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Old 07-04-2002, 20:45   #1 (permalink)
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Is nothing sacred?

I’m bitterly disappointed. I sailed into Darwin yesterday after a 9 month absence. Darwin, that last bastion of Australian motoring culture. Where fair dinkum Aussies cruise the main drag in rusty Cortinas and multi coloured Toranas with fats and Cold Chisel blaring.

Imagine my shock to find bright yellow excels with tea towel wings and Silver Hondas with scoops fitted where they were never meant to be all playing Doof Doof.

What is this country coming too? Sometimes as a member of the Australian Defence Force I wonder if the place is worth placing my life in danger for.




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Old 07-04-2002, 20:50   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Jamie, what's more important is that you are protecting me and my XR. Thanks heaps mate!
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Old 07-04-2002, 21:54   #3 (permalink)
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Jaime, you should've done some artillery tests using those monstrosities as targets... hehehehehe
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Old 07-04-2002, 22:16   #4 (permalink)
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Jamie,

Perhaps were the traditionalist lot.
I feel for you mate, I live in the mountains and i cannot believe the changes that the car culture is going through. Seems amongst the youngens Falcon/Commos are a rarity. Seems the new generation sees a fully slammed dodgy lowered Excel's, with dodgy fibre glass bits, 7inch dump pipe seats reclined over 45 degrees as cool. Hell even in Bathurst the "ricer" trend is spreading and thats meant to be V8 territory with Mt Panorama in the back.

Me will always have a slot in my indash cd for Chisel, Men at work or the like.
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Old 07-04-2002, 22:30   #5 (permalink)
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The first time I ever berthed in Darwin in the 80's, I saw a 4.2L V8 Torana doing burnouts on the wharf in front of the ship and thought that this was great.

They have built the wharf area up over the years and like Newcastle harbour it's become the trendy place to go. It's sad to see ricers on the main street now.

Though I did see a great looking Narooma blue XR6 with "Stealth" for a number plate. Mate, if you are on these forums, good on ya!!!
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Hey Jamie, what's more important is that you are protecting me and my XR. Thanks heaps mate!
Yeah Jamie, much apreciated buddy.:yeah:

I too am sad to see that the younger generations are going with the rice scene. I'm only 20 and most of my friends have been sucked into that crap, there are only a few of us left.

I for one will make sure that my kid (boy/girl) is driving around in a REAL car even if it's a... *gulp*... v6 holden... but I'd rather see him/her in that than a rice car.
I only just managed to save my little brother from the taste for rice... he wants my car now for when he's on his P's... and that's who it's going to. Then I'm starting a project with him in the non-too distant future with a 5.0L NF Fairlane. (his choice)

... and if he even thinks about getting anything that resembles rice, I'll give him a smack in the back of the head to wake him up.
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Old 07-05-2002, 08:29   #7 (permalink)
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What is this country coming too? Sometimes as a member of the Australian Defence Force I wonder if the place is worth placing my life in danger for.

agree with you 100% jamie. if i had my way, you would be using these cars for ballistics testing.however, having said that, times change (me / us getting old). i have been as savage as anyone on ricers, but at the end of the day, i suppose the owners are no different (except for lack of taste) in wanting to have a car that stands out.

when i was a lad....all show and no go was bad. but now it is acceptable. i think the change could be down to a couple of things;

1. modern cars perform better than the equivalent cars of 15 years ago (except escorts of course).
2. the new cars are safer than the equivalents of a few years back.
3. when you consider the cost, these cars represent reasonable value for money. it is just funny to see them then spend $20k plus to make it look fast when they could have got an xr or something similar for the same, or less money.

having said all that, i still hate ricers. they look stupid, sound worse and are usually slow. not long to wait though for me and i will have the rs running...and will show these peanuts what a real 2 litre is capable of.

sic em escy....
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A lot of young blokes might be into the ricer scene, but you know they'd rather a Falcon or a Commodore judging by the looks on some of their faces when a well sorted example goes past them.
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Old 07-05-2002, 19:38   #9 (permalink)
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I for one would never let my brother drive a ricer, and i am proud that all his mates drive muscle cars!
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Old 07-05-2002, 21:05   #10 (permalink)
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A lot of young blokes might be into the ricer scene, but you know they'd rather a Falcon or a Commodore judging by the looks on some of their faces when a well sorted example goes past them.

100% Spot on, I have had a lot of these guys look at the car with envy as I've passed them. They know that they can't keep up. The ones that annoy me are the idiots in bright yellow Hyundais that think they can.
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