Nutter of the month auto-nomination for August – The car hoons speak

allofus 2 September 2008 65

[ED – August was a little light on for quality nut-baggery. But the first day of September saw the local street racing enthusiasts inundate the Naas Rd Street Racing thread. “allofus” has chosen to make the following entry. The rights and wrongs of their argument are largely lost in the sea of block capitals but fear not, allofus has won the prized RiotACT “Nutter of the Month” award for August and is now in the running for the prized Chester Trophy. Enjoy the classic flame]

Hi to Canberra. ITS ABOUT TIME WE HAVE OUR SAY ! AS THE “LOCAL CAR HOONS !” I know for a FACT that these “local CAR hoons” as you like to lable them are ACTUALLY DOING IT SAFE ! REGAURDLESS TO WHAT YOU THINK ! OR ARE GOING TO SAY ABOUT MY POST ! They are always in back streets well away from the general public, the areas they use, they are always safe smart, they make sure that there is no chance that any one can get hurt. no one stands in the way of any of it. AND I WILL MAKE THIS CLEAR ! NOW, THEY NEVER STREET RACE, Infact, these cars are never doing any more then 5kph.

I will explain the police report. ! they got to Phillip, Marties Food Van to be exact, and all the “hoons” where there. MEETING ! is that agianst the law ? for a CAR CLUB TO BE GETTING SOMETHING TO EAT ?
The “HOONS” then broke up to head to the NEXT meet spot ! all the way out in the middle of NO WHERE !
the cops never broke up anything, and if they followed them to “the spot” and there was anything against the law taking place dont you think that the cops would have taken cars ? or issued fines on those grounds? that whole story was MADE UP LIES !
and more then that. WHY WAS THERE 20 odd police cars, each with 2 officers ALL THE WAY OUT THERE??? why arnt they policing CANBERRA ! like they are PAID TO DO ! not to mention they are no better then the “hoons” there has been said to be VIDEO FOOTAGE OF SEVERAL POLICE CARS SPEEDING WITH NO REASON TO BE, AND SPINNING THERE OWN TYERS TURNING AROUND ! why is it leagle for them ??

Canberra should be thanking us that we are providing a SAFER way for this to happen, HAVE YOU NOT NOTICED THAT THERE HAS BEEN LESS “HOONS” ON THE STREETS ! they now have some where to go. AWAY FROM DANGER TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. oh, wait, people only ever notice the BAD things in life,
Is it just me or is it a FACT that every time something GOOD comes to Canberra. that brings in money (that could have been used for repairs on canberra roads, and other things to better the place) some moron has to come out of there dark hole or closet they hide from the real world in to have a SOOK and put a stop to it ?? The V8 Super cars, the Drag way, SUMMERNATS ! (im surprised its still around and oh, they are soooo trying to close it ! GO CHICK ! )… ANYTHING to do with Cars.
Cant you see that these things make money for canberra, the hotels, the restaurants, the other attractions that Canberra has to offer, War memorial, Telstra Tower. etc. these events bring people to Canberra, thus bringing these kinds of places more visits then EVER !

Ill just say this. The “HOONS” are not gunna stop, take there cars, give them tickets, say what you like. there is always another $100 BURN OUT CAR around the corner ! PUT UP A DRAGWAY LIKE PROMISED AND IT WILL STOP ! THATS THE ONLY WAY THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO WIN THIS ONE !

OH YEAH, CANBERRA ! GET A LIFE !

P.S to all those who agree !
SPEAK UP !


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Granny Granny 12:35 am 05 Sep 08

peterh said :

I used to drive an HZ monaro, candy apple red from a custom sprayer.

When I was growing up in the 70s Monaros were just the sexiest cars, but Chargers had a catchier advert. I reckon my pulse still quickens when I see a Monaro.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:54 pm 04 Sep 08

I’ve considered doing a hillclimb day at SDMA, but to me the bang for buck just isn’t there. You stand around all day for about 6 minutes of driving, assuming you get 6 runs in the day. To the best of my knowledge no practice is available either. Plus you need to go to the inconvenience, albeit small, to fit a fire extinguisher and battery sticker.

