What do you lot think about it. I think its prity kewl.
know any spots in UK?
There's only one place for any sort of motor racing; on a track.
mod police, you know what to do!
I used to do a lot of street racing back in the states. Some organised, some spur-of-the-moment sort of thing. I know bad things can happen, but luckily in the 3 years I went street racing, I never witnessed anything serious.
I did get busted by the cops pretty badly when I was 16.
I agree, the track is a better place. It's just that it is two completely different experiences to be honest. There is a lot more adrenaline and thrill in street racing. Running from the cops is actually fun (if you don't get caught).
For fun, I checked out the main Houston street racing site, Rankin Road using Google Earth. You can actually see the tyre marks on the street at the make-shift starting line.
I'll give you the coordinates of our spots. The image is amazing, I'll show our dragstrip as well.
I hear the UK street racing is pretty grim anyway. Mostly little slowass small hatchbacks.
Not a massive fan of doing street racing, but i don't mind watching it.
Only Spots i know round here (sussex, Hampshire): Brighton seafront, Southsea (portsmouth).. Thats all i know of. Not amazing street racing there, as the cops are hot on it down here now due to the amounts of deaths/injuries it causes down in brighton and surrounding areas. (usually like modded up novas, clios and the occasional Jap etc..)
In Houston, it's not uncommon to see trailered cars being brought out to a street race. It gets pretty crazy. They bring out propane tanks and torches to clean up the starting line and heat it up for traction. It's quite a sight to see wheelies out on the streets.
A few of my mates go about thrasing their car like mad with the engine revving and tyres screeching and racing each other.
It scares the cr*p when I'm in the car when they're driving and often tell them to slow down, but boys being boys they don't listen and think it's fun to drive in a dangerous manner.
Execpt in America, you either have fast cars that are actually fast, which are probably more safe at high speeds than an 80's hatchback doing a dual carrigeway race
Street racing in the UK is done by Essex boys in modded hatchbacks. The only proper street races are like the Gumball Rally, but you need a proper fast car, and a lot of money to pay fines you get from the French police.
Otherwise street racing is dumb and pointless, why would you want to race on the open road anyway? You can't really drive properly on the open roads coz of the other cars, its a danger to yourself and others, you get run in by the cops and basically has no point. If you really are a speed freak do some track (closed road) racing which is more skillful than the road as a track is designed for racing to make the most of the car. You also won't get screwed over and there are the correct safety equipment at a track.
They are not all sh*ty hatchbacks in my area! When i was walkin my dog the other night i came back to the car park to find it illuminated by neons, there was everything from porches to ferraris ready to race! I dont agree with it, but seeing so many nice cars in one place was imense
The only real type of racing you can do on the street is drag racing. And one would have to be really stupid to do so on busy roads with other cars, side roads and blind corners or any bends at all for that matter.
Where we used to race, it was very very wide, at least 2 wide lanes. Completely straight and no side roads that unsuspecting motorists could come out of. Plus, we did most racing after midnight so there weren't many cars out anyway. This is the organised street racing I'm talking about.
The spur of the moment racing is random stoplight action. You're waiting at a red-light, and a someone rolls up and revs a little. You both give knowing looks and wait for the green. In the US, the lights go from RED to GREEN with no AMBER in between. The cross traffic light would've been RED for a while before yours turns GREEN.
I can't get my damn google earth to connect. When I do, I'll show you guys where used to race in Houston, and you'll know what I'm talking about.