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Old 06-04-2003, 03:43 PM
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Ok, I'm only 20 and like to do light to light racing on warm summer nights. I have aquired some funny stories throughout my races, and I just wanted to hear some cool stories from others my age and every one else's youth. I'll start off:
My first car was an 83' Plymouth Gran Fury cop car. It was black with a white top, spotlight, and my friend and I "rattle canned" some Idaho State Police stripes on it. It was an old beater with no rust, and a straight body; and it had a 318 w/ headers, dual exhaust and glasspacks. That thing would burn rubber like you wouldn't beleive. Anyways, I took it down to the local cruise one night here in Boise, just for laughs. A lot of the import guys and muscle car guys alike scoffed at my old four door and laughed when I would rev it up and say,"Let's go" One guy at a light was with his girlfreind, in a riced out civic, and kept giving me dirty looks. I, just having fun, asked him if he wanted to go at the light. He looked over and said,"Get a better car! That P.O.S. would be no match for my car!" Then he starts reving the hell out of his four banger. So when the light turned green, I did a big ol' nuetral drop and blew the doors off that guy's car. Everybody laughed at him and he gave me the finger, but man I felt good, and sure enjoyed driving the hell out of that old cop car. Ok, I'm not looking for any anti-rice stories, and sure as f**k not looking for anymore anti-hotrod stories. I just thought this incident was funny because the guy was an a**hole about my car. SO let's hear em' I know ya'll got em! :p

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Old 06-04-2003, 04:00 PM
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I was cruisin with my bro, couisin and some friends at the age of 12. It was cool. Back in 78-79. My cousin had a 68 Charger, my friend had a 69-70(cant remember) Challenger and my bro ended up buying a 69RT Charger. We had a blast cruisin them things. If we got busted it was a slap on the wrist. Lots of cool cars, tons of racing. To many stories to post. HG
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Old 06-04-2003, 04:05 PM
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I agree, it's more fun when you have friends with similar cars. I now cruise my 70 nova, and my buddy cruises his 74'. Our cars arn't show quality, but when we cruise them side by side down town they sure do compliment each other and get alot of looks. People are always yelling,"LIGHT EM' UP!"
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Old 06-04-2003, 04:30 PM
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I always had race invitations when I drove my 57 truck in school. When people heard it, they just could not wait to race me. I once got a little joke played on me that really pissed me off at the time. A guy challenged me to a race in a certain spot so I took him up on it. About 3/4 through the run(I was about five car lengths in front by the way) I see a set of lights come on and start hauling ***** toward me off of one of the county roads. I thought for sure I was going to jail. Turns out it was one of the guys buddies who he radioed on the way out to give me a little scare. I told him to go F himself and sped off. Joke was on me.

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Old 06-05-2003, 01:34 AM
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There was this one time...at Band Camp...
Oh sorry, wrong story
Not really a drag racing story but still funny.Actually I have a couple of 'em.
1) Some of my buddies and I went to Dayton to watch the Midnight Movie Marathon thingie, well on our way home my friend who was sitting in the front seat fell asleep. When we get to his house I pull in the driveway behind his truck, I was about 2" from the bumper. I flicked on the brights and laid on the horn, everyone started screaming "Holy *****..." Boy when he woke up he thought he was a goner He screamed like a little girl and curled up into a ball on the seat. He was maaad at us for awhile after that.

2)Same buddy again(we'll call him Tommy). We were out cruising around one night and it was right after Christmas when everyone throws out their trees. Well Tommy wanted to go to his g'friends house so we head over there and when we turn the corner he sees another friend of his car sitting at her house He's pissed, so Tommy says let's go to Wal-Mart and get some rope. I'm thinking that he wants to hang this dude. We get to Wal-Mart and he buys like 200' of nylon rope. Back to the girlfriends house we go, this dude is still inside, so Tommy crawls under this guys car and ties the rope to the rearend of the car. He then strings all 198' of this rope around trashcans,mailboxes and ties the other end to this huge dead Christmas tree.
We go to the other end of the block and wait, and wait, and wait until this guy finally comes staggering-*** drunk out of the house and gets into his car and leaves. Yep, you guessed it, rope and all. Trashcans scattered all over the street and big o' tree in tow. We follow him around for awhile dragging this tree behind, while we are dying of laughter, until the police pull him over. We drive by really slow laughing and pointing, around the block we go, this time the police is cuffin' and stuffon' him into the cruiser...DUI! He didn't even know the tree was behind him I still giggle when I think about the visuals of that.
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My racing stories suck so heres these stupid ones.
I was cruisin the streets oe nightwhen I was 18.I had a rusty 1985 montecarlo with a 350 and a cam and shift kit,so I thought I was cool.Anyway one night theres this nasty nasty Prostreet car first at the light and I'm onecar in back,I wanna see this car get on it.So I go to rev my car thinkin it would get him goin.Well my shifter was alittle out of adjust and you guessed it!!!I was in reverse and I layed three feet of rubber in reverse.Well I took the next left into the side streets and wasn't seen for a week.
Another good story when I was 18 or so,was my Duncan Doughnuts burnout story.I was in Duncan Doughnuts and kinda knew the guy workin.We got talkin cars and upon leaving I believe the term light um up must a come up.Anyway I start a breakstand and held it at 80mph of tirespin till I dug pits in the pavement.Well I drive down the street and turn around,smoke bellowwing from inside the car and trunk.Get near the duncan doughnuts and see theres still smoke 300ft in the air and theres cars slowing down on the street cause they can't see.
Theres also the time when I was 17 or 18 I threw a rod out a 305 tryin to outrev a girls camaro in a convieniance store parking lot,despite the fact that I had a rod starting up.Picture it.......... Ooopsy daisy. Well the manager was nice enough to flattow my car "off the premisis",so I could come back and clean up the oil. <img src="graemlins/spank.gif" border="0" alt="[spank]" />
I was a we bit insane a few years ago.And I have hundreds of these stories,it was a daily thing. I'm still debating weather it was over active testosterone or lack of attention as a child. :p
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Old 06-05-2003, 04:29 AM
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I have many, but here is a recent little story.

