This happened about 4 years ago and came accross this post I made on another site then, and thought I'd load it up here.
the basics on my mini as summer 2001:
1977 Austin Mini (don't know if it's all your style of car, but it's a classic) that I spent a yr. and a half restoring. I have every toy you can think of on it. I've upgraded everthing, the engine is a 1300cc with about 85hp (which isn't bad considering the weight. I'm not sure on the torque), with a niki downdraft carb, air intake, and k&n clutch breather. I've got fully adjustable race suspension allround with koni shortened gas adjustable shocks, a rear roll bar, bucket seats, custom fiberglass dash, fiberglass removable front...and the list goes on.
I have a ton of storys as it seems everyone likes to race me. The story i'm about to tell happened two summers ago as I was heading to wallmart at Airport and Queen (Brampton), to pick up some castrol syntec, to give my baby an oil change. I was just cruising along when I hit a yellow so I braked and came to a stop, I was just sitting there as a nice pearly purple Lamborgini Diablo pulled up beside me (I love the Diablo).
I looked over and drooled as I saw it, and smiled.
We were both sitting there for a sec when i decided to see how well my future car performs, so i gave my little beasty some gas and the driver a quick grin. He then proceeded to do the same....I sat there with anticipation as the lights for the other direction were begining to change.
I already knew I didn't have a hope in hell, but it would be fun, so as I turned down the stereo to here my engine pure I rolled slowly to the line, and as the light turned green I punched it, and to my amazement I couldn't see him beside me nor infront, so I kept on it as I began looking around... and as I started to relaxe he came flying by me, as I assume he felt a 20 ft. headstart would be good. lol.
In about 3 secs he went from 20ft. behind me to 20ft. infront of me. As he went blowing by I gave him a big
just before turning into the wallmart parking lot. His rear tires were almost as wide as my car. I knew I didn't have a hope, but it was one of the highlights of my summer.