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Although it's not about a Supra, it's funny as hell! Hope y'all enjoy it!
(copylifted from slacker.com)

I borrowed my wife's Geo Metro last night. One liter of raw power, 3 cylinders of asphalt-tearing terror on thirteen-inch rims. It's stock, alright, nothing done to it, but it pushes the barely 2000 pounds of metro around with AUTHORITY. I'm always catching mopeds and 18-wheelers by surprise...

I was headed back from Baskin Robbins with my manly triple-latte cappuccino blast ("No Cinnamon, ma'am, I take it BLACK"), when I stopped at a streetlight. As the Metro throbbed its throaty idle around me, I sipped my bold beverage and wiped the white froth my stiff upper lip. I was minding my own business, but then I heard a rev from the next lane. I turned, made eye contact, then let my eyes trace over the competition. Ford Festiva -- a late model, could be trouble. Low profile tires, curb feelers, and schoolbus-yellow paint. Yep, a hot rod, for sure.

The howl of his motor snapped my reverie, and I looked back into the driver's eyes, nodded, then blipped my own throttle. As I tugged on my driving gloves and slipped on my sunglasses (gotta look cool to be fast, and I am *damn* cool, hence...), the night was split with the sound of seven screaming cylinders...

Then the light turned... I almost had him out of the hole, my three pounding cylinders thrusting me at least a millimeter back into my seat, as smoke pouring from my front right tire... my unlimited slip differential was letting me down! I saw in the corner of my eyes, a yellow snout gaining, and I heard the roar of his four cylinders. He slung by me, right front wheel juddering against the pavement, and he flashed me a smile as his .7 extra liters of motor stretched its legs. I kept my foot gamely in it, though, waiting for the CHECK ENGINE light to blink on in the one-gauge (no tachometer here!) instrument panel. I saw a glimpse of chrome under his bumper, and knew the ugly truth... He was running a custom exhaust -- probably a 2-into-1 dual exhaust...maybe event cutouts! Damn his hot-rod soul! The old lady passing us on the crosswalk cast a dirty look in our boy-racer direction...

Yet still I persisted, with my three pumping pistons singing a heady high-pitched song, wound fully out. Though only a few handfuls of seconds had passed, we were nearing the crosswalk at the other side of the intersection, and I heard the note of his engine change as he made his shift to second, and I saw his grin in his rearview mirror fade as he missed the shift! I rocketed by, shifting, and nursed the clutch gently in to keep from bogging, keeping my motor spinning hot and pulling me ahead, now trailing a cloud of stinking clutch smoke. Not ready to give up so easily, he left his foot in it, revving, and I heard one wheel *almost* chirp as he finally found second and dropped the clutch. We careened over the crosswalk, now going at least 15 miles per hour. A bicyclist passed us, but intent on the race as we were, neither of us batted an eye.

He pulled slowly abreast of me, and neck and neck, we made the shift to third, the scream of motors deafening all pedestrians within a five foot circle. He nosed ahead as we passed 30 miles an hour, then eased in front of me, taunting, as we shifted into fourth. I was staring up the dual 6" chrome tips of his exhaust, snarling, my cappuccino forgotten, as he lifted a little to take the next corner.

I saw my opportunity, and counting on the innate agility of my trusty steed, I pulled wide into the number two lane and kept my foot buried in carpet. Slowly, I inched around him, feeling my Metro roll slowly to the left as I came abreast in the midst of this gradual sweeping turn. I felt the Geo ease onto its suspension stops, and felt the right rear wheel slowly leave the ground - no matter, though, because my drive wheels, up front, were pulling me through the corner, and around the Festiva ...

The Ford driver beat his wheel in rage as my wife's car eased past him on the outside, my P165/54R13's screaming in protest, as we raced to the next light. We coasted down, neck-and neck, to the red light. I tightened my driving gloves, ready for another round, when this WIMP in the next car meekly flipped his turn signal and made a right. Chevy (Suzuki) superiority reigns!!!

I drove off sipping my masculine drink, awash in my sheer virility, looking for other unwitting targets.... Perhaps a Yugo, or maybe even a Volkswagon Van!
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...an oldie but a goodie.

...remind me to tell you about the 'Good Times' virus some time, James. ;)
 

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wow i haven't laughed that hard in a long time! I used to push my moms ol' geo metro to the max. For 3 cylinders it still felt like it was going fast! :lol:
 

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hehe, that's too funny. I know a chick that has a festiva and she thinks it's the fastest thing on the road
 

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repost.. repost... ohh wait im not on SF.com LOL
:lol: that is one funny post
i liked the "One liter of raw power, 3 cylinders of asphalt-tearing terror on thirteen-inch rims" i was LMAO
good find man
 

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hahah excellent post that one.

i remember seeing the same story posted on an australian supra site somewhere.
acpet in stead of the geo metro (never heard of them) it was replaced with a subaru 3 cly. (cant remember the name) and the festiva was a MKIII supra :p

and then it talks about the supra becomming the next victum of an unsuspecting Speed camera unit as it races off into the night...
 

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Heh heh! The Geo Metro is the same vehicle as the Suzuki Swift! I know, I actually owned one years ago when they first came out! And for a 3 banger, it was actually pretty damned fast! And what's a Lada? I've never heard of one of them!
Glad this post has made y'all laugh!!!
 

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The Suzuki Swift actually has a pretty decent sized cult following from what I have seen. Its funny to read either message board tho... they get all excited about "breaking into the 17's on the 1/4"... or "I Dynoed today at 100 whp!!"...lol.

I'll try to get a link... I would find it almost comical, except for the fact that they seem to have about as much aftermarket support as we do... tho..they don't seem to have the technically minded people that we have... :wink:
 
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