I have a 2002 Formula it's been fairly modded & on Drag radials it runs mid 12's & also with the Drag Radials & spraying a 150 wet shot it runs a little better than mid 11's. If you haven't seen or noticed the newer Formulas they look just like the V6 Firebirds, but sound a little different, I have some pix of it in my photo album if you want to see the car.

Now on to the story, I was running down the road a few months ago & a 2002 Mustang GT pulled up next to me & the guy asked me if I wanted to race, & asked me what my car had, so I gave him my usual answer, "It's stock ", so we went out in the country, if I race on the street I won't do it in any populated areas, just not smart taking a chance at hurting someone that's not involved in a race, but I would rather race at the track. But we went out to a nice long straight country road & went at it, I never sprayed my car & smoked him 3 outta 3 times. Then we pulled over & I admitted to him that I wasn't exactly stock & he was still hurt, because he had just installed Headers, Cold air intake, a chip, X-Pipe & a few other mods & I still beat him.

Well a couple of months later I pulled up into the local cruise spot & he was there again he wanted to line them up again, he told me that he was gonna get me this time. I had my smaller jets in my nitrous system, I was only spraying about a 75 shot that night & I wasn't going spray him this time either, but when we pulled out I heard a strange noise, the little bastage had installed a blower. So while we cruised down the road I warmed up my bottle & hit the bottle opener & purged my system while I was behind him so he wouldn't see the cloud that I left clearing my Nitrous lines. We lined up again & I had my system ready, so we had some one flagging us & when the guy dropped his arm I launched & immediatly lost traction & greased them down, when I hit second my car hooked then the spray kicked in, I have it on a window switch that only sprays from 3,300 rpms to 6,000 rpm's, so when the spray hit I immideatly jumped ahead of him & pulled on him the whole time. He was pissed again, now this is a really nice kid & we are very good friends now, but we pulled over & he asked me what I had done to my car & I told him that I hadn't done anything, except for this time I sprayed on him. He got this really sad look on his face & admitted to me that he had had gotten a Vortech Supercharger with an after cooler & had ice in his Cooler, he had spent almost $9grand on his car since the last time that we had raced & I still beat him. Then a few days later I got him to go to the track with me & we lined them up correctly now he had never raced at a track & I have for the last 19 years so I had a drivers advantage, but we went at it & on the first run I didn't spray my Nitrous, I try not to do it at the track because my car doesn't have a roll cage & everytime I spray & break into the 11's they send me home. So on the first run with no spray I ran 12.59 @ 113 & he ran a very traction limited 12.82 @ 117, his trap speed was awesome, but it was spooled up due to his spinning. So I gave him some pointers let some air outta his tires & then I checked my system & put my 75 shot jets in it, we ran again & he ran a 12.53 @ 115 & I ran a 12.2? @ 119 & I was doing a lot of back peddling in first & second trying to keep my tires under me. Well now fast forward to now, I got an email the other day from this guy saying that he is ready for me, he now has cams & 4.10's with all the other stuff & an alcahol injection system at his house that hasn't been installed yet. He told me that he doesn't care if he blows his stock short block he is gonna beat me.

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Old 06-05-2003, 02:46 PM
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Man, those are some great stories. I had another one happen a couple of weeks ago that I just remembered. My buddy and I were in my 70nova down town, and we got up next to this fully restored 72 chevelle to check it out. Turned out it was a pretty decent chick driving it and we both said,"Holy *****, it's a girl!" The driver and her friend both laughed, mockingly repeated what we had just said, and took off. Well 10 min. later we ended up next to her at a light. We asked her if she worked on her own car and yadda yadda(she claims she does <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" /> ) and I asked if she wanted to do a little light to light racing, nothing too serious. Well, I took off at that light, and she wasn't expecting it. So, we cruise at about 15mph too the next light and she's like,"It's on now!" Man I love when girls talk like that! So we both power brake a bit, and romp on it at the green light and off we went. I had her until my car slipped at 2nd and we tied at the next light. (MY tranny was shot to *****, if anyone read any of my posts a week or 2 ago) Well all of the sudden we hear the "whoop whoop" and see the cop lights The police officer was going to pull her over, but found he could get me first, since she had more traffic behind her. When he came up to my window he asked what made me decide to drag race on HIS road that night(he was two cars back the whole time we were creeping up to the light) I simply told him that I was trying to get her #, and that I just couldn't pass up the chance to go back and forth with a hot girl in a chevelle. Honesty is the best policy! He checked my record, found it was clean, and just told me to be careful and not let the ladies get to me! Every time I see her down there now she teases me about it. But I would totaly do it again!
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Tell me if this makes any sense, I used to street race for gas money. My first car '69 Chevelle SS 396, got it when I was in the army fresh out of basic and first duty station for $1000 cash. On weekends me and some buddies would go to this town north of the base with what little money we had just to get there and make the first bet. If we won we kept racing and getting more cash for gas if we lost we always kept just enough to get back to the base. The town was a great place to race, at one end of the main street was a bridge right at 1/4 mile long across a river, made a great drag strip.
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Old 06-05-2003, 03:39 PM
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whoaa that's crazy! I got my nova for $1000 when i got out of basic!
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