DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 14: A Ford GT is displayed at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on January 14, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The show is open to the public from January 19-27. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Last Friday in Boca Raton, 50-year-old Robert J. Guarini crashed his recently purchased Ford GT into a palm tree because he was “unfamiliar with how to drive stick shift”. Robert was just down the road from his house when he made the shift from 1st to 2nd when he lost control of his 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition. Robert was quoted: “I don’t want people to think I was racing at 90 mph,” Guarini says. “I was going 35 mph.”

The shady part is that the car was not registered or insured, and that after the crash the driver hitched a ride back to his house before reporting it.

The Ford GT was bought in Palm Beach at a Barret-Jackson auction last month for $704,000.  User Ottomatik80 commented on a Reddit thread, “The dude had a suspended license, no insurance, and claims to not know how to drive stick properly. More money than sense is my take. It’s a shame [he] took a GT out along the way though.”

Pictures were taken by John Peddle and put on his facebook page

Apparently, he bought the car but didn’t bother to insure it.


Too much car.

I’m not gonna leave you with that image of Robert J. Guarini smashed car. Here’s some non-wrecked GTs.


Joe Winner spends his days combing through memes and off beat stories to bring you the side of Florida not always seen.