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#1 LC69GTR

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:56 AM

More than 300 people have been busted at a Melbourne hoon gathering, with police pepper spraying a 17-year-old.
Police are expected to issue more than $240,000 in fines after responding to calls of people gathering and doing illegal activities in their cars at Sunshine West, Tullamarine, Derrimut and Keilor Park on Monday night.
Attending a hoon event attracts an $800 fine and it is expected about 300 people will be issued with penalty notices in the coming days, police say, while a teenager is expected to be charged on summons with hinder police and offensive language.
 
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#2 Lazarus

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 11:06 AM

That's a lot of hoons, they must be breeding up.

 

Maybe the police should invest in some hoon sniffer dogs.



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:03 PM

Fantastic news. Sick of the tossers driving like idiots around the streets.



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:53 PM

You're probably sick of them doing it around the streets where you live?

 

Heading to an isolated area like an industrial estate after hours? I find it pretty hard to care about what they do.

 

I'm not particularly interested in trying to restrict people's ability to do shit that doesn't really affect everyone else's existence.



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:01 PM

Why don't they give them somewhere open, out of the town somewhere. Enter at own risk. Sure some people will get hurt in some way. Not the walking the street or in the front yard. Its like jumping off a jetty, dredge that section and let them jump. There not splashing water on the garden. There is no place I know for these kids to release there wants. Ray



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:01 AM

You can partly blame all the silly old farts who love telling their kids and grandkids what heroes they were and how things were so much better in the 70s.

 

They really weren't. Friday and Saturday nights were a bloodbath at your nearest Casualty Department and most of the old bullshit artists really only had one or two cars with mag wheels and maybe a hotdog in their teens and then settled into a life of suburban obscurity.

 

 



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:18 AM

And "suburban obscurity" is the last thing these kids want. (Or need) There are too many of them sitting in their bedrooms playing computer games now. 30 years ago, the car park outside of Coles in Collie would be packed with hot cars on a Friday night and we would all head out of town to our local "drag strip" and have a ball. Race a few mates and do a few skids. The only thing that got hurt over the four or five years that I participated were egos and banjos.

I'm not talking about Fast and Furious here, and it does have to be kept out of the way of the general public, but there is nothing wrong with going out to the back blocks and having a bit of fun.

I am still a hoon according to the government's definition, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

 

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:16 PM

You're probably sick of them doing it around the streets where you live?

 

Heading to an isolated area like an industrial estate after hours? I find it pretty hard to care about what they do.

 

I'm not particularly interested in trying to restrict people's ability to do shit that doesn't really affect everyone else's existence.

 

To degree yes Heath. Just moved back into town after 6 years on acreage and every Friday and Saturday night the boys are out chucking burnouts down the road. And they have made a fine mess of the roads indeed.

 

Don't really care if they take it out of town, but they don't seem to up here.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:43 PM

You can partly blame all the silly old farts who love telling their kids and grandkids what heroes they were and how things were so much better in the 70s.

 

They really weren't. Friday and Saturday nights were a bloodbath at your nearest Casualty Department and most of the old bullshit artists really only had one or two cars with mag wheels and maybe a hotdog in their teens and then settled into a life of suburban obscurity.

Jesus, it was nothing like that when I grew up in Sydney in the 70s. Queensland is a very different place isn't it.

 

This $800 'hoon' fine is nothing more than revenue raising & keeping the do-gooders quite.

 

Why don't they concentrate on real crime, Victoria seems to have more than its fair share.

 

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:15 PM

Meanwhile organised and regulated QLD motorsport gets cancelled because council bow down to a vocal minority.

https://www.speedcaf...ng-noise-issue/

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:17 PM

Saw an interesting facey post this morning

Some shopping centre around Brissy I think is stopping a regular meet of car people.

They cited rising insurance, security and cleaning as issues that made them make the decision.

Lots of car guys were going nuts about it.

Few stopped long enough to comprehend the reasoning.

Apparently they had been leaving a lot of mess around the place.

Cleaners cost money. Especially after hours.

None seemed to question why they needed security either.

Obviously there must have been some issues that warranted them needing to put on extra security in the first place.

Some people just dont give their passion a fair chance.

Bad behaviour ruins things for lots of people.

I dont have an issue with hon type behaviour, provided it has little impact on others.

I learned very early to do my hoonish behaviour away from others eyes and ears.

Locally these days the fools dont care where they do their skids.

Taking their cue perhaps from jet skiers, who rarely venture far from where their mates can see how stupid they can behave 



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:26 PM

Well said Rob
There is having fun. There is showing off, and then there is idiocy. The latter two tend to coincide in my experience.


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:59 AM

Taking their cue perhaps from jet skiers, who rarely venture far from where their mates can see how stupid they can behave 

How true.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:34 PM

that's a bad comparison to jet skiers , riding out of sight of people you know is a dumb thing to do



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 09:38 AM

that's a bad comparison to jet skiers , riding out of sight of people you know is a dumb thing to do

 

 

I used to travel to an inland dam (Wyangala NSW) for an annual water skiing trip each easter for years.

There are no waves in a dam except during bad weather. Obviously. They can get huge though in foul weather.

The jet skiiers turned up one year. Lots of them.

They set up on the bank amongst the skiiers, taking no notice of the advice of the ski crews to move slightly away.

When you have learners, different things happen, and other skiiers know what to keep an eye on.

The jet skiiers didnt care.

Ski boats follow a logical route when starting and returning from a ski.

Everyone follows the same route, its part of the obvious safety to others.

The jet skiiers would just go round and round in circles, rarely venturing more than 200 metres from their mates on shore.

They didnt care about the safety aspects of how things were done, and got stroppy when alternatives to what they were doing were suggested.

 

Then they got bored with flat water, and started using the wakes of the boats to have a bit more fun.

On more than one occasion, while they were watching their mates on the shore to see if they were watching them, instead of where they were going, a skiier would fall off and the jet skier would came too close for comfort to the downed skier.

Or they would follow the skier at close proximity again using the wake for a bit more fun.

 

They were more than a nuisance, they became dangerous.

Thankfully the water police and maritime guys arrived the next day.

By the end of that day, almost every jet ski was back on its trailer for the rest of the weekend, and then operators cursing about the fines they had received.

 

By comparison, out of hundreds of boats there for the weekend, only a couple got tickets.

One of the mates had his boat grounded. It was a little bit too loud. Actually, lots too loud.

 

End of story.



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 10:27 AM

Our local dam has been shut down to jet skis all together for the same reasons. There is nothing worse than towing a learner skier and having a jet ski going back and forth right behind them. Jet ski's belong in the ocean. Not anywhere near water skiers.



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Posted 22 June 2019 - 07:17 PM

And "suburban obscurity" is the last thing these kids want. (Or need) There are too many of them sitting in their bedrooms playing computer games now. 30 years ago, the car park outside of Coles in Collie would be packed with hot cars on a Friday night and we would all head out of town to our local "drag strip" and have a ball. Race a few mates and do a few skids. The only thing that got hurt over the four or five years that I participated were egos and banjos.

I'm not talking about Fast and Furious here, and it does have to be kept out of the way of the general public, but there is nothing wrong with going out to the back blocks and having a bit of fun.

I am still a hoon according to the government's definition, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

 

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 07:40 AM

Our local dam has been shut down to jet skis all together for the same reasons. There is nothing worse than towing a learner skier and having a jet ski going back and forth right behind them. Jet ski's belong in the ocean. Not anywhere near water skiers.


I don't want them in the ocean either, unless they go out near the continental shelf where they can't be seen,heard or smelt.




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