Funny Car Kills Kids

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    The driver did stay "in it" too long . . .
     

  3. Sharky

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    I would be a bit on the cautious side about being in front of this type of machine as it did a burnout.

    I love racing, did plenty of it. Time and place for everything i guess. But I wouldnt stand anywhere in front or down range of this machine. Unless I was at an NHRA race on a real strip.

    Sad story, very sad.
     
  4. Hickory Flatlander

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    That was ridiculous. No way should spectators have been allowed to be that close to a car like that coming toward them. Hell ...they should have had some guys shooting full auto weapons as well with people lining the street....makes about as much sense to me.

    I drag race myself.....at a track where the spectators are well back from concret gaurd rails. :roll:
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

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    The article states he was only supposed to burn his tires for 20 to 50 feet, which is one to 2.5 car lengths, for reference. In context, not ll that dangerous. This driver went on for several hundred feet.
     
  6. Sharky

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    geez man thats not good.
     
  7. Hickory Flatlander

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    Still very dangerous....what if the throttle were to hang up....it happens .
     
  8. gsusnake

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    BAN CARS AT PUBLIC GATHERINGS!

    IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!

    THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
     
  9. gsusnake

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    Disclaimer: My previous post was in no way meant to offend anyone or to minimize the grief the families of the dead may be feeling.

    That's just my way of dealing with tragedy... find some humor.
     
  10. Axeman

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    When I saw this on the news my heart sank. :(

    I was also outraged at the fact that people were lining the road on both sides. I don't think I would ever have stood there, I have seen to many accidents on tv.
     
  11. Malum Prohibitum

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    Still very dangerous....what if the throttle were to hang up....it happens .[/quote:2jzdznbi]

    Easy - kill switch, clutch, all kinds of ways to shut it down.

    Anyway, this driver has not said anything like that.
     
  12. GeorgiaGlocker

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    Very sad indeed. I agree that I would not have been anywhere near that car either.