May have been driver error, but that dog that jumped on the freeway in front of traffic moving at 70+ didn't help. Now to the ABS claims. In the 80s I used to race at Riverside California race track. I raced in the vintage class with a early 60s Jag XK120. They don't even allow cars on the track with ABS due to the GREATER distance it takes a rolling object to stop as compared to a pure friction lock up. Same on NASCAR and most all other tracks. In short, nothing stops like a melting rubber tire locked solid onto cement. Sorry for those of you that have been lied to by the OEM'*. I work for one of the OEM'* as an engineer and this was supported by the braking department but will never be admitted to in the general public arena. Thanks for all the advise on larger and better pads, I need to know where to get them besides JC Wit.