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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

This Could go in the villain section too but after the result it seems better here..

Twat in a 350z tailgating me all through a 30 limit literally glued to my bumper. We get to a small dual carriageway that's only about 500 yds long and he thunders past me, then slamming his brakes on at the traffic lights. I pull up along side him and gesture to him that he's a wanker , he then starts revving his engine and as soon as the traffic lights go to amber, he's zoomed off down the m6 slip road . I knew that's where he was going so I set off quite briskly too.  I really hope (and by the way he was driving before he probably was) he was trying cos as the speed built, and especially once I got into 3rd and 4th he got well and truly spanked.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Golf diesel in front of me overtook a truck and put his foot down when I went to pass him as well.   EMC,W!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case anyone was wondering, the lull in posting here doesn't mean that what's described elsewhere affects the TLGP.  A Vectra on Saturday.  I know that it shouldn't matter...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overtook a Stilo (not mine) while driving the M5 yesterday and when I indicated to go he put his foot down  

Any excuse to floor it is welcome  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Overtook a Stilo (not mine) while driving the M5 yesterday and when I indicated to go he put his foot down  

Any excuse to floor it is welcome  


I had a Renaultsport Clio do that the other day. He also made the road as narrow as possible by almost straddling the white line.  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had that with a fuckwit in an S class today, dithering about whether to overtake a lorry.  One lane at a time, you tosser...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Kia Sedona instigate a TLGP the other day...
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I had to give the company S max back the late lady week so for the festive period I've been given an Octavia vrs tfsi which our fleet manager had hanging around ahead of its end of lease. Needless to say I' ve been a bit more childish than usual in giving silly muppets in daft cars like Xsara Picassos some carbon to eat. Well it's Christmas after all!
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Driving through town tonight I saw I was being caught by something unidentifiable thanks to its wonky headlights and blazing fog lamps, but whatever it was it was clearly exceeding the speed limit.

At this point the road opened into two lanes and the mystery machine moved out to come past, but then the lights turned red ahead. I half expected the other car to sail on through regardless but it pulled up alongside, at which point I discovered that it was a late 90s vintage Nissan Micra.

Well, I had to laugh. I considered doing the grown up thing but as the lights changed and Micra man lunged off the line I rolled away gently then gave it the berries. Before I even reached 30 I had a car length's lead and backed off. The Micra obviously then came straining past but I couldn't help thinking that there can't be many things that wouldn't beat it off the line, and what was its driver hoping to achieve!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Driving through town tonight I saw I was being caught by something unidentifiable thanks to its wonky headlights and blazing fog lamps, but whatever it was it was clearly exceeding the speed limit.

At this point the road opened into two lanes and the mystery machine moved out to come past, but then the lights turned red ahead. I half expected the other car to sail on through regardless but it pulled up alongside, at which point I discovered that it was a late 90s vintage Nissan Micra.

Well, I had to laugh. I considered doing the grown up thing but as the lights changed and Micra man lunged off the line I rolled away gently then gave it the berries. Before I even reached 30 I had a car length's lead and backed off. The Micra obviously then came straining past but I couldn't help thinking that there can't be many things that wouldn't beat it off the line, and what was its driver hoping to achieve!


Don't believe the googled images of The Beast, this is actually 12th who tours the UK in The Mighty Mouse looking to take on the big boys at the lights.  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tsk, sussed...

The TLGP happens far less frequently now I don't have a commute.  I miss it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diesel Fester van, who I'd witnessed driving like an arse over the previous 3 or 4 miles.  No mercy shown.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I was in the city today and hey presto.

I was on my tod in the left hand lane of a dual carriageway when an Insignia pulled up at my right.  I had noticed him a way back and he seemed to be a 'keep right' sort of driver, so when he started at the b of bang, it was carbon eating time.  Most satisfying, if still childish.
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I found myself alongside a Transit at the front of a traffic light junction with two forward lanes yesterday evening, with only a short distance to the other side where the lanes merge and there was a line of standing traffic.

It became immediately apparent that Transit man was not happy with this arrangement because he started moving away while the light was still red. Needless to say, at the first sign of amber I darted off the line and streaked ahead before needing to slow and stop again at the back of the queue. Rather than accept the inevitable defeat, van man seemed determined to try to squeeze his vehicle down the smaller-than-a-Transit-sized gap between the nearside of my now stationary car and the kerb in order to restore his caveman pride.

