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Re: Careful of Torrey Pines

At 09:29 AM 12/20/96 -0800, you wrote:

>Just a little advice from a long time resident near Torrey Pines Road and 
>fellow 90q driver.  That road is a favorite speed of the local law 
>inforcement, particularly on the downhill side, but they are common on both 
>sides.  I may be biased as I have had 4 Porsche's (currently a cherry '71 
>914 2.0l) vs. the one Audi, but I have been known to be light footed in that 
>area myself.  I believe in fast driving, but not at the expense of car or 

Personally, I think Porsches and Audi's are two different cars...like
apple's and oranges.  Given the frequency of the law on Torrey Pines, and the
fact that it is a pretty dangerous place to speed, I usually take it at the
speed limit.  In fact, this was the first time I pushed the Q on it.  I had
been cruising up the hill at about 45, near the bottom, and saw the projector
beams coming up on me at a high rate of speed.  Given that it was 11 at night,
and there was no one in sight, I gave it a go, and was pleasantly surprised at
how well the Q took the tightest turn without any tire squeal.  Again, not
bragging, or trying to prove anything.  Racing on the street doesn't take
any skill, just a lot of luck...just ask the Porsche driver who took out
that family on Thanksgiving...I guess you couldnt ask him though...he's dead. 

>Just curious, since you obviously like to drive fast like myself, have you 
>ever done the time trialing at Jack Murphy Stadium?  It is incredibly fun, 
>and quite cheap.  The next race is mid January.  Let me know if you are 
>interested and I can give you more info.

I have been meaning to get down there...do you have conact info for whoever
puts it on?


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