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Posted: 12/2/2007 11:52:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:08:28 AM EDT
Damn!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:26:47 AM EDT
impressive
any idea where this was at? I couldn't read the signs.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:33:36 AM EDT
Definitley not Oregon, our roads are way too bumpy!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 4:18:33 AM EDT
I work with a guy who owns a Guirado. Previously had a Ferrari 360 Modena.

Those italian's are a whole other kind of fast.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:57:38 AM EDT
Wow.......been 145mph before in a track prepped Z-car....but something tells me 219 would make it feel like 55...
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 7:25:14 AM EDT
I want one!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 7:31:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2007 7:31:25 AM EDT by WS4LIF]

Originally Posted By double_trouble_2003:
I work with a guy who owns a Guirado gallardo
. Previously had a Ferrari 360 Modena.

Those italian's are a whole other kind of fast.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 8:12:43 AM EDT
Above 180 is a total different feeling. The most dangerous thing about those speeds is target fixation.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 8:28:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By coctailer:
Above 180 is a total different feeling. The most dangerous thing about those speeds is target fixation.


I know.. I can't keep my sights inline at that speed.. i'm liable to hit a friendly
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:53:33 PM EDT
wow...

I've gone 240 Kph. That makes me tired just trying to think that fast while driving.

Link Posted: 12/3/2007 4:41:56 PM EDT
WOW!!! That would be sweet to go that fast....until you hit a tree
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 7:04:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SHawkins:
Definitley not Oregon, our roads are way too bumpy!


You haven't driven in other states much then. When I travel I remember how nice the roads are here.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 7:29:48 PM EDT
Woot, cant wait until next riding season
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 10:51:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2007 10:53:28 PM EDT by intoodeep]

You haven't driven in other states much then. When I travel I remember how nice the roads are here.


Try southern CA what a mess, can't believe people would drive on that junk daily...fools
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 6:23:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 8:59:54 AM EDT by Aloxite]
"I am still in pursuit of a red Lamborghini.

This is not a recording."

edit - now that I think about it, the Lambo was still white.

They blasted the white paint off with fire hoses to expose the red, so that they could pass the same cop.

It made more sense when I was 12.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 8:04:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aloxite:
"I am still in pursuit of a red Lamborghini.

This is not a recording."


What's that a quote from Cannon Ball Run?
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 8:41:30 AM EDT
Yup, I probably watched that move 40 times when I was 12.

The movie was based on a real race.

"The Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash" IIRC.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 8:45:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 8:47:47 AM EDT by Gunkata]

Originally Posted By Aloxite:
Yup, I probably watched that move 40 times when I was 12.

The movie was based on a real race.

"The Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash" IIRC.


There is "Gumball Rally" which is still going on and it's rediculously expensive to get registered for and also they have parties at each major check point. Like crazy parties. Gotta go buy me a lottery ticket.

Gumball Rally vid.. small sample
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 1:14:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2007 1:16:18 PM EDT by scrybe]
I think the Gumball got shut down because a local finally got killed. I'll see if I can find the link...



Alright, found some stuff. Here's a bunch of info:
www.gtspirit.com/category/gumball-3000/gumball-2007/

And it actually looks like they are going to go ahead with a 2008 rally as well:
www.gtspirit.com/category/gumball-3000/gumball-2008/
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 11:12:38 PM EDT
Stupid, selfish, juvenile disregard for the safety of other people.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:31:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Born_Again:
Stupid, selfish, juvenile disregard for the safety of other people.


Are you saying that because the guy in the video is younger than you and has a Mercialago?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 6:10:50 AM EDT
looks like fun. Makes me want to go back to Vegas and rent a Mercialago. 650/hr for the mercialago and only 450/hr for the ferrari 430
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 11:45:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 11:46:39 AM EDT by Born_Again]

Originally Posted By Gunkata:

Originally Posted By Born_Again:
Stupid, selfish, juvenile disregard for the safety of other people.


Are you saying that because the guy in the video is younger than you and has a Mercialago?


I mean the Gumball 3000 guys.

But yeah, I'd like to have a car like that.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:58:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RallySoob:
looks like fun. Makes me want to go back to Vegas and rent a Mercialago. 650/hr for the mercialago and only 450/hr for the ferrari 430


The rates aren't quite as bad as I was expecting. May have to check one out next time I am in Vegas.

www.dreamcarrentals.com/rates.php
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:02:23 PM EDT
Those gumball guys are nothing but rich, spoiled brats.

They brag about who gets the most tickets and who gets jailed the most times.

Neither are any sort of deterrent to them.

Daddies attorneys have them out in no time and money is of course no object.

Maybe if we had a ticket system like Sweden that bases the fine off of your income, but since they don't actually earn it it probably wouldn't work anyway.

Now, throwing their butts in a chain gang to turn big rocks into little rocks, that might work.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 9:38:29 PM EDT
Very true. Some made men, but the majority are rich kids living off of daddy's old money. I've got nothing against them going out and having a good time with some amazing cars, but to do so in such an irresponsible manner is just asking for trouble (like innocent deaths).

However, I'd rather see the cars rung out then sitting in some retired CEO's garage getting wiped down with diapers in between tennis lessons. Not going to deny that I'm jealous as hell.
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