I've had my fair share of embarassing moments in my life, being dacked playing soccer in front of a crowd at high school comes to mind. Yet none of those moments compare to what just happened...
I was following my boss back to his place to check out his new car (VL Calais) with me in my 3 speed MPI EA GL and him in his VB
Commodore 202. It was all going fine until we appoached a set of traffic lights just near his house, which just happened to be red. Naturally I pulled out beside him and lined up to offer a friendly race to the posted speed limit of 80 Kph. (I know some of you are thinking "oh no he didn't" right about now)
I was in a merging lane so my car was going to have to get down and boogy pretty quick to get in front of him. Lights go green and he pulls away a bit and just before I was due to merge with his lane my car was pulling on his like a 15 year old, only I had run out of road. At this stage doing about 60 and the front of my car level with the back of his. He pulled in to the right hand lane but I had backed off to get behind him safely.
The winner of the 0-80 duel... The Commodore
When we arrived at his place the first thing he asked was whether I was trying or not and I just answered by burying my head in my hands. I don't have any excuse to offer
This has inspired me somewhat. Instead saving for a newer car like an ED which I had told some members I was going to, I've decided to throw my 3 speed transmission in the bin and replace it with a T5 and a new diff ratio. I reckon a push bike would beat my car in the 0-60 stakes at the moment.
Anyway, I thought y'all might like to have a laugh or just cringe at my expense