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Old 10-05-2006, 12:27 PM   #11
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fastest car i've ever driven was an 06 corvette... i stopped at 100 mph, cause it wasn't mine, and the road didn't lend itself to driving in excess of 100mph...
You also have to build up your confidence in yourself and the equipment before traveling at those speeds...therefore giving you "experience".

One of the main reasons "speed kills" is because some people tried going too fast their first time out.

This happened several years ago when my grandson was a passenger in a car where the unexperienced driver loss control and killed 3 of the 5 in the car. He only had his license 9 days.
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:04 PM   #12
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You also have to build up your confidence in yourself and the equipment before traveling at those speeds...therefore giving you "experience".

One of the main reasons "speed kills" is because some people tried going too fast their first time out.

This happened several years ago when my grandson was a passenger in a car where the unexperienced driver loss control and killed 3 of the 5 in the car. He only had his license 9 days.
I hope your grandson wasn't one of those killed. Here in VA teenagers die by the carload also, but not only due to speed, the roads here in our county are so narrow and twisty they don't leave any room for error for careless drivers.
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Old 10-06-2006, 07:19 PM   #13
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I hope your grandson wasn't one of those killed. Here in VA teenagers die by the carload also, but not only due to speed, the roads here in our county are so narrow and twisty they don't leave any room for error for careless drivers.
Unfortunately, he was...all the boys were on the HS football and wrestling teams...devastated the school for a while...definitely ruined the year for their friends.
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Old 10-06-2006, 07:24 PM   #14
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I just got back from driving my babysitter's father's Porshe 911 type 996 turbo.
Aren't you a little old to have a babysitter, Cheyco?
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:28 PM   #15
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Aren't you a little old to have a babysitter, Cheyco?

I can't belive you're the first one to catch that.

And so what if I have a babysitter? SWMBO said she's going to try to teach me how to use the stove again soon, now that I know my phone number and address by heart.
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:29 PM   #16
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I raced sprint cars for several years and 0 to 60 in 4 sec is pretty quick. I did have the chance to drive my friends zo6 vett and was utterly unimpressed with the power to weight ratio. Now I dont know about the turbo 966 (they do look SWEET!!!)My kart will pull 2 G's in the corners on blacktop I can also go 0 to 80 (top speed mind you) in four seconds and I can pull 60 mph in 50 ft corner you just just gotta love that kind SPEED. I think the fastest I have ever gone is in my 74 Jenson intersepter I got out of it at 155mph but it was smooth as glass all the way through
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Old 10-06-2006, 10:05 PM   #17
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I can't belive you're the first one to catch that.
I caught it but found the thread a bit late. What did kinda make me stop was. . .

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I'm not used to not being the old fart on the board.
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Old 10-07-2006, 01:38 AM   #18
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Sounds like fun Chairman. As for me, I have spent the last three days flogging Viper's at the track. Work has it privileges.

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Old 10-07-2006, 04:56 AM   #19
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Sounds like fun Chairman. As for me, I have spent the last three days flogging Viper's at the track. Work has it privileges.

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I'll be flogging my viper at work for the next four weeks as well. Small world...


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Old 10-09-2006, 12:54 PM   #20
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Where do you work?

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