Fourtitude.com - C8 engineers busted for street racing
Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    Fourtitude.com


    Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
    Results 1 to 25 of 115
    1. Banned
      Join Date
      Oct 14th, 2019
      Posts
      524
      01-11-2020 10:15 PM #1

    2. Remove Advertisements

      Advertisements
       

    3. I’m not a loser. I’m a winnah!! patrikman's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2008
      Location
      44.5 North, 88 West
      Posts
      38,797
      Cars
      made in ‘murica truck and wagon
      01-11-2020 10:24 PM #2
      rule #1
      this signature kills fascists.

      Support Your Local Homebrewery

    4. Member MGQ's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 16th, 2002
      Location
      The City (:-l)
      Posts
      10,873
      Cars
      Fusion Hybrid
      01-11-2020 10:41 PM #3
      The situation is particularly embarrassing for the Corvette brand, as it is tied closely to the Bowling Green community: The city is home to Chevrolet's Corvette manufacturing plant as well as the National Corvette Museum.
      This is only temporary, unless it works. - Red Green

    5. Senior Member AZGolf's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 6th, 2000
      Location
      Phoenix area
      Posts
      34,528
      01-11-2020 11:43 PM #4
      UPDATE: According to Kentucky's WNKY, Thim, 27, was caught driving one Corvette at 120 mph, and Derkatz, 30, at 100 mph; a third Corvette on the scene was "not participating in the racing. "
      This would be bad enough if it was freeway racing on a 65-70mph posted freeway, but on a 45mph road, yeah, sorry that's just something you can't be doing.

    6. Geriatric Member PSU's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2004
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      86,318
      Cars
      gray hare.
      01-12-2020 01:48 AM #5
      You can’t fix stupid.

      Nice publicity for the brand though.

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Oct 18th, 2017
      Location
      Saskatchewan
      Posts
      694
      Cars
      2012 Cayman | 2019 R | 2015 Golf
      01-12-2020 07:48 AM #6
      C8 -> too fast to enjoy on public streets

    8. Member freedomgli's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 25th, 2002
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      12,123
      01-12-2020 11:25 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by KrisA View Post
      C8 -> too fast to enjoy on public streets
      Yup. You can get a speeding ticket in any car. But I’d much rather drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. Fast cars are truly boring to drive on public roads at legal speeds. They don’t get fun until you’re over 100 miles an hour on a race track.

    9. I’m not a loser. I’m a winnah!! patrikman's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2008
      Location
      44.5 North, 88 West
      Posts
      38,797
      Cars
      made in ‘murica truck and wagon
      01-12-2020 12:23 PM #8
      Nobody caught that the three cars were red, white, and a blue one. Nobody?
      this signature kills fascists.

      Support Your Local Homebrewery

    10. 01-12-2020 12:38 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      rule #1

    11. 01-12-2020 04:33 PM #10
      Probably a publicity stunt

    12. Member Elite_Deforce's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 18th, 2012
      Location
      Ottawa-Gatineau
      Posts
      8,932
      Cars
      2012 Mustang GT, 1986 Mazda RX-7 GX
      01-12-2020 07:00 PM #11
      Who cares.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      People have been complaining about modern BMWs lacking steering feel so they are adding torque steer.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ernie McCracken View Post
      I don't trust the judgment of anyone who likes black wheels.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I find it ironic that long time Euro brand fans would assume long term reliability issues would destroy any love of a unique product.

    13. Banned
      Join Date
      Oct 14th, 2019
      Posts
      524
      01-12-2020 07:26 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      Who cares.
      Kentucky state cops, apparently.

      And probably some people who live in the neighborhood.

      Oh--and GM senior management. WAY up. They care.

      They definitely care.

      What was your point again?

    14. Member Elite_Deforce's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 18th, 2012
      Location
      Ottawa-Gatineau
      Posts
      8,932
      Cars
      2012 Mustang GT, 1986 Mazda RX-7 GX
      01-12-2020 08:56 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by elmo3 View Post
      Kentucky state cops, apparently.

      And probably some people who live in the neighborhood.

      Oh--and GM senior management. WAY up. They care.

      They definitely care.

