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    Anyone there tell the truth ? I live in Galway city center and the place was over run yesterday by kids in slammed TDiiiiss. There was literally hundreds of them lapping the city all day. Very divided opinions on the event locally, The city was really busy yesterday too wiht shoppers so the traffic was pretty shambolic all day. Mostly young lads in agri spec TDI who cant see over the steerign wheels. Four in the pink stickers etc
    We passed one car that which was on the limiter in standing traffic and there was a lad in the back with swimming goggles on. My wife asked were the goggles a boy racer thing or did i think he was special needs

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    I saw some of the pictures posted onto their facebook page. It looks like a big thing. Not the worst in the world if their not f**kacting but yeah it's mainly the slammed TDI yokes with yellow reg plates. There was a glimmer of hope when I spotted a 325i badge - but the I then looked up until I spotted the louvers in lieu of the rear window.

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    • #3
      Antisocial scumbaggery that has zero to do with car culture. My wife couldn’t get out of our house in the car yesterday for two hours because the traffic was stopped in both directions. Lads were getting out of cars and pissing up against people’s front walls.

      This is the third Sunday afternoon ruined with the noise on the road. I’m furious about it to say the least and I’ll be heading up to the local station this evening for a word. And don’t get me wrong, I’ve done some awful messing in cars but not to the detriment of other people, let alone an entire community.
      1998 Porsche 911 3.4 Carrera 2 (996)
      2000 Mazda MX-5 1.8 Jasper Conran #68/400
      2003 BMW 325i E46 Sport Touring


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      • #4
        Donegal Rally optional extra weekend?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Flet View Post
          My wife couldn’t get out of our house in the car yesterday for two hours because the traffic was stopped in both directions. Lads were getting out of cars and pissing up against people’s front walls.
          Sounds just like a typical Sunday for people who live near large GAA grounds. I've some shocking stories, but there are scum in all groups of society.
          Chatting to the local station isn't any harm if they take action. But that action needs to be aimed directly towards the perpetrators involved, and not result in wider action or surveillance of other events based around car culture and enthusiasts.

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          • #6
            a bit of a tangent but I was on a pretty empty beach down in kerry on Saturday and next thing 3 lads on dirt bike appeared making a racket and chewing the place up. I tried a bit of live and let live and thought 8d avoid a confrontation and I thought at least they were at the least busy end of the beach. next thing they drive the full length of the beach shooting past walkers etc. hard to believe these lads thought there was nothing wrong with that behaviour, some fellah ob the beach went mad ((justifiably) and I heard one of the bikers Express his surprise ... they were honestly clueless about the level of disturbance they were causing
            Last edited by TPaul; 24-05-2021, 09:28 AM.

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            • #7
              As always there will be a couple of dipshits who ruin it for everyone. I can't see it going on a weekly basis for much longer. The organizers were out cleaning up rubbish yesterday evening after themselves so at least they're being somewhat responsible.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Notch000 View Post
                Anyone there tell the truth ? I live in Galway city center and the place was over run yesterday by kids in slammed TDiiiiss. There was literally hundreds of them lapping the city all day. Very divided opinions on the event locally, The city was really busy yesterday too wiht shoppers so the traffic was pretty shambolic all day. Mostly young lads in agri spec TDI who cant see over the steerign wheels. Four in the pink stickers etc
                We passed one car that which was on the limiter in standing traffic and there was a lad in the back with swimming goggles on. My wife asked were the goggles a boy racer thing or did i think he was special needs
                I'm obviously out of touch, what's "four in the pink" or is it 4 X in the pink stickers?? I did Google it but I'm none the wiser.
                Where are the Guards in all of this??

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by deltona View Post
                  Sounds just like a typical Sunday for people who live near large GAA grounds. I've some shocking stories, but there are scum in all groups of society.
                  Chatting to the local station isn't any harm if they take action. But that action needs to be aimed directly towards the perpetrators involved, and not result in wider action or surveillance of other events based around car culture and enthusiasts.
                  Well, on the comparison with the GAA: there has been a county ground in Salthill since 1957 but it is rarely designated for big games or large events because guess what, the traffic in Galway gets too bad and the infrastructure to hold attendees cars doesn't exist. There's all sorts of spots around the city suitable for static car meets including the Dyke Road car park where I believe the organisers are trying to direct cars to also. But because a lot of attendees are coming from east Galway they cross and re cross the city to attend.

                  I've followed car pages in NI for years including RMS etc. and this seems to be an attempt to copy the Port Sundays in Portstewart. Those have a fair bit of aggro between law and motorist, with VOSA, the PSNI, mobile MOT stations, diesel dipping etc. all present. They can't prevent people attending but they can start going after cars that aren't fully road legal and it's just all confrontation.

                  So IMHO this is best done statically somewhere in a safe environment that minimises disruption for everyone. Call it Reek & Buckie rather than Cars & Coffee, whatever.
                  1998 Porsche 911 3.4 Carrera 2 (996)
                  2000 Mazda MX-5 1.8 Jasper Conran #68/400
                  2003 BMW 325i E46 Sport Touring


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                  • #10
                    I wasn't there - though I know someone who was and their version is that, yes, there were agri spec TDIs, lots of IS200s, and some pulling by the Guards.
                    However, there was a good turnout of old Fords, Sierras, Escorts and the likes, a lot of 80s and 90s Japanese stuff including a number of MX-5s, old VW T2s, no mention of antisocial messing, some good chats and a generally good day.
                    Traffic was heavy, which is inevitable when loads of people in cars descend on Salthill, not unusual on any summer weekend, especially when the weather is nice.

                    I'm in two minds. Seems that Agri spec TDIs is a large part of where it's at today with car enthusiasts. What was it like in previous generations? Were lads in MGs antisocial in the 60s, MK2 Escort drivers in the 70s, AE86s differs in the 80s? So I wonder are we just getting old.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gn3dr View Post
                      I'm obviously out of touch, what's "four in the pink" or is it 4 X in the pink stickers?? I did Google it but I'm none the wiser.
                      Where are the Guards in all of this??
                      Sorry it was 2 in the pink, google that......

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                      • #12
                        I wonder could something like this be organized out in Galway airport, would be on the east side and keep traffic out of the city itself then at least.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Notch000 View Post
                          Sorry it was 2 in the pink, google that......
                          Aaah Ok. Just the kind of sticker you want on your car.
                          Right up there so with the back window sticker "Farm born, farm bred, good on the farm, better in bed"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gn3dr View Post
                            Aaah Ok. Just the kind of sticker you want on your car.
                            Right up there so with the back window sticker "Farm born, farm bred, good on the farm, better in bed"
                            Have seen a new one locally to me. Tends to be on Ford's. Big windscreen banner on top or bottom saying HXRNY.

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                            • #15
                              what has the world come to...
                              looking back now, I think that maybe, every now and again, I should have braked a little earlier

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