For similar money you can take your standard car on the skidpan next door with instruction from Fifth Gear Motorsports and in half the time get a hell of a lot more time behind the wheel while having a blast and still learning a bit about car control that can be translated to every day driving.

If you got more than half a dozen laps SDMA hillclimbs I’d consider having a go.

I’m with ant, too, twisties are where it’s at!

peterh peterh 11:05 am 04 Sep 08

mdme workalot said :

As with most forms of entertainment, there’s something about burnouts I just can’t put my finger on, but they’re fun to do, fun to watch… God help me, I’m going to get labelled a ‘hoon’!

as will we all. I haven’t hooned for some time. I used to drive an HZ monaro, candy apple red from a custom sprayer. I stopped doing burnouts when I found out how expensive tyres were to replace.

next car was a HQ, and I delighted in the feel of the acceleration from the lights.

then a leyland P-76. Don’t knock them, an alloy V8 was a lot faster in a solid tank construction car with air shocks, (and room for a couple of kegs in the boot) it was a grunty car. didn’t do burnouts, but did enjoy traffic light acceleration.

Now, i have 2 cars. Mine (very old, slow magna) and me and my wife’s (really the kid’s car – toyota camry v6)

front wheel burnouts don’t have the same feel.

and as i have kiddies, the thought of hitting a tree, another car etc, doesn’t hold much appeal to me.

Tooks Tooks 10:10 am 04 Sep 08

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot said :

Tooks said :

Bungle said :

A question for the ‘hoons’ – what is the big deal with burn outs anyway? You’ve seen one…

I am a fan of motor racing. I like to watch cars take corners at high speed see the skill of the drivers battling with their machines. The GMC 400 was great when it was on – especially the vintage touring cars.

But burn outs just seem pointless. There’s no skill in oiling the road and dumping the clutch on a cheap set of tyres.

Burnouts, as a form of entertainment, are something I’ll never understand.

Some people are easily amused. Turned on a TV lately?

Hehe. Too true.

mdme workalot mdme workalot 10:06 am 04 Sep 08

As with most forms of entertainment, there’s something about burnouts I just can’t put my finger on, but they’re fun to do, fun to watch… God help me, I’m going to get labelled a ‘hoon’!

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 9:52 am 04 Sep 08

Tooks said :

Bungle said :

A question for the ‘hoons’ – what is the big deal with burn outs anyway? You’ve seen one…

I am a fan of motor racing. I like to watch cars take corners at high speed see the skill of the drivers battling with their machines. The GMC 400 was great when it was on – especially the vintage touring cars.

But burn outs just seem pointless. There’s no skill in oiling the road and dumping the clutch on a cheap set of tyres.

Burnouts, as a form of entertainment, are something I’ll never understand.

Some people are easily amused. Turned on a TV lately?

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 9:49 am 04 Sep 08

I hope they don’t outlaw mass murder becuase GTA isn’t quite as enjoyable.

Tooks Tooks 9:48 am 04 Sep 08

Bungle said :

A question for the ‘hoons’ – what is the big deal with burn outs anyway? You’ve seen one…

I am a fan of motor racing. I like to watch cars take corners at high speed see the skill of the drivers battling with their machines. The GMC 400 was great when it was on – especially the vintage touring cars.

But burn outs just seem pointless. There’s no skill in oiling the road and dumping the clutch on a cheap set of tyres.

Burnouts, as a form of entertainment, are something I’ll never understand.

nathan nathan 9:19 am 04 Sep 08

BerraBoy68 said :

Gungahlin Al said :

“there is nowhere that these kids can safely go and have some automotive fun.”

Isn’t that what the PlayStation is for?

Yes. Also, joyflights should be banned in favour of MS Flight Simulator, rock bands in favour of Guitar Hero, nightclubs in favour of Dance Dance Revolution, golf -> Tiger Woods, rugby, cricket, basketball etc. Only this will appease me, since then the roads will be clear (because everyone’s playing SimOffice instead of going to work), and I may do 9,000,000km/h on my motorbike down Northbourne.

Davo111 Davo111 12:34 am 04 Sep 08

After reading your post, I’ve decided not to pick at it. It would just take too much time and YOU ARE crazy. Sorry – but it’s true.

Just quickly though – you can’t claim ‘innocent bystander’ if you are doing burnouts and/or breaking the law.

