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Is Oahu a terrible place to own a sports car?

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by Golden Steed, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Glassman

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    This guy is begging to kill someone. Totally irresponsible.
     
  2. nmcclure

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    Driving in tantulus like that will kill someone. There was an ironman cycling that is now paralyzed because of this and the driver is just now going to trial. Do not do not do not drive on tantulus like this.
     
  3. Golden Steed

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    Yeah, this thing ain't Mulholland. It's not a highway with guard rails. This looks like a narrow residential road where someone could just pull out at any time. But with all the foliage I didn't really notice the first time around. There are a few other vids of people doing speed runs up Tanalus. One guy is in a Challenger, which is a HUGE car.

    So the answer, at least with regard to this road, is that it can be done but probably shouldn't. Seems there are no easy answers. The Hawaii Question is destined to be a complicated one...
     
  4. WPOZZZ

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    That guy got reamed by other people locally for driving like that. He's a tech guy and had his M6 custom ordered. I don't know if he still has the car, but the license was CODER.
     
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  5. Golden Steed

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    This would explain why the comments were disabled... o_O
     
  6. Glassman

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    The licence should be *****
     
  7. ken qv

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    That A Hole starts off driving like that in front of people’s homes! His next YouTube video will be of him crashing and hopefully Not running over a kid while doing it. Irresponsible Idiot
     
  8. Kevin Rev'n

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    It's a bummer that we don't have a lot of good pavement routes. That vid was 9 minutes, and that's one of the longer routes! You could drive a half an hour or so to the next "fun road" but then it's later in the day when you get there so more hikers, bikers and tourists in your way when you do. ughh
     
  9. Golden Steed

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    And to be honest, I'm probably just as bad as this guy they're complaining about, just in a different way. I'm a stoplight junkie. Acceleration is way more fun to me than racing around a track. I love burning tires and dusting off Japanese fart boxes. I'm not a drifter or a track guy. Old school street level drag racing. and from what I can tell, there's PLENTY of places to do this on the Leeward side of Oahu.

    Yeah. If I do end up in Hawaii, I'm gonna make plenty of enemies on this board. And I know how to miss the cops, so I'm likely to get away with it for some time. Sorry in advance, fellas.
     
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  10. spicedriver

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    #35 spicedriver, Dec 13, 2018
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    The twisties are more fun.

    13 Turns



    Snake Road



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  11. Kevin Rev'n

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    I have never been on this where I didnt end up behind someone just cruising along at 25...sometimes a stoner...other times a very old person just making their way

    I like this road but I never get it where I can "enjoy" it thoroughly. Almost nowhere to pass safely either so once you end up behind a slow car it's over.

    Out of all the ones here I have enjoyed this road to myself the most often but there are only a couple places with good visibility so I am pretty cautious in there since it's all residential. You never know what a soccer Mom might do if they are in a hurry or Little Johnny needs to get to the hospital.

    Superbikes are really the best way to squeeze out every drop of fun out of what we have because they go 0-60 in 2 seconds so you can always grab a handful of adrenaline and get back down to "safety" but I am getting older and more cautious.
     
  12. Golden Steed

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    Nice vids.

    I definitely feel like there's been quite a bit of alarmism on both sides in this thread. There's got to be some middle ground between "it sucks, you can never go fast" and "you're a dangerous menace who must be stopped." Both positions I think are the extremes, and I'm seeing more and more where the grey area might be.

    In any event, I'll have my boots on the ground in a few months to see for myself. I'll probably Turo something fast (there's a convertible C7 available) so I can get a handle on it for myself.
     
  13. raider1968

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    I visited during R&R while in the military - loved the place but it's probably changed in the last 50 years - LOL
     
  14. nmcclure

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    Can we start an over/under on your post visit findings?

    There just isn't anywhere on the island where you aren't bumper to bumper. A few of these videos are almost 10 years old, and the island is wildly different now. North shore, you're lucky to break 20. Everywhere else short of H1, H3, you will find yourself at someone's driveway, crosswalk; where as the mainland has lots of space for thoroughfares. We have very little buildable land between the mountains and the ocean. Maybe Tuesdays at 2 pm from Nalo to Hawaii Kai you might get a clear space between the plethora of rent cars looking at the blowhole. (I'm kidding on the day)

    All of the other islands have a better opportunity for driving. Big island has some amazing roads....
     
  15. F355steve

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    I have to be brutally honest here. Oahu is a horrible place to be doing any of these high speed type runs. The level of danger you put yourself in and far more importantly other people in is exponentially greater than places easily found on the mainland. I have done the 13 turn space featured above and the long country road that follows it. I did not go balls out on it because it was just not the place to do it. That stretch is on the windward side before you get to Kailua.

    I have drove tantalis loop many times. I have only done it once as a "drive" and spiritedly. There are only a couple small spots where you can really get on it.

    You just don't do this **** here. You just don't. It is stupid and selfish. It is a trade off for living here. It is difficult to fully understand until you live here but just don't do it, you aren't cool for "not giving a ****" and doing it your way.

    Respect Hawaii and it will give back respect. Endanger people and their family and you will see something you can not imagine.
     
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  16. Golden Steed

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    Redondo is looking better and better by the minute.
     
  17. spicedriver

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    IMO, if you're on a bike and not packing anyone, you're only putting yourself in danger. There have been a few deaths on Snake Road, so everyone should be careful on that one. The red neck question I get a lot is "where are you going to drive a Ferrari on Oahu". The answer is "wherever you would drive any other car". I could go out and bust 100 right now, and be back in 5 minutes. There's a couple of spots where I've hit 200 (believe it or not). Only got busted once. Lost my license, and had to go to drivers school at night. Which wasn't bad, because there were a lot of hot speeder chicks there too ! To be honest, just about everyone speeds on Oahu.

    The real danger is Farrington Highway in Waianae if you're a pedestrian. This is where MOST DEATHS happen when pedestrians (usually elderly people), try and cross the road. Crosswalk or not, they get run over by a speeding truck that usually doesn't even stop to help. I guess everyone on that side missed the test question about whether pedestrians have the right of way.

    Most shooting deaths are from the cops shooting unarmed civilians. Maybe these were bad people, or just people in a bad way. Or stupid kids who thought it was cool to steal a car because of some movie they saw. Or maybe the cops in Hawaii are just evil, and know they can get away with it.
     
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    Doesn’t want a speeding ticket.


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  19. WPOZZZ

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    Watch out for our crappy roads. Hit a pothole on Kapiolani on Friday and blew out another runflat.

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  20. Golden Steed

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    Sorry to hear that. But the real question is: how fast were you going?
     
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  22. WPOZZZ

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    30 mph with nowhere to go as I was boxed in. I know the pothole was filled in before, so I thought the difference in color was the new patch. Nope. The potholes were all filled in on Saturday.
     
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  24. Kevin Rev'n

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    Heck Yeah! ...well for driving anyway. Palos Verdes is nice to tool around. Used to love hitting the end of the 110 pretty hard and over the Vincent Thomas to the terminal area and explore. Gotta watch those industrial areas though. One time I rode by some chemical processing area in the early morning and rode through some caustic cloud that peeled the coating on my motorcycle helmet face shield!
     
  25. WPOZZZ

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    Imagine if you weren't wearing a helmet!
     

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