Street Outlaws, now in its fifth year on TV, will have its new season premiere Oct. 22. The “outlaws” this time are in Memphis, and this season will presumably include more racing (in controlled, legal environments) and more drama, all while insisting that you should never illegally street race even as they do their best to make it look cool. A couple warnings appear before every episode. One clarifies that the racing in the episodes took place in a “controlled” environment and using “strict” safety protocols. The other is a Jackass-style warning that “just because we’re dumbasses” you shouldn’t do try this at home. But in the year 2018 it’s kind of ridiculous that this show still exists at all. We’ve been railing against street racing basically since this blog began, and it seems like everyday we have a new example of how wrong it can go and how misguided it is. The reasons it is bad are pretty obvious: … [Read more...] about How in the Hell Is Street Outlaws Still on the Air?
Several National Hot Rod Asscoation drag racers who appeared on the worst idea for a show ever, Street Outlaws, have been warned that their competition license may be suspended for going on the show. Problem is, several members are still booked to appear on the show and this sudden change in policy enforcement comes at just the wrong time. Street Outlaws is awful even by Discovery standards. And I'm talking about a network that had an Eaten Alive special where a guy didn't even get eaten alive. We live in an era of television where Geordie Shore exists. That's right: we don't just have Jersey Shore, we have knock-offs in other countries. Oh, and I can watch that Flipping Las Vegas lady install marble countertops in a former crack-house in the 'hood. (Anybody else guilt-binge-watch that one to look at the company owner's cars? Dude's a Porsche guy, but I digress.) We have cameras following random "housewives" for no good reason in an attempt to rile up some drama-llamas who can put your … [Read more...] about NHRA Cracks Down On The Dumbest Fake Street Racing Show On Television
A Discovery Channel reality show star ended up behind bars at this year’s “Cash Days,” an illegal street racing competition held in Dallas Fort Worth. And it was all caught on video. Each year, a guy who goes by “Limpy” runs an illegal street racing pot for Oklahoma and Texas. Cash Days, as the pot is called, is widely publicized on a private Facebook group and on Limpy’s own page, and this year, it didn’t go well. Thirty-Two heavily modified cars competed for a pot of $15,500 last weekend, the most in Cash Days history, according to YouTuber 1320video. At the finale on Sunday morning, only two racers remained: “Black Bird Vega” and “The Probe,” the latter of which Jerry Bird from Discovery’s Street Outlaws piloted. But no winner ever came of that race, and the two racers were forced to split the pot 50-50, because police were waiting for Black Bird Vega and The Probe At The Finish. In the clip above (whose … [Read more...] about Watch A Jackass From ‘Street Outlaws’ Get Busted In A Texas Street Race
One of the drivers who appeared on Discovery's horrid "Street Outlaws" show has been arrested and charged with murder for his part in a street racing crash that claimed the lives of two people in Los Angeles. According to the L.A. County D.A. via TMZ, Izzy Valenzuela was racing against Michael Gevorgyan on February 25 when one of the drivers lost control. The car careened into a crowd, killing two people and injuring a third. Valenzuela, the driver of the Nissan GT-R, is currently in jail, charged with two counts of murder and faces up to 33 years to life in prison. Gevorgyan, who is also in custody, claims he wasn't in the Mustang when it crashed. The NHRA recently came out against "Street Outlaws" threatening to suspend the competition licenses of drivers that had appeared on the show. Contact the author at [email protected] PGP key … [Read more...] about ‘Street Outlaws’ Driver Arrested For Street Racing Crash That Killed 2
This week has been dominated by European resolution changes, legal disputes and changes to the online principles we all hold dear. But as always, we reach the end of the week and realise that there was so much more to cover, to take heed of, and to understand about our partners in London, the UK and wider Europe. Europe ‘on track’ to adopt net neutrality rules The European Parliament this week saw a majority vote in favour of adopting a resolution on net neutrality. This forms as a further bid to enable every bit, byte and packet that travels within the European web to be treated fairly and equally, and not favour one kind of traffic over another A hot topic and controversial point for many Internet regulators and providers, ISPs on the whole object to net neutrality rules because it forces the adoption of traffic management technologies, which they would have to fund on the most part themselves. UK could be affected by U.S. SOPA anti-piracy law The controversial Stop … [Read more...] about News to know: SOPA, Net neutrality, UK online outlaws, Google’s effect on spying