Ford Mustang Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well, I told myself I would never end up posting in this section of the board because I just don’t street race with my car at all. That’s not why I bought my 2006 Mustang GT … honestly I just bought it because I enjoy Mustangs and I needed to spoil myself after owning a 1997 Mercury Tracer for 8 yrs. I needed something for myself I could be proud of with no intentions of racing anyone. In fact I made a promise to myself as I drove off the dealers lot that I would do my best to resist street racing … I really don’t have anything to prove to anyone.



When I can’t sleep at night I like taking the ‘Stang out for a spin … 2am, 3am, it doesn’t really matter. It’s something that relaxes me. It’s 1:30am and I can’t sleep, I take the ‘Stang out for a quick spin … I see like maybe 2-3 other cars on the road but it’s pretty empty for the most part. All of a sudden behind me, out of no where this car comes up on my rear end going 2x-3x my speed and gets RIGHT on my tail, he switches on his brights and then squeals his tires as he pulls up beside me. Now, I’m not the type of car enthusiast that can spot and recognize any car I see by sight but I know a Newer Cobra when I see 1. This guy rev’s his engine at me and flips me off as he’s hanging over his car door at me yelling something I can’t for the life of me understand. I switch off my radio and roll down the window. This guy next to me in the Cobra throws an empty soda can at my car and it hits the front end and bounces off … then he starts yelling and jerking his wheel towards my car like he’s going to hit me. At this point my mind is racing and my hands are shaking from the adrenaline. I’ve never raced anyone or been taunted into racing before … even though I promised myself no racing, roadrage kicked in and I hit my steering wheel with my hand and started yelling back at him.



We stopped at the next red light both rev’ing our engines and cursing out the window at each other flipping each other off. Oooh my gosh I was livid at that point … I was so pissed I couldn’t barely see straight. I quickly scanned around my environment for cops because I’ve never been in this situation before so I was nervous as heck. I glance back at this guy still yelling at me from his Cobra and he hasn’t taken his eyes off me … think he’s in love or something … some kind of freak. I just want out of this situation at all cost at this point. I start looking around again and I spot a single, lonely car sitting in the empty parking lot across the street we’re about to race down. Holy crap it’s a cop car … I squint my eyes to try and make it out and he’s sitting there staring at us both. My heart sinks and my first instinct is to lean over and tell this guy there’s a cop in that parking lot to get him to leave you alone. A huge smile comes across my face as I glance back at this guy in the Cobra next to me … he’s still sitting there rev’ing his engine staring right at me, spit hanging from his bottom lip as he leans over his car door.



The light turns green and I step on the gas lightly … closely watching my speed and the Cobra’s wheels scream to life as he roars through the intersection shifting gears. This idiot buzzes past this cop and of course his lights go on and the guy pulls over with the cop right behind him. I make a U-turn and make a quick right to get the heck out of there as I look back at the cop. My hands and kneels both shaking from the adrenaline as I drive home. Now … I promised I wouldn’t street race with my car and I haven’t broken my promise yet. I got close … damn close but I didn’t break the promise. I had no idea when I bought this car that I would attract this kind of attention. I was thinking of putting racing stripes on my car and have already ordered them. I think the racing stripes will sit in my garage for a while if this is the kind of crowd it’s going to attract. Oh my gawd that was insane. I’ve never been through anything like that before. Like I said I went from a 1997 Mercury Tracer to a 2006 Ford Mustang GT and I guess I wasn’t ready for what was to come as a result. Yeah, that shook me up just a bit but I’m getting used to the attention. Slowly.



