I read the article and thought to myself, "Holy shit, this article will make TC start a nasty fight on BangShift."
No kidding, that is exactly what I thought.
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See, I didn't even get to read the article....
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If you don't like the CarCraft article, I'd suggest not reading it and don't let any kids that are your responsibility read it either - that's a choice we should all be so lucky to make.
What would really suck is if people made a big fuss, and the magazine stopped covering such stories altogether. Let's be careful not to legislate other peoples' morality, TC I know you are generally on the side against that kind of crap. CarCraft is simply reporting the state of things; let's not kill the messenger.
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I'd expect that far more people will have been exposed to the National Geographic Channel show mnetioned by SBG, LA Street Racers, than will read the CC article. Sorry Doug. Remember when National Geographic was high brow academic stuff?
Many of the cars and the people are on that short run 'documentary/reality show' so the originality factor was a question for me. That said, don't be surprised if there is more coverage of these um, activities in CC or even some kind of safe version of street racing event.
I'm at the age where I know street racing is stupid and dangerous and I wouldn't do it ever, but I have to admit that I did it too back in the day. We were of the go out in the middle of nowhere and run 'em off approach. Not the even stupider racing in traffic on the freeway stuff or the chimps in their Hondas racing in neighborhoods.
If you have a week to kill, there are days worth of clandestine street racing videos on Kyle's 1320 Video site just to mention one. It seems every street race everywhere now has twenty people recording it on their phones and posting to You Tube. That horse is way out of the barn. That CC is reporting on it isn't the issue in my view, that it's fodder for reality TV is a bit more troubling.
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I just watched that video Bill, and the one after it. What a huge difference between the guys putting up $7500 and the kids in Hondas. Deserted road vs stopping in traffic. 2 cars running and maybe 10 people watching, vs 200 cars and kids everywhere standing in the road.
Its one thing to go off on a deserted road and possibly wreck your car and the guy racing you, or at worst run over the flagman. Its entirely different to get stupid with families in minivans, swerving around and driving like complete idiots on busy streets. Sure they are both illegal, but one is just plain stupid and endangering people who have nothing to do with the race.
It reminds me of Kuwait City. There is a system of highways around the city, they call them rings. 6th ring is built up quite a bit, but 7th ring is a 4 lane that goes out in the desert and happens to be the way we took to work at the airport. It wasnt unusual to have kids in 4 cylinder cars go flying past us when we were doing 80-120mph in the Suburbans, then turn around and come back down the highway towards us in one of the other four lanes. Its kind of expected in the persian gulf, they get all sorts of stupid over there, but doing it in a major city here in the states? Yeah that is the kind of bullshit I have a huge issue with, and yeah if I see it I will get the cops in on the fun.
Shit happens.........they're just writing about it
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Honestly I just took the side I did to see what kind of reaction I would get....... I'm sure if I was all for it, the reactions would be different......... IMO they should have tracks that allow people to run what they brung without all the safety tech that goes with all the big tracks........ I think it is stuff like that that drive people to race on the street, well that and tracks aren't open at 3 o'clock in the morning.......... A nice quarter mile track with a race at your own risk waver that needs to be signed that is open all night long is what every major city needs......... City run and maintained and just so people can street race............
No worries about CC doing any follow up stories guys................what is the last project car that actually got finished? I can think of a dozen that were started, yeah, but how many ended up as more than swap meet fodder?
(and yes, I know I am the pot calling the kettle black here)
Besides, the quote said they would "fallow" up in the near future with the same story/guys, right? Last time I checked the definition of "fallow", it fits exactly with what is likely to happen in the magazine world.....
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