View Full Version : The City Of Knoxville towed my E34 while I was

09-08-2002, 12:48 PM
attending the University Of Tennessee football game yesterday. Fine with towing $35.00 They towed it out to BFE. Doesn't seem very profitable.

I wonder if they screwed up my auto trans? The car was paralleled parked between a new Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2 door Ford Escort. They towed all 3. Naturally the Jeep was first with me being next, but the E34 was dead bolt locked, in park and I had the emergency brake on. I wonder how they towed it being a rear wheel drive car? Keep in mind the Escort was still behind me.

09-08-2002, 01:18 PM
The City of New Orleans towed my 328Ci nearly two years ago. Parking brake on, but I don't think it was in gear. I assueme that they towed it with the rear wheels off the ground or on dollies. No damage though. Car was still locked at the impound lot. Sucked taking a cab to the lot in a ****ty neighborhood. $20 fine, think $75 for the tow. :mad:

09-08-2002, 07:07 PM
Bummer, Sean! :thumbdwn:

I got towed while parked in the long-term parking area at the airport. It seems they were about to do some repaving of the surface where I parked. I wondered why I was the only parked back there, but that's generally how I park so it's not something I really think about anymore.

Imagine my shock when I got back a week later and it was gone. :yikes: :mad: :cry:

Fortunately I went to the parking cashier office and they put my mind at ease.

Never really noticed any difference in how she drived though.

Hey, I spent a couple of nights in downtown Knoxville during the Nascar Bristol night races at the end of August. Thanks for your recommendations on a hotel. :thumbup:

09-08-2002, 07:20 PM
Thanks for your recommendations on a hotel.

You're Welcome. :)

09-08-2002, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by Sean

You're Welcome. :)
Nice town! :thumbup:

Any chance they might move it a little closer to Bristol maybe? The 115 mile distance is a killer, particularly at midnight. Of course, when everyone's doing 95mph to begin with it's only about a 70 minute drive! ;) :D

09-08-2002, 07:37 PM
lol :D

Usually once you get on I-40 from the I-81 split, you can move on out. K'town is alright. I was in Nashville last weekend (UT game). What a great city! .:thumbup: It's really growing up. It's kind of a small version of Atlanta, GA.

big bad jon
09-09-2002, 01:48 AM
WOOOT! i was in nash last week and at the game this weekend as well...
although i can't really help about the damage on ur car... here's my take about parking... if u got a friend that lives on campus, just get them to pick you up... if you can't, or they don't wanna give up their parking spot..., it might be worth it to just pay for a spot on the strip... kinda further back towards alcoa hwy...(a little cheaper)
try to get a friend to pick u up tho, that's the easiest way... (for the next game, you might just wanna sleep over the night before... cuz DAYUM there's gonna be alot of people!)
good luck man... :thumbup:


09-09-2002, 09:02 AM
Next home game against Florida. It will be a mad house!


09-09-2002, 09:27 AM
The best towing I've seen was in Paris next to the opera house. A flatbed truck pulls up with an attached small crane, that here is used to tranform pallets of bricks. Two guys take about 1'-1.5' wide straps that they proceed to put underneath the car and attach to the crane. They lift it up and put it on the flatbed.

I think its a great solution for towing. Although I don't like towing at least this is a good solution so the driver of the car knows that the transmission won't be screwed up and worrying about blown tires.