The duelling Ferraris of Northbourne

johnboy 3 December 2011 50

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Gungahlin Al sent in this pic with the following note:

Not something you see every day.

This Ferrari and a same model black one had a short race against each other on Northbourne last night.

The place echoed with the sound of them both howling away from the lights side by side and up one block. The black one peeled off before being stopped.

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OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 6:09 pm 06 Dec 11

Captain RAAF said :

Tooks said :

Erg0 said :

KB1971 said :

Yup, we have been brainwashed into thinking that if you speed the world will implode when in reality a 40km/h accident will just as likely kill you as a 140km/h accident.

[citation needed]

+1

And pulling ‘facts’ from your bum doesn’t count.

True! I was in a 100 kmh + head on crash whilst driving a GT falcon (74 Model) when i hit a Suzuki Sierra who failed to give way to me….though I was obviously speeding.

I and my passenger walked away, the other bloke however took a flying lesson through his windscreen yet was able to walk away after removing the glass from his attire.

74 model falcons are not modern cars, no air bags, no ABS, just 2 tonnes of steel heading down the rubber road to freeeeedom! I sure did strike the iron roadworthy on that little suzi but no serious injuries and no-one died!, He would have been going 60 kmh, I was going at least 100 kmh, so you do the maths and figure out how in gods name we all walked away?

Once again Captain RAAF you openly admit you are an idiot and shouldn’t be behind the wheel of anything faster than a chocolate wheel. I won’t even ask how on earth you had a head on collision with a car coming at you not giving way at 60km/h. A 1974 falcon doesn’t weigh 2tonnes, more like 1390kg – not much more than a modern Corolla. Old shitboxes like 1974 Falcons are likely to fare really badly in accidents with newer cars of similar mass. How badly, well take a look at this clip of an old Cadillac and a relatively new one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-WYKYrq5FI

I get the feeling CaptainRAAF that your driving is so crap that these repeat drink drivers referred to in RiotACT are a safer bet than you.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 8:49 am 06 Dec 11

KB1971 said :

Yup, we have been brainwashed into thinking that if you speed the world will implode when in reality a 40km/h accident will just as likely kill you as a 140km/h accident.

Wow

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 8:41 am 06 Dec 11

Tooks said :

Erg0 said :

KB1971 said :

Yup, we have been brainwashed into thinking that if you speed the world will implode when in reality a 40km/h accident will just as likely kill you as a 140km/h accident.

[citation needed]

+1

And pulling ‘facts’ from your bum doesn’t count.

True! I was in a 100 kmh + head on crash whilst driving a GT falcon (74 Model) when i hit a Suzuki Sierra who failed to give way to me….though I was obviously speeding.

I and my passenger walked away, the other bloke however took a flying lesson through his windscreen yet was able to walk away after removing the glass from his attire.

74 model falcons are not modern cars, no air bags, no ABS, just 2 tonnes of steel heading down the rubber road to freeeeedom! I sure did strike the iron roadworthy on that little suzi but no serious injuries and no-one died!, He would have been going 60 kmh, I was going at least 100 kmh, so you do the maths and figure out how in gods name we all walked away?

KB1971 KB1971 8:23 am 06 Dec 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Crikey. Who could have seen where this quick snap out the windscreen would end up…?

Well this is Riotact after all.

Secret Squirrel Secret Squirrel 8:21 am 06 Dec 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Crikey. Who could have seen where this quick snap out the windscreen would end up…?

Er, I could. Don’t most discussions here end up this way?

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 7:20 am 06 Dec 11

Crikey. Who could have seen where this quick snap out the windscreen would end up…?

The Traineediplomat The Traineediplomat 11:13 pm 05 Dec 11

But won’t somebody PLEASE THINK of the Reptoids…..

Special G Special G 10:12 pm 05 Dec 11

CoffinRX2 said :

ThatUniStudent said :

p1 said :

ThatUniStudent said :

And before you get uppity about the legalaties of radar locks, I have a permit for it.

