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Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:35 AM

This is GTAF's official street racing topic.
Here, you can post videos, pictures, or just chat about it altogether.

Here's a question for those of you who are really into the subject:

Have you ever done it, wanted to do it, or even thought about it?

As for me, maybe once I thought of it.
But I'm afraid of getting myself killed, so I won't do it.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 07:06 AM Edited by EvilPenguin, 06 July 2006 - 07:13 AM.

i put this fatty sport muffle on my civic and a cf hood and i roll every night and beat the piss out of camaros and 'vettes and other civics and tercels and whatnot in the stoplight derby.

I'm the king of the f*ckin' streets and my spoiler nabbed this grandma's hairpiece while i was driving by shattering windows in first gear bouncing off the rev limiter... at 15mph. my cars is so fast and i love to street race sos i can prove my manliness and assert my petty egomaniacal cracker ass sh*t on all tha hatas.

Did I mention I ride spinnaz?

Edit: They don't stop.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:35 AM

Street Racing is illegal.

Anyway, no matter how fast you drive, the street is always going to win.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 10:01 AM

-Obligatory note of being too good for street racing.-

Moving on. The street racing scene in my town is very, very fierce, and police have little to stop them. Every night past 8:00, the strip is completely full. Hundreds of cars, people, gatherings, etc.. it's rather arousing.

I'd say about 60% of the people there are in it for the parking lot gatherings and such, 20% are there to cruise, and only a good 20% or so (give or take from the cruise crowd), are there to race.

I will have videos this weekend of the street racing that goes down.

The competition is not too fierce, the best cars out there are STI's, some SVT Cobra's, SRT-Neons, some pretty wicked turbo integras that leave a trail of white smoke from their exhaust and are in the shop that night to fix something or other, and maybe one or two 350z's depending on if I go out or not. wink.gif In about two weeks I am simultaneously installing race exhaust, cat delete pipes, and a popcharger, but until then I've been taking care of her and only going out by challenge. Which surprisingly I get only from some of the weakest cars, which I don't understand.

I've got a few speeding tickets but having friends on the circuit help me from being totally void of license right now. Never go out alone. I don't even pump gas alone, I always have a convoy. No one ever wants to f*ck with a group of about 6 cars and 20 people.


The best races to watch or take part in, are the ones between 130 or less hp 4 cylinder cars. They last longer, and watching a car slip back or move forward at such a slow rate is hilarious. I love 4-banger races. They take a whole 30 seconds and end at about 75 mph, so it's really not that bad if ya get caught.

I've thought about buying an old beater just to f*ck around with and race the other beaters, because I'm not even trying to be condescending when I say they are the best races. The races where you say, "okay now take all the passengers out and put them in this car to see how it goes" and the result actually changes.

It sucks when you have a car that can get to a 35 mph speed limit in 2 1/2 seconds. Sure you may win more, but it's over too fast.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 02:54 AM

Theres not a whole lot of street racing. Every sunday everyone meets at the local no frills just to hang out, but sometimes ppl hit the highway and race.

Lots of ppl laugh at my car bc its a cavalier, but guess what next summer ill be running 14s n/a, then as soon as I can afford to turbo it, ill be in the 13s. Its my daily driver so im only going to run 6-7psi when I turbo it.

I've raced a civic, v6 mustang and beat them both. I lost to a civic si (he had badges removed lol)

I do live in a tourist city (niagara falls) so the roads are all busy, not a lot of places to race unless you go out of town.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 06:25 AM

the Truck Depot in Philly is a hot spot around my town its exactly a quarter mile and its all straight no cars are allowed to park and trucks stop coming in around 10 pm so at 12 pm it jumps off but the cops always come and nab some kids racing...

oh yeah and evil penguin if you ride spinnaz you probably actually get the piss beat out of you because if you know about the scene you should probably know how much people hate spinnaz and if it was a joke I laughed at first then I went hmmmmm...

