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ok, here's another chance to tell your stories, only this time lets hear the good ones

My top three:

1: I was given the chance to ride in a full race prepped twin turbo Porsche 911 at a SCCA meet. After two hot laps I actually had marks from the 5-point belts digging into my shoulders and sides. Now that's power

2: my buddy (die-hard Corvette man) was talking trash about how no late model mustang could hit over 120MPH. I had 3.55 gears so he said that my speedo was off and that’s why I "thought" I could top 100. I was pissed and challenged him to prove it right then. We hit the highway and I was next to his Vette holding it wide open in every gear, my 140 speedo was buried. After we stopped he said that his digital speedo topped me out at 152MPH, he shut up after that

And finally 3: when I was 17 we all used to meet at a park just to hang out, do some illegal drinking etc. I had an 81 turbo Trans am (yes, they do exist 301 v8 with a low boost turbo) that had this weird habit of losing the rear brakes whenever you powerbraked it, giving you a fully locked up front end and a free to spin rear. I had just put on a new set of tires and wasn't really ready to waste them away. A couple of guys are showing off in little pintos and Monzas thinking they were doing cool smoke shows. My friend Pete comes over and gives me the "aren't you going to show them what a real car can do speech" I'm pushing back thinking of the hard earned $$ I just spent on tires. Pete's father was owner of a Saab dealership and he proceeds to tell me how if I burn these tires off he has a set of Pirelli’s at his house that are mine. I couldn't resist and sat there powerbraking the car through first and second gear. Smoke is pouring in through the rear speakers, the vents everywhere. After I was done you couldn't see the parking lot at all. To this day I have yet to see a car leave that much smoke, from new tires to slicks on smokeshow. I was scraping handfuls of rubber out of my wheelwells that night and the car smelled of burnt rubber for a good week later.

[ February 08, 2002: Message edited by: joekd ]
 

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OK, this is going to get a little more than a PG-13 rating :) ....but, remember that Avenger from the "dummest things" post. Yup, had many a "good" times too! Those same MetroParks in Cleveland served us (future wife and I) very well. You could say although no where near as roomy as the back seat of an Intrepid, still better off than most small coupes. We made it work quite well. Now you're all saying I don't care, but the fun part about it all was the park closed at 11pm and rangers would regularly patrol. Well, we would sneak in after hours, midnight or so, find a parking lot and well...(no...thats not the only thing we did...stars are quite nice away from city pollution!) So anyway, one night they had gated off the parking lot behind our picnic area, so I, being creative and tricky, decided to drive my baby on the pedestrian walkway between the trees to the parking lot on the other side. Rangers would drive by on the access road, never once were we spotted in the rear parking area! Those were the good old days! Sorry if this wasn't quite the bill of coolest things done in your car, I thought it was verrrry hot, uhhh...cool! :D
 

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Cool, sounds like some cool experiences!

Unfortunately, all though I have proven responsible I have never been allowed to drive any of our hotrod stangs or anything, obviously nothin to say about that. I have never really driven any bad ass cars. My friend had a 91' vette but I'm not the type to ask people to drive their cars.

Coolest thing I done in a car, another car.... I went to a couple of dealerships and took a couple of Dodge Intrepid R/T's for drives. I did some hotrodding, I lit up the tires, revved the engine at a hotrodded Mustang GT, when I drove the 2002, the sales rep was holding on to the oh shhht grips. He complimented me on my driving ability and knowledge in regard to knowing the vehicle and what it could do. He told me I should get a job there, yeah right. I remember slamming it into first a few times, pretty nice accel especially with the 2002 with the shorter gearing. It only had 7 miles on it! I could smell the new coating from the engine buring....! I also got sideways in the 2001 R/T, the sales rep seemed entertained and was cool with it.

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In my 1999 ES 3.2L..... I met this girl off the internet, the only really good looking one! They all tell you they look good and aren't 300 pounds but they typically lie. This girl was really fine though! She had dark hair, was slender, almost had a porn star girl's body! She was cool, we went to a car show. After a few dates we messed around in the back of my ES, nice to have leather and tinted windows and be young.... Didn't push to go all the way, had another girl I was kind of seeing, felt kind of bad but we got into it and had some fun. She didn't ***** at me when I raced a couple times and said she was cool with goin' fast sometimes.... what a cool girl....!

Anyway.... Later guys.....

[ February 09, 2002: Message edited by: MoparPerformance ]
 

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where is it you live again?? next time I'm lookin for a r/t I'll remember not to go there...lol...7 miles and already beat up...

as for the coolest car thing, in my cousins gtp we hit over 130mph and he did some sweet burnouts that occasionally went sideways....not that exciting, I know...
 

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Coolest thing . . . Hmmmm . . .

1. 125 mph in my R/T.

2. In a giant snow-covered parking lot, getting up to 60-70 in a Lynx and my old Tempo, yanking the e-brake, and cutting the wheel. 360's galore! Whee!!

