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Joe92GT 04-16-2001 01:20 AM

A lot of people complain about cops. I know a lot of them, and they just do their job. They cut soo much slack to a lot of people, and only if you do something realy stupid, or if they are having a bad day do you get a ticket.
There is a town in NJ (it will remain nameless) where a lot of the kids hang out with really fast cars. One night not this week, a few cops came out and raced with the kids. Not to any big speed, but they were having a good time, and they love BS'ing with us. So, not all police fit the stereotype of being out to get people with fast cars.

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92 Mustang GT
Mods: World Products Windsor Sr. Heads, B303 cam, GT-40 intake, 70mm throttle body, 75mm mass air, MAC fenderwall induction, long tube headers, high flow cats, MAC catback, tremec 3550, 3.73 gears, auborn locker.Mac upper and lower rear control arms, lowering springs, 12 degrees timing. 250 HP, 294 Ft/lbs at rear wheels
Best time: 13.7 @ 103.1 MPH

Chris-90LX 04-16-2001 11:05 AM

Joe, what did they bring? Were the cops in uniform? The cops around my town would hastle us over stuff like loud exhaust. They even would stop, and break us up if we were just parked in a corner of a quiet parking lot just to talk, and show motors. They were never liked, and never tried the friendly approach. To make it worse we had 3 brands of police trying to run the town, State, City, and Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Now we have these cruise night things where all kinds of vehicles show up, and they are a great way to blow off a Friday night.

Joe92GT 04-16-2001 11:37 PM

We have a group of like 20-30 people, after kicking us out of every single place, they finally let us sit in a large open parking lot. We also have cruise nights, during the summer, they are pretty much every night at different places. The big ones get over 200 cars a night, they happen every week. I usually go every tuesday and thursday.

93mustang 05-01-2001 01:16 AM

In California we had a program called "Beat the Heat" where you could take your car out to Sears Point Raceway and race the cops.

Ernie88GT 05-01-2001 01:33 AM

Very true about the cops. I've gone to school with most of the cop's kids in my town, and they all love my cars. Unfortunately, they also get a kick out of pulling me over when they get bored and wanna say hi. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/wink.gif When I got the Mustang I stopped into the police station to see one of my friend's Dad, and we were outside playing around, revving it and such.

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'88 Chry Conquest Tsi
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NiteWolf 05-01-2001 08:25 PM

The cops are tough in MA. I know in Fall River this past saturday it took me and another kid almost 2 hours just to race because of getting thrown out of 4 different parking lots in the course of that time. The cops make no sense they threw us out of the stop and shop parking lot so we went over to burger king and got some food then it was ok to hang around there cause we were "paying customers". But only right across the street at Bess Eaton coffee there were about 30-40 cars hanging out. The cops will never understand...

Jeff


Mick 05-01-2001 08:57 PM

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Originally posted by NiteWolf:
I know in Fall River this past saturday it took me and another kid almost 2 hours just to race because of getting thrown out of 4 different parking lots....The cops will never understand.
They understand perfectly. The reason they give you a hard time is because your own admission of what you were doing hanging out...to race.

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1983 Mustang GT 306/T-5(project in progress)
1994 Ranger Splash 4.0L/A4LD(daily driver)

NiteWolf 05-02-2001 11:57 AM

Yes they are trying to prevent us from racing. But my point is how selective they were. There were about 30-40 other cars across the street doing the same thing as us we just had gone elsehwere to talk beforehand. I think the main problem is that there needs to be more legal drag strips. It would solve some of the street racing problems around the country.


Mick 05-02-2001 01:37 PM

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Originally posted by NiteWolf:
I think the main problem is that there needs to be more legal drag strips. It would solve some of the street racing problems around the country.
Indeed there should be. Remember to be more vocal next time homeowners or businesses complain about noise from a race track that was there before they moved in and they want it moved or destroyed.

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1983 Mustang GT 306/T-5(project in progress)
1994 Ranger Splash 4.0L/A4LD(daily driver)


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