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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 17, 3:32 PM Thread Starter
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Velocity TV Street Race

I was wondering what y'all thought about the show on TV - takes place in the midwest and is basically street racing. I am amazed at the
speed of the vehicles but wonder why it is allowed.

Just curious about safety, the crazy speeds and the interesting start sequence.

Obviously, it must be ok with the locals - cops, citizens etc.
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If its like street outlaws, imn pretty sure the tv show has it set up with local police and fire departments. Notice in the background you see ambulances etc. How else do they get away with the huge lights etc.
Im just imagining its probably just like when a movie company wants to shoot a movie in a town or city. Get the permits, pay to close off certain streets, pay for cops and emergency crews. Buy a bond in case any property gets damaged.
Now the fools doing this stuff for real on the streets not for tv is a different scenario putting other peoples lives at risk is really stupid. Jim

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Do you think that there will be racing between self-driving cars? That seems to be the future. With no one in the cars there will be no danger for a driver or passengers.
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Do you think that there will be racing between self-driving cars? That seems to be the future. With no one in the cars there will be no danger for a driver or passengers.
absolutely NOT, unless programed to [or hacked... ]

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Well, I can accept that but, I wonder at the speeds, the proximity of the cars next to each other - no barriers on either side - no barriers to prevent the
cars from leaving the track...

We have a track here in Medford that restricts cars from going too fast... ie. nitro burning dragsters.... and it has all the protections.

I agree with you that street racing is never good.

We are getting snow! Whee..... yeah...... bah humbug.
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I was wondering what y'all thought about the show on TV - takes place in the midwest and is basically street racing. I am amazed at the
speed of the vehicles but wonder why it is allowed.

Just curious about safety, the crazy speeds and the interesting start sequence.

Obviously, it must be ok with the locals - cops, citizens etc.
i can't find it on the schedule
what day/time do you see it???

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i think street racing is cool when they block off both ends of a street in an industrial dist etc. some risk makes it fun thats just the way it is. ive drag raced over 30 years on the track but if i had a fast street car hell yes i would street race it. my main concern would be cops. as far as the show goes i didnt know about it but i will check it out. one more thing; if they dont like street racing stop closing tracks
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Do you think that there will be racing between self-driving cars? That seems to be the future. With no one in the cars there will be no danger for a driver or passengers.
There will be some sort of racing series. There is a racing series for drones, who would have thought. However, I don't foresee it replacing those with human drivers anytime soon.

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Vince - it was on Sunday night around 8 PM Pacific....
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i think street racing is cool when they block off both ends of a street in an industrial dist etc. some risk makes it fun thats just the way it is. ive drag raced over 30 years on the track but if i had a fast street car hell yes i would street race it. my main concern would be cops. as far as the show goes i didnt know about it but i will check it out. one more thing; if they dont like street racing stop closing tracks
My main concern is killing some innocent person, someone with their whole life ahead of them...

These shows are just like all the other "reality" TV shows.

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i think street racing is cool when they block off both ends of a street in an industrial dist etc. some risk makes it fun thats just the way it is. ive drag raced over 30 years on the track but if i had a fast street car hell yes i would street race it. my main concern would be cops. as far as the show goes i didnt know about it but i will check it out. one more thing; if they dont like street racing stop closing tracks
Someone I used to work with killed a spectator at a street race. A couple of people got into a fight at the "finish line" and some rocket scientist yelled "cops" to break it up. Predictably the crowd scattered, a 14 year old girl ran right in front of the cars that were on a run. In the grand scheme of things, what the legal system did to him doesn't compare to the guilt a normal person would go through.

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The Street Outlaws show is on the Discovery channel right now.

Gotta remember it's T V

A lot of innocent people have been killed by real street racing which is the main reason that street racing discussions are not allowed on this forum.

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I kind of like the show. Waayy too much drama and that freekin music when they're racing. And the foolish antics of Farmtruck guy and Asian....I'd rather see more about the cars, engines and racing.

And these are NOT street cars. I think a "street" car should be registered and driven to the race.
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Well, I can accept that but, I wonder at the speeds, the proximity of the cars next to each other - no barriers on either side - no barriers to prevent the
cars from leaving the track...

We have a track here in Medford that restricts cars from going too fast... ie. nitro burning dragsters.... and it has all the protections.

I agree with you that street racing is never good.

We are getting snow! Whee..... yeah...... bah humbug.
Medford,mass? My mother is from there originally

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I don't watch the show because they don't keep the camera on one thing more than a few seconds and I hate that plus the constant annoying bleep...bleep... bleeps
(Not to mention that they are promoting street racing even though it's not real.)

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