While checking out reader Hugojcardoso’s other projects, I came across an awesome photo of a rigged-up starting procedure that made me laugh. This image is the classic busted key scenario and a reminder that we’ve all been there.
Back in the day I started my Ford Courier just like this for about 3 months before I managed to get a new key for it. Just so Hugo doesn’t feel bad — when I met my wife she would start her GMC Jimmy by shorting across the terminals with a screwdriver. I was a bit taken aback but I remember thinking, “Damn that’s hot; I should marry her.” Of course the joke was on me a few weeks later since I gave her my car to drive and was chasing down electrical problems in it full-time.
The moral of the story here is just get where you’re going. How you got there is unimportant after you arrive. Also, be careful what you wish for; the hot chick that can start her car with a screwdriver comes with a busted-ass vehicle.
Thanks to reader Hugojcardoso for the Badass photo.