drivin: Well spent about 1 hr with my brothers and girlfriend trying to pick up the new Initial D Vol 9, no luck in Queens 3 locales sold out. Out of desparation decided to head out to Roosevelt Field in Li. So we get out there and "Voila" pick it up at Sam Goody, head to the upper deck where I parked. There were about 5 350 Z's parked near me, I left a note saying would be cool to hook up. So now we pull out and look forward to Tak drifting to victory! I weigh about 240 lbs, my 2nd bro tips in at 200 with the youngest hovering at 145. My girl brings up the rear at 120 if that....shhh you never heard that from me. So back to my story we leave at approx 4:30- 5:00 pm, merging on the the Northern State with moderate traffic. Me being the observant bloke that I am see what looks like dual exhausts on a Bmw about 5-8 cars in front of us.
I ask my brothers who are sitting in the rear ...M5? They both reply "not sure "since the damm model numbers tend to blend in with the M symbol from a distance. So I ease up and pull with in 2 car lengths to the left of him in the fast lane, and bingo M3 "The e46" ahead captain! My girl knowingly gives me the "You Better Not" look. So we are pacing him at about 70-75 with the flow of traffic, then I speed up a little to pull past him, since he had a car about 5 car lengths ahead. I concentrating on safety first decide to keep going and not initate anything but all the while watching my rear view. So we pass with me looking ahead innocently in 6th gear at about 85, no cars ahead of me for about 1/8 of a mile. All of a sudden I get blinded by some Hid's from my side view, my little bro (18) says he just bit and you got incoming! I was caught off guard with him accelerating about 4 car lengths behind me. I say screw it and instead of going to 4th at 85 mph to my 100mph gear limit, drop to 5th and punch it. :angry: I instantly start pulling like a locomotive and pull about 5-8 lengths on him to about 115-120. I glance in the rear view and he stayed at about the same distance with no apparent gain. So I quickly shift out and let it coast in neutral while braking to a more sensible speed. Takes a few secs for him to pull even and I wind front passenger window down, my girl's head is in the way so I can't really see what he did. My girl says you just got a thumbs up, so I just throw a return gesture blindly. He pulls ahead where I get behind him then pull next to him again and honk! He returns and waves while exiting off. Turns out it was him and his girl, according to my brothers. Sorry for the long post but it was a good run with a margin of safety as best as could be expected with no cars directly in our path for a good 1/8th mile. :drivin: