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I am not advocating unsafe or dangerous activities here but I must ask...

Has the impromptu Street Race scene died? Perhaps it is fear in the hearts and minds of all who cross paths with the Hellcat.

In almost two months of daily driving. On I-10 over fifty miles per day round trip. I've had one brave soul take a shot at me. A Subaru WRX.... His nitrous didn't help him :).

I pass Mustangs, most have young females driving. I pass Camaros, guess they could be smart enough to know better. I pass Corvettes, Porsches, Ferraris and so on. Nope...

Sure I could head down to Military Drive for the Sunday night cruise and find like minded folks. Or head to one of the local drag strips. But what happened to laying them on the table here and now?

I've had a few fast cars in the past and I swear that I couldn't make a mile before a challenge was issued.

Is it just me or is it the same in your neck of the woods?
 

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I guess I would be one of the guys you pass...street racing is for the young and foolish..that is why God made "tracks"...;)
 

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I would also be someone that you pass on today's roads. However, I used to be the other way around. After I got arrested, cuffed and put in the back of a cruiser for street racing, my tune changed quite a bit as you could imagine. I have also had a vehicle totaled as a result of it.

I will definitely say that local authorities in most cities have cracked down and made conscious efforts to reduce and prevent street racing. Penalties and fines have gone up for it, even bumped the misdemeanor class for higher punishment in some cases.

At the end of the day it's just not worth going to jail for it, people can get seriously hurt or killed. I also have nothing to prove to anybody (anymore, haha).
 

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I've seen a mix of responses. Some want to play just to see it go. I don't go looking for "trouble" but if the road looks clear and my V1 isn't yelling at me, then I will squeeze the throttle. I had an older gentleman in what appeared to be a significantly modded 5th Gen Camaro acknowledge the car but said he wouldn't stand a chance. The quickest car I had a little fun with was a GTR. The road was open and no traffic so we did a few highway pulls. The kitty came out on top but I would secede to his superior traction if it was from a dig.

The folks who I don't entertain are those who weave in and out of traffic or attempting to mess around when clearly there isn't much room. Folks won't be able to react well enough to a car riding up the lane at 100+.
 
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I am not advocating unsafe or dangerous activities here but I must ask...

Has the impromptu Street Race scene died? Perhaps it is fear in the hearts and minds of all who cross paths with the Hellcat.









In almost two months of daily driving. On I-10 over fifty miles per day round trip. I've had one brave soul take a shot at me. A Subaru WRX.... His nitrous didn't help him :).

I pass Mustangs, most have young females driving. I pass Camaros, guess they could be smart enough to know better. I pass Corvettes, Porsches, Ferraris and so on. Nope...

Sure I could head down to Military Drive for the Sunday night cruise and find like minded folks. Or head to one of the local drag strips. But what happened to laying them on the table here and now?

I've had a few fast cars in the past and I swear that I couldn't make a mile before a challenge was issued.

Is it just me or is it the same in your neck of the woods?




Most of them are scared shitless.:cool:
Bam Bam
 

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Most of them are scared shitless.:cool:
Bam Bam
For this reason I considered a full de-badge. But they can't see that little Cat at highway speeds.

I've seen a mix of responses. Some want to play just to see it go. I don't go looking for "trouble" but if the road looks clear and my V1 isn't yelling at me, then I will squeeze the throttle. I had an older gentleman in what appeared to be a significantly modded 5th Gen Camaro acknowledge the car but said he wouldn't stand a chance. The quickest car I had a little fun with was a GTR. The road was open and no traffic so we did a few highway pulls. The kitty came out on top but I would secede to his superior traction if it was from a dig.

The folks who I don't entertain are those who weave in and out of traffic or attempting to mess around when clearly there isn't much room. Folks won't be able to react well enough to a car riding up the lane at 100+.
Exactly what I'm talking about. Not driving like a fool but some nice straight pulls when traffic and conditions allow. Awesome to know you had the GTR covered!
 

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if you passed me...o wait, you couldnt pass me...(is what i would say if you didnt have a HC)

down here in south florida, there is no lack of street racing...boca raton and FAU with its thousands of students... its not road racing, its slalom the old decrepit people
 

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What are the laws like where you live? Street racing here is comparable to drunk driving when it comes to the law, and the penalties are draconian:

  • An immediate seven-day licence suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment at roadside when a police officer has reasonable and probable grounds to believe the offence was committed
If convicted:
  • Fines from $2,000 to $10,000
  • Courts can impose a driver licence suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction within 10 years
  • The accumulation of six demerit points, a maximum licence suspension of two years for a first conviction and a maximum six months in jail.

