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Old 05-02-2008, 09:42 PM   #35
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well guys -- unfortunately we lost two more young men last evening -- and another is in critical condition.

They were trying to 'catch air' by going over a railroad crossing at a very high rate of speed.

I guess we can't stop people from trying that........

.....anyway -- a very large tree got in the way........

Sad part?

NO ONE was wearing their safety belt.

As I mentioned earlier, I was 'taken to task' about my preaching.

Funny thing is: They seem to be caught up in the "IF I want to do street racing, it's my right and I will do it.......----hmmmmm too many "I" and "my" in that statement...........
It is always sad to hear stories like these. My heart goes out to the families.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:29 PM   #36
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well guys -- unfortunately we lost two more young men last evening -- and another is in critical condition.

They were trying to 'catch air' by going over a railroad crossing at a very high rate of speed.

I guess we can't stop people from trying that........

.....anyway -- a very large tree got in the way........

Sad part?

NO ONE was wearing their safety belt.

As I mentioned earlier, I was 'taken to task' about my preaching.

Funny thing is: They seem to be caught up in the "IF I want to do street racing, it's my right and I will do it.......----hmmmmm too many "I" and "my" in that statement...........
Scott, thanks for your "preaching". You can't prevent people from being stupid, Hell, I've been stupid on more than one occasion in the past, but this helps to remind people to respect their automobiles as the machines they are. Powerful machines. They deserve to be driven responsibly and with an eye out for the fool that is not doing the same thing!
Thanks for your reminder!
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:18 PM   #37
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Street racers are moronic idiots. I have been passed on our loop interstate I-459 by racers doing 100+ in traffic. They must be going that fast because I'm doing 80 and they are passing by like my car is standing still. All someone has to do is a wrong flip of the wheel and diaster is certain.
We recently have had two street races go bad in Birmingham which resulted in two people losing their lives. Sad, needless, pitiful. For the money racers bet on the races they could take it to the drag strips around and do it there. The police have stepped up enforcement but they can't be everywhere at all times. I suppose this is the ugly side of having high output cars which only gives the pundits something else to gripe about.
Abd ditto on the seat belt.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:44 PM   #38
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Everyone realizes the reason we have terrible looking riced out cars and moronic street racing is because of the Fast and Furious series. I personally think there is nothing wrong with these movies, but the reason there are so many problems is because a majority of kids just can't seperate fact from fiction, I don't know how they are supposed to learn. I have a feeling if people want to make it work however- bracket racing and track weekends are going to get even bigger in the near future.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:24 PM   #39
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Everyone realizes the reason we have terrible looking riced out cars and moronic street racing is because of the Fast and Furious series. I personally think there is nothing wrong with these movies, but the reason there are so many problems is because a majority of kids just can't seperate fact from fiction, I don't know how they are supposed to learn. I have a feeling if people want to make it work however- bracket racing and track weekends are going to get even bigger in the near future.
I disagree that we can blame the media for our reckless teens and young adults. I would fit this category, being 22 and interested in modified cars, but my interest did not stem from movies, TV promotion, or magazines. I enjoy the feeling of a powerful, fast car under my control. I enjoy having something different than the production model for both performance and obvious appearance reasons. I'm sure the same inspiration justifies some kid's Civic with a wild wing that no one else would buy, then driving it like a Formula 1 track without consideration of others on the road. They want to be noticed. We all do. The problem isn't the media; it's the lack of accessible ways of these kids to race legally and be noticed for their skill or lack thereof. I remember having to be home at a certain time and doing homework that prevented me from doing what I wanted, even if it was stupid and meaningless. These kids like their cars, as meaningless as their Integras may be.
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