Ummmm, what is a radar lock and how does one get a permit for it?

http://www.ballingertech.com.au/default_files/website%20pdfs/Speedometer%20Speed%20Sensor%20specification.pdf

Join Cams. We use it for precise speed readings when racing and for a sort of do it yourself car speed ajustor for following pace cars. Hence radar lock. You ‘lock’ on to the car in front and let it do the driving via the cruise control. Also handy for getting a read out of the speed of cars you are overtaking and that are overtaking you. Very useful on a race track. Which is the only place I ever exceed the otherwise signed speed limits found on public roads.

Lol you are kidding right? … what a waste of time

I hold a National level CAMS licence, and this is the first time I’ve ever seen such wankery

Obviously you haven’t been reading in a while. This type of wankery occurs regularly (hence the Mully cup/Flame of the week etc).

Video or it didn’t happen. Then let the peanut gallery decide whether they were driving dangerously or you are just a tosser with calibrated eyeballs.

CoffinRX2 CoffinRX2 8:34 pm 05 Dec 11

ThatUniStudent said :

p1 said :

ThatUniStudent said :

And before you get uppity about the legalaties of radar locks, I have a permit for it.

Ummmm, what is a radar lock and how does one get a permit for it?

http://www.ballingertech.com.au/default_files/website%20pdfs/Speedometer%20Speed%20Sensor%20specification.pdf

Join Cams. We use it for precise speed readings when racing and for a sort of do it yourself car speed ajustor for following pace cars. Hence radar lock. You ‘lock’ on to the car in front and let it do the driving via the cruise control. Also handy for getting a read out of the speed of cars you are overtaking and that are overtaking you. Very useful on a race track. Which is the only place I ever exceed the otherwise signed speed limits found on public roads.

Lol you are kidding right? … what a waste of time

I hold a National level CAMS licence, and this is the first time I’ve ever seen such wankery

Tooks Tooks 4:59 pm 05 Dec 11

Erg0 said :

KB1971 said :

Yup, we have been brainwashed into thinking that if you speed the world will implode when in reality a 40km/h accident will just as likely kill you as a 140km/h accident.

[citation needed]

+1

And pulling ‘facts’ from your bum doesn’t count.

Erg0 Erg0 4:39 pm 05 Dec 11

KB1971 said :

Yup, we have been brainwashed into thinking that if you speed the world will implode when in reality a 40km/h accident will just as likely kill you as a 140km/h accident.

[citation needed]

KB1971 KB1971 4:15 pm 05 Dec 11

Classified said :

Lazy I said :

If you were looking at 3 speedo’s simultaneously it’s completely understandable that you lost focus of the road and cut the Ferrari off.

This obsession with speed is nuts. Here we have a clear example of a person driving at the speed limit and yet still nearly having an accident.

Yup, we have been brainwashed into thinking that if you speed the world will implode when in reality a 40km/h accident will just as likely kill you as a 140km/h accident.

Vehicle occupant protection is really only to reduce the number of major injuries & fatalities in minor accidents. Two cars in a head on at 100km/h each will be toast no matter what. Car amnufacturers are working on it though.

00davist 00davist 4:13 pm 05 Dec 11

astrojax said :

it could all have been worse: http://theage.drive.com.au/motor-news/3-million-smash-supercars-caught-in-mass-pileup-20111205-1odyh.html

and for mine, thatunistudent seems to be well in the right on this and the naysayers might be reminded to consider what the word ‘limit’ means; oh, and consider ‘courtesy’ and ‘good, safe driving habits’ too…

Might I refer you to this:

ThatUniStudent said :

I had no choice but to merge into it’s side and force it on to the wrong side of the road.

To cross the dotted line when a car is beside you (as stated above) is illegal.

This in no way detracts from the fact that the Ferrari was speeding, however the speed of the Ferrari does not make the above maneuver more legal in any way, in fact, if there had been an accident in which TUS contacted the Ferrari as a result of merging whilst beside the Ferrari, the accident would likely be found fault to TUS, however the Ferrari driver would also cop some hefty penalties for dangerous driving occasioning a collision.

