Otherwise known as Robbo
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Whats with Autobarn carparks??
Ok what the hell is with autobarn carparks? They are the biggest display of RICE in automotive history. I had to go to the Penrith autobarn the other day to get some locknuts for my BA XR6. When i pull up there is the stupidess freaken array of cars ever assembled on the planet.
- VN V6 commodore with plastic wings stuck everywhere, HSV sticker covering the entire rear window, monster tacho ect ect.
- 92 camry with cannon rear muffler and trd stickers.
- two mirages one sporting a monster tach, the other with ralliart badges!
i could go on. Anyway ill get to the story.
Walk in and ask this dude about lock nuts for my XR6. No problem he says, here u go. Anyway i want to match them against my wheels so i bring him out to the car. Sweet the guy says when he sees it, "thats the new XR6 ey.. ya its mad" then "is it the turbo bro" to which i reply no its not. This guy (he looked about 19) then goes on to tell me that my car is nothing special cause it aint the turbo and he asks why would i buy it. So i politely ask what does he drive and he proudly takes me over to his car:
Yes ladies and gentlemen - a fully awesome 1995 Mazda 121 in ferrari red. It had 17inch mags, a rear wing, window tint, a 3inch exhaust and to top off the absolute stupidity, a MONSTER TACHO - yes on a mazda 121 (u know the stupid bubble ones)
My girlfriend started laughing at him before I did, and i asked why u would put a monster tacho on this car he replied cause it looks cool. I was lost for words, paid for my locknuts and left without another word to him!!!
Anyway I seriously dont know whats going on lately with all the crappy modified cars on the road these days. When I was learning to drive I was embarresed to be seen in my parents camry and sisters corolla - now people try to bring attention to these cars with huge exhausts and other crap WHY oh Why do people mod shitboxes - go set something decent in the first place - plenty of cheap performance bargains to be had (eg EB XR6s approx $5000 up - awesome, why buy a 121).......
oh well thats my winge over.
2003 BA XR6, T5, Blueprint. Herrods exhaust, unifilter ,painted calipers.
0-100 in 6.55 secs.
Forever to live in the shadow of its big brother!
Also - Kawasaki ZZR, soon to be Kawasaki ZX6R.