I love driving fast. That’s not something I try to hide, especially considering that I’m a founding member of a website called Hooniverse. That said, I believe there’s both the appropriate time and place for enjoying all manner of automotive machine. Does that include the highway? It might, depending on the time of day, location of said stretch of road, and the level of traffic surrounding you. I’d be lying if I said I’ve never exceeded the speed limit.
Still, if you have a high-horsepower machine, and you want to truly test how capable it is, then you should take it to a race track. Out on public roads, you have to worry about everything from speeding tickets to … much worse. A lot of people think they are invincible though, so perhaps the speeding ticket is the only thing holding most people back from pressing the accelerator down until the speedometer ventures into uncharted territory. If you’re rich, you might not even worry about getting a ticket. Especially, if you’re part of a convoy being led by those whose job it is to hand out such infractions.
That seems to be the case for a recent down the Garden State Parkway towards Atlantic City. Apparently, a convoy of supercars were treated to stretches of excessive speed thanks to a pair of New Jersey State Troopers who led the way for the well-heeled crew. Witnesses stated that a group of 25 to 30 cars, made up of examples from Lamborghini, Porsche, and Ferrari, were being led and tailed by patrol cars with their lights flashing. Also, each car in the convoy had tape covering its license plate. The state’s Attorney General is now looking into the matter.
So were these hoons doing it very right or very wrong? Sound off in the comments, and click past the break to check out video of a similar run captured in 2010.
UPDATE: The New Jersey State Police have suspended one of the men involved in the high-speed run. (Thanks for the tip, MPGomatic!)
[Source: NJ.com | Image: DrivingForceClub.com – (Photo not taken during alleged Atlantic City run, but from a charity event, which happens quite often with the members of this club.)]
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