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California98Civic 02-03-2014 02:00 AM

Wild driving in Morocco: MIA's "Bad Girls" video
No eco driving here, just some wild driving, a trend in the Middle East.
Apparently there are lots of fatalities from this in places like Saudi Arabia, but this video was shot in Morocco because it's not legal for women to drive in Saudi Arabia... the song, you might guess, is about women driving (and all that cultural stuff about independence and freedom and sexuality that usually comes with these go boxes):

Econoguru 02-07-2014 08:35 PM

When I was working in Saudi next door to the compound I lived on, right outside the Kings farm at Janidiriyah every weekend there would be hoardes of people watching the crazy guys in their Camrys and Altimas drifiting. There were regularly fatalities when the cars got out of control and ploughed into the crowds. Pretty much every day I would see a road accident of some description. Often you couldnt make any sense of where the cars were positioned, it was often comical, with cars teetering on the edges of overpasses etc.

sarguy01 02-07-2014 08:55 PM

Dubai was interesting. I have never seen so many Maserati's, Audi R-8's, Bentley's, and the occasional Lambo and Ferrari.

Apparently a teacher in Dubai (I know because that person told me...) can get a loan for up to eight times their yearly salary. All of the nice cars are basically a mortgage without the house. A great way to stay in debt...

Econoguru 02-07-2014 09:02 PM

Saudis all live on credit as far as I could see...I have been to Dubai a lot of times for some big weekends. Most memorable was 20 of us in a stretch Hummer. Carnage!

freebeard 02-08-2014 03:12 AM

At first I couldn't decide which was worse, the music or the drifting. Then I noticed the pavement was only *that* wide. They've got a whole lot of dirt in that country.

poomanchu 02-08-2014 03:36 AM

i <3 mia. Thanks for sharing!

wdb 02-08-2014 08:44 AM

Search for "Arab drifting" on YouTube. They're nuts.

Cobb 02-08-2014 10:14 AM

I like YALA more myself. :thumbup:

poomanchu 02-08-2014 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Cobb (Post 410420)
I like YALA more myself. :thumbup:


California98Civic 02-08-2014 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by wdb (Post 410413)
Search for "Arab drifting" on YouTube. They're nuts.

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