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Old 09-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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Mounties impound $2 million worth of high-end vehicles

This could be the plot for a movie, "Fast and Furious Canada," or maybe "Fast and Furious, the Young and the Rich."
Police in British Columbia say they impounded $2 million worth of high-end vehicles this week after witnesses reported the 13 cars racing on a metro Vancouver highway at speeds of 125 mph (200 kph).
The high-end race cars included a Ferrari, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, an Audi, an Aston Martin, Nissans and a Mercedes, according to a Royal Canadian Mounted Police press release.
Two of the racers would run side-by-side to block other traffic going in their direction on the highway while the others cars would take off in a race, witnesses told the RCMP.
"These drivers seemed to be looking for attention. Well, they definitely got the attention of police," Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Lower Mainland District Regional Police Service, said in the press release.
What the racers, who police said are all under age 21, won't get is harsh punishment.
"Each driver will be charged with Driving without Reasonable Consideration and receive a violation ticket with a specified penalty of $196. Additionally, these drivers will be responsible for all associated towing and storage charges," according to the RCMP press release.
That's because police didn't actually catch them in the act and acted only on witness accounts. They weren't caught on radar, video or seen by a police officer, Superintendent Norm Gaumont, RCMP officer in charge of traffic enforcement for the Lower Mainland, told the Surrey Now newspaper.
"I know there's a lot of disappointment, wondering why we only charged them with an offence of $196. They fact of the matter is, we have to look at all the evidence we have and what we're able to prove," Surrey Now quoted Gaumont as saying. "That's why we've charged them with driving without due consideration for the public."
If police were able to charge the 13 drivers with more severe offenses, they could have faced forfeiture of their vehicles, according to a Vancouver Sun report.
The RCMP said most of the drivers were operating their vehicles on "N" class licenses, which means they had not yet attained full driving privileges. Only one of the drivers was the registered owner of the car they were driving, Gaumont told Surrey Now.
The drivers included 12 men and one woman, according to Surrey Now. Gaumont told the paper they were on their way to have a meal when they decided to race.



According to the Sun, the vehicles were:
  • 2007 Ferrari 599
  • 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo
  • 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo
  • 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo
  • 2009 Audi R8
  • 2012 Nissan GT-R
  • 2010 Nissan GT-R
  • 2010 Nissan GT-R
  • 2010 Maserati Turismo
  • 2010 Maserati Turismo
  • 2011 Mercedes SL63
  • 2011 Mercedes SLS
  • 2005 Aston Martin DB9
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:56 PM   #2
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I'm confident that these kids bought the cars with their own money. Probably saved from a paper route or working at a fast food restaurant.
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The first thing I thought of while reading this was... Dudley Do-Right!

"oh this pesky knot -- could you give me a hand?

And the second thought was, where could they have possibly got the cars?

And finally, is travelover's avatar Gladstone?
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Ok ok so they got a little frisky - but tell me the important stuff - who won and what was he/she driving.



heh heh heh - they used to race on old HWY 90 when we lived in the swamp. Not all of them lived.
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I'm confident that these kids bought the cars with their own money. Probably saved from a paper route or working at a fast food restaurant.
That's what I was thinking. Such spoiled brats. When I was 21, I walked, rode my bike, or took the bus. (Ten miles, through the snow, uphill in both directions?). Actually, it's true, I did and so do many others at that age.
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That's what I was thinking. Such spoiled brats. When I was 21, I walked, rode my bike, or took the bus. (Ten miles, through the snow, uphill in both directions?). Actually, it's true, I did and so do many others at that age.
That must have been tough. My father did buy me a car just before I turned 16. It needed a little work before I could drive it though:
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That must have been tough. My father did buy me a car just before I turned 16. It needed a little work before I could drive it though:
Looks like some of the cars my boyfriends at that time had - - great projects, but for transportation, not so much...
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I used to do the same thing when I was young with two important differences: 1) I didn't get caught; 2) My car was quite a bit less exotic.
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I used to do the same thing when I was young with two important differences: 1) I didn't get caught; 2) My car was quite a bit less exotic.
+1 We thought a lot of money was the $500 we put into the carbs and cam in the big block dodge. Car cost about half that.
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