Yes; you read that right. They suspend your license and take your car right then and there for 7 days. No judge, no jury, no day in court. Roadside justice.

And a minimum 1 year ban on driving Canada wide upon conviction. No thanks.

If I even sense someone wants to race me at a light I just accelerate slowly and let them go.

Be safe and good luck.
 

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What are the laws like where you live? Street racing here is comparable to drunk driving when it comes to the law, and the penalties are draconian:

  • An immediate seven-day licence suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment at roadside when a police officer has reasonable and probable grounds to believe the offence was committed
If convicted:
  • Fines from $2,000 to $10,000
  • Courts can impose a driver licence suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction within 10 years
  • The accumulation of six demerit points, a maximum licence suspension of two years for a first conviction and a maximum six months in jail.

Yes; you read that right. They suspend your license and take your car right then and there for 7 days. No judge, no jury, no day in court. Roadside justice.

And a minimum 1 year ban on driving Canada wide upon conviction. No thanks.

If I even sense someone wants to race me at a light I just accelerate slowly and let them go.

Be safe and good luck.
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  • The 2003 law upgraded street racing from a simple traffic violation to a class B misdemeanor. According to the Texas Penal Code, if found of guilty of a class B misdemeanor, the offender will receive a fine of up to $2000, 180 days in jail or both. Additionally, a street racer will automatically have his or her license suspended for up to one year, and he or she must complete 10 hours of community service before it is reinstated.
Repeat Offenders
  • Repeated offenders are dealt with even more harshly. In fact, the punishment can range all the way up to a second degree felony, including the suspension of the driver's license. A second degree felony can result in imprisonment for two to 20 years, a fine of up to $10,000 or both. If found guilty after receiving two second felonies for illegally racing, the next offense can lead to life in prison.

BETTER CALL SAUL! lol
 

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I don't think Texas is that severe yet.
 

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It is not much fun in the UK either with far too many unmarked police cars. Boring mundane stuff that you would never guess is a cop car.
I am doing an event on Sunday at an airfield. First time ever. 1.35 mile straight to the speed beacon. My car is still stock so interested to see what my Cat can do. Should be lots of exotica there
 

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I don't think Texas is that severe yet.
That is Texas. Not likely the penalty would be near the maximum.

It is not much fun in the UK either with far too many unmarked police cars. Boring mundane stuff that you would never guess is a cop car.
I am doing an event on Sunday at an airfield. First time ever. 1.35 mile straight to the speed beacon. My car is still stock so interested to see what my Cat can do. Should be lots of exotica there
Awesome! Good luck at the event. Hope you catch us up on how it goes.
 

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Here in Tampa there is a huge amount of racing on the weekends on the causeways going to/from St. Pete. I personally avoid it because I don't care to risk it.

If you want a challenge, there are plenty of cars here that would hurt your feelings. I feel in this scene, a stock Hellcat is more of a camera chase car at best.
 

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I almost never see another hot car when I'm out in the HC! You'd think there would be an occasional Corvette, Porsche or even a Mustang 5.0 but in 2,600 miles, I have only come upon one or two. It's disappointing really! The average person in a Camry, Impala or Kia has no clue what just drove past them.
 

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Normal driving around town can be dangerous, we all see it everyday . But around here it is mostly the kids street racing and lately the laws have changed and to many consequences if caught .
 

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That is Texas. Not likely the penalty would be near the maximum.
Ugh. I don't really street race, but, I have been known to do a 10-80 pull here and there when the stars align, and when I'm alone is when I'm not behaving good. There's a particular street on my way home that allows me to floor 2nd gear all the way to redline, leaving rubber, between two metal buildings. I try not to take advantage of the situation, but, I bet half my tires are blowing in the curb on that street....

I need my class A cdl for work :oops::(o_O

Edit: my town has a population of 8,000.
I couldn't imagine trying to mess around in a big town.
 
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Hate to be a downer here...but do you know if you are street racing and the other guy wrecks and dies you can be charged with murder? I like my freedom too much. Wanna race please take it to the drag strip.

Edit: I'm relatively young (mid 40's) and used to do some of the dumbest shit on earth. So in my youth I have street raced. When I didn't have a lick of sense.
 
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