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Old 06-12-2009, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Here is an interesting drag race I found on youtube.

A 2004 Neon SRT-4 VS a 1965 Plymouth Belvedere 383-4 speed.


YouTube - SRT-4 vs. Plymouth Belvedere
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:10 AM
 
Location: WI
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this vid is one of many that show the tuners can run with the muscle. Some win, some lose. Being in my upper 40's, i'd much prefer owning that '65 ( memories alone are worth the price of admission ). But in many regions classic cars just aren't available at a reasonable price. So blown 4's are the way to go.

That '65 was beautiful though
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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this vid is one of many that show the tuners can run with the muscle. Some win, some lose. Being in my upper 40's, i'd much prefer owning that '65 ( memories alone are worth the price of admission ). But in many regions classic cars just aren't available at a reasonable price. So blown 4's are the way to go.

That '65 was beautiful though
I shall consider myself lucky, then, that where I live, classic cars are all over the place and readily available.

I, too, would take that '65 in a minute!
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: WI
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I actually saw more classics on the roads and at shows back in WI, where the driving season is a few months, then I have down here in SC where ( like CA ) one can drive a toy year round. I grew up in muscle, so tough to get those feelings out of the blood stream. But on the flip side, i'm looking forward to a ride in my daughter's bf's car ( Honda s2000 pushing upwards of 450hp after turbo finished ). Guess any way you slice it, fast is fast. Just the older rides ( an opinion here ) had more personality traits with them....
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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The old ones definitely have more personality and soul (and steel ).
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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gotta say I'd take the '65 over the Neon as well. I just love old cars.
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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gotta say I'd take the '65 over the Neon as well. I just love old cars.
You have good taste!
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:26 AM
 
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Same here, the old school stuff has the lines and looks, just not the modern day performance. (usually)
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:47 AM
 
Location: WI
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it's also not the same running off the line an older car compared to many new ones. Whether it's launch or traction control, AWD, etc on many of the newer performance cars--compared to what, "posi"? For most street cars back in the day, unless you ran one of the street/strip soft compound tires, you had to learn to feather the throttle off the line to get going, then mash the gas. Or you had that momentary hesitation ( slight as it was ) when the secondaries kicked in, the convertor locked, or the motor came up on cam; when all hell would finally break loose.
These newer cars can be fast, but at times almost too smooth to feel the speed.
I dunno, guess I always enjoyed hitting second and kicking the arse end out.....



"Same here, the old school stuff has the lines and looks, just not the modern day performance. (usually)"

Yep, when a new v6 Camaro can run with most of the original 69's, you have to give it credit. Doesn't mean i'd take that 2010 over a '69. Not by a long shot.
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