Not really a kill story but it was my first and closest experience to 1 so I thought I would share. Not exactly sure what happened to the angry guy in the nice looking Cobra but my guess is he’s paying off a ticket.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,658 Posts
good grief! What a lunatic! you did good not to get into any kind of pissing match with him. You may have had a hard time shaking him and if he lost, he would be even more pissed, if that's possible.

good to know there was a cop around when you need one. if it had been me, I would have pulled in behind that cop and let him know he threw stuff at your car while he was driving.
then again, that probably wouldn't have mattered. sounds like the guy was doped up on something possibly.
don't sweat this occurence. this is the first story like this i have heard. usually the attention is much more appreciative.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
567 Posts
You did good :thumbsup

I probably get arrested for fighting this guy..... You dont throw sh!t at anybody's ride. That sh!t aint right!!

Some people just dont know how to act :mad: ........
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
472 Posts
Sounds like this guy was jealous. Too bad, Cobras are nice. He had a car to be proud of. Mine's 'just' and '02 and 'just' a GT, but I'm proud of it. I respect the newer Mustangs (especially the 40 extra horses in the GTs), but am not jealous of them. This guy must have some kind of inferiority complex. Personally, I hope he had drugs in his car. I hope his Cobra gets seized and sold to someone who will respect it and know how to act when driving it rather than belonging to this crackhead idiot who gives Mustang drivers - especially previous gen. Mustang drivers - a bad name.

As for your stripes, I say if you like them, put them on. Personally, I think the stripes 'complete the look' of the newer 'Stangs. Idiots are going to be idiots whether you have stripes or not, and surely this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
83 Posts
Sounds like BS. Someone with a little too much time to make up a story... I mean, Wichita? C'mon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
warcat said:
Sounds like BS. Someone with a little too much time to make up a story... I mean, Wichita? C'mon.
LOL

No problem. I don't normally share stories like that because they make me look like a fool. I felt like an idiot after it happened because it did shake me pretty good.

At least there are ppl on this board that speak their minds ... more power to you. :tongue

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
83 Posts
06'Red-Mustang said:
LOL

No problem. I don't normally share stories like that because they make me look like a fool. I felt like an idiot after it happened because it did shake me pretty good.

At least there are ppl on this board that speak their minds ... more power to you. :tongue
Just messing with ya, man. You write very well. Keep the stories coming, though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
385 Posts
That was exciting just reading about it, I'm so happy to hear about him getting pulled over. Racing is wrong and I agree but I admit that I have a little fun with it but I've never thrown anything at someone elses car or anything close to that!! Mustangs do attract A LOT of attention, but you have to learn how to deal with it. I think you did every single bit of it right. Don't let this discourage you however, the stripes are for you and would help the looks a ton. I say go for it!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
409 Posts
That was a very well written story. It actually made me want to read it, unlike some of these stories, although very good tales... are grammatical abortions. Also, kudos to you for being the bigger man, although that guy deserves an asskicking on a couple levels... I hope the cop cavity searched him.

*spread 'em* hahaha...

It's pretty understood that driving a mustang (especially a red one!) is asking for attention... but you should be able to drive what you want without jerks harrassing you. I usually get the "no wing = 6 cyl" from most people, and I don't miss any of the attention, especially if it's like this.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,912 Posts
Thanks for bumping this Dave!


Somehow I didn't post ***** in this thread.,...

LOOK AT ME!!!

I'M POST WHORING!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!!

Good job on the Cop Kill!!! (I don't know what else to call it!):hihi:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
409 Posts
Didn't bump nothin...
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,912 Posts
ok then!!

Thanks spy23714 for bumping this!!

Somehow I didn't post ***** in this thread.,...

LOOK AT ME!!!

I'M POST WHORING!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!!

Good job on the Cop Kill!!! (I don't know what else to call it!):hihi:8 Hours Ago 12:24 AM
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
409 Posts
hahaha, well, as long as the message comes across as truthful and accurate as possible. It seems that sometimes people get a little too serious in this forum...

We wouldn't want a misunderstanding... :rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,724 Posts
I woulda taken my mag light and smashed his window at the red light....forget racing, I can't believe he throw a can at your car. Racing would be the last thing on my mind.