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 07:38 AM

Went out tonight but it was too late, past kid's bed time. Some punks in civics harrassed a kid in an old trans am to race, but he didn't want to. They blocked the exit and made a big scene. It was a friend of mine, so a few trucks and I pulled in and they faded away and left. A few stayed, and waited for me to pull out. It was a cavelier and escort ls, and after racing each other behind me, the winner decided he would try with me. It was a waste of gas and the risk, so I pulled real quick then braked into the lane to a Wal-mart to meet some other friends. They eventually left. I hate getting off work at 12. Saturday night will be different, though.


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Posted 07 July 2006 - 10:31 AM

This street racing lark sounds absolutely pathetic. f*cking child killers.

I really don't see the fun. In fact its just downright mornonic. Racing in a 30mph area trying to pretend you're someone big and clever. You may drive an Enzo or a Bugatti Veyron, but you'll still be an absolute wanker and have no respect from me.

If you start racing down a street against someone else who's quicker and more idiotic than you, you start pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and start becoming a danger to yourself and other people. Yeah it might feel big and feel fun, but its so easy to watch that come crashing down when an innocent party comes along not expecing a couple of morons racing down the street and kills them in an impact, or even just the poeple watching could get taken out.

Kids in controll of powerfull cars... it's just wrong. Even if I wasn't constrained by insurance and running costs, I still wouldn't go for anything much more powerfull than my 206 and I'm 21 and a bit of a petrol head. If i did have a car like that it would be purely for offroad meets at track days etc.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 11:35 AM

QUOTE (Dup @ Jul 7 2006, 10:31)
This street racing lark sounds absolutely pathetic. f*cking child killers.

I really don't see the fun. In fact its just downright mornonic. Racing in a 30mph area trying to pretend you're someone big and clever. You may drive an Enzo or a Bugatti Veyron, but you'll still be an absolute wanker and have no respect from me.

If you start racing down a street against someone else who's quicker and more idiotic than you, you start pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and start becoming a danger to yourself and other people. Yeah it might feel big and feel fun, but its so easy to watch that come crashing down when an innocent party comes along not expecing a couple of morons racing down the street and kills them in an impact, or even just the poeple watching could get taken out.

Kids in controll of powerfull cars... it's just wrong. Even if I wasn't constrained by insurance and running costs, I still wouldn't go for anything much more powerfull than my 206 and I'm 21 and a bit of a petrol head. If i did have a car like that it would be purely for offroad meets at track days etc.

If you think a 21-year-old is dangerous behind the wheel of a Miata, imagine a 40-year-old businessman in a Mercedes!

A lot of these wealthier middle-aged people seem to think that they're above the stinkin' law. {shivers and 'ooh's}I sure hope I don't become a wacky driver when I turn 30!

What is a wanker, btw?
I'm not familiar with British slang{no offense meant, of course}

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 05:15 PM

QUOTE (eyeswideshut @ Jul 6 2006, 22:25)
oh yeah and evil penguin if you ride spinnaz you probably actually get the piss beat out of you because if you know about the scene you should probably know how much people hate spinnaz and if it was a joke I laughed at first then I went hmmmmm...

But they don't stop! ;(


Dup's got it right. If you have any intention of going fast, save it for the track - and even then do so in only a professional and controlled manner. Cars are dangerous enough.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 05:18 PM

QUOTE (Dup @ Jul 7 2006, 10:31)
This street racing lark sounds absolutely pathetic. f*cking child killers.

I really don't see the fun. In fact its just downright mornonic. Racing in a 30mph area trying to pretend you're someone big and clever. You may drive an Enzo or a Bugatti Veyron, but you'll still be an absolute wanker and have no respect from me.

If you start racing down a street against someone else who's quicker and more idiotic than you, you start pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and start becoming a danger to yourself and other people. Yeah it might feel big and feel fun, but its so easy to watch that come crashing down when an innocent party comes along not expecing a couple of morons racing down the street and kills them in an impact, or even just the poeple watching could get taken out.

Kids in controll of powerfull cars... it's just wrong. Even if I wasn't constrained by insurance and running costs, I still wouldn't go for anything much more powerfull than my 206 and I'm 21 and a bit of a petrol head. If i did have a car like that it would be purely for offroad meets at track days etc.

