I told him that he was just going way too fast for my feeble abilities as a photographer!The front half of the car FPSIL even has a laptop computer which he can connect to the engine computer and he occasionally changes the settings on the engine computer for performance purposes. Pretty damn sophisticated If you ask me.
One of their hobbies is to attend auto rallies and even participate in them. Mom and I attended one recently in Hutchinson, Kansas and took some pictures and generally reveled in the atmosphere of people driving the hell out of their cars.
How about those red wheels!
At this rally they set up some cones and created a course for the cars to maneuver through. It was located on a large vacant lot, mostly dirt and grass. Each trip through the course takes 90 to 105 seconds and each car is timed through the course. There are time penalties for missing parts of the course and for hitting cones.
A Dodge NeonFPSIL hit a few cones and didn't win, but said that it was just so much fun to spin wheels, churn up dust and generally have a good time doing it.
Drivers and passengers, If any, are required to wear helmets. My daughter rode with him at least once. Each driver gets to attempt the course 5 times. Safety is emphasized.
A Turbo Subaru Forester. I believe that Jack (Toad)Riepe's main squeeze, Leslie, has a car like this. This is a really nice car.There was an amazing collection of cars. One big Chevy pickup, a Volkswagon Golf, a rather large Mercury sedan, a Ford Edge, and many others. There were a number of Subarus. AWD is a plus at these events.
Some of the drivers were complaining that the pickup truck really dug up ruts in some of the corners. Maybe so. Another Subaru WRX
Was it the Ruts from the pickup? Can we get a ruling on that one?
Nobody hurt! The driver climbed out the driver's window. Didn't see how the passenger got out, but he was fine too. It was sort of surreal watching him tip up on the side, like it was happening in slow motion. Lots of testosterone studying the situation out there on the course!
Finally it was apparently decided to execute the big Heave Ho!