Thousand car "boy racer" rally cancelled

First published in Local news

A THOUSAND car “boy racer” rally has been cancelled after organisers were threatened with prosecution if anything went wrong.


The founders of East Essex Cruizers had boasted up to 1,000 cars would take part in the “Colchester Takeover” starting in the Turner Rise retail park, off Petrolea Close, Colchester, on February 9.


Those involved described it as just a group of car enthusiasts and friends meeting up to look at each other’s motors before going for a drive.


But objectors likened it more to the film Fast and Furious with road races and danger top of the bill.

See the full story in Thursday's Gazette.
 

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5:59pm Wed 16 Jan 13

co4 says...

Good. The one last summer was a pain in the backside for us Turner Rise residents especially. Booming car stereos, revving engines, wheelspinning and more ruined an otherwise lovely summers evening. Our inconvenience was nothing compared to the gridlock these selfish morons brought to Colchester when they decided to "convoy" out of the retail park and across town.
Good. The one last summer was a pain in the backside for us Turner Rise residents especially. Booming car stereos, revving engines, wheelspinning and more ruined an otherwise lovely summers evening. Our inconvenience was nothing compared to the gridlock these selfish morons brought to Colchester when they decided to "convoy" out of the retail park and across town. co4
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7:02pm Wed 16 Jan 13

stackerman says...

BRUM BRUUUUUMMMMMM

Aw no I'm absolutely gutted would be good to see all these awsum cars and sound systems . Come on i say we do a slow rolling protest until this bunch of muppets grasp the need for speed and an opportunity to experience the atmosphere . I'm lucky i live on the other side of town where it's nice and quiet :)
BRUM BRUUUUUMMMMMM Aw no I'm absolutely gutted would be good to see all these awsum cars and sound systems . Come on i say we do a slow rolling protest until this bunch of muppets grasp the need for speed and an opportunity to experience the atmosphere . I'm lucky i live on the other side of town where it's nice and quiet :) stackerman
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7:36pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Im_Like_HELLO says...

Sounds a sensible idea to me, given that most of the people who attend these rallies have cars with about two inches of ground clearance, stereo systems that are worth more than the car, and go around shouting "innit".
Sounds a sensible idea to me, given that most of the people who attend these rallies have cars with about two inches of ground clearance, stereo systems that are worth more than the car, and go around shouting "innit". Im_Like_HELLO
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11:46pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Boris says...

They might be noisy, but what harm would they have done? How many people spend February evenings in their gardens? Beats me why anyone should wish to spend an evening in a supermarket car park, but if that's what they like doing, they should have been left to get on with it.
They might be noisy, but what harm would they have done? How many people spend February evenings in their gardens? Beats me why anyone should wish to spend an evening in a supermarket car park, but if that's what they like doing, they should have been left to get on with it. Boris
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1:03pm Thu 17 Jan 13

co4 says...

Boris wrote:
They might be noisy, but what harm would they have done? How many people spend February evenings in their gardens? Beats me why anyone should wish to spend an evening in a supermarket car park, but if that's what they like doing, they should have been left to get on with it.
Apart from bring Colchester to a complete standstill, damaging the car park surface, making the retail park impossible to access, noise pollution....I guess they did no harm, Boris. If these "car enthusiasts" really wanted to hold an event, they should hire out a venue legally and do it there - not just rock up at a car park which they have no right to be in and take it over for the night. I have no sympathy for them whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: They might be noisy, but what harm would they have done? How many people spend February evenings in their gardens? Beats me why anyone should wish to spend an evening in a supermarket car park, but if that's what they like doing, they should have been left to get on with it.[/p][/quote]Apart from bring Colchester to a complete standstill, damaging the car park surface, making the retail park impossible to access, noise pollution....I guess they did no harm, Boris. If these "car enthusiasts" really wanted to hold an event, they should hire out a venue legally and do it there - not just rock up at a car park which they have no right to be in and take it over for the night. I have no sympathy for them whatsoever. co4
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1:44pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Justice79 says...

Im_Like_HELLO wrote:
Sounds a sensible idea to me, given that most of the people who attend these rallies have cars with about two inches of ground clearance, stereo systems that are worth more than the car, and go around shouting "innit".
So your main objections are that you object to the amount of road clearance they have on their cars and the money they have spent on their cars, tell me are you chairman of the smart party?

