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Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #1 (permalink)
RichA
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I raced a GT in my Mach-1 and lost

The race car GT, not the Mustang!
Left me like a cheap date.
-Rich
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #2 (permalink)
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Re: I raced a GT in my Mach-1 and lost

RichA wrote:
> The race car GT, not the Mustang!
> Left me like a cheap date.


Rich,

How about some details?

Patrick
'93 Cobra

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:14   #3 (permalink)
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Re: I raced a GT in my Mach-1 and lost

Sucks to be you!


"RichA" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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| The race car GT, not the Mustang!
| Left me like a cheap date.
| -Rich


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:15   #4 (permalink)
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Re: I raced a GT in my Mach-1 and lost

On 2 Jun 2005 19:01:49 -0700, NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:

>RichA wrote:
>> The race car GT, not the Mustang!
>> Left me like a cheap date.

>
>Rich,
>
>How about some details?
>
>Patrick
>'93 Cobra


I ran into the car on a local hwy called the Don Valley Parkway.
His car was red. For a split second, I didn't know what it was
because I'd only seen one at a show, but then I realized it was the
GT.
The hwy winds it's way into Downtown Toronto. We were stuck doing
25mph in the usual traffic jam about 10km from the city. The driver
of the GT looked at me a couple lanes over an waved. I waved back.
Once we cleared a major intersection (bunch of highway cut-offs)
the traffic eased up so he honked his horn a couple times and we took
off. From a near standing start (amazing how traffic can jam up when
nothing is in front of it, all those drivers deciding to change
multiple lanes at the last minute) he took the lead, by 80k (48mph)
he was lengths in front. Then we went into a turn, and he just left
me. I don't know how fast he was going, I could feel the lateral
force in the turn in my car but he tracked perfectly and just kept
going. The only other time I'd felt that in a wide turn was when
racing a Porche a long time ago.
The GT has an interesting engine sound, higher pitched than the Viper.
It almost reminded me of an E-Type Jag.
My car is pretty loud under full acceleration, more than a Mustang
GT, but I still heard his sound because it was so different.
I also saw his head jerk back as he changed gears. Reminded me of
a Vette driver I saw not long ago. To be fair,
(not that it would have mattered much) his lane cleared a second or
two before mine did. I didn't catch up to him again, which meant he
kept at speed, not a good proposition on that particular road, but I'm
sure he can afford the fine.
--Rich
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:17   #5 (permalink)
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Re: I raced a GT in my Mach-1 and lost

I also live in Toronto and I'm surprised you were able to get above 20 kmph
on the DVP. I would love to drive above 20 kmph there because it's a very
snakey type of highway. I don't think there is a straight stretch anywhere.
It would be great to cruise along at about 120 or so :) What day and time
were you able to drive at those rare speeds?

Gumby
'04GT

"RichA" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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> On 2 Jun 2005 19:01:49 -0700, NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:
>
> >RichA wrote:
> >> The race car GT, not the Mustang!
> >> Left me like a cheap date.

> >
> >Rich,
> >
> >How about some details?
> >
> >Patrick
> >'93 Cobra

>
> I ran into the car on a local hwy called the Don Valley Parkway.
> His car was red. For a split second, I didn't know what it was
> because I'd only seen one at a show, but then I realized it was the
> GT.
> The hwy winds it's way into Downtown Toronto. We were stuck doing
> 25mph in the usual traffic jam about 10km from the city. The driver
> of the GT looked at me a couple lanes over an waved. I waved back.
> Once we cleared a major intersection (bunch of highway cut-offs)
> the traffic eased up so he honked his horn a couple times and we took
> off. From a near standing start (amazing how traffic can jam up when
> nothing is in front of it, all those drivers deciding to change
> multiple lanes at the last minute) he took the lead, by 80k (48mph)
> he was lengths in front. Then we went into a turn, and he just left
> me. I don't know how fast he was going, I could feel the lateral
> force in the turn in my car but he tracked perfectly and just kept
> going. The only other time I'd felt that in a wide turn was when
> racing a Porche a long time ago.
> The GT has an interesting engine sound, higher pitched than the Viper.
> It almost reminded me of an E-Type Jag.
> My car is pretty loud under full acceleration, more than a Mustang
> GT, but I still heard his sound because it was so different.
> I also saw his head jerk back as he changed gears. Reminded me of
> a Vette driver I saw not long ago. To be fair,
> (not that it would have mattered much) his lane cleared a second or
> two before mine did. I didn't catch up to him again, which meant he
> kept at speed, not a good proposition on that particular road, but I'm
> sure he can afford the fine.
> --Rich



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