The only street races that kill people is when 2 ppl line up on a busy street and race, not when its setup and blocked off on a dead street with no way of a random person driving in the way.

Also how many people in tuner cars have killed anybody in street racing? Practicly none.

Also a lot of places don't have the liberty of having a track around, where else are we supposed to race? Call your father a moron, because hes raced on the streets before, racing was a big thing back then, and it still is now.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 06:11 PM

Almost every race is planned like weeks in advance around here...they block off everything and thats why the cops come...havent you ever seen FnF lol this is not just oh lets go race...street racing gives you more of a rush then on a track anyway...I have a problem with cops...

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 06:18 PM Edited by Dup, 07 July 2006 - 06:29 PM.

QUOTE (Dr Doidberg @ Jul 7 2006, 17:18)
QUOTE (Dup @ Jul 7 2006, 10:31)
This street racing lark sounds absolutely pathetic. f*cking child killers.

I really don't see the fun. In fact its just downright mornonic. Racing in a 30mph area trying to pretend you're someone big and clever. You may drive an Enzo or a Bugatti Veyron, but you'll still be an absolute wanker and have no respect from me.

If you start racing down a street against someone else who's quicker and more idiotic than you, you start pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and start becoming a danger to yourself and other people. Yeah it might feel big and feel fun, but its so easy to watch that come crashing down when an innocent party comes along not expecing a couple of morons racing down the street and kills them in an impact, or even just the poeple watching could get taken out.

Kids in controll of powerfull cars... it's just wrong. Even if I wasn't constrained by insurance and running costs, I still wouldn't go for anything much more powerfull than my 206 and I'm 21 and a bit of a petrol head. If i did have a car like that it would be purely for offroad meets at track days etc.

The only street races that kill people is when 2 ppl line up on a busy street and race, not when its setup and blocked off on a dead street with no way of a random person driving in the way.

Also how many people in tuner cars have killed anybody in street racing? Practicly none.

Also a lot of places don't have the liberty of having a track around, where else are we supposed to race? Call your father a moron, because hes raced on the streets before, racing was a big thing back then, and it still is now.

Who says street racers have the liberty to take over a street, in a free world? That's pathetic in its own right, and just as illegal.

Many people have died street racing, I could pick you a good example of that from the UK:

Three Arrested After Fatal Crash
2nd part to the first story
Another Tit
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Yeah, hardly "tuner cars", but a tuned car doesn't make you any safer or a better driver. Hell, you might be Michael Schumacher and racing at 120mph down a 35 mph street, but being in the wrong place at the wront time could have serious effects. A bit of oil/diesle on the road, a tyre blow out, a big pot hole in the road, a stray animal. You can't predict those all the time, and many other causes of accidents.

Boo Frikketty Hoo if you have nowhere to race. Organise it officially, find someone with some private land and maybe some passion for cars and source other racers from nearby and you have yourself a safe regulated and fun event. Hell, you could pocket some cash from it too.

I'm not being a sap. I live in the country on the twisties and like to thrash my car about a bit, but I don't do it near a built up area!

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Almost every race is planned like weeks in advance around here...they block off everything and thats why the cops come...havent you ever seen FnF lol this is not just oh lets go race...street racing gives you more of a rush then on a track anyway...I have a problem with cops...


You can plan as much as you like, copying a film is what children do. I mean, everyone wanted to be a Power Ranger at some stage of their life and drop kicked their mum in the ovaries. But when you're a bit older you're supposed to grow out of that. You can fantasise about it, becasue thats what films are supposed to provoke. But you must realise it's make belief and it's not as trivial in real life.

that rush you speak of is you driving out of your comfort zone and becoming a big danger to other people and yourself.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 01:36 AM

I agree with Dup, all that can come from street racing is people getting hurt, or worse death. I'd like to see someone live with themselves after they've caused a death in a street race. Street racing is just not logical, especially for someone like me who'll have a decent car, and will not want to f*ck it up. Sure, if you want to make your car perform better, there's nothing wrong with that. Although it can be pointless sometimes (Where are you going to use it?). But if you're purely doing that to street race, don't complain if you lose you car.

