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Why not to drag race by AstroBDean
Started on: 11-23-2016 12:03 PM
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I tell the younger guys "If you get something with real power, you don't need to prove anything." A guy down the street had a 95-97 Z28 and drove fast on our residential street- I told him he doesn't have anything to prove.....Then again, a guy down the street the other way has a clapped-out Civic w/AT...He comes racing up to the corner, slams to a stop and then makes the turn...as he straightens out, he has less than 150 feet till the next stop sign...but EVERY MORNING he floors it and revs it as high as he can go, then skids to a stop....And he thinks he is impressing everyone....Of course, like Harley guys revving at every stop, they are NOT impressing anyone, but are showing their lack of self-esteem......I have a Harley sign I modded that says "Viagra is cheaper".......
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Originally posted by cvxjet:

I tell the younger guys "If you get something with real power, you don't need to prove anything." A guy down the street had a 95-97 Z28 and drove fast on our residential street- I told him he doesn't have anything to prove.....Then again, a guy down the street the other way has a clapped-out Civic w/AT...He comes racing up to the corner, slams to a stop and then makes the turn...as he straightens out, he has less than 150 feet till the next stop sign...but EVERY MORNING he floors it and revs it as high as he can go, then skids to a stop....And he thinks he is impressing everyone....Of course, like Harley guys revving at every stop, they are NOT impressing anyone, but are showing their lack of self-esteem......I have a Harley sign I modded that says "Viagra is cheaper".......


Agreed. The behaviors you mention are not a drag race, this is being very stupid and annoying. Take it to the track - save the exceleration (0-the speed limit) for on ramps, commercial industrial areas and of course the track.
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Originally posted by DimeMachine:
- save the exceleration (0-the speed limit) for on ramps,


That's what I do. Only time I drop the right foot. Besides, they're normally downhill, so my car actually feels like it's fast! 😀
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Of course, like Harley guys revving at every stop, they are NOT impressing anyone,


I always assumed that was so it wouldn't stall.

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On Halloween my car was on the street and I saw people stop to take pictures with it. Why? No idea. Maybe they thought it was Ferrari.


Because Fieros are cool, you didn't know?
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

Your lucky none of them were recording it, Drag racing on highways can cost you a lot, Around this time back when I was 18 I got nailed with a drag racing fine in Philadelphia went to court and was found guilty, Went to the appeals court and was let off of it, that charge was going to cost me my licence for 6 months, I was going to have 6 points on my licence when i got it back, sky rocket insurance rates, not to mention I would not have the Job I have now (CDL) had I gotten hit with that, all in total to get me out of it it cost me close to $4000 in attorney fees, court costs, time out of work, Etc. It is up there with if not worse than a DUI I'm not going to lie, I was there that night and I had run once that night, i would have been well deserving of that ticket but thankfully I was spared, these days I dont get involved in those things, I have a C6 corvette, A mera and an IMSA, I know what they can do so I dont give into the BS these kids want, sure ill play with the cars a lil on and open highway Butnot out of reason, In fact growing ever closer to 30 I now see why I love daily driving my little 2015 corolla, Its got the stones to get out of its own way, great on gas reliable and best of all, No one expects anything of you in it, Its nice pulling up to a red light and not being looked twice at by some punk in a mustang,


I have a 640 hp lambo kit in one of my fieros. It's surprising how often I get challenged by someone who doesn't stand a chance. I love driving my minivan when I'm tired of the constant attention.
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Originally posted by cvxjet:

Of course, like Harley guys revving at every stop, they are NOT impressing anyone.


 
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Originally posted by 2.5:

I always assumed that was so it wouldn't stall.


I just figured they all suffer from ADHD... and it's the only way they can stay focused.
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