Ddoh! I remember that thread.Originally posted by Jazz
3)Old white guys do race. (in reference to another thread)
Late one night, I was on one of the main roads here in Brooklyn with a old dude in an older Lincoln Mark series LSC with his wife riding shotgun. There was no one else on the road since it was about 1:30 am on a weekday. He floored it at every light until we had to stop for the next red in 2-3 blocks. That thing was pretty fast! It apparently has the 5.0 liter engine they used to put in Mustangs.
To keep it a little more fun, I "launched" from 1500 to 2000 RPMS and just let my turbo kick in. So he'd get a car-length's lead and then I'd overtake him. We always either shut down at 40 mph or had to slow down for a light.
The funny thing is, he never once looked over. A minivan with some teenage kids tried to keep up with us and we were laughing and giving each other the thumbs up, but the old guy and his wife never acknowledged any of us.
This driver was an old black guy. And yes, old guys do race their luxo boats.
But mostly, if you see a nice high end Benz or BMW racing through traffic aggressively weaving, you'll nearly always discover it's some teenage kid in Mom or Dad's ride for the day.