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Old 08-09-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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I noticed a disturbing trend when I drive my Camaro on four lane roads and highways.
People intentionally will speed up and drive very close to the side of my car and/or speed up and cut in front of me. They are definitely not admiring the car as a couple of them have given me dirty looks or the great middle finger.
It has happened well over a dozen times in the last few weeks and it always involves a minivan or small foreign four door (not the same cars, just the same types).

It's not my driving, as I stick very close to the speed limit because the Victory Red is a cop attention getter and I don't get real aggressive with it unless I hit a stretch that doesn't have much traffic and this never happens when I drive my Pickup or 4Runner.

The worst part is if I slow down or switch lanes to try to avoid these yahoos it seems to escalate their bizarre behavior.
I had one guy slow down to match my slowing down until we were going 20mph below the limit and people were stacking up behind us, when a truck two cars behind me blasted his horn he finally sped up.
I know he was messing with me because I could see him watching me in his mirror.
I don't tailgate because I hate when people do that to me, so once again, it's not me.

Does this crap happen to anyone else?
It's getting annoying!
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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Ignore them. Give them no reaction and they will go away. But no, I do not get this type of harassment.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:37 PM   #4
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:38 PM   #5
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I noticed a disturbing trend when I drive my Camaro on four lane roads and highways.
People intentionally will speed up and drive very close to the side of my car and/or speed up and cut in front of me. They are definitely not admiring the car as a couple of them have given me dirty looks or the great middle finger.
It has happened well over a dozen times in the last few weeks and it always involves a minivan or small foreign four door (not the same cars, just the same types).

It's not my driving, as I stick very close to the speed limit because the Victory Red is a cop attention getter and I don't get real aggressive with it unless I hit a stretch that doesn't have much traffic and this never happens when I drive my Pickup or 4Runner.

The worst part is if I slow down or switch lanes to try to avoid these yahoos it seems to escalate their bizarre behavior.
I had one guy slow down to match my slowing down until we were going 20mph below the limit and people were stacking up behind us, when a truck two cars behind me blasted his horn he finally sped up.
I know he was messing with me because I could see him watching me in his mirror.
I don't tailgate because I hate when people do that to me, so once again, it's not me.

Does this crap happen to anyone else?
It's getting annoying!

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:38 PM   #6
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I'd say it looks like a good bit of them might just be wanting to look at ur car from real close.

As for the ones that give the middle finger, some people will always just be jealous. I actually feel sorry for them as all they can do instead of getting a nice car themselves is to let off their frustration by being obnoxious. I wouldn't lose one bit of sleep over them.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:48 PM   #7
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Ya, there were 10 of us together in Charlotte Saturday afternoon and this guy in a POS Mustang literally cuts off two of our cars, just dodging across three lanes of traffic and back. What a douche... We didn't even acknowledge his with a horn blast - not worth it, ya know. Good thing we are good on the brakes "as well as the throttle"..

Don't sink to that level..
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:51 PM   #8
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only happened once last week. I was at the hospital with my sis and my younger cousin visiting my aunt and we got hungry so I went out to get us some lunch and I had to take the freeway to get to the palce we wanted to eat at. Im on the freeway and traffic is bumper to bumper. I see my exit coming up and I need to get into the right lane but htereis a car by my rear qtr panel on the passenger side. So I speed up as traffic lets me to pass him and change lanes. And this idiot goes as fast as traffic allows him jus to stay neck and neck with me. So I turn on my right turn signal to let him know Im trying to get into his lane and he still tries to keep up with me. By the time Im able to pass that idiot and get into the right lane I was about a mile and a half past my exit and I had to exit the freeway and get back on the freeway going the other way and sit in traffic again.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:26 PM   #9
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:33 PM   #10
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Why is it that every pickup truck in the State of Texas wants to race me. I dunno...

I just visibly laugh at them. What a solid brag for me...beating a pickup truck! Check it out fellas! I just whooped me a pick-up truck with my Camero (sp)...hee-yawwww!
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:41 PM   #11
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No hate here unless I turn down the invite to street race. which I always do. Especially the cowboy cadillacs with an 8" lift and 35's on it LMAO every time.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:44 PM   #12
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:52 PM   #13
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Why is it that every pickup truck in the State of Texas wants to race me. I dunno...
Weird, every pickup truck in the state of Florida wants to run me over.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:17 PM   #14
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Hmmm...
...and everyone thinks that Southern California Drivers are uncivil.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:29 PM   #15
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Hmmm...
...and everyone thinks that Southern California Drivers are uncivil.
I lived in SoCal in the early '90's, drove a 280Z with t-tops and I actually liked driving on the freeways.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:29 PM   #16
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...and everyone thinks that Southern California Drivers are uncivil.
No , not all of you but 50% yes and that = to what 10 000 000 ? wow that's too many !!!
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:31 PM   #17
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Why is it that every pickup truck in the State of Texas wants to race me. I dunno...

I just visibly laugh at them. What a solid brag for me...beating a pickup truck! Check it out fellas! I just whooped me a pick-up truck with my Camero (sp)...hee-yawwww!
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Actually had some dude in a friggin diesel rev me - when I was driving my wife's SRT8, and just about any pickup that has stripes on it does the same thing in both cars.

I just smile and wave, I mean, WTF?
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:35 PM   #18
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Are you in a small town? Because there could be another red Camaro in town that doesn't play as nice as you do.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:37 PM   #19
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Why is it that every pickup truck in the State of Texas wants to race me. I dunno...

I just visibly laugh at them. What a solid brag for me...beating a pickup truck! Check it out fellas! I just whooped me a pick-up truck with my Camero (sp)...hee-yawwww!
Because pick-up guys and pony car guys are similar... and girls, too.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:42 PM   #20
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Because pick-up guys and pony car guys are similar... and girls, too.
You've got a point, this is my first car - and I still have my pickup.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:45 PM   #21
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Are you in a small town? Because there could be another red Camaro in town that doesn't play as nice as you do.
Well populated around here but, I rarely see new Camaros and have yet to see a red one on the road, anythings possible.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:46 PM   #22
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:50 PM   #23
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:51 PM   #24
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I have complete oposite reaction from people. I get thumbs up from bikers alot. See the mustang owners give me the nod. Only ricers and vettes ever mess with me on roads and even then its just a for fun thing.

Where i am from if people start driving agressive around you it just means they wanna play. Just give a friendly wave/head nod/ or something and they'll leave ya alone. They might see ya acting the way ya do and think your stuck up and give ya shit cuase of it.
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Just today some mustang owner gave me a very dirty look when he saw me pull up next to his car at a stop light...i just to a quick glance over to see who was driving and i could see him staring at my car and them me and just giving me that look...i just turned away and smiled...i get this alot especially from other drivers who are older then me...Im sure other teens get this too...
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