People need to be taught to behave responsably, i like a good blast now and again (in my Capri 3.0S) but there is a time and a place, that place is not built up residential areas.
+1 , the little feckers congrugate at a car park at the end of my street, they've been clocked at 84 going past my house. It was a nuisance before but now as a father I fell like.....
Its not the modding I mind, far from it but the street racing, FFS head out to the hills or summat.
I was just thinking that last night. If these guys are getting harrased by the cops and becomming a nuisance why do they not head out of town?
When I was young and stupid (one of those terms still apply) we all had Escort Mk2's; this is when you could pic up a 10 year old RS2000 for a grand. We modded the hell out of them, every week we would buy Motoring News
and buy pukka rally parts for buttons- 4 pots & vents, bilsteins, World Cup crossmembers, Big valve heads, Kent cams, weber 45's etc.
Saturday nights were spent on moorland roads- quick practice run around midnight and then a few timed runs- we even ran slicks a few times. We only put ourselves at risk (plus the odd insomniac sheep) and really learnt how to handle a car properly. We would then slowly sneek back into town in the early hours. We also got into road rallying, propper timed to the second stuff with almost full works tarmac spec cars- boy it was different in those days. We would never ever speed in town, we wanted to be inconspicuous as possible with those soft treadless Michelin TB's on- we would have been locked up using them on the road.
I don't know why they think a town centre with pissheads staggering about is a good place to race. Mind you we never saw any big titted young slappers up on Strines Moor back then- maybe the focus of youth has shifted from the fastest time to the smelliest finger at the end of the night?