I had fun at Cruisin/Muscle Car weekend... no problems with cops even though we deserved it.
Some people I know got pulled over for racing/burnouts but they got a warning. Other cops just sat and watched making sure nobody did anything too dumb. Cops actually tolerated a lot as there was tons of racing, burnouts, drinking in parking lots, etc...
Cops were after trucks though, goodness I saw like 50 trucks pulled over.
That being said we all do dumb $hit, I mean to error is human, if we didn't make mistakes we would be robots or something along those lines. The problem doesn't lie with making a mistake, its not learning from the mistake and repeating the offense over and over and over that is the greater issue. Most individuals screw up at least once majorly in their lives so bashing the supra guy, Cort, or anyone else for that matter only is reflects ones maturity level and to some aspects intellect.
I'll never understand those who bash Jay and all those who work collectively to put this show on year after year. Try organizing and running a show on your own sometime and let everyone know how it pans out so you can the next great internet hero.
Ok, so you think I'm the reason "cops being dicks"? I'm pretty sure people were still speeding. I'm pretty sure people were driving hoodless. I'm pretty sure people didn't have their front plates on. Cops are being dicks, because the city gets paid every time they write a ticket. More tickets= more money = more revenue. It's not rocket science. It's also the simple fact that most cops are underpaid and their mentality of seeing all these "kids" with "souped up cars" are a proverbial "kick in the nuts" to their ego. They are upset, so they want to reciprocate their anger by hurting the pocketbook of said "kids".
Nanny nanny boo boo. Stick your head in doo doo.
Everyone as a community needs to contribute to change the way it is right now. If you see someone speeding or doing something stupid, pull up beside them and call them out on whatever it is they are doing. Put them on the spot, make them feel like an idiot. I'm sure a very large majority of us are too ignorant to realize half the **** we're doing is contributing to the negative attitude Ocean City has toward us.
Enough talk about this, lets make a change.
Nice try though.
Yes, there are cheap a**es in both groups. Being a local, I have a lot of friends in the hospitality business in Ocean City. They all complain about that lack of people who buy... and more so the lack of being tipped well. I hear about this from both weekends... but more so from hot rod weekend. The biggest complaint being that if they buy they buy cheap and tip no more than 15%. Perhaps they're still running on 1950's standards, I dunno. Just going off of what I hear from others who rely on these events as their last "hurrah" weekends for good income.
And, thanks for taking the time to hear out what I had to say.
Like previously stated.. The difference in our weekend down there, and a weekend where the city is on board.
Maybe if all the ones complaining swap out to rear wheel drive burnouts will be more acceptable
Crooked Euros- My couch pulls out, but I don't
Listen, all of you ****twats, the city is going to keep increasing the police until the show is moved within the city limits and they make a good amount of money for it. I imagine the city makes about as much as it costs to rent a space out for the show as it does for all of the tickets written.
$100-$200 tickets, at least 100 every hour(avg)... That's around $480k minimum on tickets. That seems like an exaggeration, but there's always at least 10 people pulled over on the strip. Maybe 80 every hour avg.
Last edited by BarryV; 10-12-2012 at 11:24 PM.