Some Races Should Be Illegal!

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posted on May, 16 2014 @ 12:30 PM
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The Gloucester Cheese Race.. Chase that cheese




posted on May, 16 2014 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr

But why?



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: Biigs
a reply to: ColCurious

not just cars though, you can drive a 7 ton truck on a car license in the uk, put one of those in the ice and you are quite literally in kenny loggins dangerzone.


Just when I thought it was out of my head, Biigs.... Thanks.
I had as my first car a '56 Bel Air, it had two previous owners.
The first was literally a little old lady who drove it to church.
I'm not kidding.

The second was a classmate, who wanted to step up. He was
a full time afternoon Vocational Auto Shop primate not too
unlike the tool maker on the other side of a cinder block wall.
By the time I had it for 18 months, it would start in the winter
with the help of a 24 foot bullwhip and can of spray alcohol.
The heartbeat of America did mom and dad's nearest garage
window a couple of Januarys-- one of my most used auto tools
was a putty knife ROFL. Well ya gotta get to

The first accessory I bought for it was a five way harness.
I needed it. Then a much bigger, CO2 extinguisher and some
tubing to the engine compartment just in case. Incidentally,
the rule of necessity got me to a driving skill level by 19 that
which description would have incriminated me 40 years ago.

You can go fast without taking chances or being stupid.

We young people were properly educated in the laws of physics
before attempting to circumvent them, unlike later generations.
"A large engine in a small car can cause it accelerate quickly."
from my junior physics text: and the pic of an AA/Altered
jumpin outa town from a HotRod underneath. So let it be written...



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: semperfortis

Amen Uncle Spig!! Even though we at times went crazy
fast as kids, the road was manually cleaned and as I
said before 5WAY harnesses would never be a ticket.
Sgt. Vega: "What's that for?" pointing onto the Simpson.
Derf: "For my slightly overweight derriere', Sergeant."

mutual smiles. He was the best cop in the state: but
he had a Mustang. We were natural enemies like the
mongoose and cobra. Ahh, Sundays in Wisconsin...
the expletive was intended to invoke engine notes
in the mind's ear between 9000 an 9500 RPM. You love it.
edit on 16-5-2014 by derfreebie because: Guess you can't rush quality



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: DietJoke

Everybody who came to this rant thinking it was going to be about racism should really think deeply about what they are focusing on and hence creating for themselves!


My, aren't you clever? That has to be the most creative way to play the race card ever. Even when it has nothing to do with your own topic, you played it. You manipulated it. You could have said "Some racing should be illegal," but instead you hoped to snare a few people and then chastise them for it. Maybe you are the one who ought to think deeply about it. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

As to your very important terribly insightful topic: Street racing is ALREADY illegal. Your title is like saying, "Burglary should be illegal!"

Wow. We needed that. Thanks SO much! Here's another:

Don't run with scissors! That's just in case some of you didn't know you shouldn't. After all, we're providing a public service here.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: DietJoke

I totally agree!

African ones.

European ones.

Asian ones.

Middle Eastern ones.

In fact, no matter where they are from, all street races should be illegal!

But seriously, should they be outright banned or should there be some affordable, safe and officially sanctioned outlet for those with a desire to compete?
edit on 16/5/2014 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: semperfortis

I know of two people in my area that were severed in two by their seatbelts. Probably would've lived had they not been wearing them, according to the firefighters I talked to. I think wearing a seatbelt should be YOUR choice, NOT the government telling you what to do. If seatbelts were soooo important and blah blah blah, then why don't school buses have them for the precious kids??? It's just a business and another way for the gov to make money. And before anyone flames me, I'm not asking anyone who reads this to not wear your seatbelt. That's entirely up to you. Well, it should be, anyways.

I used to race like a mad man from the time I got my drivers license(15) up until I was in my early thirties. I was fortunate to always have fast cars around because my mom & dad were into high performance sports cars. I crashed a couple and luckily I never crashed into anyone or hurt anyone. I think education in high school is about all we can do. No matter how much we talk, many will still do it. As long as there are machines there will always be people who push their limitations. And as long as there are vehicles there will always be thieves and chop shops.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 05:43 PM
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Unfortunately in the U.S. the legal ways to get that fix tend to price out the people that do illegal street racing. If there were any venues that made it affordable to race anything bigger than a go-cart, you'd probably see a decline in street racing.





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