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Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 4
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Ahhh for the days of Latimer Road
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 13
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Suspected street racing..
Posted: 12/9/2005 4:15:45 AM
The cops showed up at my door 3 months ago because my psycho ex had reported me for being a street racer on a certain Fri night. Turns out the joke was on him since my car had been in the shop for the past week waiting on a part to be fixed, and I had the autobody receipt to prove when I dropped off the car. I got a great apology from the cops and the promise that they'd be visiting the ex to discuss "filing a false police report" and ""mischief". She who laughs last laughs best, you doofus
Joined: 12/4/2005
Msg: 15
Suspected street racing..
Posted: 12/9/2005 11:34:57 AM
Street racing should be legalized and organized!!!
Joined: 11/11/2005
Msg: 17
Suspected street racing..
Posted: 12/9/2005 11:56:27 AM
To Silverseven: Did you ever think they just told you they were waiting for a part? Maybe some hands had some fun with your machine knowing they didn't own a bolt in it? As far as sreet racing, thankgod for xbox and saving my liscense! snk
 Captain Sargasmo
Joined: 10/12/2005
Msg: 21
Suspected street racing..
Posted: 12/9/2005 12:10:12 PM
street racers should instantly have their cars confiscated, and face long jail times.

sure...i used to race a little at night...but after that guy got mowed down on Granville, never again.

sorry...but it seems to be people with more money than brains are the ones modding their cars for the purpose of street racing...and those people shouldn't have a license anyway.
Joined: 11/4/2005
Msg: 23
Suspected street racing..
Posted: 12/9/2005 12:24:55 PM
ya the times have changed
Personally i ahve always fealt this was due to a change in attitude and increase in population density

there used to be places (back in kelowna-sunripe strip) where you could do a lil road racing with minimal risk but the combination of more people and worse drivers who don't know their cars has made it so the only place to race is the track, there are alotof them around and people gotta learn where to run em. Populations have went up and there are more peopel driving around at even the most obscure times.

I think all of us rodders agree that it has become excedingly difficult to really race anymore. the new cars are so complicated that modifying them requires specialised tools and upgrades. a microchip can add 80 hp...

So we have alot of guys who have never turned a wrench who jump in their 80k car that the folks bought them this week and go out to race.

The modern cars have great power numbers and improved safety, however, people tend to have this faith that the technology will save them and others...well it won't.

A microchip can not replace common sense and a respect of the vehicle. When you work ona car alot you really think twice before doign something stupid cause you know how much work it is to fix it and how much you have invested in it.
 Captain Sargasmo
Joined: 10/12/2005
Msg: 26
Suspected street racing..
Posted: 12/10/2005 12:06:56 AM
if i was modding a car, i'd rather deal with the cops pulling me over and making sure i was driving legally, than have some schmuck mow down another pedestrian.
Joined: 11/4/2005
Msg: 28
Suspected street racing..
Posted: 12/10/2005 1:13:13 AM
as publius once said so long ago

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

(Who will guard the guards?)
Joined: 11/4/2005
Msg: 30
Suspected street racing..
Posted: 12/10/2005 1:49:23 AM
@ louis

i think the separation here is that "street rods" were fast cars built by those who did not have the $$$$ for sports cars. The old rodders made the cars fast thru hard work and ingenuitive designs on relatively standard equipment. When you spend 2000 hrs on building up a car you know it well and don't put it to stupid risks

Now, we have cars that the only way to build them up to that level is alot of money which all too often coincides with a lack of respect for the general public (mom and dad buy buddy boy an $80'000 rocket) so these guys race in stupid, high density locales and are getting people killed. Since the media shows every case this happens the police are being pressured (cause people won't accept that buying buddy an $80k car lead to the crash when he had no respect for the car or others) to put heads on a platter thus "villianizing" the few actually valid rodders out there who do race responsibily.
Joined: 6/3/2005
Msg: 37
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Posted: 12/10/2005 12:07:30 PM
For the innocent track racers.
Rumor has it that if the cops catch you street racing you are banned from Missionraceway for life.
They know where to hit you where it hurts dont they.
Listen to the squeeling tires leaving on the public streets after the fri night street legal races at Mission.
If you live in Richmond and work how are you suppose to make it to Mission on a fri night before they have a full car count at 5 or 6 o clock?
What style of driving will a young person do riding home if he drove that far to Mission and could not get in to race?
Drivers should have a safe place to test there cars they built that is accessible(location/time) to them to keep them off the street.
Things that come to mind.
Are you cool if you burn out your tires in frt of the Java hut or A&W causing the cops to shut it down and spoil it for everyone?
A street car is just that, a street car, and should always be drivin on the street in a safe defensive manner or at the dragstrip where it is safe and you can find out how slow your car really is :).
Some stock new factory cars are so fast they would need a helmet/ roll bar installed just to pass tech./safety inspection at the race track.
Put this fast(so called) street car in the hands of a young nonexperienced driver without a roll bar on the public streets,..ouch!
Old Rod or a new import, does not matter, and has been modified the police have the right to make you park it/tow it if they see it as unsafe for the public streets and you need to get it certified before driving it again.
Get it certified before driving it.
A race car should be towed to the track,or driven to and from the track only.
Once and a while maybe a car show or a date,testing,drive on the street.
Cars are 4000 pound bullets.
Stud(class 1,zero points,zero tickets 10yrs.)tires
Happy Holidays!
Drive safe!
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