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Old Jan 14, 2004, 06:09 PM   #1
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Poachers use James Bond like car...

Pretty amazing what they had the car rigged to do... Link

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The car was also equipped with an automated box ready to spring tire traps to slow pursuers. The poachers had fitted a halogen lamp on the outside to blind their prey and shielded the car's number plates with lead sheeting to avoid identification.


There was also a device to eject two old bicycles fixed on the back of the car on to the road as an obstacle to any vehicle in hot pursuit, Belga reported.
And they still got caught.
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Old Jan 14, 2004, 06:29 PM   #2
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All that for some rabbits?

I wish they had a picture of the car on the article, though. It probably looked like a bunch of junk strapped to the back side, sort of like the DeLorean from Back to the Future
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That DeLorean would be fun to outrun the police in. Hit 88 and let them eat your trail of fire as you zip back into time before they caught you speeding.
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Old Jan 14, 2004, 11:13 PM   #4
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with all the extra stuff, it probably was so over loaded it had terrible performance. But as above - all that for wabbits?

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Old Jan 14, 2004, 11:46 PM   #5
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I guess the world was not enough.
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Old Jan 15, 2004, 12:25 AM   #6
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I feel the need --

THE NEED FOR SPEED


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Arg, how can you get caught?

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those must be some special rabbits...fur coats anyone?
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Why didn't they just remove the number plates?!?!
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Old Jan 15, 2004, 06:16 PM   #9
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I think removing them would cause more suspision, particularly on an older car. If I was gonna try this, I think I would be more apt to obscure my plates than to remove them too.

To me, the funny part is that they did all this for some rabbits. Was the guys last name Fudd by any chance?
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I've seen some modified cars in Miami that had plates on these motorized panels that at a flip of a switch would rotate to a dummy plate for street racing.
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