Last Call- You're Under A Vette! Edition




Wake County North Carolina seized a drug dealer’s Z06 and instead of doing donut runs in it, they fitted the rabid Chevy with a light bar and used it to scare the crap out of speeders on I-40. Top Gear USA caught up with the force’s magnum force and used it in the manner for which it was intended- pulling down perps, or in the case of the show, a 140-horse Triumph 1050 Speed Triple. You’ll have to watch the video to see how it ended, but as you can see above, it started off with a whole lot of expensive rubber turning into smoke.

Image: [Top Gear USA]

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8 responses to “Last Call- You're Under A Vette! Edition”

  1. clunkerlove Avatar

    Not speaking as to the legitimacy of this guy having his 'vette seized, but often cops use draconian drug laws to steal from people. Even a few ounces of weed for personal consumption could turn into having your beloved classic or exotic car seized. If the drugs in question are life-ruining hard drugs like cocaine then I concede the value of forfeiture. But too often it's an innocent marijuana user getting thrown under the proverbial bus and for that I can't get excited about watching cops hooning something they've confiscated. To say that I have a dim view of the po-po would be an understatement, and this coming from someone who doesn't smoke pot.

  2. wisc47 Avatar

    At first I thought you meant this kind of donut run, which would be infinitely cooler in a 'Vette cop car.
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  3. dead_elvis Avatar

    Last call isn't about staying on topic, right? Someone's been messing with this place's sign at least since Thanksgiving… this was the first one I had the chance to shoot.
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    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Oh, that place. Back when I was a grad student living a few blocks from there, I took my car to their service center once when it had developed a problem that had stumped me. They fixed it but I didn't much appreciate that one of the mechanics took an original FoMoCo item off my car (a part completely unrelated to the repair work) and replaced it with a generic equivalent just so he could put the original on his own personal "restoration project" car parked outside. He hadn't put the swapped item on the bill but I noticed it while he was showing me the repair. I called him on it and he removed my part from his car and gave it back.
      That was about sixteen years ago. I still won't do any further business with them.

      1. dead_elvis Avatar

        That is just loathsome. Theft like that should be grounds for termination.

  4. grantlinderman Avatar

    Heck yeah, Wake County, North Carolina!
    Not to be the stereotypical southerner, but I've never lived anywhere else. If anyone here is also in Raleigh/Cary/Anyothersuburbinwakecounty, they can attest to how rare that is.
    That said, the cops around here are pretty brutal… our crime rate is low and they don't have a lot to do.

    1. JayP2112 Avatar

      A couple of my college pals work at SAS in Cary.
      That is a nice part of the country.

  5. wunno sev Avatar
    wunno sev

    i see top gear usa has figured out the top gear strategy:
    – "so much lateral grip! such handling prowess!"
    – drift through every corner
    not saying it wasn't entertaining, mind you, but that gets me every time