Modern cars are fast. Sometimes very, very fast. And occasionally even faster than you could possibly use on public roads. That makes fast cars tricky to advertise. Generation X Valley Of The Dolls Rar. Our famous car tuning games are just part of our collection of car games you can also play racing games, parking games and other car games. Irwindale Speedway VP Calls Out Carmakers For Their Glorification Of Street Racing. Modern cars are fast. Sometimes very, very fast. And occasionally even faster than you could possibly use on public roads. Hot_Rod_American_Street_Drag_10.jpg' alt='Hot Rod American Street Drag Games For Pc' title='Hot Rod American Street Drag Games For Pc' />That makes fast cars tricky to advertisecommercials showing these fast cars racing on public roads could be seen as a tacit endorsement of illegal street racing, and big carmakers would never do that, right Right Doug Stokes, VP of Communication at Irwindale Event Center you know, the Speedway and has spent his life in motorsports. Recently, Doug saw the latest of many car commercials that showed a carmakers fast car being fast on normal, city streets. Dougs no fool he knows that in commercials, roads are closed, and everything is staged, but theres no question about the implication of the ad buy this car so you can drive it fast. Anywhere. An open letter to the industry 0. Who the hell do I have to complain toIt was just a quiet Sunday afternoon, my wife and I were watching the U. S. Open finals on TV. There were, of course, number of adverts from top tier companies and then there was one, near the end of the match, that made the two of us whoop louder than the sellout crowd at Flushing Meadows. The ad that stunned us was a Mercedes Benz commercial which shows a number of growling drag racing vehicles racing against a new model Mercedes. The machines including a funny car, a dragster, and a full out drag bike and the Mercedes line up curb to curb on what looks like a city street, a traffic light goes green and the machines leap forward in a five wide drag race the Mercedes gets to the end of the block first. FRGnug-j8/maxresdefault.jpg' alt='Hot Rod American Street Drag Games Free' title='Hot Rod American Street Drag Games Free' />Apparently it wins what looks everything like a patently illegal street race and the voice over indicates what Mercedes model it was and indicates that it would be a good idea for the people watching to buy this car I guess based on its track er, street racing record. I frankly dont think that it was the very best example of The Best or Nothing slogan that tags the advert. Likewise, a recent at least here in Los Angeles TV commercial shows two late model BMWs seemingly racing each other through a it seems deserted industrial site with a quick close up of another was it one of the two street racers BMW cornering very hard, so hard that the driver needs to crank in a huge amount of opposite to keep control as the car slides right up to a painted double line thats NOT on a race course, but apparently on a normal street somewhere. There you go, The Ultimate Driving Machine going way, way too fast apparently on city streets. And then we have Fiat Chrysler running a whole flight of TV ads that show a wide range of way too fast activities with two or more cars quite apparently racing each other. Of course building a car the Dodge Demon thats banned from competing in as delivered form by the NHRA, and then bragging about it in print in enthusiast magazines says at least to my ear Race this one the street, because it is so powerful that NHRA wants you to install a big old honking roll cage if you ever want run it at the drag strip. A quick word about myself if I may, Im the VP of communications at Irwindale Event Center located about 2. East of Los Angeles. We operate a half mile NASCAR sanctioned paved oval and an eighth mile NHRA sanctioned drag strip. Hot Rod American Street Drag Games OnlineWe opened the drag strip in 2. California that operates on a weekly basis all year long. Thousands upon thousands of drivers young, old and in between have used our facility to have some safe, controlled, high speed fun with their performance cars. Its almost impossible to prove a negative, however, I think that our drag strip has helped to dampen illegal street racing in the area. And, from that perspective I feel that I can say the following Yeah, sure, yup, correct, youre right I know those commercial are a fantasy, innocent, innocuous metaphors, simply flights of advertising license. Dosbox For Windows 8 64 Bit here. On the other hand, all of the above automobile commercials most blatantly portray and appear to glorify illegal street racing. And supering in some sort of tiny closed course, do not attempt screen when the hottest model Dodge cars are purposely seen racing with each other or in earlier TV adverts, joyfully driving right through the middle of an idyllic outdoor wedding party knocking over tables and scattering people like a terrorists. Finally and directly to all three of the above manufacturers, as well as any others that Ive missed All of you know that you can show the fun of cool, high performance driving without using and thereby glamorizing often deadly and illegal street racing no how much you see it as harmless marketing hyperbole. You are all better than that, Im sure. Doug Stokes. PS Id like to invite anyone in the industry who wants to see what Im talking about out for one of our Thursday Night Thunder events at Irwindale Dragstrip. Heck. Ill even buy you a hot dog, soda, and a bag of chips. Its worth emphasizing, as Doug mentioned in his letter, that hes not against fast driving. At all. In fact, Irwindale has been providing a safe place for people to take their fast cars for years, and even has a weekly event to let anyone race their own car for only 2. Hot Rod American Street Drag Games Games' title='Hot Rod American Street Drag Games Games' />Doug has makes some really good points here street racing kills people, those involved in the race and otherwise, and car manufacturers should own up to their involvement and glorification of racing on public roads.