Why young people and fast cars don't mix

Submitted: Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 14:51
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Take one 23yo driver, one HSV Clubsport, one off-duty police officer and a bit of speed.... mix well.

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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 15:23

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 15:23
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It's hard to define a fast car though... This is my Triton, got up there without too much effort either(although NOT on a suburban street). I'm not condoning the idiot you mention but most modern cars get up and boogie at speeds too fast for young drivers. I think our system for gaining a licence needs a big overhaul, also young drivers who do this sort of thing should be banned for life...
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 15:40

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 15:40
Blue, no I'm not going to harrass you about your photo as I'm pretty sure that we've all been up there at one time in our lives - right or wrong.

But the Question that I have for you, and I'm am not sure if I want to know the answer to this, but...

How the heck did you take the photo???? It's a nice shot....
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 16:20

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 16:20
It was taken on a very remote stretch of road at night, the digital camera has a point of focus light so when it was in the middle of the instruments I pushed the button.
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 17:40

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 17:40
I'm guessng that since you only filled up 42.6kms ago and only have 1/4 full tank then you don't get very good economy at 160km/h :)~
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Reply By: Wombat - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 15:39

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 15:39
I see it was an Astra convertible which finally stopped him from doing further damage!!!!

Blue, you're not suggesting Tritons go like stink? It would have taken you a while to wind the old girl up!
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 16:26

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 16:26
It actually got there quicker than I thought, I was thinking I was up around the 130-140 mark but was quite suprised to see 160. Suprisingly stable at speed too. I'm generally a non speeder(result of too many fines as a kid), occasionally I'll creep 5 or 10 over on a nice stretch of highway but almost never around town. Guess I just had a moment of weekness, and expected to get negative feedback...
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Follow Up By: Jim-Bob - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 16:56

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 16:56
Wombat
It's amazing what you can do on axle stands.
Not so safe travells
Jim-Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 17:20

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 17:20
Doing that on axle stands is more dangerous than doing the real thing...
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 16:16

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 16:16
How many 10000's of stories are there with this one ..

1) chased by cops
2) disgruntled customer
3) lost control coming back in the driveway.
4) ....
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 17:27

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 17:27
what realy happened is he wasnt happy with the 10000k service price he got after picking up his car.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 18:33

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 18:33
i know what you mean...with a 120 klm service on the 100 series...and then swmbos' car a week later
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Reply By: desert - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 09:26

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 09:26
It doesn't have to be a fast car. Take the fast cars off them and they will still find a way of killing themselves with whatever is available. Remember when you were young? Lucky to be here?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 10:50

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 10:50
Natural selection....
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