german cops bust massive street race

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TOS
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the autobahn may have sections with no speed limit, but street racing is still a crime

What's German for "we had a bountiful car harvest this year, didn't we, officer?"
Séamas Honorary Consul General
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I don't normally care for civil forfeiture, but my region has had a number of problems with huge groups of motorists (some with vehicles NOT roadworthy) deciding to takeover highways, etc.
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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I am pretty sure that, while their is no legislated speed limit that something along the lines of "safe and reasonable" is the law so you might be cited for unsafe speed even in the absence of a speed limit.
Also, cars have speed ratings in Germany. I think 4 categories, so something cheap like a VW Polo might have a class limit of..oh, say 90kph while only top end cars like Porches and S and C class Mercs might be unlimited.
Pictured in the article was a late 60's Camaro, I highly doubt it is legal for something so old and crude to be screaming along at 150mph+ on the autobahn.
I remember reading the German police escorted the gumball rally cars last time they drove through, didn't think anyone else would be foolish enough to try something similar.
justine Elitist Beer Lover
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Gumball Rally is awesome and worldwide, or was. I think they did one race from New York to LA. If you haven't seen one, look for the videos.
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justine posted:
Gumball Rally is awesome and worldwide, or was. I think they did one race from New York to LA. If you haven't seen one, look for the videos.

I don't know about the Gumball Rally but I know the Cannonball Baker, Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash was held 7 or 8 times back in the 70's.
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Cannonball Run?
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ukimalefu Rebel? resistance? why not both?
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juice posted:
Cannonball Run?

That's what it has been called outside the cognoscenti. :brow:
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