As it happened, I'd not even wanted to be in the right lane - I wanted to turn left at the lights but I'd only joined the road by turning right out of a side junction a short distance before and hadn't been able to find a space in the left lane to slot into as it was just a nose to tail jam. So after all that I had to do a quick u-turn in a nearby car park and get back to where I'd planned to go in the first place.
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Fat guy with short dark spikey hair - looked like an evil chuckle brother - in a chavvy st220 diesel.

He came racing up behind me, weaving in and out of traffic .

It got a bit quieter further up the a444 so I caught up with him as we got to the next set of lights . Mr chuckle as expected caned it off the line so I gave him a nice head head start ... As soon as I got to about 40 I nailed it in 3rd and 4th alll the way to the red line

I launched past him so quick I couldn't tell if he looked more like Paul or Barry.

Lovely car (when standard) them mondeo st's though !
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I was coming to a halt at a set of lights on a stretch of dual carriageway, and I'd seen a Zafira in my mirror, resolutely glued to the right hand lane despite an entirely empty left-hander.  That always seems to me to be cave man, alpha male behaviour, so I confess I was pleased when the lights held long enough for him to have to come to a stop at my right.  Driver and passenger both young lads.

But it turned into one of those small-but-life-affirming moments.

Both were grinning, and there was nary a closed window on either vehicle.

'That fast?' says the passenger.

Purse lips, nod of the head on my part.

'Faster than this'?

'I think so.'

Lights change, so I can indulge my barely concealed infant.  They catch me up at the next set of lights.  Big grins all around.

'I'll get you next time!'

'Oh, I'm sure you will!'

I try to let them go first, but they are taking the next right.  So we part, smiles and waves all around.
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Child!
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You sound surprised!
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Superb, and everyone gets the benefit!
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Imagine if you had been beaten though;  Zafira had been to Blarnosports!  
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Hey, some risks have to be run!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Imagine if you had been beaten though;  Zafira had been to Blarnosports!  

No offence to Blarno, but I think it would take more than that ....
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Twelfth Monkey wrote:
You sound surprised!


Au contraire!
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Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Imagine if you had been beaten though;  Zafira had been to Blarnosports!  

No offence to Blarno, but I think it would take more than that ....


You mean a carbon wrap doesn't slash seconds off the 0-60?  
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I was driving through a neighbouring village and noticed how the sleeping policemen, which were taken easily at 30, are now much less forgiving.  On the way back, a mini glued itself to my rear bumper, and I thought 'OK, shitstack.'

When the thirty limit ends, I was in second, and had one of those moments where I realise I don't use everything the car has as frequently as I should.  I fucking love this car!
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I was driving through a neighbouring village and noticed how the sleeping policemen, which were taken easily at 30, are now much less forgiving.  On the way back, a mini glued itself to my rear bumper, and I thought 'OK, shitstack.'

When the thirty limit ends, I was in second, and had one of those moments where I realise I don't use everything the car has as frequently as I should.  I fucking love this car!


More childish/dangerous/fun would have been to stick at 30, maybe up to 45, and wait for Mr Mini to move to the right for the overtake and then...
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Ms Mini.  I think she may have been trying to impress her similarly-youthful male passengers.
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At one point I started using a different route to get to work because the way I had been going included a 30-limit residential road, with speed cushions, that led to the local brats' prep school. I got exceedingly fed up with the daily tailgating by haughty tarts driving Range Rovers and Q7s on the way to drop off their little shits, who seemed to think that their vehicle's ability to steamroll over the bumps at whatever speed they felt like doing entitled them to harrass and abuse anyone who actually needed to slow down for them.
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Not quite a GP, but I'd been following a tailgating baboon in a MkIII Golf GTi through a village, and thought 'I hope he's going my way when the roads open out'.  He was, and we both overtook the Ka in front.  Not a sniff of other traffic around, so I'm waiting for him to pull over, and waiting....aaaand waiting.  Clearly he's staying put.

A half mile passes, and another roundabout looms.  I move left, and wait to see what happens.  Maybe he's turning right?  

Hmm.  Didn't think so.  Eat those carbons, oaf.
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I was TLGP'd by white van man last week.  Still wondering why.

Also had a bike of some kind glued to my bumper along a half mile of 30-limit, with a couple of cars in front.  I find this irritating at the best of time, but doubly so at night with a headlight blazing in my mirrors.  Got onto a forty stretch and the first car turned left, leaving just a car doing twenty, me and my biker friend.  I think it was one without any engine to speak of, because I'd dropped to second and scuttled off into the distance, and he hadn't gone to make the overtake despite good visibility and a clear road.  I think it might even have been a moped, so what's with all the jostling?
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Twelfth Monkey wrote:
 I think it might even have been a moped, so what's with all the jostling?


