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Old 4th Oct 2021, 14:25
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For sure, but not when it adversely affects others.

Be considerate.

Some of the most enjoyable days out I've had were at Santa Pod raceway, watching the top fuellers and jet cars. I was on the bridge over the start line once, and the whole structure shock and rocked when the jet cars were "testing" their afterburners before the run.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 14:57
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Originally Posted by SMT Member View Post
Pouring raw, unburned, fuel into a hot exhaust for the sole purpose of making noise is, in my mind, a wonderful way of spending unwanted money. Nearly every modern sporty motor vehicle with a sense of self-respect has the "binoculars" button which, when pressed, will activate the "pour fuel down the tailpipe" feature.

I for one love it, but do realise I'm not old or sour enough to join the grumpy old sod brigade.
Great, send me your address and I'll pass it on to all the little morons who parade round my area morning, noon and the middle of the night. Let's put you tolerance to the test.

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Old 4th Oct 2021, 16:48
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Originally Posted by Uplinker View Post
For sure, but not when it adversely affects others.

Be considerate.

Some of the most enjoyable days out I've had were at Santa Pod raceway, watching the top fuellers and jet cars. I was on the bridge over the start line once, and the whole structure shock and rocked when the jet cars were "testing" their afterburners before the run.
If what goes on at Santa Pod floats your boat that's fine. What exasperates many of us is that enthusiasts (petrol heads I believe they call them) simply don't understand that that is where it belongs, on a race way, racing circuit or other specialist venue, not on the public roads, or in our case down the road at the NET Tram park and ride. Having badgered 111 a few time it appears as though finally Nottinghamshire's finest has moved the selfish prats on - but sadly they will only have gone somewhere else to annoy another group of residents that simply enjoy peace and quiet (punctuated by DHL and UPS from about 20:00 most evenings, and the hum of traffic on the local trunk road).
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 17:04
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Originally Posted by campbeex View Post
"All fart and no follow-through" is a variation on this with the same sentiment.
I often use the expression "More horse power than brain power".
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 17:10
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
If what goes on at Santa Pod floats your boat that's fine. What exasperates many of us is that enthusiasts (petrol heads I believe they call them) simply don't understand that that is where it belongs, on a race way, racing circuit or other specialist venue, not on the public roads, or in our case down the road at the NET Tram park and ride. Having badgered 111 a few time it appears as though finally Nottinghamshire's finest has moved the selfish prats on - but sadly they will only have gone somewhere else to annoy another group of residents that simply enjoy peace and quiet (punctuated by DHL and UPS from about 20:00 most evenings, and the hum of traffic on the local trunk road).
During my time flying for the dark blue over Nottinghamshire a by-law was passed outlawing any public gathering of motor vehicles, expressly to stop this sort of thing from happening. Maybe no longer in force? I live further north where the A57 seems to be used by some as a race track for four and two wheelers, often hearing them hitting the rev limiter in all gears, especially in the early hours.
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
During my time flying for the dark blue over Nottinghamshire a by-law was passed outlawing any public gathering of motor vehicles, expressly to stop this sort of thing from happening. Maybe no longer in force? I live further north where the A57 seems to be used by some as a race track for four and two wheelers, often hearing them hitting the rev limiter in all gears, especially in the early hours.
Probably more likely non "enforced". Notts Constabulary appear to be more concerned with wolf-whistling builders than cretins playing with vehicles, as you say, both 2 and 4 wheeled. The local racetrack to me, incidentally is the A52 and we share very similar experiences in the dead of night. What perhaps the higher-ups in the police fail to grasp is that when one of these idiots misjudges something and causes a crash, then it is the rank and file that winds up clearing up the mess, notifying the (grieving) relative and clearing up the mess together with their colleagues in the Fire and Ambulance services. Curiously yellow boxes, be they Truvelo or Specs fail to nick these drivers, that requires a mark-one eyeball.
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 11:26
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
If what goes on at Santa Pod floats your boat that's fine. What exasperates many of us is that enthusiasts (petrol heads I believe they call them) simply don't understand that that is where it belongs, on a race way, racing circuit or other specialist venue, not on the public roads..........
No, I fully agree with you - I was responding to someone else who suggested I was a grumpy old git who had no appreciation of noisy engines. Not me sir, (in the appropriate places).
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No, I fully agree with you - I was responding to someone else who suggested I was a grumpy old git who had no appreciation of noisy engines. Not me sir.
I am a grumpy old git that has no appreciation of noisy engines, unless of course they are Conways, Avons, JT3Ds, Kuznetsovs or Ivchenkos!!! Hypocritical or what??
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 11:31
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You don't fly them down the by-pass past my house at 0100 do you??
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 11:32
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 11:36
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You don't fly them down the by-pass past my house at 0100 do you??
No, but they used to fly past my house.....doesn't help that I used to live close to BHX!! But then again I could hardly moan about that since the airport was there a long time before I was.
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If I could just persuade him to play some decent stuff. Steppewolf, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, but noooo.
He probably doesn't know any better and could be pleasantly surprised.
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 12:57
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
I am a grumpy old git that has no appreciation of noisy engines, unless of course they are Merlins, Griffons, R2800s, R4360s or Centaurii!!! Hypocritical or what??
Fixed that for you! Or, at least, for me...

