For all those wondering why I have been absent from this build thread...
I'm on the way home from work New Year's Eve, first to pull up to a red light at a four way intersection. Three lanes wide and I'm stopped in the middle lane. I look down to change some audio settings. I assume normal sitting at red light duties (just checking what's going on around me) when I see headlights flash from right to left in my rearview a ways back. Then I see the same headlights flash left to right, this time a little closer. Silence.
I was stopped right where the police car is on the left side of the pic in the middle lane. Follow that forward into the intersection and you'll see the 2nd police car, then the EG Civic that hit me, my car, then the fire truck.
The Civic slammed into my RR corner spinning us in opposite directions resulting in secondary contact of the rear of the Civic and front of the 3.
Doesn't look too bad does it?
Until you see how much force was absorbed by that one corner of my car.
Mad cambers yo!
So I had the car towed to the local yard, then found a reputable body shop to do the repairs, then had to tell insurance where to take it. After the shop had it for a day they called with the news. "Unfortunately I have bad news, your car is a total loss." The adjuster was really cool. He saw my SCCA and auto-x.com stickers and told me he was also a soloist. I told him of the car's recent successes and he was even more sympathetic. He then notified me that he recorded all the aftermarket parts and condition of the car and that I could have it towed to my driveway for removal of said parts.
The body shop removed most of the affected panels.
Rear quarter and rear door not even close to lining up. Also a view of the burnout machine...I mean rental car.
Took me around 8-9 hours to return the car to stock.
That was the easy part. Having a rental car for a limited time, and more importantly finding a suitable replacement car in that short time proved extremely stressful. Have to thank the wife big time for dealing with me and driving me up to MD to pick up the replacement.
Color change time!