My dad goes into the store to look for the guy. From just looking at the car, my heart is melting. I could stare at this car for days. A 2001 Chevy SuperSport Camaro, a Corvette powered sports-car that was going to be mine. I’ve been researching this car for the last three years, and now I finally have earned the opportunity to buy this car.
Despite the fact that NASCAR (National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing) has a $1.7 billion, 8-year deal (Hinton, 135) with Fox, it actually had very humble beginnings. Many debate the very beginnings of racing itself. Richard Petty, a 200 race winner nicknamed “The King,” once joked, “It was the day they built the second automobile” (Menzer, 57). NASCAR actually began with a bunch of “Good Ol’ Boys” from down south. Many of the original drivers were moonshine runners, transporting illegal whiskey to lots of places in the southeast.
He fly’s all around the country to investigate car accidents and other problems his company’s cars may have. He is the one who determines whether or not a recall is necessary. Necessary as in, if it’s going to cost the company more money to do a recall or settle out of court with the family’s that their defective cars have killed or injured. He meets an intriguing stranger on the way home from one of his business trips. They end up developing an underground Fight Club.
Many sanctioning bodies offer grassroots-level racing, often where families can enter a race car literally off the street and compete against similar entries." Contrary to popular belief, street racing isn't only found on the fast moving streets of the major cities, its going on all over the country. Recent articles published on MSNBC.com report on street drag racing as an increasing problems in such out of the way places as Spokane, Washington and Forth Worth, Texas; other articles found on www.abc.com report on accidents and coverage of events in Washington D.C., Boston and New York City. Los Angeles County is a big street racing scene however, was recently given a $200,000 state grant to crack down on the illegal street racing activity. Penalties for racing vary from state to state and offense to offense, but can range from a slap on the wrist ticket to arrest and impounding of the vehicle as was the case last January when police in Sylmar-Sun Valley arrested 32 people and impounded 72 vehicles after a sweep.
Moran was also in the lead car in the famous car cavalcade that drove past Al Capone's Cicero headquarters, The Hawthorn Inn, firing over 1000 shots into the building. The gangs’ war ended with the St. Valentines Day massacre. The St. Valentines Day massacre was an event that ended the whole war between the two gangs of Johnny Torrio and Moran’s North Siders. This event is probably the most well known mobster event in history. The North Side gangs was really getting on Al Capone’s nerves, so he sent his best hit men, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn and others to make a new murder history.
He can remember their first demolition derby going forty miles per hour, smashing into another car and coming in third. From that moment on, he was hooked. From my experience and research, I know there is a lot of time and effort that goes into building the car, participating in the demo derby, and keeping a driver and spectators safe and these are the three areas of focus on in this paper. The first area that is important to understand when entering demo derby is the general rules. Rules for the participants have to be followed in order to participate in the demo.
The sun rose up, the heat was reaching the upper nineties, and conditions were beautiful for a night filled with racing. My uncle had box tickets to the Impact Night at Wheatland Speedway. My mom, dad, brother, and three of our family friends all piled into our seven passenger SUV to head down to Wheatland, MO. Little did we know what was in store. The races started off intense and every race had at least one wreck.
Remember the vastly downsized Ford Mustang II, Chrysler K cars and GM X cars? While initially promising, they all proved to be unsuccessful in the long run as Americans preferred comfort, performance and opulence, giving rise to the phenomenon of luxury sport utility vehicles and huge vanity trucks. To help keep the wolf from my door while I pursue growth as an author, I accepted a part time job as an auction driver for one of the largest automotive auction companies in southern California. For thirty hours per week my job is simply to drive dozens of different cars that are being held on the auction lot for bidding by hundreds of dealers that arrive for sales held two or three times a week. Did you ever wonder how car dealers acquire all those dozens of shiny vehicles on their lots?
The officers cars come to a halt and one of the officers tell me to throw my keys out the window and I was taken downtown for the night and was explained to, that my car will be seized by the department and will be crushed due to the illegal street modifications and I will have to attend the day they crush my car as punishment, including the several tickets I received. Driving is a really good, fun thing to do but if you abuse the power of a car it can be tragic. It took me awhile to realize that this sport is meant to be on the track supervised, after I have flipped my mother’s car, received many tickets, and finally getting caught off the track I clearly learned my lesson.
The auction was held in Garland Texas between 15 bidders the person who won the bid slept overnight in the car so someone couldn’t buy the car out from under him. The sales of the mustang reached the 100,000 mark 22,000 orders for the car were placed after the first introduction of the car it was so successful that they featured it in the 1964 Indianapolis 500. It was such a wanted car that in the first years of sale the company had sold 417,000 units. After the first year the number rose from 417,000 to 1 million units. In 1964 the mustang was featured in the hit movie “Gold Finger”.