Street Racing

BUSTED! 144 mph in a 55 mph.

Posted in Dodge, Street Racing by MrAngry | April 18th, 2010 | 7 Responses |

For those of us who have been to the race track it’s a known fact that your adrenaline gets pumping. You’re there, you’re excited and the only thing you want to do is to go fast, which, and lets face it, is why these tracks exist. Driving what looks to be either a new Dodge Charger R/T or Magnum R/T, the owner films himself clicking off a nice 14 second pass on the track, but then proceeds to take his overzealous hoonage back out onto the street. First he passes a semi-truck on the shoulder, then hits the highway and just keeps his foot buried in the throttle to the tune of 144 mph – only 89 mph over the legal speed limit. With camera’s rolling he then proceeds to get pulled over and the rest, well… just watch the video to find out what happens next.

Ferrari F430 Trio Battles it Out in Malaysia.

Posted in Street Racing, Videos by MrAngry | April 16th, 2010 | 1 Response |

I am prefacing this by saying that Ridelust.com does not in any way, shape or form condone street racing in the United States of America. These three jackasses however were racing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in a trio of Ferrari F430s. We’ve got a standard F430 (as if there is anything standard about a F430), an F430 Spyder and Mr. Big Nuts himself, the mighty F430 Scuderia all racing like maniacs up some mountain road on the other side of the planet. These guys cut off everyone in their path, almost stack the cars multiple times and, in some miracle that cannot be explained, don’t kill themselves and everyone around them in the process. Like I said, Ridelust.com does not condone this kind of behavior, and in reality we only put up this video because we think Ferrari’s sound cool.

Source: Streetfire.net

Connecting Highway, NY -VS- Mullholland Drive, CA

Posted in Street Racing, Videos by MrAngry | April 13th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Every city has it’s own little stretch of road that locals use as their private raceway. They exist in every state, in every city and in every small town. For example, if you grew up or lived in one of the five boroughs of New York you ran on Connecting Highway. This was a quarter mile link between the Gowanus Parkway and the Triborough Bridge and was the urban drag strip used to source out who had the fastest car in the boroughs. A lot of these guys came from Queens and in fact, much of the photo’s you’ll see on the Connecting Highway website where taken at a place called Astoria Park in, you guessed it, Astoria. I used to live in Astoria at 28th & Ditmars to be exact, and I can tell you that from the photo’s, the park looks exactly the same now as it did 40 years ago. It is the true and quintessential New York City park.

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Want To Avoid A Traffic Ticket? Here’s Some Advice

Posted in Crashes, driving, Featured, General, Guide, How To, Legal, Police, Politics, Roads, Safety, Street Racing, Tips, Traffic by Kurt Ernst | March 26th, 2010 | 16 Responses |

We here at RideLust have previously presented video on dealing with police, and I’ve got to tell you that it’s perhaps the worst advice I’ve ever seen given. It’s ACLU bullshit; while technically correct, it’s guaranteed to get you a ticket, an ass kicking or a whole lot of trouble you don’t really need. Consider this: you’re at a traffic light that changes from red to green. You look left, and see a fully loaded dump truck steaming into the intersection at full speed; it’s your legal right to proceed, because it’s his obligation to stop. Would you rather be right, or ground into pavement pizza?

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Dead Man’s Hearse Drags the Quarter Mile

Posted in Bizarre, Car Stunts, General, Newsworthy, People, Racing, Street Racing by Alex Kierstein | October 5th, 2009 | 2 Responses |

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Ever wondered how fast a hearse, with a casket and body inside, would run the quarter mile? If you were watching Jerome Miller’s funeral procession, you’d have the answer. Miller was an avid, possibly fanatic drag racing fan from Kenosha, Wisconsin, who came up street dragging and ended up running an AMC dragger until around 1993, when his eyesight wouldn’t allow it anymore.