Something that really annoys me is the media and older people blaming tuned cars for everything. There was an incident a while ago where a VL Turbocharged Commodore was speeding, lost control and killed a kid. Suddenly, everyone started blaming the tuned car, and not the driver. People said there should be action taken on the people who helped fit the performance parts. WHAT THE HELL. What about the driver? ACA and alot of people these days act like normal cars can't go fast and kill people. They were shoked when they were in a 320kW FPV that could go 0-100k in under 6 seconds. Oh give me a break ACA, cars could do that for ages.

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Almost every race is planned like weeks in advance around here...they block off everything and thats why the cops come...havent you ever seen FnF lol this is not just oh lets go race...street racing gives you more of a rush then on a track anyway...I have a problem with cops...


You are one of many people out there giving younger drivers a bad name. If we were all as law-abiding and respectful as older drivers, it would be a better place. It's not a right to drive, it's a privildge.

I agree with Dup again, organising or going to a track day is way better, and it's a better test of your skills.

Do you have to have a racing license to go to a track day?

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 04:25 AM

I know that everyone is all deep in the topic and such, but I'd actually like to street race, with the acception that when I drift my mothers honda or fathers tundra, I run over mindless teenage racers that are responsible for horrific accidents or rice cars out to the point of sickness or just the plain thought of doing it in crappy cars. I mean its one thing to race rice rockets, but its another thing when you are racing in hot rods or muscle cars down an empty street.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 05:58 PM

Heres a solution to rid of street racing, give us a god dam track to race on!

People like me, like fast cars, I want to turn my 125hp cavalier into a 250hp cavalier daily driver, I do want to know how it runs, the nearest track is 2-3 hours away. BS if you ask me.

And nobody got the idea of blocking off streets from FnF, ppl have been doing it since the 70s.

Drinking and driving is the real problem. Many "street racing" kills were actually caused by drunk drivers, but the media puts all the attention on the street racing and doesnt mention the drunk driving.

Have you ever raced on a street? Everyone has at some point.

I am not a fan of street racing, but when its setup properly its alright. And if 1 pizza guy at 2am can't take that certain road to save his life, then boo freakin hoo to him. The street is blocked off for what 5 mins? Most of the time theres no ped drivers in sight.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (Dr Doidberg @ Jul 8 2006, 12:58)
Heres a solution to rid of street racing, give us a god dam track to race on!

People like me, like fast cars, I want to turn my 125hp cavalier into a 250hp cavalier daily driver, I do want to know how it runs, the nearest track is 2-3 hours away. BS if you ask me.

And nobody got the idea of blocking off streets from FnF, ppl have been doing it since the 70s.

Drinking and driving is the real problem. Many "street racing" kills were actually caused by drunk drivers, but the media puts all the attention on the street racing and doesnt mention the drunk driving.

Have you ever raced on a street? Everyone has at some point.

I am not a fan of street racing, but when its setup properly its alright. And if 1 pizza guy at 2am can't take that certain road to save his life, then boo freakin hoo to him. The street is blocked off for what 5 mins? Most of the time theres no ped drivers in sight.

5 minutes before the cops show and f*ck everything up. I know nobody got the idea i'm just saying besides...mindless teenagers shouldn't be awake the racing starts at 1-2 am so theres not that many cops so they can avoid being run down...

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 08:19 PM

If street racing, then only in the middle of nowhere or at the place where no people are. Definetely not in the downtown.....
I used to race some cars mostly at the stoplights, but then suddendly something happened, I decided no to race anyone on the road anymore. I am trying to drive safely and mostly exceeding speed limits by max. of 5MPH.
I've got big V8 under my bonnet and its very, very thirsty. Its very expensive fun to pay sh*tload of many just to share with your friends how hardly you beat friends BMW or riced-out Civics. IMO its just not worth doing it.
But if its somewhere where all people meet and the place is with no danger to people's live, than its OK. xmas.gif

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 02:29 AM

Our "track" is a 4 lane (two on each side) commercial strip with a cement median and a 10 foot deep, 15 foot long stream/ditch on either side of the roadway. No peds, no houses, no turn-ons for traffic. If you hurt anyone, it's the other racer, or yourself. Excellent.

