I notice when driving the GTO that I get a lot of people wanting to race. Sometimes it's cool, sometimes it's not. I'm sure this is true of all high performance cars.
Last night, I was on my way up a street that's known for it's strict speeding laws and such. I was at a light and some chump in a wrecked up Neon (no offense to neons, but this wasn't even an srt-4) that must have been a five speed was revving his engine next to me. So, he pulls off. And I made the mistake of toying with him and gave it part throttle and blew past him for a sec, then let off. I say mistake because he was offended and decided to try to goad me into racing. It'd be stupid to do that because the area is so full of cops. But at first I assume he doesn't know that and I got next to him with my window down hoping he'd take my warning. Of course not. He must've mistaken my gesture for aggression because he then starts getting in front of me and putting his brakes on. I didn't let it get to me because it was such a mess. Finally, I get to my turn off and the ass slams on his brakes in the middle of the intersection and turns to follow me. But unfortunately for him, he did it right in front of a cop. So needless to say he was screwed... What does he expect Saturday night in a place like that...
Normally it's not worth mentioning runins with cars like that, but since he was such a douche I figured I'd tell you about it.
Also, a few days ago I ran into a T/A WS6. This was a bit intimidating at first. But we were in light traffic at about 7. He came next to me at a light revving his engine, and I was more than happy to oblige considering the circumstances were much better, not to mention the location. So we waited til the first group of cars took off and for the light to turn green again So, the light turns green and we took off. About dead even for a bit. But as I got to the top of third gear I got a bit ahead. Maybe half a car because I could see his front bumper out of the driver window. Well, I got to about 100 before we had to shut it down. A bend in the road that I wouldn't like to try at that speed was ahead of us... But he was a friendly dude. As we drove on we talked from our windows. He had exhaust and a tune or something. At least that's what I gathered from the window convo..
I've raced a few older Mustang GTs on that same stretch a few times; nothing to mention... So far that Neon is the only douchebag encounter I've had in the 3 months I've had the car. Lucky I guess... Anyone else have any encounters like that? It really pisses me off to know that my favorite hobby attracts stuff like that.