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GT5 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Proves Almost As Good As The Original

Posted in AMG, Cars, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Luxury Cars, Mercedes Benz, Newsworthy, Pictures, Pop Culture, Racing, Sports Cars, Street Racing by Suzanne Denbow | September 25th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |

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For those of you old enough to remember Ms. Pac-Man, the realism with which today’s video games are delivered may almost seem surreal. Such is the case with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG pictured above (and below, after the jump), which is set to take center stage in the new Gran Turismo 5 when it hits stores in a few months. Rendered by the pros at Polyphony Digital, the GT5 SLS AMG is a dead ringer for the production version scheduled to debut in mid-2010 and can be had for thousands of dollars less than the original. Of course, the babes you’ll attract will be limited to whatever can be found skulking around the chat rooms but hey,you know what they say, you can’t have your cake and eat it too… Read More…

2010 Mustang Takes On Drifting Homeland

Posted in Bizarre, Car Stunts, Cars, Custom, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Ford, General, muscle cars, Mustang, Racing, Sports Cars, Street Racing, Stunts by Geoff | September 15th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |

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As much as the drifting crowd would like to think their four-wheeled acrobatics will incite a new renaissance in grass-roots racing, conjure up the ghost of Steve McQueen, and cure cancer, in actuality it is the automotive equivalent of synchronized swimming. Still, even the most cynical among us has to admit that repeatedly maintaining control of a couple thousand lbs of machinery through excessively oversteered corners deserves our respect on some level.

One of the reigning kings of this (let’s call it) sport, is Vaughn Gittin Jr., who if you didn’t know, is the new poster child for Ford’s campaign at making the 2010 Mustang a legitimate drift contender. As part of that effort, they have released six documentary-style webisodes that chronicle his recent tour of the drifting motherland: Japan. Read More…

Sports Car Tuners of Canada: Enemy Prosecutor Arrested for Road Rage

Posted in Legal, Newsworthy, Police, Safety, Scandal, Street Racing by Alex Kierstein | September 2nd, 2009 | 4 Responses |

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Is it karma? A former Canadian government prosecutor, Micheal Bryant, was charged on Tuesday for killing a bike messenger during a road rage incident. While that is horrible and tragic, Bryant was also known for aggressively pushing for stronger traffic safety laws, including quite controversially in 2007 giving local Ontario cops the ability to seize and crush any vehicle modified for racing even if no charges were filed against the owner. That’s right, that AEM cold-air intake would have been enough for Bryant’s goons to crush your car. That made it way more insane than California’s controversial law about crushing street racers. Make the jump for more details on the highly ironic road rage incident that lead to Bryant’s arrest.

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Toyota Racing Development Focuses Efforts On Superchargers

Posted in car modifications, Car Tech, Cars, Custom, Fast Cars, General, Horsepower, New Cars, Off-Roading, Racing, SEMA, Street Racing, Toyota, Trucks by Geoff | July 21st, 2009 | 1 Response |
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TRD Supercharged 2008 Toyota Tundra

Embracing the philosophy that superchargers possess the greatest potential for increasing horsepower in their stock Toyota engines, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) provides a range of supercharger units for Scion, Toyota and Lexus cars, none more impressive than that applied to the Toyota Tundra’s 5.7-liter V8 pictured above. The result? 504 horsepower and 550 pounds feet of torque. Read More…

Noriyaro: Japanese for Hot Drifting Action

Posted in car modifications, Custom, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Foreign Cars, Horsepower, Nissan GT-R, Pictures, Pop Culture, Popular Cars, Racing, Street Racing, Stunts by Alex Kierstein | June 22nd, 2009 | Leave a Reply |

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How do you feel about heavily boosted J-tin cruising from apex to apex in full-on opposite-lock four-wheel-drift? If you’re anything like us, you are sort of transfixed. You don’t even have to like drifting to appreciate the cars and the extreme skill needed to whip them around a track not just adequately, but with style too. There are a lot of specialist sites catering to very specific car fetishes (brown Lincoln Continentals? Rolled-over donks?), but Noriyaro is where I go to get my JDM drift fix. If you don’t like the idea of 1,000 HP Supras banging against the rev limiter, then best not jump over to his site.

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