Man protesting against gas prices by torching his BMW

News | June 29th, 2008 by 6

I have always said that the BMW fans are quite different and 100% passionate about their cars and the whole BMW culture. They seem to …

I have always said that the BMW fans are quite different and 100% passionate about their cars and the whole BMW culture. They seem to be impulsive at time and absolutely defending the german brand against anyone that dares to try to put down their lovely bimmers. 

This time, a man in Germany went all the way, but the opposite one. In a protest against the all-time high gas prices, he torched his 1995 BMW 3-series sedan onto the lawn outside Frankfurt's convention center grounds. He accomplished that by pouring a canister of gas on the car and simply set in fire. Needless to say, by the time the Fire Department arrived, the classy E39 3 Series was completey destroyed.

The reason for this "show": high gas prices which reached an amazing $9.40 per gallon in the Bavarian land. No charges have been pressed as of now.

I'm wondering if he'll file an insurance claim :)

[Source: CNN

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