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What sort of idiot attempts to win a drag race in a car weighed down by child ballast?

A Queensland woman caught drag racing along a busy suburban road at 144km/h in a 60 zone with three young children in the back seat says getting caught is her only regret.

Listen, lady. I’m guessing those kids added up to at least 50 kilograms of speed-sapping bulk. There’s little point spending $20,000 improving your cars (as the woman’s competitor claims) when you race in a child-loaded state.

(Unless maybe the kids were part of a bracket-racing handicap deal. That might explain things.)

Posted by Tim B. on 01/17/2005 at 02:11 AM
    1. Drat.  Still no limit on how many chldren a dingbat can have.  Oh well.  Lose them and they’re plenty more where they came from.

      I couldn’t read the article.  Was she, at least, charged with endangering the life of a child?

      Posted by blerp on 01/17 at 02:33 AM • #


    1. They are suggesting she should get the “ballast” taken off her, but it probably won’t happen.

      We’re so lucky to have the best bogans in the world in the “Sunshine State”.

      Posted by Darlene Taylor on 01/17 at 06:20 AM • #


    1. Bogans?  I hope it isn’t sarcastic because I really like this site and enjoy learning about Australia.

      If anything I’ve said sounds derogatory, you can bet it’s not meant to be.

      Posted by blerp on 01/17 at 06:45 AM • #


    1. The man, who wore a Holden Racing Team shirt and cap, told the court the justice system was “f-ed”.

      Sartorial elegance matched only by razor-sharp wit.

      Posted by simonX on 01/17 at 07:44 AM • #


    1. Blerp’s outrage may explain why I can’t find carbon-fiber booster seats.

      Anyone who’s driven speed-friendly kids around doesn’t understand.  You’ve got some chump in an Evo at the light, revving the engine, and your kid in the back seat saying “waste him!  waste him!” You don’t want to look like some kind of pansy.

      Posted by Matt in Denver on 01/17 at 08:06 AM • #


    1. At least she moved them up from the trunk to reduce the risk of fishtailing.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 01/17 at 08:15 AM • #


    1. I’m not outraged.  I just don’t know what you’re talking about and hope I haven’t inadvertently affended by using words in a way that mean something other than they do here.

      I think this woman is nuts and although I don’t think the state should step in and interfere with people’s kids, these kids are in danger whether they wear seat belts or not.

      Posted by blerp on 01/17 at 08:45 AM • #


    1. Who the hell would spend twenty thousand bucks on a freaking Torana?

      Posted by Jorge on 01/17 at 10:17 AM • #


    1. Shame the drivers didn’t qualify for a Darwin award… morons doesn’t seem to say enough.

      Posted by kae on 01/17 at 12:04 PM • #


    1. Torrisi and co should have been bloody well jailed.

      On Saturday night I tried in vain to convince several of my mates that shitbags should not be sterilised.  I’m beginning to reconsider that position.

      Question for any Professors of Sociology out there:  Why is it that whenever some fuckwit almost drives me off the road, he (or she) is almost invariably driving a style side Commodore ute?

      Posted by murph on 01/17 at 12:11 PM • #


    1. Hell, if the weight of bone between her ears wasn’t slowing her down, the kids probably didn’t add much…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 01/17 at 12:32 PM • #


    1. Careful guys, according to recent research, these “people” are the new Liberal voters. Let them breed…. until they think Margo is intelligent and then will find something for them to do elsewhere.

      Posted by Karl Fidel Adams-Kingston on 01/17 at 01:02 PM • #


    1. G’day blerp,

      No one seems to have answered your question on the meaning of the word “bogan” – it is broadly similar to the American word “mook”.

      It refers to the type of person that sports a mullet hair cut, a flanellete shirt and a broadly antis-social disposition.

      Posted by Russell on 01/17 at 01:12 PM • #


    1. BTW Bogans and Westies are known as [url=”http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bevan&r=f”Bevans[/url] in Queensland

      Posted by murph on 01/17 at 02:04 PM • #


    1. aaaw fukkit

      Posted by murph on 01/17 at 02:05 PM • #


    1. Well you wouldn’t mind if the kids were wearing seatbelts ???

      Posted by graboy on 01/17 at 04:34 PM • #


    1. “More chlorine in the gene pool, son!”
      � signed, God

      Posted by BIWOZ on 01/17 at 05:41 PM • #


    1. Ah but it�s okay cause the kids were “never in danger”, personally I think even 80KPH in a Torana is dangerous, have you ever tried to stop one of those things!

      Posted by Looneyc on 01/17 at 06:47 PM • #


    1. As a bogan from way back, I am pleased to inform you that I never leave the house without my flanny, my mullett which is bleached blonde except for a large stripe down the part, my Winny Blues, my boyfriend “Chook” and my seven kids to twenty different fathers.

      Hope that explains it.

      Posted by Darlene Taylor on 01/17 at 07:38 PM • #


    1. Thanks for the explanation.

      If any American uses the word, mook, I haven’t met them, likewise, mullet hair cut ????

      I did understand anti-social behavior and now I get it.  We have them, but strangely, it seems there are fewer of them than previously.

      Don’t know if they’re getting smarter or dying off or maybe they’re moving down under.  Whichever, it’s nice to see less of them.

      Posted by blerp on 01/18 at 05:32 AM • #


    1. blerp
      I haven’t heard the term “bogan” used in ages.  I must get out more.
      I think an example of a bogan might be David Spade’s character in the fillum “Joe Dirt”.  He certainly has the mullet, car and intellectual curiosity.
      Do you need further explanation?

      Posted by Stevo on 01/18 at 07:01 AM • #


    1. blerp
      bogan: noun 1. a fool; idiot. 2.  WA a lout or hooligan, especially of a particular social group noted for wearing black shirt and jeans. 3.  Tasmania a rough lout or hooligan. In Hobart equivalent to a Chigga. (probably from Bogan a river in NSW)
      This is from the Macquarie Dictionary Book of Slang which is online at http://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/anonymous@FF824508298+0/-/p/dict/slang.html
      I remember browsing the site last year, for several hours!  What a laugh.
      Here’s something interesting (or not) … the Bogan and Macquarie Rivers flow into the Darling, and form a common catchment area.

      Posted by Stevo on 01/18 at 07:12 AM • #


    1. Jim said At least she moved them up from the trunk to reduce the risk of fishtailing.

      Boot, Jim, boot. Unless she was an elephant.

      Posted by walterplinge on 01/18 at 09:03 AM • #


  1. They also make excellent wheel chocks.

    Children, that is.

    Posted by joe bagadonuts on 01/18 at 12:50 PM • #