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Old 07-05-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default So I'm moving... Anyone in Orlando, FL?

Moving to finish school at UCF, is there anyone from the forum in Orlando? I went up there to check out the housing and I saw a very fresh ricer/fast & furious/fart can scene. I hope that's not all there is.
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Because UTI is based up there you tend to get alot of that hoopla up there. There is a fair share of legit cars up there as well.
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The car scene spans the spectrum. With Titan Motorsports and Real Street Performance based here, you have some serious builds. There are also a lot of smaller shops that put out fast cars. On top of that, you have a number of road course-oriented folk from your typical high end marquees like BMW and Porsche.

Central Florida Race Complex hosts some autocross-style events (no cone fetching from what I hear) as well as drift events. They were running 1/8th mile drags but I think that has been temporarily shut down due to some conflict with local city authorities or home owners.

Orlando Speedworld hosts a number of 1/4 mile drag racing events, including test and tunes every Wednesday and Friday last I checked. You get to see a wide variety of cars: single-digit domestic sleepers, super loud domestics running huge slicks and 14-second times, the obligatory rotary-powered Starlet with no chassis tuning that either crashes or oils down the track, slow N/A 4-cylinder imports, bikes, etc.

Martin Sports Car Club is the place for your local traditional autocross fix.

There is also a local Roadster/Miata club that meets out near UCF once a month or so. I have never been but see them post about it on CR.net ocassionally.
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No! Go away!

That's only about 45 min from me depending on traffic/time of day. When are you heading up there?
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I have a little experience with orlando due to the I/ITSEC show every thanksgiving.

my advice: save yourself!
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the obligatory rotary-powered Starlet with no chassis tuning that either crashes or oils down the track
like clockwork
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like clockwork
Because Boricua, lol!
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Because Boricua, lol!
my buddy has this sticker on his 13b swapped Corolla



also has "antique" front PR license plate and PR flag hanging from the rearview

he's 100% white and left all the PR stuff on the car after he bought it for lulz
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No! Go away!

That's only about 45 min from me depending on traffic/time of day. When are you heading up there?
I should be settled by mid August and starting class by the end of the month.

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Save myself... O_o

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my buddy has this sticker on his 13b swapped Corolla



also has "antique" front PR license plate and PR flag hanging from the rearview

he's 100% white and left all the PR stuff on the car after he bought it for lulz
Lies, you have no friends.

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The car scene spans the spectrum. With Titan Motorsports and Real Street Performance based here, you have some serious builds. There are also a lot of smaller shops that put out fast cars. On top of that, you have a number of road course-oriented folk from your typical high end marquees like BMW and Porsche.

Central Florida Race Complex hosts some autocross-style events (no cone fetching from what I hear) as well as drift events. They were running 1/8th mile drags but I think that has been temporarily shut down due to some conflict with local city authorities or home owners.

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Martin Sports Car Club is the place for your local traditional autocross fix.

There is also a local Roadster/Miata club that meets out near UCF once a month or so. I have never been but see them post about it on CR.net ocassionally.
Wow, Drift you say

Sounds like a lot going. I just asked because I saw some interesting cars
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Early September yo. You'll get the grand tour of O-town and U Can't Finish

you gonna be like
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I always finish... quick too
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UCF has a number of quality colleges and is the 2nd or 3rd largest university in the nation, typically ranking up with Ohio State and Arizona State.

There are poseurs in every city, but not every city has serious hardware. Orlando has serious hardware if you know where to look. There is also a Cars and Cafe event if you want to see more high-end stuff, parked.
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If I had a dollar every time a 'Boricua' tried to race me, my car would be finished and not in pieces. Man I've been away from FL too long.
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I wish I knew why Puerto Ricans love rotaries so much
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You: "Im moving to Orlando"

Me: "Im sorry"
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forreal. in regards to traffic, Orlando usually makes Miami look mild.

want to go across town? be prepared to sit in your car for 20 mins and spend $4 or so in tolls.
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UCF has a number of quality colleges and is the 2nd or 3rd largest university in the nation, typically ranking up with Ohio State and Arizona State.

There are poseurs in every city, but not every city has serious hardware. Orlando has serious hardware if you know where to look. There is also a Cars and Cafe event if you want to see more high-end stuff, parked.
You're the second person that tells me UCF is one of the largest schools in the country. I wasn't aware of that, I actually thought the contrary. I read good things about their engineering college and I'm happy with that. It's all I really care at the moment.

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If I had a dollar every time a 'Boricua' tried to race me, my car would be finished and not in pieces. Man I've been away from FL too long.
Lol they'll race anything in anything.

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I wish I knew why Puerto Ricans love rotaries so much
Because "iTs CoOl BrAh"

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You: "Im moving to Orlando"

Me: "Im sorry"
I saw some shady places near campus if that's what you're talking about.

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forreal. in regards to traffic, Orlando usually makes Miami look mild.

want to go across town? be prepared to sit in your car for 20 mins and spend $4 or so in tolls.
^True, there's a toll to drive-by the toll
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Bump, I've seen quite a lot of miatas around. I'm hoping someone else is in this forum not into the JDM Tyte scene
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BTW, UCF is not an hour and a half to Lakeland. You are much closer than you think. There were 300 Miatas at that meet.

Consider going to Sebring next time I head down there. Sebring is an hour and a half, but worth it.
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