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Last night certainly was a night.

The first stretch of highway on my way home from school is usually pretty drab, with a couple cars here and there, but mostly just construction, and lanes blocked off, and lots and lots of cones. After that is the fun part - a nice strip of highway with street lights every half mile or so, a favorite spot for ricers to go cruising, and a nice place to earn some respect for the SHO on my way home from a frustrating day of learning absolutely nothing, and paying $33,000 to learn that nothingness. God bless college. But hey, like Mr. T says, stay in school, drink your milk, and eat your vegetables. Look what that got him! :thumb:

So I was lucky enough to hit every single red light. At the first red light, what stops next to me but a 1994 Mustang GT with a 5.0 in it. A low 15 second car vs. a low 15 second car. I'm liking the looks of this race. The guy in it is in his early twenties, and the car has chrome rims, racing stripes, and several logos on the side. I'm thinking he's likely to give it a go. Light turns green, I get a decent launch, and I take off screaming. I rocket ahead of him like he's standing still! ...because he IS just standing still. He gently lets off, goes on his way, and doesn't even pay attention to me.

I'm pretty pissed that he didn't even want to give it a shot, when I see a brand new Hyundai Tiberon with a gigantic ricerific exhaust can shoot up from behind the Mustang GT. Before he can ride my ass, he throws himself into the left lane beside me and slows down to catch the light, which has just turned red.

The kid in the Tiburon starts edging forward. I'm rearing to go, and as far as I can tell, it's on like Donkey Kong, baby. The light turns green, and I get the PERFECT launch. God himself parts the clouds, looks down on this launch, and gives me a big fat thumbs up. Yeah, that good. And as I look in my rear view mirror, the Tiburon is way behind, just moseying along like he's got all the time in the world. What the hell?!

At the next light, I line up next to Mr. Mustang again, who's caught up to me after Mr. Tiburon takes an exit and goes on his way. And in the third lane, on the right side, is a midnight black Civic with altezzas. At this point, I'm dying here, guys. Give me SOMETHING. Anything. I throw a couple revs, keep edging forward, and the Mustang starts to edge forward, too. So does the Civic. Maybe, just MAYBE we're in business now.

WRONG! I leave BOTH of them in the dust like a jackass, and they just drive side by side, holding hands, whistling dixie and daydreaming about rainbows and puppies. And I'm somewhere ahead of them, as mad as a fat guy watching an icecream truck with its parking brake off roll down a hill into a river. THAT mad.

The kicker? I take my exit, and Mr. Mustang and Mr. Civic line up. I'm turning onto the exit, getting off on the street, and I look over and see both of them squeal their tires and take off fast. The Mustang leaves the Civic in the dust (obviously) and both of their cars scream bloody murder across the night, as if to mock my lost efforts.

Were my intentions not clear? Were they not going to waste their time with a Taurus? Or were they afraid to lose to an SHO? Had a bad experience with one, maybe? Or am I just going insane?

So we've all heard stories of victory and defeat time and time again. But tell me about the time someone WOULDN'T race you, or had absolutely no idea what your intentions were.
 

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Rough nite ehh? LOL Still love the commentary. You could make a book outa all those stories. :lol:
 

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I guess we all have gtreat launches but look like jackasses because the other guy doesn't know we are racing. Goos, i thought i was the only one. You ever have those days when you just have to race every damn car you see?
 

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Why didn't you get his attention and ask if he wanted to have a go?

OR, perhaps they thought you could be a cop? Some cops use SHO's.
Maybe they thought you were trying to trap them into a ticket?
 

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A similar story:

One day I was driving through downtown Everett, WA in my 1992 Tempo LX. I was at a red light and there was a crappy Celebrity in front of me, so when the light changed green, I floored it and went around, then got back in front of it before the next light. Along next to me pulls a newer Jetta with aftermarket rims. The light changes green. I take off kinda quickly, but not flooring it and I hear "RaAAAAAA!" next to me and see the Jetta inching past me, so I floor it and blow his German-engineered, Mexican-built doors off. I didnt know we were racing and I still was giving him a decent run without trying! I can only figure he thought I was a punk for passing the Celeb and wanted to teach me a lesson. Little did he know I'd been following that damn Chevy for a while and was getting whoosy from the exhaust fumes and from seing a ****-brown Chevy in front of me, lol.

Another weird one: On my way to work one morning (my second or third day at a new job at the Lincoln-Mercury dealer) in my Toyota Camry LE, I noticed this Mercury Zephyr keeping up with me on the freeway. Well I kinda got the idea he was following me so I took off, made a few manuvers, and put some distance between us. I thought it was over. Well, I take my exit and start heading into town and I look up in my mirror, notice I'm being followed by an Accord and behind it, THE ZEPHYR. Well I am sure this guy has it in for me, and I'm starting to get worried. I mean, I dont have time to deal with some nut who is pissed because he thinks I may have followed too closely 15 miles ago or something. Now he's following me? Well I do like 50 in town and get a few lights ahead and then at the last light just before I turn into work, there it is again, this time there is an Explorer between us. I go when the light changes and whip into the dealers lot without a signal, hoping to confuse him. It didnt work, he follows me in. I head toward the back where its employees only, he's still right behind me. I notice another co worker getting out of his Trooper, so I'm not so worried now, at least he'll help me out if this guy goes phsycho. I park normally as if not noticing the Zephyr. It parks next to me and this 1970s-porn-star-looking guy gets out and walks over to my window as I'm about to get out and says "you work here too, huh?" Turns out he's the assistant parts manager and we became pretty good freinds, and I eventually bought the Zephyr from him when he got a good deal on a Ford Ranger that was retired as our parts truck.
 

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I was on I-76 last night and this siced out Civic kept screwing with me, so once we got into a situation where we had a good 1/4 mile of freeway clear ahead of us, so I hit it a couple times to get his attention, and off we go. By the time we needed to slow down, I was at about 97, and he was three car lengths behind me...and I had two other people in the car with me. He was by himself. Gotta love he 'tec!

JR
 

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Originally posted by mrcow32@Aug 9 2004, 12:03 AM
Were they not going to waste their time with a Taurus?
Ding ding ding! Purdy much it right there. :neutral:

God himself parts the clouds, looks down on this launch, and gives me a big fat thumbs up. Yeah, that good.
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me and my uncle were drivin my grandfather taurus just on a nice sun day having some fun u know basicly we were bored and went cruzin' so anyway a little fuckin Honda Crx pull up next to us at the red lite so just to get him going we start laughin becuz that always makes ppl wanna race!! so the lite turns grean he fuckin gives it all he has we here him behind us switchin gears as fast as he could as were just leavin him behind actully Laughin now well to make a good story short we didnt feel like going really fast that day so we only were going about 150 km/h so he cought up about 10 minutes later when we were turn off the road to go home lol u Should have seen the smoke going out of his car it fuckin stank bad lol
 

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Why didn't you get his attention and ask if he wanted to have a go?
Windows were up and his music was going. I was looking his way, but he was staring straight ahead. <_<

OR, perhaps they thought you could be a cop? Some cops use SHO's.
Maybe they thought you were trying to trap them into a ticket?

Eh, probably not. This IS coming from a cherry red SHO with a big white racing stripe, driven by a spiky haired 20 year old, who's playing rock music with his windows down. But now that I think about it, I would be the best undercover police officer EVER!!

And yet at the same time, somehow I think that would be the worst idea EVER. B)
 

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nexttime peep ur horn tell he looks over then nod ur head :) lol

ne one see the family guy where the police officer noded his head and she though it meant race lol
 
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