As for the pathetic whining from CO4 I don't believe the whole of Colchester was brought to a standstill nor was the damage to the surface any more than the wear and tear caused by the hundreds of cars that use the carparks on a daily basis. you have to be a pretty sad case to get so uptight about a group of people doing something they enjoy it's not like they are doing it every night either. As for their right to be in the carpark please can you tell me where is says who can and cannot use the carpark?
[quote][p][bold]Im_Like_HELLO[/bold] wrote: Sounds a sensible idea to me, given that most of the people who attend these rallies have cars with about two inches of ground clearance, stereo systems that are worth more than the car, and go around shouting "innit".[/p][/quote]So your main objections are that you object to the amount of road clearance they have on their cars and the money they have spent on their cars, tell me are you chairman of the smart party? As for the pathetic whining from CO4 I don't believe the whole of Colchester was brought to a standstill nor was the damage to the surface any more than the wear and tear caused by the hundreds of cars that use the carparks on a daily basis. you have to be a pretty sad case to get so uptight about a group of people doing something they enjoy it's not like they are doing it every night either. As for their right to be in the carpark please can you tell me where is says who can and cannot use the carpark? Justice79
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1:48pm Fri 18 Jan 13

co4 says...

Pathetic whining? I guess you are one of these tiny willied boys with fancy cars then? When these idiots (and I assume you are one of them judging by your post) convoyed across town, it took me almost an hour to get from Turner Road to Prettygate and it also took my partner the best part of an hour to get from the town centre back here. The damage done to the car park was of course more than just general use you moron - I don't think the average Dunelm Mill customer would burn out their tyres on their way home from picking up a new set of bath towels. Any person with half a brain cell can understand that a retail park car park is for the use of customers of said retail park.
Pathetic whining? I guess you are one of these tiny willied boys with fancy cars then? When these idiots (and I assume you are one of them judging by your post) convoyed across town, it took me almost an hour to get from Turner Road to Prettygate and it also took my partner the best part of an hour to get from the town centre back here. The damage done to the car park was of course more than just general use you moron - I don't think the average Dunelm Mill customer would burn out their tyres on their way home from picking up a new set of bath towels. Any person with half a brain cell can understand that a retail park car park is for the use of customers of said retail park. co4
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4:24pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Justice79 says...

co4 wrote:
Pathetic whining? I guess you are one of these tiny willied boys with fancy cars then? When these idiots (and I assume you are one of them judging by your post) convoyed across town, it took me almost an hour to get from Turner Road to Prettygate and it also took my partner the best part of an hour to get from the town centre back here. The damage done to the car park was of course more than just general use you moron - I don't think the average Dunelm Mill customer would burn out their tyres on their way home from picking up a new set of bath towels. Any person with half a brain cell can understand that a retail park car park is for the use of customers of said retail park.
I’m sorry to break it to you but I am mid thirties and drive a standard ford so I apologise in advance for not falling into your sad little stereotype.

Oh you poor lamb not a whole hour whatever did you do? An hour from the town centre to prettygate? Perhaps you should buy her a map, get real I’ve sat in ASDA car park for 45 minutes trying to get out on a busy Saturday. If judging peoples genitalia by the car they drive helps you feel better about yourself you carry on.
[quote][p][bold]co4[/bold] wrote: Pathetic whining? I guess you are one of these tiny willied boys with fancy cars then? When these idiots (and I assume you are one of them judging by your post) convoyed across town, it took me almost an hour to get from Turner Road to Prettygate and it also took my partner the best part of an hour to get from the town centre back here. The damage done to the car park was of course more than just general use you moron - I don't think the average Dunelm Mill customer would burn out their tyres on their way home from picking up a new set of bath towels. Any person with half a brain cell can understand that a retail park car park is for the use of customers of said retail park.[/p][/quote]I’m sorry to break it to you but I am mid thirties and drive a standard ford so I apologise in advance for not falling into your sad little stereotype. Oh you poor lamb not a whole hour whatever did you do? An hour from the town centre to prettygate? Perhaps you should buy her a map, get real I’ve sat in ASDA car park for 45 minutes trying to get out on a busy Saturday. If judging peoples genitalia by the car they drive helps you feel better about yourself you carry on. Justice79
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