Well last night was like any other lazy UAE-alain night.We were cruisin' im my friend's (Abdullah) new car, a Chevy-holden caprice royale 6.0 V8( produces around 360 hp and 520tq ). Out of no where my other friend (mohammed) wanted to see a race between my charger and the caprice.At 1st i was hesitant but then i said what the heck,were friends who cares if he wins.Went back to my house turned on the car and headed off.We decided that we would race on a street close to my house called " sharí al hub " (road of love - yes i know,weird name lol) . ok..rolling start ,honked 3 times and we were OFF! to my amazement i was infront:S got to around 100mph he started catchin upto me then we slowed down because there was a round-about infront of us.We stopped and were pondering on WHAT THE HELL IS GOIN ON! Mohammed said maybe because it was abdullahs 1st time racing in the caprice,he didnt know how to race.It seems like abdullah didnt know that putting the car in 1st would give it better start than keeping it in Drive and just pressing the sports shift.So mohammed;an expert in holdens; took the caprice and we did it all over again.Rolling start,3 honks and we were off.1st gear we were side by side, 2nd gear he started to get infront of me,3rd gear he was about 2 cars ahead.After that was over we said ok thats enough for today,maybe well try again when i get the headers for my car.We took the nearest u-turn and drove slowly like any other obedient,timid drivers just enjoying our rides.Suddenly! we here sirens! its the cops! they were behind us tellin us to stop.Ok here it is,if the cops saw us racing then that means we would be sent to prison for 2 weeks and our cars would be impounded.We stopped the cars and acted innocently,he asked for our drivers licenses and guess what? only i had my drivers license with me and neither my friends had theirs! nor did abdullah have the cars documents ( over here we have an ownership card called milkiya dont know what you call it)! yup we were screwed.The thought of calling people i know in the police station came to mind but if i did, my uncle who is also a police officer would find out!.ok then i thought that maybe the officer would recognize my family name and he might know that my uncle works over there.HE DIDNT! meanwhile the guy was giving us a lecture about racing and how it is bad.Then he told us to get into our cars and follow him.OMG i couldnt believe id be going to prison!! i got into my car and right before i was gonna put my car in drive i hear a honk from the police car.M friend was able to get in touch with one of his friends in the force :D the guy asked us to come to him. He gave us another lecture on racing and how people die because of this..then we were off the hook :D:D ...we went off back to my house ,took the family car and spent the rest of the night cruising around OBEYING the rules.
Ill post videos as soon as i see abdullah because he has them.
Last edited by Nemesis64466; 12-18-2006 at 12:33 PM.
lol....your pretty darn lucky ..i hear UAE doesnt play around at all , glad u got away , that caprice is one bad azz car .
Before they were easy going but i dont know why but these days they are kind of strict!
thnx for replying
2 weeks in prison for speeding! If they did that over here we'd only have about 3 people signed to the forum at any one time. Glad you got away with it.
Before and After
loool yeh i know but it was actually for racing .the officer told me"if you were racing your shadow i wont care but dont race people"
You guys are very lucky! Any quarter mile racetracks there? If not , sounds like that might be a good busines investment. I know you have plenty of flat terrain. Next time you may get the cop that got out of bed on the wrong side or had a fight with his wife. 2 weeks in jail would not be fun! You don't want to be some big guy's girlfriend! Now if you want to beat that Chevy, 100 hp shot of nitrous, well hidden of course. Headers will help too.
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What does a chevy-holden-caprice look like?
Which side is the steering wheel on?
Post some pics of your stuff.
Lucky ducky on the racing
9.18 @ 150 mph
i would spend a lot of time in jail! Lol
I hope you mean jail and not prison?
"They Were Just Jealous That My Charger Pulled More Kitties Than A Bowl Of Milk"
Don't they both have locks on the doors!
charger64466 - glad to hear you got off with a warning. We have many brothers here in the LX Forums from Canada. They don't realize that if an American gets busted in Canada we are now imprisoned in a foreign country. I got jailed in Canada once on a mistaken identity charge, most of you have no idea how frightening it is to think you are in a friendly country until you end up in one of their jails. I got off fairly easily but there are a few funny stories associtaed with this ultimate freedom. I won't bore anyone with them here. Suffice to say, all the big-wig lawyers my family had in the US were useless since they were not licensed to practice law in Canada. Luckily I found a good Canuck lawyer who took a liking to me because I'm a big hockey fan. Go figure.
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lool thnx ppl for supporting -_-
FORMER RICE - yeh we are lucky i guess lol, we do have racetracks but its like 3 hrs away in another city. i was talking to my dad about the idea of a racetrack-we DO need it in al-ain ( the city im from) but the laws overhere are complicated and we need to talk to alot of ppl before we even think of the idea of building a racetrack.
GN 300 - will post pics as soon as possible, its on the left side.lol i know over in the states you guys dont have the holden caprice but over here it goes under the chevy brand,dunno why,its australian btw but has been enhanced for the gulf.
FlyByU - will post pics 2 lol lucky ducky,thnx
HawaiiHemi - Can i take your car if you do get into prison :D i will seriously take care of it!
Lowriderman3 - then its probably jail *-) but still the thought of being locked behind bars is scary! In my dads eyes im a goody two shoes, i dont wanna ruin that image or i guess i would be waving bye to my car instead of hanging out over here lol.
Cadzilla74 - dude good ur out,over here they actually are becoming more strict even you were a local (example me), connections can help you out alot over here but not like before. P.S any americans or canadians wishing to work abroad,come over to the UAE -especially dubai- u guys will be pampered lol - BELIEVE ME -and i dont think anybody doesnt like a lil pampering.sigh..i wish it was the same if i came to the states lol.
thnx ppl for the replies
WILL POST PICS (both my car and the caprice) AND THE VIDEO OF THE RACE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE