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Old 09-23-2005, 11:02 AM   #136
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You do know that Autobahn means Highway. Therefore all our highways are Autobahnen.

A lot of people think it is just a special road somewhere.

I think for the first time you wouldn't find it very funny to drive there.

We had a lot of GI's close to where I grew up and you could tell who had just arrived. The ones that drove in the right lane , very slow, looking scared...
My younger brother and his German friends blasted his Mercedes Benz S350 from Dusselldorf to Frankfurt at 200 - 230 kph all the way

I took safer way of transportation : ICE train @ 320kph I'm not Michael Schumacer anymore. Have children now.

Once I lost my driving licence in 6 months after I set my foot in LA. I was young back then -- read: stupid. I blasted my car 270 kph at 10 West freeway at 3am The LA police was nice ( thanks America !! ) he didn't put me in jail, but he gave me 3 months probation.
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:47 AM   #137
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....... I blasted my car 270 kph at 10 West freeway at 3am .....

OMG Thats almost 170mph!!! What were you driving that was capable of that speed???
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:02 PM   #138
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My younger brother and his German friends blasted his Mercedes Benz S350 from Dusselldorf to Frankfurt at 200 - 230 kph all the way

I took safer way of transportation : ICE train @ 320kph I'm not Michael Schumacer anymore. Have children now.

Once I lost my driving licence in 6 months after I set my foot in LA. I was young back then -- read: stupid. I blasted my car 270 kph at 10 West freeway at 3am The LA police was nice ( thanks America !! ) he didn't put me in jail, but he gave me 3 months probation.

you're crazy!

anyways, i want to jump in to this forum.

i'm 26 and been racing for almost 5 years.
as for cars driven, i started out with:
1. duratrax nitro force (advertised to go 50mph which was the reason why i bought it. i thought it was the fastest out there )
2. hpi nitro rs4 2 racer
3. ofna ob4 nitro
4. associated nitro tc3 (this was my personal favorite at that time. what a big jump in performance coming from my previous cars)
5. mugen mtx-3 (what a big change in performance and durability. no more "radioshack" style race cars! )
6. serpent 710
7. mugen mtx-3 prospec (i went back to mugen earlier this year because i couldn't get the 710 to perform similarly)

i had a tmaxx and raced offroad around the time when i got the rs4. also had a associated rc10gt afterwards and then later on switched to losi xxxnt drake edition. i've race offroad also but focus was mainly onroad. earlier this year i got a kyosho 777 sp1. i've raced it only 3 times this year. i also have a klein nitro sprint car for dirt oval racing. i got it around october last year. what a great oval car. but i haven't raced it much this year neither. just can't find time.
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:38 PM   #139
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I'm 24, started when I was 14. Been off and on since.
My first car was a RC10 TE, 2nd Tamiya TA02 chassis civic, 3rd HPI RS4 SS, 4th Savage, 5th HPI R40.

This Hobby is one of my many vices.
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Old 09-23-2005, 02:22 PM   #140
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Im 28, 5 years of racing!
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Old 09-23-2005, 02:25 PM   #141
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Hey Jeffery, Im didn't know you are 37!? I thought you are at my age!

Im 29, this is my 5th year of racing!

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I am 42.
Can't drive RC cars at all. Been in Nitro since 1975
Got 3 speeding tickets and still can't drive RC
Real car is Celica 2000 GT with APEXI fuel injector override controller.
Want to learn how to drive RC car, but didn't have chance to do it.
Stefan, my wife just came from Duseldorf-she likes it a lot, I should go with her!!!!!
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Old 09-23-2005, 03:49 PM   #143
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OMG Thats almost 170mph!!! What were you driving that was capable of that speed???
i would say a high-end sedan but this was a while ago sooo wth did you build to go that fast?
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:49 PM   #144
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Stefan, my wife just came from Duseldorf-she likes it a lot, I should go with her!!!!!
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If you ever do, make absolutely sure you let me know!
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:52 PM   #145
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i would say a high-end sedan but this was a while ago sooo wth did you build to go that fast?
Any M-BMW, AMG-Mercedes or AUDI S and RS model, that had the limiting chip removed would go that fast, not mentioning Porsches and Japanese sportscars.

Ever checked LA traffic. The weapons are all there, and plenty of 'em......

I guess what's usually missing is the balls
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:57 PM   #146
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I drove from Athens, GA to San Diego, CA, in ...I think it was 1975, right after the speed limits went from 70mph to 55. I covered 2854 mi in 38 hrs., we averaged 75 mph for the entire trip. We went across Arizona at about 3 am on I-40 in 1 1/2 hrs. figuring by mile markers that we were going in excess of 145mph. The speedo had a peg that wouldn't let the needle go below 0, and the needle was wrapped around and up against the peg on the other side...










But then the engine blew a head gasket on the return trip leaving us stranded in Grants, NM, in the middle of Jan. freezing our asses off
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Old 09-24-2005, 12:26 AM   #147
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ususlly when i go camping we do like 85 with a 37' 5th wheel on the back of my dads deisel dually, the camper is 15,000 pounds at the least, thats pretty damn heavy especially for a pick-up. he works at the truck shop though so it has its upgrades. making like 480 hp. sorry bout bein off topic
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I'm watching CNN live and Fox News, Hurricane Rita poured too much water and wind over South New Orleans and Texas. I hope the local governments have evacuated people there and may Lord J.C give them hope and protection.

Luckily the wind is weakening towards mainland. U know Stefan, I think what you said earlier is true about global warming & wicked weather system.
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ye well you can expect that the world will have a serious problem with weather change and more "trouble" is yet to come unless we change the way we get around and run cars that run on compressed air which i know are going on sale nxt yr in europ, retailing for $15.000euro's
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I'm 49 started into RC 2 years ago when in China, my company would not allow us to drive real cars so bought a Landmax2. Later wanted to play trucks so got a Savage SS then proceed to spend a lot on Truckzilla upgrade and other hop-ups. Just moved to Calgary and looking to run here.

RC has proved to have the added advantage that it's something I'm able to enjoy with my 10 year old son who has a Twin Force.
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