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Old 06-13-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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Not that I condone this , just curious about other areas of the country. Is there street racing still done in your area ? I know NYC still has some big races going on. And I'm not talking about some 14 second ricer, I'm talking about 8, 9 second cars.

Here's a race from the "D"


YouTube - street racing detroit
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Down here in Tampa we still have several spots that the car crowd gathers at on Friday or Saturday night and there are inevitably races. This usually happens on the bridges between Pinellas County and Tampa.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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I saw a bit on TV where one place that impounds the vehicles involved in street racing, then invites the owners (mandatory attendance required) to the scrap metal yard to watch their ride get compressed into a cube of scrap metal.

Let's hope the more and more places take the same approach to street racers.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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I saw a bit on TV where one place that impounds the vehicles involved in street racing, then invites the owners (mandatory attendance required) to the scrap metal yard to watch their ride get compressed into a cube of scrap metal.

Let's hope the more and more places take the same approach to street racers.
I completely disagree. Why destroy valuable (and potentially rare) vehicles? That sacrilegious to car guys like myself.

If you want to confiscate the cars, fine, but they should be sold just like any other impounds.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I saw a bit on TV where one place that impounds the vehicles involved in street racing, then invites the owners (mandatory attendance required) to the scrap metal yard to watch their ride get compressed into a cube of scrap metal.

Let's hope the more and more places take the same approach to street racers.
I think that approach should be to drunk drivers. They are far more dangerous than street racers.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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The smashing is done in Calif. San Bernardino county mostly by the Sheriffs dept. Saw it on TV where a high dollar investment Ricer was sqished with the owner watching.

As a former licensed NHRA Pro owner/driver...they deserve it being done.

Race on the track and NOT in the street where some innocent person could be killed.

Steve
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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That sacrilegious to car guys like myself.
If you were really a car guy, you would welcome whatever it takes to get those fools off of the hiways where they kill people. Crushing one's car definately gets their attention like nothing else does..!
Most of these cars could never be sold anyway, as they are a long ways from being legal. They ae highly modified and are not street legal.
I have been a mechanic and drag racer for many, many years, and I have no use for any fool who does any kind of street racing, and they should be tossed in jail and throw away the key...
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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If you were really a car guy, you would welcome whatever it takes to get those fools off of the hiways where they kill people. Crushing one's car definately gets their attention like nothing else does..!
There are hundreds of other things that can be done to get attention without destroying extremely valuable cars that often times aren't even being produced anymore.

I can't see how anyone who holds even a remote interest in cars could see some classic car from the 60's or 70's get crushed because of an idiot owner and NOT think there was anything wrong with that situation.

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Most of these cars could never be sold anyway, as they are a long ways from being legal. They ae highly modified and are not street legal.
That should be of no deterrence at all as the cars would simply have to be made street legal before they could be registered. California already does.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Street Racing in Prince George’s County Md. « NATIVE SON

2 indicted in 8 drag-racing deaths - Washington Times

A couple of stories for you street racers.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Here is a statistic to absorb:
Total drunk-driving death in the U.S. this year (so far)...

5,823 (as of 1:30 PM EDT today)

Drunk driving statistics

I'd rather have a street racer next to me than a drunk driver; I would be safer (unless the street racer is drunk).
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