3. Jumping my friend's mom's Horizon in Myles Standish state forest. Scary and stupid, but fun.

4. Anything in my Jeep in the summer with the top off.
 

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A couple of buddies and I were working late at the car dealership moving vehicles for the big sale the next day. It was about 12:30 at night and we were moving a bunch of Plymouth Voyager minivans. We were getting tired and loosing energy. I was walking back to where these vans were to be parked to help line up the rest of them and one of my buddies comes flying up in a Grand Voyager SE (3.3L). Just for kicks, as he is about to turn the vehicle off I yell “do a smokey burner!" He gives me a smile slams on the emergency brake and puts his foot on the gas, places it in drive and nails it. The front tires break loose and don’t make much sound. They are spinning like mad and starting to smoke. Ten seconds go by and this thing is really putting off tons of white smoke. My other buddy comes around the corner and sees what is going on. He starts laughing hysterically and hits the ground he is rolling around laughing his ass off. At this point, you can’t see the van at all anymore. There is a Ponderosa steak house is next door and there is a younger 17-year-old kid taking out the trash. I notice him walking and then he just stops and stares at the site. I bet he was thinking, “I am in the wrong field of work here.” We were having the best time that night. Needless to say, we didn’t bother covering up our evidence. We left the van where it was with the tire marks and rubber all over the front of the car. We tried this with a Mustang GT and it didn't work nearly as good. We think someone hammered on it, maybe had a NOS setup and killed it. Next time you buy a car from a lot, remember this story. There are plenty more like it.

[ February 09, 2002: Message edited by: Viprman ]
 

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hmm, yea, there was something strange with my car when I got it, it had 2 differant sets of tires on it.
 

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Originally posted by MoparHead:
Jumping my friend's mom's Horizon...
Not as fun as jumping yer friends mom!

Seriously, what did you jump it with? The jeep? How did you ramp it? How fast? How far did you fly?

This sounds like a great story... :eek:
 

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It all took place in Myles Standish State Forest - SE Mass.

We used to cruise through the forest when we first got our licenses, just for kicks. You can get lost out there, and the roads look like they were built for SCCA competition.

So we were exploring these narrow paved side roads and came across a series of small hills, one with an abrupt drop after the crest. We knew right away.

We drove down to the end of the road, just to check it out and get the general layout of it: A series of corners, a small straightaway, one hill, then the jump.

I should also mention that once you landed you had to brake because of a sharp, right hand turn almost immediately after it. If you didn't make it, well, bark sandwiches for all!

Anyway, we turn around once again, and do a slow practice run - it's a go, we're gonna get some air.

The Horizon is lined up at the end of the road, and we nail it. First gear. Second Gear. The little motor is screaming. Third gear - exceeding 50 mph over the first hill. My stomach drops, then we hit the incline for the real deal at 55 plus mph (mind you these roads are wide enough for ONE car).

I remember thinking oh **** - it looked like we could hit a low branch, but it was too late - We launch and miss the limb! Holy ****! Holy ****! The car sailed for a good 20 feet before we landed. I remember hearing the motor rev when the front tires left the ground. Really, nothing that spectacular, but what do you want?

The best part is that we could do this over and over again because the road was sloped for a soft landing (the rear tires always hit first) and there was nobody around.

We made many a trip to the jump for about the next year. Stupid and scary, but fun.

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Lets see, 125 mph in a 71 Dart(cost me $200, would've been $300 but I plead guilty to speeding) , course, I had to go downhill for that speed since it was a slant 6.....
Working security 3rd shift in the eighties, we got new Taurus patrol cars, so on the hourly tour I would take her out on the freeway and race to the next exit, usually hitting 120 on the way...
Going to work in a downpour in my '71 Stang, big tires in the rear caused it to 360 4 times in the highway and land me on the right shoulder, just as a line of 3 lane traffic zoomed by....scary.
Going to Mt. Katahdin last september 1, doing 120 on those lonely upstate main moutain roads....
Oh year, 3 years in my '66 shelby GT-350 clone doing 140+ ALL over Massachusettes....heheheheheh...c'mon Beemer....
 

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quote: "It all took place in Myles Standish State Forest - SE Mass."

I know the area well.... I think there was a forest fire there because there are no trees and it you follow it to the end you get to Curlew pond.... very windy ... cool place to drive for sure.

I hope you weren't doing that in the summertime because there are a lot of bike riders in the park... Of course when I am riding I usually have one ear open for the sound of an engine coming. Winter is pretty dead though. You could drive around for hours in there and never see another human being.
 

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Nah. Fall/Winter/Early Spring. Too many Rangers who think they are Smokey the Bear himself and too many people in the forest during the summertime.

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Coolest, drifting my Intrepid

Stupidest, hitting 140mph in my Intrepid
 
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