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"Not me officer". (archive)

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Posted by Fred Kern on September 30, 1998 at 22:30:52:

In Reply to: A Z-28??? You must be joking... posted by Ken :-) on September 30, 1998 at 19:39:48:

In the mid '70's I had a VW Scirocco and was convinced that all its problems could be solved with a pair of carburetors (Weber 40DCOE's to be exact). Later it got a hot cam, high compression pistons, etc.

Anyway, this was in a time when VW meant Beetle and FWD cars were a relative rarity. So... one night I was headed back from Watkins Glen with a buddy. We come to a stop in Canadiagua behind some jacked-up pony car with a cop sittng across the intersection at a light. Say I to my buddy: "If I were to drop the clutch and smoke the front tires, who do you think would catch Hell?" No one expects the front tires of any car to light up, least of all a VW, and there they are right behind the rear tires of some greaser trying to look good. It was too much to resist.

Sure enough, I light 'em up when the light turns green. The lights come on and the cop pulls a U-ey. Guess who gets pulled over?


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