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Postby black94boost » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:54 am

eaglecatcher wrote:actually, you don't have to speed a whole lot.

I read an article in automobile or some car magazine, that said they made it to every pit stop on time in the bullrun, using an EVO, and they didn't get a single ticket. THey kept seeing the same dude in his ferrari F430. hed get way ahead, get pulled over, and they'd catch up to him, hed get ahead, get pulled over, and they'd pass him again, and they actually beat him to the finish, and he was either going 120 or 0, while they were going at a constant 80mph, occasinonally up to 100 when there was a reason to take a risk.


That is where laser jammers, radar detectors, and license plate covers (ones that prevent your plate from showing when pictures are taken from toll booths/redlight cameras) come in handy :twisted: If you kick it up a notch, you can put police scanners and listen to what the police are up to.
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Postby Sypher » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:31 pm

eaglecatcher wrote:actually, you don't have to speed a whole lot.


+1 a few years back, there was 2 guys who took a Citreon CV2 to the gumball with a top speed of 60mph. They made every checkpoint RIGHT on time.. but that was with leaving earlier than everyone and being the last to arrive.

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Postby snikro » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:44 am

Sypher wrote:
eaglecatcher wrote:actually, you don't have to speed a whole lot.


+1 a few years back, there was 2 guys who took a Citreon CV2 to the gumball with a top speed of 60mph. They made every checkpoint RIGHT on time.. but that was with leaving earlier than everyone and being the last to arrive.


Also in 2005 I believe there was some people who took an ice cream van with a top speed of 50 mph - I'm not saying it was the pleasantest of trips for them (leave early, arrive late, almost no sleep), but it worked. :shock:
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Postby eaglecatcher » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:10 pm

black94boost wrote:
eaglecatcher wrote:actually, you don't have to speed a whole lot.

I read an article in automobile or some car magazine, that said they made it to every pit stop on time in the bullrun, using an EVO, and they didn't get a single ticket. THey kept seeing the same dude in his ferrari F430. hed get way ahead, get pulled over, and they'd catch up to him, hed get ahead, get pulled over, and they'd pass him again, and they actually beat him to the finish, and he was either going 120 or 0, while they were going at a constant 80mph, occasinonally up to 100 when there was a reason to take a risk.


That is where laser jammers, radar detectors, and license plate covers (ones that prevent your plate from showing when pictures are taken from toll booths/redlight cameras) come in handy :twisted: If you kick it up a notch, you can put police scanners and listen to what the police are up to.


thats true. there was an article in a car mag a couople months ago, and they took a bentley I think, on a trip from new york tomiami. they mailed a package in fedex, and left after they dropped it off, and they did actually beat the package there, but they had infrared/night vision binoculars, radar jammers, radar detectros, everything, the whole 9 yards. It was several grand in equipment, along with needing a co-driver,but they did make it there before the package, without a single ticket, with an average speed of like 80mph, including time spent stopped. that was pretty cool.
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Postby marcman1987 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:40 pm

Ya and who was the co-pilot who helped the mag with all the necessary gear? None other than ALex Roy of Team Polizei!
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Postby Gish » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:50 pm

eaglecatcher wrote:actually, you don't have to speed a whole lot.

I read an article in automobile or some car magazine, that said they made it to every pit stop on time in the bullrun, using an EVO, and they didn't get a single ticket. THey kept seeing the same dude in his ferrari F430. hed get way ahead, get pulled over, and they'd catch up to him, hed get ahead, get pulled over, and they'd pass him again, and they actually beat him to the finish, and he was either going 120 or 0, while they were going at a constant 80mph, occasinonally up to 100 when there was a reason to take a risk.


Yes, that was Hayden Christensen from Star Wars.

I actually wrote in to correct them, as his car was obviously a 360, not an F430...

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Postby eaglecatcher » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:10 am

was that you!

or maybe you were just one of the guys who caught it, but there was a thing in the editorial section where they acknowledged they had put the wrong model car, and were written by someone telling them of their mistake.
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