The cops know we do it, too, they set up sobriety checkpoints outside the entrance, because when anything ever happens, it's always for drugs or booze. They know we don't have a track for about 3-4 hours away.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 02:49 AM

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I mean its one thing to race rice rockets, but its another thing when you are racing in hot rods or muscle cars down an empty street.

What the hell does that mean? You're saying it's justified to break the law if you're in a hot rod or muscle car if it's on an empty street? But if you try to do it in a Japanese-made car, it shouldn't be done?

If that's not it, I fail to see what you meant.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 04:55 AM

QUOTE (-Kajun- @ Jul 9 2006, 02:49)
QUOTE (Sixdust @ Jul 8 2006, 00:25)
I mean its one thing to race rice rockets, but its another thing when you are racing in hot rods or muscle cars down an empty street.

What the hell does that mean? You're saying it's justified to break the law if you're in a hot rod or muscle car if it's on an empty street? But if you try to do it in a Japanese-made car, it shouldn't be done?

If that's not it, I fail to see what you meant.

Who gets all the media attention? Muscle cars certainly don't. Ferarris and corvettes don't, even though there the ones speeding and racing all the time whenever they get a chance to. Every time I pass a nice vette or a ferrari (once lol) they wanna race. I got killed by the ferarri, an older one too.

Theres a new street racing bill that might pass here in ontario. If the police officer thinks you are in a street race he can take the vehicle from you, destroy it (crush it by a bulldozer I might add infront of your face), send you to jail for a year. And thats just on the first offence.

f*ck drinking and driving is a worse problem and your first offence you just get a 3 month suspension!

In toronto it will be very bad, cops pull over every modified car and call them street racers. Im not even joking if a cop in TO sees someone doing 20 over the limit in a minivan he will pull over a modified car thats doing the speed limit instead and tell the driver of the modified car that hes sick of street racers and he will give out useless tickets, and sometimes he will get the car towed to a shop to see if the mods are legal (99% of the time they are, sometimes ppl cut their springs and they are illegal lol).

If the bill passes, IF 2 modified cars are around each other, not even racing, BOTH cars will get destroyed, both drivers will get street racing tickets and jailtime, along with watching the cops destroy their car right infront of their eyes. Even though they werent racing, just both trying to get home safely without any trouble. Anyone in a modified car in toronto is f*ckED if this bill passes.

Good thing cops don't stereotype us at all, but soon enough they will.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 06:49 AM

Just goes to show that through other eyes that you naive, ignorant ricer idiots really are to far up it to understand or give a sh*t, and it's just not my own opinion.

Must have gotten a name for themselves from all the trouble they've casued and spoilt stick on tat for everyone, thank f*ck.


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Posted 09 July 2006 - 07:00 AM Edited by Dr Doidberg, 09 July 2006 - 07:04 AM.

shut up dup, you dont know sh*t. The cops are just f*cked, like when cops in the states beat down black guys just because they stereotyped them and thought they were all gangbangers.

You have probably raced on the streets before, we all have. You speed, you dont come to a complete stop at all stop signs, you dont yeild properly, you dont give peds the right of way, you break the traffic laws like everyone else so who are you to say "street racing is for ricers". But its ok when 2 vettes race right? Please tell me how they are ricers. 40 year old guys racing in vettes.

Ppl like you make me sick, stereotyping everything.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 07:58 AM

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Just goes to show that through other eyes that you naive, ignorant ricer idiots really are to far up it to understand or give a sh*t, and it's just not my own opinion.

Must have gotten a name for themselves from all the trouble they've casued and spoilt stick on tat for everyone, thank f*ck.

