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Old 03-30-2005, 10:14 AM   #1
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77 Mini vs. Diablo (summer 2001)

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.

the story:

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.


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Old 03-30-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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"His rear tires were almost as wide as my car."

That is sig worthy material!
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Old 03-30-2005, 02:35 PM   #3
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I had an encounter with a Diablo too.
We were playing around from Major Mac all the way down til Steeles ave.
We raced from the traffic light, did rolling start race, everything, my car had no chance at all. He even let me get to about 80, then 2sec later he gives me the fastest flyby ever, while i was still gunning it.
Every time when he was letting of the gas, small fire was comming out of his exhaust.

I want one of those.
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Old 03-30-2005, 07:27 PM   #4
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Hey, I got killed by a Diablo too!
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:58 PM   #5
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I remeber when i was with a buddy of mine in his 8 second supra, it has like 1200bhp and we where cruising near mosport in bowmanville and a Grey VT Diablo pulled up beside us and wanted to race from the Sunoco (right after you get off the highway on the right) all the way to Mosport. When we were at the lights my buddy didnt rev it (didnt want to scare him) but when it turned green this supra took off like a bat out of hell. We made a right going towards the tracka and got airbourne on the hill dowing 330km/h and had to wait about 8mins until he showed up lol. But my friend gave him kudos for trying
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Old 03-31-2005, 11:09 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by SickFinga
I had an encounter with a Diablo too.
We were playing around from Major Mac all the way down til Steeles ave.
We raced from the traffic light, did rolling start race, everything, my car had no chance at all. He even let me get to about 80, then 2sec later he gives me the fastest flyby ever, while i was still gunning it.
Every time when he was letting of the gas, small fire was comming out of his exhaust.

I want one of those.

Get a huge Turbo and then steal a misfiring system from a rally car then you are set
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:57 AM   #7
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I would take great pride and honor in losing to a Diablo in my 5'er just because i would be able to say that i had raced one
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