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Re: Autobahn thrill-ride!
On Sep 8, 11:24am, Mike W. Young wrote:
> Subject: Re: Autobahn thrill-ride!
> On Wed. Sept. 7,
> Chris Ice wrote:
> > I heard this buzzing....high pitched, and getting louder. In about 10
> > seconds, the buzz was distinctly coming from behind and outside. I sat up
> > to see what it was. At that very moment, my eyes briefly focused on a
> > 911/930(?) whale-tail, turbo -- the blur was too bad to get the exact
> > color...kindof a royal blue with burgundy trim.
> > rrrrrRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOooooowwwwmmmm and it was GONE. The cabin of the bus
> > still ringing from the "blast". Most people on the bus were awake at this
> > point wondering what happened.
> When the 750 BMW, and the 560S class cars would go by the quake would
> rock the car. On the odd morning that somebody was driving their toy
> Porsche, Hartge M6, or whatever the left blinker was always on, and the
> headlights that had flashed miles previous went by in a brief Whoosh,
> rrrrraaaawn sound. It was better than coffee in the morning.
> Have you ever been passed by a car and thought "I'll catch up for a second
> look" and found yourself at redline in fifth gear?
> I still get alittle buzz from remembering it.
>-- End of excerpt from Mike W. Young
We desperately need to be able to put sound F/X into our messages :-)!
Truth is, I'd never had any car to redline before this Bavarian
projectile that I drove. How "strict" is this redline thing anyway?
Does all hell break loose if you go over?
In my brief experience, I found that most people didn't drive
flat-out (except silly tourists like me! :-)). Nor were people
particularly prompt about getting out of the way if they didn't
feel like it. There was this woman in a big Mercedes in an
even bigger hurry who had her left blinker on continuously: she
moved up maybe four cars ahead of me in fifteen minutes after passing