Otherwise you couldn't make videos of passing people on tight roads at high speeds, claiming that "it's fast you just can't tell from the video"... or have arguments challenging me to a back-road race with your 206 and my GTO, because it will hold the road better. What road? Your private course?

f*ckin ricer.


^^^^Guy above me is right, everyone breaks traffic laws, even tiny ones, every day, all the time. Probably because we're lazy, or trying to get somewhere fast. Sounds familiar.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (Tuff Luv Capo @ Jul 9 2006, 07:58)
QUOTE (Dup @ Jul 9 2006, 01:49)
Just goes to show that through other eyes that you naive, ignorant ricer idiots really are to far up it to understand or give a sh*t, and it's just not my own opinion.

Must have gotten a name for themselves from all the trouble they've casued and spoilt stick on tat for everyone, thank f*ck.

Otherwise you couldn't make videos of passing people on tight roads at high speeds, claiming that "it's fast you just can't tell from the video"... or have arguments challenging me to a back-road race with your 206 and my GTO, because it will hold the road better. What road? Your private course?

f*ckin ricer.


^^^^Guy above me is right, everyone breaks traffic laws, even tiny ones, every day, all the time. Probably because we're lazy, or trying to get somewhere fast. Sounds familiar.

I think you'll find that overtake was on a straight piece of country road and I never went higher than the 60mph speed limit at any point of that video. There was very little risk, I had full visibility. It just seemed close.

My analogy of me racing you was to shut you up on how f*cking fantastic you were boasting your daddies GTO was. There is no chance on these roads you can get to much more than 10mph over the limit due to the amount of turns and my car being smaller and lighter would hold its own in the corners. I'd never be able to pass you, that was never the arguement, it was about keeping up. That's hardly racing. Racing is taking risks to get past someone who wants to equally as much stay ahead of you. The driving was faster than the video seemed, but I wasn't speeding in any occasion, the cars were going 30mph, half the posted limit which is dangerous in its own right.

Everyone does take small risks when driving, I'm not disputing that. But when you get a bunch of 15 year old ignorant f*cks who take the liberty to block off a 35mph limited road and race down it, you're becoming a danger.

25 - 50 kids in cars that are too powerfull for them to handle are a lot more likely to have a major accident. 50 people piling on the peer pressure, 50 people to hit if you lose it, 50 people to hit you while you spectate. Not to mention anyone else who strolls along. Plus when the police rightly come after you, you all pile in your cars and speed off endagering people again, with the police piling on the pressure.

It's a recipie for disaster. A singular driving on the near limit of his vehicle and not over the speed limit on a familiar road on his own is less of a danger than a 20 - 50 people racing head to head.

I always give people right of way, especially pedestrians. That is the most ignorant thing I have ever heard. Imagine if one fell into the road, you'd be f*cked and you'd feel like sh*t, let alone the pedestrian. Not stopping at stop signs?! You must be an absolute retard to even consider chancing other speeding traffic flowing against you. It's takes very little force to kill someone in a car, no matter that the car. Anything over 50-60 mph is going to be fatal, weather you hit someone at that speed or they hit you.

Two 40 year old guys in muscle cars are still going to be a danger, but they probably grew up being the ricers of their day, and should have been stopped back then when police still had an influence on them. The police are doing now what they should have done then, and if they keep it up beyond when the 40 yeard old guys are too old to race, the streets will be safer.

Generally street racers are ricers. But it dosen't matter what they drive, muscle car drivers are just as liable as a kid with stick on tat. But kids with stick on tat bring the attention on themselves with these outlandish cars and it serves them right. It may be a stereotype but why else do up your car like everyone else if you're not going to go out at night and meet up where someone is going to be racing and possibly take part?

How can I be a ricer? My car is bog standard bar the sound installation. I drive it within its limits and my limits. I haven't always been a saint, but I've never raced anyone on the roads. You learn to drive after you pass your driving test in real life situations, but I bet none of you have been driving long enough to respect the limits of yourself or your car before you've tried to run someone out off a red light.