Secondly – Doesn’t matter if it’s in the middle of no where either (i.e. illegal /dangerous driving *IS* still illegal down South). If you’ve got nothing to hide, then why travel so far out? I know of at least one car club that has their meeting right near the city.

infact most the posts on here are FEMALES !

I, am man

ant ant 12:02 am 04 Sep 08

Me and my little car equalled teh record for the hill climb from Mt Beauty to Falls, that was set by some manager-type years before in an E-type. Mind you, we cheated as it was just after the fires and you could see for bends and bends, and if you were paying attention you knew if anything was coming. The one time we stuffed up, we met the Mt Beauty cop coming the other way, but he was cheating too and was on the other side (the wrong side) of the road. too. so we glared at each other and kept going.

Now that is fun driving, but it does require you to drive the car, rather that just sitting back and pressing pedals and making noise. Me and the vitara did that drive every day for months, and the car just got faster every time. That, to me, is real driving. Not some sad little people with trumpets stuck to their bums trying to impress their mothers.

Give me bends, and lots of them. curves are fun.

Bungle Bungle 11:18 pm 03 Sep 08

A question for the ‘hoons’ – what is the big deal with burn outs anyway? You’ve seen one…

I am a fan of motor racing. I like to watch cars take corners at high speed see the skill of the drivers battling with their machines. The GMC 400 was great when it was on – especially the vintage touring cars.

But burn outs just seem pointless. There’s no skill in oiling the road and dumping the clutch on a cheap set of tyres.

New Yeah New Yeah 11:16 pm 03 Sep 08

Good on you allofus. You fly the booner flag proudly and for that I salute you. Keep it real son.

I don’t really like cars, but I like booners and they don’t get much love in this town.

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 10:57 pm 03 Sep 08

All those in support of a charity drive to have allofus sterilised say “aye”.

smithy smithy 9:04 pm 03 Sep 08

the solution of building a dragway won’t fix these half baked doing their fun on the streets. They want to light up their tyres until they are stuffed, not actually go down a drag strip.

Canberra has a burnout strip at EPIC, so how about you get together and organise the hire of the burnout strip in epic and do it in a controlled area.

There are a lot of other half baked out there who would go and watch so charge them a little to do so and make some money.

If this was a monthly or fortnightly event it could help not just the drivers but he population who don’t like the sound of shreading tyres.

Gula Gula 5:16 pm 03 Sep 08

Felix the Cat said :

allofus said :

Let’s see know…oh I know – your post with CAPITAL LETTERS for no reason followed by grammer and punctuation that looks like it was written by a Primary School dropout.

Can’t help but concur with that observation, other than it would appear to be somewhat denigrating Primary School dropouts.

p1 p1 2:23 pm 03 Sep 08

I have a feeling that part of the reason that the old drag strip was close came from CASA or Airservices Australia being slightly negative on cars doing speeds approaching that of landing jets, while making noises like crashing jets, right next to a airport. Something about potential distraction….

But that might have just been a rumour. My point though was building a new one anywhere near the airport is probably out of the question, although, Mr Snow appears to be able to build whatever the hell he wants….

peterh peterh 12:44 pm 03 Sep 08

I think I will stick to rallying. dirt is fine for “burnouts” and if you prang the car, more fool you.

oh and BTW, a 180 into a tree on dirt hurts as much as on tar. felt like a fool till I managed to get out and walk away…

that’s degrees, didn’t look at the speedo…

and as i don’t have a console of any decent age / performance, I will stick to driving an actual car.

still, perhaps the OP can contact the AFP re the majura track & skid pan, and whether they allow groups to use the facilities. Or someone can build a dragway at the far end of the airport – past Brand Depot, Mr Snow might be interested if it is called Canberra International Dragway…..

mdme workalot mdme workalot 12:08 pm 03 Sep 08

Name your wheels Skaboy – would love to know!!!

skaboy12 skaboy12 11:54 am 03 Sep 08

I am happy to pit my car against yours anytime. It has outhandled STi’s and Evo’s at Eastern Creek and Wakefield several times.

I am going to assume you have something to do with the hillclimb, I am considering a return visit in a Kart, just for shits and giggles.

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