Monday, August 09, 2010

Trivia

Admittedly it's not much of a photo but I thought I should record the end of a saga:



Why do I bother with a photo of a parking bay?

I've posted a couple of times about an abandoned BMW, in fact the first post was a year ago when the car had already been abandoned for months.



It was in the parking bay in the first photo. It's gone at long last.

The end of another Dubai story.

8 comments:

Stained said...

Towed away I assume...the Z3 is a gem of a car, I wonder where it ended up now...

briguyx said...

Considering you just posted a photo of the car not so long ago, maybe someone read your blog and decided to tow it away!

Do you know if the government has auctions of towed cars? I bet you can get some bargains if they do!

Seabee said...

briguyx, I was wondering the same thing the other day, when I passed one of the car graveyards where hundreds of cars are just parked on empty land.

I asssume they're actually owned by the banks which have unpaid loans outstanding and I'm not sure what the procedure is...trace the bank-owner, auction it, give the bank whatever they get for it to go towards the outstanding loan? Or is it simply written off as a bad debt and the car left to rot?

shankie said...

Hope these cars end up with good homes. The most weird rule here seems to be that when the new owner goes to register the rescue, he (the new owner) is liable to pay all the fines accrued by the absconding previous owner. With that kind of an unfair wasteful burden, I wonder how many folks actually purchase these cars at auctions etc. Wonder how it will go if you decide to cancel the existing number and get your own. Even there you have to pay the fines on the number which you want to cancel I suppose.

Var said...

Seabee do u have a page on facebook about this blog??

Seabee said...

Var, no.

Shankie, pay another person's fines, that's an interesting approach!

Dubai Holiday Villas said...

Nothing to do with the car...the Dubai rules Im afraid. Lose your job and you lose your right to stay in Dubai.

Anonymous said...

Awesome... that was MY car - still have the reg card. Yup I lost my job and could'nt get another so ho-hum. Made it into the Times mag in the uk as well - awesome.