Classified Classified 4:07 pm 05 Dec 11

Lazy I said :

If you were looking at 3 speedo’s simultaneously it’s completely understandable that you lost focus of the road and cut the Ferrari off.

This obsession with speed is nuts. Here we have a clear example of a person driving at the speed limit and yet still nearly having an accident.

2.0 2.0 4:07 pm 05 Dec 11

We dont care about radar locks, we all want to know if you got your laptop bag back.

Lazy I Lazy I 4:01 pm 05 Dec 11

If you were looking at 3 speedo’s simultaneously it’s completely understandable that you lost focus of the road and cut the Ferrari off.

p1 p1 3:53 pm 05 Dec 11

ThatUniStudent said :

p1 said :

ThatUniStudent said :

And before you get uppity about the legalaties of radar locks, I have a permit for it.

Ummmm, what is a radar lock and how does one get a permit for it?

http://www.ballingertech.com.au/default_files/website%20pdfs/Speedometer%20Speed%20Sensor%20specification.pdf

Join Cams. We use it for precise speed readings when racing and for a sort of do it yourself car speed ajustor for following pace cars. Hence radar lock. You ‘lock’ on to the car in front and let it do the driving via the cruise control. Also handy for getting a read out of the speed of cars you are overtaking and that are overtaking you. Very useful on a race track. Which is the only place I ever exceed the otherwise signed speed limits found on public roads.

Interesting. Why does one need a permit to own such a thing, is there a nefarious use for them?

Mysteryman Mysteryman 3:10 pm 05 Dec 11

carnardly said :

but do you have your computer bag back yet?

🙂

Bahahaha! Gold.

ThatUniStudent ThatUniStudent 2:55 pm 05 Dec 11

p1 said :

ThatUniStudent said :

And before you get uppity about the legalaties of radar locks, I have a permit for it.

Ummmm, what is a radar lock and how does one get a permit for it?

http://www.ballingertech.com.au/default_files/website%20pdfs/Speedometer%20Speed%20Sensor%20specification.pdf

Join Cams. We use it for precise speed readings when racing and for a sort of do it yourself car speed ajustor for following pace cars. Hence radar lock. You ‘lock’ on to the car in front and let it do the driving via the cruise control. Also handy for getting a read out of the speed of cars you are overtaking and that are overtaking you. Very useful on a race track. Which is the only place I ever exceed the otherwise signed speed limits found on public roads.

KB1971 KB1971 2:54 pm 05 Dec 11

ThatUniStudent said :

arb said :

You slow down in the left lane of an overtaking section of road and are subsequently surprised when you get overtaken? I’m not surprised people kept trying to get past you if you weren’t doing the speed limit. How were they to know you were going to speed up again? I suppose your speedo is also calibrated to be 100% accurate? Please do provide the video, should make for entertaining viewing.

You’re pretty imaginative mate. Did I at all say I was surprised people were overtaking me? Not at all, I expected them to overtake me. I didn’t expect them to overtake me when I was already in the right hand lane. I entered that lane doing 100 km/h with the nearest car at least 100 metres behind me. If I had of slowed down then they just would have rear ended me. I was surprised that despite the right hand tires of my car being in the right hand lane, all three cars kept coming and all three overtook me including the last idiot who ended up overtaking me on the wrong side of the road, against double lines.

And yes, my speedo has been calibrated and is 100% +/- 0.5% accurate. My GPS also showed I was doing 100 km/h as did my radar lock. So yeah, I had 3 devices showing I was doing 100 km/h when I was overtaken. And before you get uppity about the legalaties of radar locks, I have a permit for it.

Once again, I have a clear concious over this.

Well, you were not very clear in your first post hence the flamage. I was with you again until you posted this. You originally claim that you “were in the right hand lane” & the closest car was 100m behind you. Your recollection is inconsistent, hence the flamage.

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