Driving in the UK is a privalege. It costs a lot of money and takes 4-6 months learning with a licensed instructor to be ready to take your test, and you're lucky if you pass as it is very strict. Controlling the car is about 40% of the UK dring test, observation and safety makes up 50% and 10% on maintenance knowledge. Not to mention the written test we do to learn knowledge of road signs and situations and hazard perception test which monitors awareness off hazards on the road in normal driving conditions. Then we have to pay very high insurance and running costs on a small hatchback car becasue insurance companies don't want us to have any kind of powerfull car untill we're at least 25.

Anyway, this thread is somewhat out of hand and is never going to get anywhere, as with other arguements with people from your side of the globe. That's your culture and you can keep it thanks. Call me boring, but after seeing people die on the roads from their own stupidity, I'd rather keep it off the road.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 12:57 PM

never did like the notion of "street racing"~ when the sh*t hits the fan, you can only blame yourselves for ignoring the law and safety~

the whole "muscle/tuner/exotic" logic is kinda stupid tounge.gif

a car only needs 4 wheels and an engine to do any damage~

so does age~

a car only needs an ignorant driver to do damage~

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 03:16 PM


My favourite street racing video.

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#28

Posted 09 July 2006 - 04:29 PM

QUOTE (Dr Doidberg @ Jul 9 2006, 00:55)
QUOTE (-Kajun- @ Jul 9 2006, 02:49)
QUOTE (Sixdust @ Jul 8 2006, 00:25)
I mean its one thing to race rice rockets, but its another thing when you are racing in hot rods or muscle cars down an empty street.

What the hell does that mean? You're saying it's justified to break the law if you're in a hot rod or muscle car if it's on an empty street? But if you try to do it in a Japanese-made car, it shouldn't be done?

If that's not it, I fail to see what you meant.

Who gets all the media attention? Muscle cars certainly don't. Ferarris and corvettes don't, even though there the ones speeding and racing all the time whenever they get a chance to. Every time I pass a nice vette or a ferrari (once lol) they wanna race. I got killed by the ferarri, an older one too.

Theres a new street racing bill that might pass here in ontario. If the police officer thinks you are in a street race he can take the vehicle from you, destroy it (crush it by a bulldozer I might add infront of your face), send you to jail for a year. And thats just on the first offence.

f*ck drinking and driving is a worse problem and your first offence you just get a 3 month suspension!

In toronto it will be very bad, cops pull over every modified car and call them street racers. Im not even joking if a cop in TO sees someone doing 20 over the limit in a minivan he will pull over a modified car thats doing the speed limit instead and tell the driver of the modified car that hes sick of street racers and he will give out useless tickets, and sometimes he will get the car towed to a shop to see if the mods are legal (99% of the time they are, sometimes ppl cut their springs and they are illegal lol).

If the bill passes, IF 2 modified cars are around each other, not even racing, BOTH cars will get destroyed, both drivers will get street racing tickets and jailtime, along with watching the cops destroy their car right infront of their eyes. Even though they werent racing, just both trying to get home safely without any trouble. Anyone in a modified car in toronto is f*ckED if this bill passes.

Good thing cops don't stereotype us at all, but soon enough they will.

Here's an idea. I know, it's crazy, but it might just work.


DON'T RICE THE f*ck OUT OF YOUR CAR!!


I'm all for toying with it under the hood, but leave the exterior with some kind of dignity.

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^^That thing would get pulled over, because it's ugly as sin.^^

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^^That probably wouldn't, because it has a decent set of rims, and a low profile kit on the front by the looks of it.^^

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#29

Posted 09 July 2006 - 04:49 PM

QUOTE (Dr Doidberg @ Jul 9 2006, 08:00)
shut up dup, you dont know sh*t. The cops are just f*cked, like when cops in the states beat down black guys just because they stereotyped them and thought they were all gangbangers.

Excuse you? You're heavily against stereotyping, but you stereotype all cops right there.
Nice going dickass, real "street smarts" ya hurr negro sarcasm.gif

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#30

Posted 09 July 2006 - 05:46 PM

Dup is right guys. He knows what he is talking about.




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