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Too many youth into fast cars these days.

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/world/europe/21poland.html

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“You have young people with powerful machines that until recently older people would have to work their entire lives to afford,” said Jaroslaw Woloszynski, the police commissioner.
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Funny, isn't there another thread about kids not being interested in cars?

I haven't yet read the article, but I agree that there are kids driving cars that are far too powerful and fast for kids with so little experience. Fortunately, the modern cars have much, much better safety than the old cars (even the giant cars of the 60s and 70s with large beams and lots of sheet metal).
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You get that’s from 11 years ago right?
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the modern cars have much, much better safety than the old cars
As for new safety systems in modern cars; a quote attributed to Richard Spenard:
"New safety devices & systems serve to allow the incompetent & woefully inept to crash at much higher speeds"
- or words to that effect.

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To some extent, I would agree. I personally know of 3 or more younger guys building crazy fast hill climb cars . 6-800 hp twin turbo LS motors in BMW's, . One guy is on chassis #3.
It is fairly easy for a crafty guy with some money to make big power .
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You get that’s from 11 years ago right?
...and from the NYT, home of many journalists that have never driven a car....
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For me, I didn't grow up in a "car family".

We had one vehicle. It wasn't a sports car.

For me, my interest in cars waxed strong from getting to play with them via computers.
NFS PU, I had a microsoft sidewinder force feedback racing wheel, fell in love with the Porsche 944. Realized I could save my money and buy one IRL in the coming years when I could get my drivers licence.

Check out this video, 4.5Million views, it is just a computer game overlay over real cars.

Would not surprise me if some of the owners of those cars perhaps were attracted to what they bought via gaming in the early 2000's.
There can be a lag from when you are into a car, and when you can afford to buy that car.

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To some extent, I would agree. I personally know of 3 or more younger guys building crazy fast hill climb cars . 6-800 hp twin turbo LS motors in BMW's, . One guy is on chassis #3.
It is fairly easy for a crafty guy with some money to make big power .
Cheep recipe for big horsepower.
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Lot of street legal Mitsubishi Evos used in UK hill climbing have 600 bhp, I know of one with 664 bhp.
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Yep...too much speed combined with lack of talent usually means youth..

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Last week, 2 kids were racing side by side on a favorite fun road of mine - they hit a pickup truck coming the other way

very serious medevac; including a young child
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You get that’s from 11 years ago right?
It's gone even more crazy in the last 10 years.
I know kids fresh out of college who own BMW M cars and late model Jeeps.
No clue how they are driving $40k cars.
I never spent that kind of money on cars at any age.

Tuner car shows are massive events
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Last week, 2 kids were racing side by side on a favorite fun road of mine - they hit a pickup truck coming the other way

very serious medevac; including a young child
Be glad you weren't the pickup driver.
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Good old credit. Unfortunately a lot of these kids will end up injure (or worse) or broke.
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It's gone even more crazy in the last 10 years.
'Sideshows' are popular out here now...lots of noise and stupid antics are the big draw. Oakland CA seems to be the epicenter of this lunacy, but lately I've been noticing 'donut' circles showing up in more & more local intersections too.

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'Sideshows' are popular out here now... lots of noise & some tire smoke are the big draw. Oakland CA seems to be the epicenter of this lunacy, but lately I've been noticing 'donut' circles popping up in more & more local intersections too.

Thats the dumbest effin thing Ive ever seen
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A girl tenant of mine who grew up in Singapore and only dates Asian guys told me this.

Young Asian guys come to Uni in New Zealand then phone their dads and say that public transport is almost non existent in NZ and can I have some money for a car - please send $100,000.00 So they buy a brand new Honda (about $30,000.00) then take it to a tuner so it blows flames out the back (cam overlap etc), lowered, big wheels. Then the big joke is about ten of them share one drivers license.

Most of them have never driven a car before let alone a fire breathing dragon. Very dangerous for the rest of us.
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At one of my local tracks this saying is posted in the paddock:

“You start with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.”
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Last week, 2 kids were racing side by side on a favorite fun road of mine - they hit a pickup truck coming the other way

very serious medevac; including a young child
Few years ago over by my parents place off central in N Phoenix. Kids in mustangs racing in the middle of the night. One kid hits a tree. Less then 2 miles from a trauma 1. 2 dead.

I was young and dumb in my youth. All throughout high school I would race my 951 out in buckeye where it was farms for miles and miles. Never in town though.
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Thats the dumbest effin thing Ive ever seen
It may be dumb, but so was all car culture over all generations. And there is a massive crowd. No crowds like that when you were driving your Chevelle as a teen.
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