He had the toggle from his Parka caught in your boot.
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Twelfth Monkey wrote:
 I think it might even have been a moped, so what's with all the jostling?


He had the toggle from his Parka caught in your boot.



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It snapped, then!
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A Prius minicab on Sunday.  That was a close one...
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Three recently.

I overtook two lorries (who looked as though they were a bit teed off with one another based upon speed and proximity), and pulled in front.  After a while I slowed to 50 for a camera, resulting in lorry No.1 closing right up my chuff.  There's a second camera which is set at 40, and I moved over to overtake cars that were down into the 30s and the lorry swiftly pulls out behind me in that pointed, aggressive manner.  Carbons for tea.

Sat at lights exiting a roundabout and I see a three series pull alongside.  He is creeping forwards, and forwards and I'm sorry to say that when the lights went, well...

I was also being monstered a bit by a Conti GT approaching and going through a busy, traffic-lit junction.  I don't think he was expecting full bore 2nd gear on the slip road.  I know some of the later models are noticeably swifter, but the first ones didn't quite have the urge that they ought to have.
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Three recently.
I was also being monstered a bit by a Conti GT approaching and going through a busy, traffic-lit junction.  I don't think he was expecting full bore 2nd gear on the slip road.  I know some of the later models are noticeably swifter, but the first ones didn't quite have the urge that they ought to have.


Fair game - I know it weighs more than the moon but that could have gone wrong
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I think the 0-60 figures are similar, but iirc the original Conti's 0-100 (and therefore 60-100) was a second off the Beast's.

But yes, if it had turned out to be a subtly-hued Speed or somesuch, I might have been on thin ice.
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1 second to 100mph isn't much of  a gap on the road, but good on you for picking on someone your own size!
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I think the 0-60 figures are similar, but iirc the original Conti's 0-100 (and therefore 60-100) was a second off the Beast's.

But yes, if it had turned out to be a subtly-hued Speed or somesuch, I might have been on thin ice.


Don't forget it has turbo's and is, therefore, quicker  
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Martin wrote:
1 second to 100mph isn't much of  a gap on the road, but good on you for picking on someone your own size!


Hey, he started it!  And has been observed, has turbos.  If I'd spent Conti money on a car, I'd expect it to fear nothing from whelps in M3s/RS4s/C63s and the like!
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1 second to 100mph isn't much of  a gap on the road, but good on you for picking on someone your own size!


Hey, he started it!  And has been observed, has turbos.  If I'd spent Conti money on a car, I'd expect it to fear nothing from whelps in M3s/RS4s/C63s and the like!


As if you need any encouragement!  

Performance lines are so blurred these days, you could say the same about something like an A45 vs M3s/RS4s/C63, although the A45 is quite close in price!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Don't forget it has turbo's and has, therefore, lag  


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A303 tonight, Merc S Class sat in the outside lane with nothing else on the road except me catching him up on the inside. Get to a roundabout with traffic lights on red, he stays on the outside, me the inside, both going straight on. I blast off from the lights to show him where he should've been, get across the roundabout only to find some other cunty sat in the outside lane as well. Merc Man is now behind them and I'm in a clear inside lane, so I go for a naughty undertake and make two twats eat my carbons at the same time!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
I was also being monstered a bit by a Conti GT approaching and going through a busy, traffic-lit junction.  I don't think he was expecting full bore 2nd gear on the slip road.  I know some of the later models are noticeably swifter, but the first ones didn't quite have the urge that they ought to have.

I surprised a few Contis when I had the M3 - one time was after a slower vehicle moved over on the Autobahn - Conti man gave it the berries, and so did I, then eventually moved over to let me past.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I recalled the occasional tale of Conti-baiting.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A444, 320d coupe , git plate , on the phone, ...destroyed .

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A444, 320d coupe , git plate , on the phone, ...destroyed .



In the van?    
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A444, 320d coupe , git plate , on the phone, ...destroyed .



Providing a public service, innit?!
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Martin wrote:
Andy C wrote:
A444, 320d coupe , git plate , on the phone, ...destroyed .



In the van?    


Luckily,  no!
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Andy C wrote:
A444, 320d coupe , git plate , on the phone, ...destroyed .



Providing a public service, innit?!


With the plate , and being on the phone , this was one of the most satisfying ones !

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