Yesterday I went to my parents house to work on my 1969 Pontiac Firebird. I am getting ready to sell it. So I am in the process of getting it cleaned up. I brought my floor jack, jack stands, and two full tool boxes over there in my trunk for the maintenance.
On my way home, I am on HWY 280S. I notice a car pulled over on the other side of the freeway. It was pulled over by an unmarked Crown Vic. The Crown Vic was all black. Black paint job, black rims. No bumper guard. Real incognito.
So I am nearing home. I get off HWY 17, and get onto Old Santa Cruz HWY. This is the starting of the mountain and curvy roads to my house. As I turn onto Old Sant Cruz HWY, I pass a nice looking 94-96 Impala SS with its window down. It was all black with its rear windows tinted. I am minding my own business. Didn't rev at him at all. On my way to one of the first turns. I was going to take it easy, since I had so much stuff in my trunk. I look up in the rear view, and he is right there on my a$$. Wow. Were did he come from?
I remembered in the back of my head about the unmarked Police car I had seen earlier, and started looking for the "E" on the liscence plate for exemption. I didn't see it.
I took the first couple of corners easy. And he was right on my tail. There is a nice couple of straight away before the next few corners. I gave it a little gas, and pulled some head way. Then the first nice corner was coming up. I gave it a little gas to lose this guy. My front tires started squealing badly. I think the ballast in my trunk made for crappy handling. I made it through that corner looked up at the rear view. He was right on my tail. Okay. The next few corners I really started pushing my car through them. But the counter weight in the trunk only made matters worse. Every corner I went through, this guy was on my a$$. I couldn't loose him.
Remeber, this is a 94-96 Impala SS boat. These things can be made fast in the straights, but I didn't know it could handle like that. There is a BAIC I-Club member, with a screen name ImpalaSSAutox whose Impala SS club frequents AutoX events. He told me his ImpalaSS will easily outhandle his WRX wagon. Now I believe it.
I came up to my turn, turned on my signal, and the guy backed off. As I was turning, I gave the guy a big thumbs up and a smile. There are no excuses for this. I was OWN3D by a huge Impala SS in my own backyard. Maybe next time?