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1000 miles in the Skreemer (archive)

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Posted by Corey Turner on June 27, 2001 at 20:35:25:

Howdy folks--

I just this last week drove my S14-powered 02 from Charleston, SC to the island of Martha's Vineyard, MA. Well, the last stretch is via boat, but that's still over 1000 miles. I did it in about 18 hours, would have been far shorter if not for the 75 mile stretch from the George Washington Bridge to Greenwich, CT taking about 5 hours.

I had a copilot: my 22 year old brother drove up with me. I'm still fairly reserved with the car, I know what it is capable of but I don't feel the need to push it to the limit on public roads. 22 year olds aren't so reserved. I was awakened at about 6 pm by extremely loud engine noise and a jab in my side. The first thing I noticed was that the landscape was moving at a terrific pace. The second thing I noticed was an Integra GS-R with some serious money in bodywork. It was about 10 car lengths ahead of us, and seemed to be trying leave us behind. The third thing I noticed was the accurate speedometer pointed straight down at MPH: roughly 10 miles past 120 mph.

Don't try this at home: milton set up the suspension and brakes to handle these kind of runs at the track.

Anyhow, my kid brother kept the packed-full skreemer on this Integra's butt for about 30 miles before we both slowed for traffic. Once it cleared, the Integra took off again, but I suggested we keep it a little more sane. 15 minutes later we passed him on the side of road making time with the local officials. The officer looked very happy, the kid in the Integra did not.

If we had been lighter, I think the integra would not have had a chance. The poor kid seemed really unhappy about how close we kept it anyhow.

Anyway, the car performs outrageously well. Its more fun than should be legal. Its loud, uncivilized, and seems to make others drivers crazy, which perhaps isn't a good thing.

But I'm rolling around this beautiful island all summer with a huge grin on my face.

Anyhow, I have to get offline: there is no broadband here yet, and other people need to use the phone.

Take care fellas.

Corey


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