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91 year old crashes car


Here at Bradford Garage Doors we’re all about protecting our customers.

With outbuilding thefts occurring throughout Yorkshire and the UK, our main priority is ensuring that both personal possessions and vehicles remain safe at all times.

Because of this, we only supply the very best garage doors on the market today, and deal almost exclusively with Hörmann – one of the industry’s leading manufacturers – in doing so.

While we consider safety to be of the upmost importance, however, we were happy to hear of a rather uplifting story over the past few days that happened to completely disregard many of our security principles.

Some major news organisations, including The Independent and Telegraph, recently reported on an unusual tale involving a 91-year-old American man, a garage door and a car.

Quite remarkably, Walter Thomas of Chicago, Illinois, had long wanted to merge the three together, and actually experience first-hand the ‘movie-like’ activity of smashing a vehicle right through an outbuilding.

The great-great-grandfather was finally granted his wish after managing to locate a garage on the verge of being demolished and an old car on its way to the junk yard.

Luckily everything went to plan, with Mr Thomas seemingly enjoying the whole event. He commented: “It was thrilling to get to do it after all these years, which I thought would never happen. It was like breaking a wooden box. I don't know what I could do to top it – I'm getting old to top anything. Just live life to the extreme.”

Though we certainly loved reading and writing about this story, Bradford Garage Doors do of course urge caution when it comes to trying out any similar stunts – we can repair and fit new models to your outbuilding, but would rather you not injure yourselves!

If you’re based in the Bradford area and would like any more information about what we have to offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

You can do so by calling 01274 352 303.

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