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You don't fly them down the by-pass past my house at 0100 do you??
Ah, the gentle grumble of 4 x R2800 at 0100 en-route Birmingham to Europe on occasion - much missed! No backfires...

I live around 8 feet from a main road much abused by these sports car enthusiasts. Their little toys don't have the musical burbling of many of the super cars of the past - saw a Triumph Vitesse the other day, the song pouring forth from its 2L engine via a standard Triumph (see what I did there?) exhaust sounded lovely. No backfires from a 50+ year old engine.

Incidentally, any argument which feels the need to erroneously refer to more senior folk's lack of performance simply won't stand up in court. And is very immature...

Oh and some prat has just driven past sounding like November 5th. That is a month off yet - and, no, I don't like being treated to a fortnight of constant explosions as soon as darkness falls.



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Old 5th Oct 2021, 16:06
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What exasperates many of us is that enthusiasts (petrol heads I believe they call them) simply don't understand that that is where it belongs, on a race way, racing circuit or other specialist venue
Sadly not much longer the way things are going. Nimbys move in near racing circuits and the like and then somehow manage to get them severely restricted if not stopped entirely. Even MIRA has not been exempt from this, and the circuit I spent much of my youth at.
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 18:46
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
I am a grumpy old git that has no appreciation of noisy engines, unless of course they are Conways, Avons, JT3Ds, Kuznetsovs or Ivchenkos!!! Hypocritical or what??
You missed out Deltics! And to think it's a diesel.....

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Old 5th Oct 2021, 19:34
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I understand that the pop and bang is not just caused the pouring of neat fuel into the exhaust system but it is done in combination with a sparkplug in the tailpipe with a "trembler circuit" generating a constant stream of sparks to be sure of igniting it. I won't say too much about vehicle noise as my Subaru has a nice burble that is quite distinctive. Er Indoors usually has prior warning of me getting home as I turn in at the end of the road and have to gun it i little as the first bit of the road is uphill at about 1 in 6. Luckily I have little desire to be out driving late at night or early in the morning. My other car is quieter, I can get into the drive without being heard inside the house.

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Old 5th Oct 2021, 20:19
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Originally Posted by aerobelly View Post
You missed out Deltics! And to think it's a diesel.....

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You forgot Westerns!!
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 11:27
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Originally Posted by UniFoxOs View Post
Sadly not much longer the way things are going. Nimbys move in near racing circuits and the like and then somehow manage to get them severely restricted if not stopped entirely. Even MIRA has not been exempt from this, and the circuit I spent much of my youth at.
Far too many people do not look at a map when deciding where to live - I always do. Airports, racing circuits etc, are clearly shown. It is the height of stupidity and arrogance when people move in near such places and then complain about the noise.

Another example is people who move into a house near a church, and then complain to the Council about the bells. My reply would be: "When you were looking for somewhere to live in this area, did you not notice the enormous stone building, with a large tower or steeple, making it visible from miles away - and which has been there for about 700 years, and is clearly marked on the map?? Did it not occur to you that it might have bells, as many such churches do?"
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 11:47
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The glorious sound of a Yamaha RD250 with a macron expansion pipe.


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Old 9th Oct 2021, 12:33
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Has anyone else noticed the upsurge in really loud exhausts over the past year or so? Out walking this afternoon there was rarely a point where no motor cycle or car with a pop bang exhaust was not audible.
That's NOTHING. You should be glad there weren't any CYCLISTS around!!!!!
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