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69 Sportsroof
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posted 08-09-2002 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last night while surfing channells after the Braves game, we happened upon a program about street racing. I couldn't believe the way they were glorifying it. It was mostly kids in their late teens/early 20's. I didn't see enough of Fast and Furious to get the whole story, but it was a lot like what was on last night. Lot's of rice and kids making $500 and $1000 bets and racing right through town. No helmets or safety crew or anything. I'm not talking about the chance meeting at a traffic light (no offense, johnmustang. I've done that myself ), I'm talking about organized street racing. It's amazing to me how incredibly stupid people can be. Here's an idea - go to the track!! Don't jeapordize the life of someone's mother or my mother or my wife who just happens to be going to the corner store to pick up a loaf of bread or carton of milk for her family.

Geez. I'm starting to sound like my Mom.

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johnmustang
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posted 08-09-2002 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 69 Sportsroof:
Last night while surfing channells after the Braves game, we happened upon a program about street racing. I couldn't believe the way they were glorifying it. It was mostly kids in their late teens/early 20's. I didn't see enough of Fast and Furious to get the whole story, but it was a lot like what was on last night. Lot's of rice and kids making $500 and $1000 bets and racing right through town. No helmets or safety crew or anything. I'm not talking about the chance meeting at a traffic light (no offense, johnmustang. I've done that myself ), I'm talking about organized street racing. It's amazing to me how incredibly stupid people can be. Here's an idea - [b]go to the track!! Don't jeapordize the life of someone's mother or my mother or my wife who just happens to be going to the corner store to pick up a loaf of bread or carton of milk for her family.

Geez. I'm starting to sound like my Mom. [/B]


No offence taken , you are right I should not have raced against the nova on the street. I guess sometimes I just get brain block. I also bitch about the way ricers race on the street , so I guess I just became a hypocrite , do as I say not as I do. I will try and be more careful and not let it happen again. I wish we had a track in Nanaimo . I,ll go stand in the corner now

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 08-09-2002 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by johnmustang:
I,ll go stand in the corner now

Save one for me...

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Moneymaker
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posted 08-09-2002 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What network or channel broad cast the show?

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posted 08-09-2002 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mtv has a show called Flipped, and the latest episode was about street racing. this girl's parents knew that she was racing, so they talked to the cops and set up a little scenario. the cops busted one of their races, and one of the cars tried running from them, flipped, and the guy died. the cops arrested her and charged her for man slaughter or whatever. she didn't even know who the guy was. she was sittin in the police car balling. then at the end of the show they tell her that it was all a setup. but she learned her lesson.

hopefully every ricer was watching that show

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 08-09-2002 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
What network or channel broad cast the show?


Oh. I forgot to post that. It was none other than M-oron TV.

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-09-2002 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It aint just "ricers" Mustangs are in the "limelight" for want of a better word as much as Hondas, Acuras, etc. At least here they are. It's not going to stop anytime soon as I hear guys on this site 'make an exception' justifying it or whatever. Did it years ago-for money, what else! Too bad it's glorified on tv. And it wouldn't stop if there was a 1/4 mile for them to do it on. Impromtu contests at the light aren't going to stop.

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posted 08-09-2002 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know Pete, we were a lot smarter back then I think, and we respected our equipment more. Todays kids think that they are invincable.

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 08-09-2002 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Todays kids think that they are invincable.

We all have thought that at one time or another, if only for a brief moment. I'll admit, I do it also. It's hard to pass up an invitation. I dont prod anyone one but I welcome the challenge....I actually expect it.

Again, I want to ensure everyone that I wasn't pointing fingers at anyone. My post was more about the show and the way they were glorifying organized street racing. Yes, they did start the show talking about the dangers, but everyone last night went home after the races. That's the part that kids are remembering. Oh well, I'm starting to preach now. Sorry guys and gals......

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fordnmerc
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posted 08-09-2002 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As long as there are cars, there will be speeding, street racing, the whole nine yards. My Dad talks about when he and my uncle were....'taking care of' a car for an older gentleman, back in the 1930s. It was a Kissel Roadster, from about the mid 1920s. I believe he said it was yellow and black. They got that thing up to 90, on the Schoharie Flats, which is not too far from Albany. That was a very high speed, for those days.

But the kids these days seem to want to stretch the envelope to the extreme. Two cars close together doing high speed donuts, etc.

There is a fine line between cool and crazy and the kids these days just seem to be going over the edge routinely, right from the get-go.

David

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Moneypit
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posted 08-12-2002 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneypit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw that too. I couldn't believe the kind of money these guys were spending on those cars. One guy had spent 60 grand on his Acura. Watching the negotiations for setting up a race was pretty interesting.

The segment with the San Diego P.D. busting up a race was interesting. Handled it a lot like busting a cruise. Every car there racing or not got inspected and cited for any illegal modification they could find. Those racing got hooked up and impounded for a minimum 30 days at owners expense. Pretty expensive when you can go to the track for a few bucks.

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Mike65
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posted 08-12-2002 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have passed up on street racing several times when asked. The one & only time I did it I wrecked my car, it was about 20 years ago when we all feel that nothing can happen to you.. I learned from that. It could have been worse.

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-12-2002 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The speeds that my 55 Chev could attain were a drop compared to what is the norm for cars today. That fossil would be blown off the road today, but then it was king sh*t on tu*d island! LOL! EVERYTHING is faster today, exception: girls in the late 60's/70's!! LMAO!

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posted 08-12-2002 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mellowyellow:
EVERYTHING is faster today, exception: girls in the late 60's/70's!! LMAO!

I don't know about that, Pete. I've heard these days it isn't "Will we have sex on the first date?" it's "Will we have sex in the first 15 minutes, or is she an old fashioned girl and take over an hour?"

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