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    Idiots driving high powered vehicles, a rant

    During the real muscle car era you were lucky to get 350hp off the factory floor but now a days were seeing 450 right out of the showroom and these what I call kids buying them. Right now I'm sitting in front of a 40mph busy street waiting for something and am watching these muscle cars buzz by going at least 60, several going full throttle, I can hear the RPMs roaring then see the car. These idiots are buying these muscle cars and they think they are on a fricking race track
    retired in 2009 at the age of 39 with less than 300K total net worth

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    Thats really impressive that you can gauge how fast a car is going by simply looking at it. Can you explain how you honed that skill?

    My advice is just stand there with your eyes closed.

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      #3
      Don't worry, it was caught on camera

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        #4
        Originally posted by rennigade View Post
        Thats really impressive that you can gauge how fast a car is going by simply looking at it. Can you explain how you honed that skill?

        My advice is just stand there with your eyes closed.


        I have a keen eye for idiots
        retired in 2009 at the age of 39 with less than 300K total net worth

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          #5
          Originally posted by 97guns View Post
          During the real muscle car era you were lucky to get 350hp off the factory floor but now a days were seeing 450 right out of the showroom and these what I call kids buying them. Right now I'm sitting in front of a 40mph busy street waiting for something and am watching these muscle cars buzz by going at least 60, several going full throttle, I can hear the RPMs roaring then see the car. These idiots are buying these muscle cars and they think they are on a fricking race track
          Worst part is that they are probably texting or browsing Facebook while they are doing it.......
          Brian

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            #6
            Originally posted by 97guns View Post
            I have a keen eye for idiots
            Get rid of all your mirrors then...

            Also...still doesnt explain how you were able to judge their speed?

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              #7
              Originally posted by rennigade View Post
              Also...still doesnt explain how you were able to judge their speed?
              One can be trained to recognize and accurately tag a car's speed. Cops can actually be certified to do so, and if they can demonstrate a certain level of proficiency (don't know exactly, but let's say "accurate within 5-10mph"), they can actually write tickets off of their judgement of speed without even using a radar gun.
              "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                #8
                Originally posted by rennigade View Post
                still doesnt explain how you were able to judge their speed?
                I think many people can make a reasonable estimate of a car's speed by watching it.
                Steve

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by kork13 View Post
                  One can be trained to recognize and accurately tag a car's speed. Cops can actually be certified to do so, and if they can demonstrate a certain level of proficiency (don't know exactly, but let's say "accurate within 5-10mph"), they can actually write tickets off of their judgement of speed without even using a radar gun.
                  This makes sense and is an answer to my question. OP didnt confirm though. Its possible that he is trained to identify the moving speed of a car. Im just wondering what techniques he used to determine rate of speed?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by StormRichards View Post
                    Don't worry, it was caught on camera

                    Mustangs aren't muscle cars. Pony Car. I prefer the hellcat charger at 707HP. Too bad my current car only has 106HP.

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