. I'm not tryin' to win. I just want to have a good time." Ahh, the Red Mist can cloud even the best laid plans, eh George?

Reader Comments (3)

Wow - that was a bit of an aggressive move. Doesn't look like he put much thought into his plan beyond:

Step 1: pass this car

Step 2: deal with that impeding corner later

Step 3: Crash heavily

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMurph

The other part I love is that he got nailed because the person he was divebombing didnt check her mirrors. Had she looked, she would have hesitated for a moment to allow Lucas' Scion to go screaming past into the barriers, and just calmly turned inside and continued on her way. God it never gets old watching this...

November 17, 2010 | Registered CommenterBradley Price

I guess this makes me feel better that he's hyper rich so I can always say "at least I'm a better driver than George Lucas."

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMurph

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