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Old 02-09-2009, 03:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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its like the concept of the lotus exige. small light, adaquate horsepower, nimble.

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Old 06-14-2010, 09:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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LOL This happened in my neck of the woods!


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Scott in SoCal - 24 Aug 2007 14:21 GMT
A 70 HP Geo Metro can go 110 MPH? That's even faster than a Prius!!


Police Chase Car At High Speeds
Officers eluded on Benton County back roads
By Bob Caudle

SPRINGDALE — A white Geo Metro, sporting a 70 horsepower engine,
managed to elude officers from four Northwest Arkansas law enforcement
agencies in high-speed chase Tuesday.

Police are searching for the man thought to have been driving the car,
Charles Hammons, 32, of Springdale.

The car, which police say reached speeds of 110 mph, led them from
Thompson Street in Springdale, where Springdale officers attempted to
stop the vehicle for fictitious tags at approximately 10:10 a.m.

The driver floored the Metro, with police in pursuit.

The chase continued south on Thompson and west on Main Street in
Johnson. The chase went down Main Street in Johnson at 60 mph,
according to Chris McCarville, public information officer for the
Springdale Police Department.

The Metro’s driver steered his vehicle on Interstate 540 and headed
north, turning west on U.S. 412. He turned onto Old Highway 62 and the
chase continued over several county roads in Benton County with
Springdale police, the Arkansas State Police, the Benton County
Sheriff’s Office and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office all in

The pursuit went cold at 10:28 a.m. when a Springdale police car
wrecked on Logan Cave Road in Benton County.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle somewhere near Springtown after
Springdale officer Stacy Bohannan lost control of the police car on
the dirt road, spun out and hit an embankment. She was not injured in
the wreck. The chase lasted 18 to 19 minutes and covered 24 miles,
police said.

A female passenger in the car managed to get out of the vehicle after
police lost the speeding car on Benton County back roads.

Hammons has an outstanding warrant for failure to pay traffic summons,
McCarville said. Officers said they recovered what was believed to be
marijuana thrown from the car at the beginning of the chase.

Benton County sheriff’s deputies found the woman passenger walking
along Arkansas 112 after she got out the vehicle.

She is not being charged and is cooperating with police, McCarville
Go figure, it was a woman police officer that wrecked. Hate to sound sexist, but I fear woman drivers! They don't seem to pay attention very well.
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't want to sound sexist either but I have observed the same thing.

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Old 06-15-2010, 04:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't care if I sound sexist. They are to be feared!

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Old 06-15-2010, 09:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I fear people blabbing (or texting) on cellphones more than any gender.
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I fear people blabbing (or texting) on cellphones more than any gender.
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this is as good as a recent artical in my local paper saying almost all sport bikes can reach speeds in exess of 200mph.. his research consisted of walking into a dealership and looking at a bikes speedometer..
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:39 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Maybe he honed his driving skills play GTA...

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