Maybe you shoulda told the cop he throw a soda can at your car...maybe oyu could get him in a little more trouble. lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,176 Posts
Had something like that happen to me once too. Guy pulls right up on my back bumper and flips me off. Hanging out the window calling me a POS. Light turns green and I just sat there. Didn't move 1 inch(single lane rd). Continued to sit there until the light turns yellow and just before it turns red I take off. Well, the dumb a$$ decides he is going to take off also and nails it, flying right up on me again. This time, I brace myself for impact, stand on the brake and grabbed the e-brake. He slams into the back of me and pushes me about 50ft. I get out of the car and run to his car pulling him out of the car and proceeded to beat him to a pulp. Long story short, after the lawsuit, I had enough for a 347 stroker and a KB S/c. Life is good..:D
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
25 Posts
rj8806 said:
Had something like that happen to me once too. Guy pulls right up on my back bumper and flips me off. Hanging out the window calling me a POS. Light turns green and I just sat there. Didn't move 1 inch(single lane rd). Continued to sit there until the light turns yellow and just before it turns red I take off. Well, the dumb a$$ decides he is going to take off also and nails it, flying right up on me again. This time, I brace myself for impact, stand on the brake and grabbed the e-brake. He slams into the back of me and pushes me about 50ft. I get out of the car and run to his car pulling him out of the car and proceeded to beat him to a pulp. Long story short, after the lawsuit, I had enough for a 347 stroker and a KB S/c. Life is good..:D
i think putting your foot on a brake and bracing for impact while you see a guy heading toward you is just as insane as the guy whos trying to ram you.in fact,this is a strange account on multiple levels.a stranger decides to ram you and you let him do it by bracing for impact.then this stranger hits you hard enough to push your car 50ft and you jump out,run back, and beat him to a pulp?afterwards you sue this insane yet apparently well insured man and wind up with a new motor and supercharger?i understand getting into the spirit of a discussion but as that corvette driving fellow would say-I CALL BS ON THIS STORY-sorry. then again,maybe superman walks among us and his name is rj8806
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,176 Posts
Ringo said:
i think putting your foot on a brake and bracing for impact while you see a guy heading toward you is just as insane as the guy whos trying to ram you.in fact,this is a strange account on multiple levels.a stranger decides to ram you and you let him do it by bracing for impact.then this stranger hits you hard enough to push your car 50ft and you jump out,run back, and beat him to a pulp?afterwards you sue this insane yet apparently well insured man and wind up with a new motor and supercharger?i understand getting into the spirit of a discussion but as that corvette driving fellow would say-I CALL BS ON THIS STORY-sorry. then again,maybe superman walks among us and his name is rj8806
I am far from "superman", more like a ticked off driver with more balls than brains :yelpleased: . Call it road rage or stupidity, I don't care. As for the "spirit of the discussion", don't care about that either. Just relaying what happened to me. I did not sue him, I collected from his insurance company because he destroyed my car and made it a hood ornament. One thing I cannot stand is having some idiot act like a lunatic and run up on my a$$ so close that i don't even see headlights in the rearview. That just rubs me the wrong way, kinda like a sore loser that decides to pass you like your standing still after you've already destroyed them and slowed down. I personally don't care if you believe me or not. Don't know you from Adam and my 347 and S/c begs to differ. Happy Motoring :)
 
G

·
rj8806 said:
Long story short, after the lawsuit, I had enough for a 347 stroker and a KB S/c. Life is good..:D
but...
rj8806 said:
I did not sue him,
rj8806 said:
I braced myself for impact, stand on the brake and grabbed the e-brake. He slams into the back of me and pushes me about 50ft.
even still...
rj8806 said:
I get out of the car and run to his car pulling him out of the car and proceeded to beat him to a pulp.
ya gotta admit...there are some strange parts...50ft is a real hard hit to walk away from...much less run away from...glad youre okay though
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top