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The closest I've come to driving something like that is playing the Need for Speed video game. Most of those fancy sports cars are stick shifts anyway, which I've never really driven.
By: PT Dilloway on September 21, 2016
nah- I don't need to speed....rather look at clouds!
By: Kathe W. on September 21, 2016
I wouldn't say I have a NEED for speed, but I do have an appreciation. The awesome feeling of acceleration when an airplane is taking off makes my heart pump faster and puts a grin on my face that lasts for most of the flight. I never speed on the highways (as if it's even possible in the Atlanta area most of the time...) but I'd love to experience high-speed driving in a controlled environment like your son did. That must have been a blast!
By: Susan Swiderski on September 21, 2016
I once got my '68 VW bug up to 75 mph down a hill. That was all the thrill i need.
By: cranky on September 21, 2016
Must have been quite a thrill for your son...glad he is doing so well now, you had a real scare for sure last year!
By: cranky on September 21, 2016
A high-end BMW is the best car I've ever driven. If they had a Bugotti, I would do it for sure. I drive my own little sports car fast anyway. I won't say how fast...
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on September 21, 2016
I LOVE to drive fast! But I don't think I have the reflexes to drive something like that now. I do know how to drive a stick shift though :)
By: The Bug on September 21, 2016
No need for speed here. I've never gotten a ticket. My former daughter-in-law drives race cars. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on September 21, 2016
The speed limit that is posted is plenty of speed for me.
By: messymimi on September 21, 2016
Back in my youth I loved to race competition go-karts. I particularly liked what we called the Italian B bombs that could hit speeds above 90mph. Racing fast, so low to the ground is an immense thrill. I also tested sprint cars, stock cars, Sportsman Class (jalopies), ran in a couple of demo derbies, drove a turbocharged Porsche and felt the g-forces when I got to 150MPH and was on banked curves. The greatest thrill was in a fast racing kart where you "feel" the track and the kart becomes an extension of your senses. The best car I owned was the first edition of the Cadillac STS Northstar system. It handled beautifully, fit like a glove and was very fast. In the south of France, where I went twice a year for 6 years, I serially tested BMW, Peugeot, Lancia, Mercedes. On the Esterel Mountain roads from Cannnes to Theoule su Mer, with curves and switchbacks the Lancia was a dream. On the A-8 in France and the German Autobahn the BMW ran beautifully at high speed. Now, as an aging boomer, my need for speed is a memory.
By: Tom Cochrun on September 21, 2016
Not anymore. Like Cranky, I got a non-sportscar up to 75 on a downhill. At least that's what the Missouri State Trooper wrote on the ticket for me and my Chevy Chevette. Congrats to CJ for having the right touch, and having the knack with cars that your dad had.
By: Val on September 21, 2016
these days, no. :)
By: TexWisGirl on September 21, 2016
I love speed!! I once drove my Mustang at 105 mph for a few miles--it was exhilarating!!
By: fishducky on September 21, 2016
No speed left in this old guy although I got a speeding ticket about 3 years ago.
By: red Kline on September 21, 2016
When I lived in Indianapolis, once upon a time everybody had sports cars. I drove a new '71 MGB. Somebody with connections got the use of the Indianapolis Raceway for a couple of hours. Not the Indy 500 but a sports car track with lots of curves. So we're all driving around the track and I was keeping up pretty well with Paul Page (a one-time Voice of the 500) when I spun out into the grass. I shakily limped back to the pit area and later learned that I shouldn't have tried to drive fast in 4th gear. And one other time I actually drove (my standard city streets car) around the Indy 500 speedway but I don't think I ever got above 65 MPH. The huge banked turns scared the hell out of me.
By: Catalyst on September 21, 2016
Well, 100mph+ used to be a normal occurrence on English motorways, but then again I guess they don't have the sharp bends of a race track :) Sounds like he had a good time.
By: Botanist on September 21, 2016
Those cars look impressive, but (like you) I'm a boring, drive-at-the-speed-limit man. I also think blokes of my age (late 50s) look a bit sad driving these sporty vehicles.
By: Bryan Jones on September 22, 2016
I drive fast. I got my little Capri up to 100 mph once at night on a lonely stretch of road in east Texas. the road was straight but hilly and I finally backed down because I was afraid of coming over a hill and there would be a car that I would be bearing down on. I got to my destination without encountering any other cars though.
By: Ellen Abbott on September 22, 2016
Kind of surprised they allowed the drive in those conditions but I know your son had to have been thrilled. Sorry you missed it but I'm happy CJ ;is doing so well. Cracked up at your "Look, a pretty cloud." I'm afraid that is me too. I have a need for scenery not speed.
By: Arkansas Patti on September 22, 2016
Close to a 100mph! :-) That's some achievement. I am not into speed. For me it takes away from the beauty of driving. Greetings from London.
By: A Cuban In London on September 22, 2016
I get scared with Go-Karts. That's why I drive them like a little old man. All the young punks laugh at me. But they can pass. Young punks.
By: Al Penwasser on September 22, 2016
Nice to read about son enjoying life. I enjoyed the sensation of speed. This was especially true when sking.
By: Daniel LaFrance on September 22, 2016
There was a certain period that ended before I left my teens when I loved speed and once (in a rural area) did take a car to 120. But that cured me.
By: Sage on September 23, 2016
Blimey I drive over 100 miles an hour on the motorway quite often. I hope a British cop isn't reading your blog. Glad your son had fun!
By: LL Cool Joe on September 25, 2016
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