I am new to this forum and it is my first kill story post. Just a bit of a background: I live in a small city of Kingston (Ontario), where local folks don’t know much about WRX, so I often get those “wtf”-type looks when they see my blue wagon (which, btw, is still 100% stock).All my speed numbers are in m/h for your convenience.
Tonight I went for a short ride just to get some fresh air and to do a few chores (which are always fun when you drive scooby).
So, I am at the red light and I see two xeon lights approaching very fast.
It turned out to be a riced-up Civic – stickers all over, a coffee-can exhaust, and a moose-head looking spoiler. Light turns green and I do not want to play with him, so I did a mercy-killing without even bothering to launch fast – 1st, 2nd, it’s over…
Later I am driving my usual 50 at 40 zone and I see in a rear mirror a z28 of an older generation (80-ish?). This dude passes me driving at least 2 speed limits and he changes to my lane without signaling (don’t you hate it?). Well, now I have to change my lane too… We catch a red light and, at green, I jump a car ahead, but we are approaching another red, so we have to stop. Seems to me like a pretty stock z28 without stickers, blue lights, or any other “performance boosters”. I am in the right lane, so I decided to talk to his passenger. He starts first - “Hey, nice car you drive, you’ve got a nitro?” – “No, its got a turbo engine and it is an all-wheel drive, so I can make a pretty fast launch, but you would own me after 90; Yours is pretty powerful car, is it V-8?” – “Yes, do you want to try again?” – “Sure!”
Then I realized that I forgot to ask him about his mods, but, what the hell, even if he is going to kill me, it would still be fun. So, while I am thinking all that, the light turns green and, damn, I launch around 2k, so he pulls a car or two ahead of me. Well, I just wanted to keep the gap constant, but, to my big surprise, I catch him up by the end of my second, and pull at least three cars by the end of my third! I wish I had a camera to capture his facial expression - “wtf??? wagon???” At this point I decided to shut it down since we already were going close to 100… I did, but the z28 was still working hard and, to my surprise, he did this fly-by trick… Anyway, the guy took a left turn on the next light, even though the road ahead was empty and we had a perfect opportunity to go all the way – we are in a remote industrial area and, approximately a mile ahead, there is a highway entrance.
OK, I am turning back thinking “that’s it, time to go home”. On my way back I pass a busy residential street, so I keep with the traffic. And then (not again!) I see that 10-12 cars behind me a riced-up Celica is trying hard to get through the traffic cutting others on its way. When the road opens up and most of the traffic is gone, the Celica slows down and drives right next to me to and we stop at red light. Hmm, either he’s got some substantial mods, or he just wants to race WRX to see how bad he would lose? Well, according to his “performance enhancing” stickers and white-black body colours seems like he belongs to the second group. We don’t have enough time to chat, and I see his passenger checking my tires. It turns green and I make a decent 4k launch, and I experience what can be described as a relativity experiment - the car next to you stands still, relative to you… Not even close…
I follow clubwrx posts since last winter and I do enjoy reading your stories.