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Old 09-20-2002, 10:49 PM   #1
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Just got home from the local football game. This one was easy:

We have a great road near me for racing. It'* straight, flat and has nowhere for miles that cops can hide. It is surrounded by cornfields, no ditches, which is great in case of the crazy-car syndrome. The last light before the "raceway" had just turned red when I pulled up. A couple of second later, a lovely riced Mitsu 3000 GT rolls up next to me with the hip hop going strong. So I turned the new Disturbed CD all the way up. He gives me a look and revs. I look down... 1/4 tank of gas, still running with my octane boost from Thursday night, temp down around 185, new oil. I say what the F. I switch off the traction, left-foot the brake, rev to 1900-2000rpms. The light goes green and so do we. By the time we reached the 1/4 mile line (it was painted by the kiddies about a year ago), he was at LEAST 5 cars behind and REALLY pissed off! I continued to keep my foot to the floor for another 1/4 or so and he was just a dot.
I stopped to get gas at the last place before the house, and as I was finishing, he pulled in. We spent a good 20 minutes talking about my Bonnie and his rice. He said he'* never been had by a 4 door before. Guess this is one story that won't get back to his 'hood.

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I think you caught the guy with his pants down. He should have beat you by at least the margin you beat him by. Most of the 3000'* run in the 13'* and 14'* stock. We usually run 15'* and 16'*. Reaction time and general mechanical performance probably made the difference for you, but it'* ok to take advantage for a kill like that
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where is locust grove, va?? i live in virginia beach, but work in the petersburg/richmond area during the week, dont meet too many bonny owners that arent 70 and over.

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The 3000GT'* the run 13'* and 14'* are the VR4'*.... The 3000GT SL'* run 15 or 16'*..... That heavy of a car (like ours) being moved by a 3.0L engine... know your cars...
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You got me.....I just looked it up again. Is there any way without looking at badges to tell them apart....body trim, molding, etc?
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Yes, except for the VR4, most 3000GTs aren't that fast. Non-turboed, they only had 222hp, and 205ft/lbs out of a 3.0L DOHC V6, in a car that weighs as much as your Bonnie.
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Yeah, the easiest way you can tell is the 300GT SL'* will have a small SL badge on the back, but the body kit and the wheels on the car isnt as nice as a VR4. Plus if you have your windows down you should hear the twin turbos while its driving around. But the VR4'* are kinda rare since they were so expensive brand new, not alot were purchased. But when you go against a VR4, you will know.
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A little worse than the bright yellow BMW M3 with the "BZZZZZ" licence plate that blew my doors off a couple weeks ago? Fastest damned bee I ever saw. Biggest, too.
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where is locust grove, va?? i live in virginia beach, but work in the petersburg/richmond area during the week, dont meet too many bonny owners that arent 70 and over.
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It'* 20 minutes west of Fredericksburg on Rt. 3, about half way to Culpeper. we have quite a few Bonneville'* in the lake community where I live. I am going to run an ad soon in the newsletter to see if I can get some interest up in a local club. The Pontiac/Oakland club of Central VA doesn't want anything to do with us, so I figured we'd do it on our own!

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thats cool man, if i get some free time during the week, i might have to make a run up
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