How to properly celebrate a sports victory: Roundabout drifts

Italy beat England in the European kicky-kicky run-run contest. The event came down to penalty kicks which saw the Italian team take the victory. And then the driver of this gorgeous old Alfa Romeo took to his local roundabout to celebrate that victory.

This is a far better way to celebrate a win than any rioting or other such nonsense. Let the engine bark, the tires squeal in delight, and lay down some stripes at the roundabout.

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  1. For the next couple weeks, I’m staying in a neighbourhood that was settled by a ton of Italian and Portuguese immigrants in the 50’s. Since I don’t follow sports, the only way I knew Italy won was due to the copious honking all afternoon. This would have been much better than honking (although, admittedly, the honking is much better than rioting).

    That said, if I heard a single car with the traditional Italian horn (you know, the air horns, or whatever they used), I’d be pretty charmed.

  2. Apparently locally in Lygon St Melbourne there were thousands watching in the local square on a big screen & projector via laptop, I heard about some buffering in the crucial final stages. Then 5 people arrested for setting off flares (par for the course)

  3. This is such a big event for homo europeiensis. I’m actually quite happy that I am on summer vacation, staying clear of lunch conversations about which millionaire kicked a ball to another millionaire; and did well or poorly with that. Ugh. And this whole Qatar thing, with slave labour and all…

    Some rubber stripes in a roundabout though, I can relate to that.

    1. Try getting away from the nonsense living in Ireland any time the UK is playing. No kidding, I think people are happier to see England lose than Ireland win, it’s at times like this I’m a little embarrassed to be Irish. Yes, there’s a lot of history and even now the UK isn’t playing nice, but the level of glee makes me cringe.

      Anyway, I think we can agree that Alfas are awesome and hooliganball is stupid.

  4. Now I just want to see what this would look like if England had won.. I’m picturing a Jensen Interceptor going clockwise around a New Town roundabout covered in pigeon shit.

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