      What was your point again?
      They probably care to the extent that this is publicity to them. They probably will laugh at them when they come back into work this week.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      People have been complaining about modern BMWs lacking steering feel so they are adding torque steer.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ernie McCracken View Post
      I don't trust the judgment of anyone who likes black wheels.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I find it ironic that long time Euro brand fans would assume long term reliability issues would destroy any love of a unique product.

    15. Geriatric Member @McMike's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 9th, 2002
      Location
      Northern part of the Virginia
      Posts
      37,238
      Cars
      German Vans, British cars, and a motorbike.
      01-12-2020 09:55 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      rule #1
      No kidding. Spam post-building accounts put in more effort than that.

    16. 01-12-2020 10:24 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      Who cares.
      Boeing will take them, they are that desperate. Maybe Mary Barra will go with them too.
      Last edited by focusgroup1; 01-12-2020 at 10:26 PM.

    17. Member BUJonathan's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2nd, 2004
      Location
      Chicagoland, IL
      Posts
      3,990
      Cars
      '17 Subaru Legacy Sport
      01-12-2020 10:34 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      They probably care to the extent that this is publicity to them. They probably will laugh at them when they come back into work this week.
      Ehh, I would disagree on that. There's spirited driving... And there's stupid driving. Pretty sure this falls in the latter category.

      I started my career in Detroit as a test engineer. A test engineer who gets their car impounded is a liability to the company (and the public in this case). A test engineer who loses their license... Is pretty much unable to do their job.

      They will get laughed at, no doubt. But their jobs have to be at serious risk here. Both of the engineers arrested are early career. And I've seen more experienced (read: more valuable) engineers let go for lesser offenses.
      Last edited by BUJonathan; 01-12-2020 at 10:38 PM.
      =

    18. Member SchnellFowVay's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 20th, 2001
      Location
      Las Vegas, NV
      Posts
      15,030
      Cars
      '19 MDX, '17 S3, '08 987.1 S, '86 535is 5MT
      01-13-2020 08:22 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomgli View Post
      Yup. You can get a speeding ticket in any car. But I’d much rather drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. Fast cars are truly boring to drive on public roads at legal speeds. They don’t get fun until you’re over 100 miles an hour on a race track.
      Oh FFS, it only took like 7 posts for the usual TCL mantra to emerge.

      Next up will be cockerpunk.

      And just to be clear, pinning the throttle on a "Fast car" on an onramp going from 20mph-80mph is very, very fun.
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk
      this is due to your inexperience with performance driving . . . you really do have to take a car to a performance driving event, track day, autocross, ice race etc to get a feel for how a car actually performs. and you have to have the knowledge and skill to be able to manipulate the car in such a way as to get it and keep it at the edge.

    19. Member Elite_Deforce's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 18th, 2012
      Location
      Ottawa-Gatineau
      Posts
      8,932
      Cars
      2012 Mustang GT, 1986 Mazda RX-7 GX
      01-13-2020 08:28 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by BUJonathan View Post
      Ehh, I would disagree on that. There's spirited driving... And there's stupid driving. Pretty sure this falls in the latter category.

      I started my career in Detroit as a test engineer. A test engineer who gets their car impounded is a liability to the company (and the public in this case). A test engineer who loses their license... Is pretty much unable to do their job.

      They will get laughed at, no doubt. But their jobs have to be at serious risk here. Both of the engineers arrested are early career. And I've seen more experienced (read: more valuable) engineers let go for lesser offenses.
      From what I hear, good engineers are in demand though. The company will find a way to keep their jobs. If they are NOT good engineers, well then...
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      People have been complaining about modern BMWs lacking steering feel so they are adding torque steer.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ernie McCracken View Post
      I don't trust the judgment of anyone who likes black wheels.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I find it ironic that long time Euro brand fans would assume long term reliability issues would destroy any love of a unique product.

    20. Member freedomgli's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 25th, 2002
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      12,123
      01-13-2020 08:59 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      Oh FFS, it only took like 7 posts for the usual TCL mantra to emerge.

      Next up will be cockerpunk.

