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mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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California Police Raid Gathering of Enthusiasts
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 18, 2008 05:53PM

There's always two sides to every story....but this looks like a bad precident to me!

[www.thenewspaper.com]


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

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10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: California Police Raid Gathering of Enthusiasts
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 19, 2008 03:45PM

Here's the "other side" of the story...I found this posted on a different BBS in response to my post:

[www.pe.com]


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: California Police Raid Gathering of Enthusiasts
Posted by: BMC
Date: October 19, 2008 06:15PM

I wonder if they even bothered to just send a dozen officers to simply walk the place if that wouldn't keep the peace, not bother people and also let them know that eyes were on those who disobey laws made to keep the public safe.

They are also talking about 2 deaths. Unfortunate but I probably have a much larger chance of dying in a daily commute.

Here is a crazy idea- take that half million dollar grant away from the police and build an affordable raceway. Not that I am for funding any type of private business in this way, but its known that California (and Minnesota) has lots of people fighting the building of race tracks, so people go race in the next best location- the street!

-BMC.


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Chris Buckaloo
Jacksonville, fl
(67 posts)

Registered:
02/06/2009 12:33PM

Main British Car:
1962 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 Ford 289 Smallblock V8

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Re: California Police Raid Gathering of Enthusiasts
Posted by: mtnrek@yahoo.com
Date: February 26, 2009 05:41PM

Ain't that the truth. Here in Florida they closed the only track in our area, so we too...take to the (least populated) streets.


QuickSilver
Quick Silver
Celina, Texas
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05/21/2009 12:27PM

Main British Car:
1977 MG-B Stock

Re: California Police Raid Gathering of Enthusiasts
Posted by: QuickSilver
Date: August 14, 2009 12:18PM

Sometimes I get pangs of guilt from missing SoCal so much but I am glad I am out of that Nazi state.


pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
(698 posts)

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07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: California Police Raid Gathering of Enthusiasts
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: September 07, 2009 12:17PM

Iím so incredibly surprised at this. Iím back in Texas now but I lived in LA, San Diego and Ventura for years, was a member of the San Diego MG Club as well as Hot Rod Clubs in LA (T-Bucket Roadster). I spent many an evening in parking lots and never once got hassled. Makes me wonder if a third party with an axe to grind was making complaints or there is an unknown agenda at work; maybe someone who canít tell the difference between tuner cars and classic British sports cars.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: California Police Raid Gathering of Enthusiasts
Posted by: roverman
Date: September 24, 2009 12:16AM

"To Serve and Protect", back when I was a "Barefoot Pilgrim", I actually used to believe this crap. "to serve"-means tickets. "Protect" means special interest. My life experience has shown there is no movement afoot to show a better way or rehabilitate errant behavior, only fines and impounds to stuff the coffers. roverman.


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