Tell us why you couldn't race him away from the lights

Tell us why you couldn't race him away from the lights

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Reciprocating mass

5,526 posts

189 months

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Because I passed the age of 18 many years ago
And it’s a bit sad

DickyC

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34,963 posts

146 months

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frown

nunpuncher

1,380 posts

73 months

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It was a 335d with a map...

Nothing can beat it

SkodaIan

214 posts

33 months

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Because I don't live near Romford any more.

And yes, it still does happen, at least around Romford on the A12.
Was behind a couple of badly modified base model small hatchbacks at the lights there not long ago, and they sat there bouncing their 1 litre engines off the limiters before using their LingLong front tyres as a clutch when the lights changed.
I didn't try to race them, but because their cars were so rubbish and they made such a mess of setting off, I pretty much kept up with them driving normally in my taxi spec Octavia until they reached the speed limit without trying!!

Ultrafunkula

687 posts

53 months

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Because I didn't want to blow the welds on the intake

Getragdogleg

5,886 posts

131 months

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I was granny shifting, not double clutching.

Dave.

5,742 posts

201 months

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MX5.....

We all know how slow they are, no need to prove it....

wink

jackofall84

261 posts

7 months

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Because..."Jeez! I would've hit that Rolls-Royce!"

Hammerhead

2,360 posts

202 months

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Gillian was busy..

yellowjack

12,269 posts

114 months

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...the lights changed already? I hadn't noticed.

Shoukie

351 posts

131 months

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Because I hadn't flattened the rear seats...

Pan Pan Pan

5,197 posts

59 months

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Because in some countries what is termed as `aggressive acceleration' is considered to be a punishable traffic offence?

IforB

6,574 posts

177 months

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Because I was still working out which buttons I needed to press for Launch Control when the lights went green...

MKnight702

2,115 posts

162 months

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Because I was too busy pointing and laughing!

thebigmacmoomin

2,300 posts

117 months

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Because I dont care

Speed_Demon

2,616 posts

136 months

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Because it was 1/2 a mile to the next lights and I only live my life a 1/4 mile at a time.

Haltamer

1,105 posts

28 months

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SkodaIan said:
using their LingLong front tyres as a clutch when the lights changed.
rofl

pmanson

12,457 posts

201 months

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hersh said:
beerexpressman said:
SWMBO was sat to my left.
SWMBO was sat to my right
And here I am stuck in the middle with you

Gojira

617 posts

71 months

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pmanson said:
hersh said:
beerexpressman said:
SWMBO was sat to my left.
SWMBO was sat to my right
And here I am stuck in the middle with you
bowbowbow

AppleJuice

1,997 posts

33 months

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Shoukie said:
Because I hadn't flattened the rear seats...
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