      And just to be clear, pinning the throttle on a "Fast car" on an onramp going from 20mph-80mph is very, very fun.
      Different strokes for different folks. That on ramp experience you described sounds pretty mundane and one-dimensional to me. For me it’s certainly not worth the cost of admission and all the trade offs to have a street car where the vast majority of its performance capabilities cannot be exploited safely or legally on a public road. They’re pretty boring at 3/10ths.

      Which brings us back to square one. Most modern sport cars and sport bikes are used by hooligan outlaws who regularly break the rules and drive dangerously on public roads putting innocent lives at risk. The temptation to take such risks is just too strong. Usually it works out ok. Sometimes it doesn’t. I don’t believe for one second that some or even most Corvette owners obey all traffic laws when street driving and only “open it up” to extra legal speeds on rare occasion when at a closed circuit race course. It’s all wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

    21. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 18th, 2018
      Posts
      6,611
      Cars
      '16 TLX SH-AWD- NA is BEST
      01-13-2020 09:34 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      Oh FFS, it only took like 7 posts for the usual TCL mantra to emerge.

      Next up will be cockerpunk.

      And just to be clear, pinning the throttle on a "Fast car" on an onramp going from 20mph-80mph is very, very fun.
      What does accelerating to 10-15 over on a highway have to do with going damn near 3x the speed limit

      Something being fun doesn't excuse it from being dangerous + idiotic.

      I think the C8 is a huge achievement but I also agree that it's probably too much for the street and the average driver.

    22. Member BUJonathan's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2nd, 2004
      Location
      Chicagoland, IL
      Posts
      3,990
      Cars
      '17 Subaru Legacy Sport
      01-13-2020 10:00 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      From what I hear, good engineers are in demand though. The company will find a way to keep their jobs. If they are NOT good engineers, well then...
      Good engineers are always in demand. Like I mentioned, I've seen more experienced (read: harder to replace) engineers let go for lesser reasons.

      Driving 100 - 120 mph in a 45 and street racing is most likely going to be viewed by the company as a liability...
      =

    23. Member worth_fixing's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 23rd, 2009
      Location
      Montreal, Qc
      Posts
      7,033
      Cars
      2014 Mazda3 Sport GS - 1982 Honda CB750K
      01-13-2020 12:51 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by BUJonathan View Post
      Good engineers are always in demand. Like I mentioned, I've seen more experienced (read: harder to replace) engineers let go for lesser reasons.

      Driving 100 - 120 mph in a 45 and street racing is most likely going to be viewed by the company as a liability...
      as stupid as it was to do that, i wouldn't let them go for it, especially if they're great employees. they just won you tons of free 'racing' advertisement. and besides; it's great to have people passionate about your products who work on them. Not saying what they did was justifiable...but I mean...come on. It's not like it wouldn't be tempting.
      http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-metric/286588.png
      Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy.

    24. Senior Member LT1M21Stingray's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 13th, 2006
      Location
      Somewhere North of Lyon Mountain.
      Posts
      23,727
      Cars
      SR71 C30 t53a/b/b
      01-13-2020 12:54 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      as stupid as it was to do that, i wouldn't let them go for it, especially if they're great employees. they just won you tons of free 'racing' advertisement. and besides; it's great to have people passionate about your products who work on them. Not saying what they did was justifiable...but I mean...come on. It's not like it wouldn't be tempting.
      What about the children? Think of the children.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Tavarish
      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

    25. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 18th, 2018
      Posts
      6,611
      Cars
      '16 TLX SH-AWD- NA is BEST
      01-13-2020 12:55 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      as stupid as it was to do that, i wouldn't let them go for it, especially if they're great employees. they just won you tons of free 'racing' advertisement. and besides; it's great to have people passionate about your products who work on them. Not saying what they did was justifiable...but I mean...come on. It's not like it wouldn't be tempting.
      If you wouldn't fire them I'm sure your superiors would. Endangering the public, driving recklessly and committing crimes is not good press. It speaks to ****ty hires and a problem in the corporate culture.

    26. Banned
      Join Date
      Oct 14th, 2019
      Posts
      524
      01-13-2020 01:02 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      What about the children? Think of the children.
      Now all we need is a Hitler/Nazi reference, and we can close this thread.

    Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •