Prop strike = spiral fractures through the crankshaft. That's a big hard piece of metal that doesn't like to be interrupted in its work.

No worries, though. If this is the same "Big Beautiful Doll" that crashed in July, 2001, she'll be up and running again in no time...it's surprising enough to see it looking like an… » 10/25/14 1:12am Today 1:12am

As a driver of a 140 hp Miata, I expected a friend's 200 hp BRZ to leave me in awe. I came away from my experience longing to get into my own car again. I'd have been more excited by a car that made less power at a more useable range, but at least the chassis felt solid. » 10/20/14 11:50pm Monday 11:50pm

Wait till you have to replace the top and you're staring down the $900-1200 (plus the cost of the top) to pay someone else to do it for you. I opted to do it myself and it took 20+ hours of hard work, guessing, and backtracking, which couldn't all be fit into one day. But it was worth it. » 10/18/14 9:42pm 10/18/14 9:42pm

The reason for 1000+ horsepower hyper-exotic super cars is because that's what a new car has to be to get $1,000,000+ from a rich guy. There are buyers who choose their next car simply for exclusivity, and in the absence of taste, exclusivity strives for recognizability and unantainability; cars that are iconically… » 10/18/14 9:11pm 10/18/14 9:11pm