TOO much horsepower…
No Brains…TOO much horsepower…
Last month, I was driving down Golf Links Rd and stopped at a light. In front of me was a fairly new Mustang and Dodge Charger. When the light turned green, off they went. Tires squealing, rubber-burning, fish-tailing all over the road. This went on for about 100 feet until they got control and were accelerating down the road. I estimated their speed to be about 80 mph. Finally, after about 500 feet they stopped drag racing and came to a stop due to traffic. They deliberately slowed down to catch the light at the next intersection and proceeded to repeat the previous drag race.
Too Many Times…
I see this too many times around town and on the highway where two idiots think they are on a Nascar track weaving in and out of traffic or passing on the inside lane. Most of the time it’s a high-performance car driver doing these crazy things.
Back in the late ’60s and early ’70s, I was a street racer. It was a lot different back then and it was still dangerous. I see a recurring trend with horsepower increasing on these cars and drivers throwing caution to the wind with dangerous and aggressive driving style.
In the early ’70s, insurance companies got the car manufacturer to submit to the Government. Downgrading the hose power on almost all high-performance cars. If this trend continues with dangerous and aggressive drivers, I see it happening again, and once the Government gets involved, that is the end of high-performance cars. Like in the ’70s. So, if you own a high-performance car and you find yourself in a position to race someone on the street, please remember that your aggression may help cause the demise of high-performance cars in the next few years. Take it to the track and do it right!
“Be Safe and Be Smart”!
Keep them Rolling!… Bill