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Avoiding arrest at Spring Brake

Posted by Bill Griffith  May 29, 2009 04:22 PM

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On May 21, the International Motor Press Association, headquartered in New York City, invited the auto industry to bring an assortment of new products to the park to be viewed, photographed and driven.

We ran around taking pictures of vehicles before they all disappeared from the base parking lot, never thinking that finding a spot on the mountain would lead to more scenic action shots.

The local highway patrol had a field day, writing tickets to exuberant drivers, despite numerous warnings to "watch the speed limits." (One journalist caught speeding in a BMW didn't have any registration, and was almost jailed. That didn't happen to us.)

PHOTOS: Hybrids, an all-electric Mini, Ford products with the new EcoBoost V-6 engine, the new muscle cars (Camaro, Challenger, Mustang), a plethora of high-end Mercedes, and diesels from BMW and Volkswagen.

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3 comments so far...
  1. ecoboost V6.... sexy. diesels? hot!

    new muscle cars? not so much.

    Posted by mikeybigboy May 30, 09 10:40 AM
  1. Not sure why this is news. You drive a car and don't follow the traffic regulations (regardless of how stupid they may be) and you run the risk of getting a ticket or arrested.

    Posted by Consequence June 1, 09 10:16 AM
  1. Ecoweenie cars are for weenies.

    Posted by HP is king June 1, 09 04:13 PM

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