How to explain to others what HPDE is. - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Race Prep Miata race-only chat.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-11-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,970
Total Cats: 49
Default How to explain to others what HPDE is.

(You can have fun with this thread, also please move thread if it shouldn't be here)
How do you explain to non-technical/non-car people that you don't actually race when you do HPDE?

I have the hardest time explaining it to anyone who doesn't know about cars. Recently, I have just given up and let them call it racing...Or I let my wife duke it out with them.

Funny moment:

my sister-in-law asked me to explain it, I told her we go around the track as fast as possible....[skipping some questions]...She asked me how fast I went, I said 110 on some tracks. She said "oh, that's not that fast, my van will do 140mph...[skipping some rofl]...Its on the speedometer, I am sure they wouldn't put that on there if it couldn't actually do it."
Seefo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,863
Total Cats: 485
Default

Shakespeare described HPDE as "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

-Ryan
ThePass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 08:21 AM   #3
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 2,644
Total Cats: 76
Default

I just tell people it's a chance to drive on track as fast as you feel comfortable. Yet, most still go back to "Are you going racing soon?"

I really don't even bring up my car stuff around non-car people, it's too annoying to try to talk about.
z31maniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,196
Total Cats: 260
Default

We should start out with what HPDE stands for, you know, for the ignorant.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 08:50 AM   #5
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 2,644
Total Cats: 76
Default

High Performance Driving Event/Education, depending on the organization.
z31maniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 08:52 AM   #6
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,970
Total Cats: 49
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erat View Post
We should start out with what HPDE stands for, you know, for the ignorant.
I hear it means racing...hehehe
Seefo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 10:11 AM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 178
Default



I like to use internet memes and images pulled from google searches.

How I see myself:


How my coworkers and friends see me:


How actual racers see me:
Attached Thumbnails
How to explain to others what HPDE is.-hpde-meme.jpg   How to explain to others what HPDE is.-chopard-watche-lotus-ford.jpg   How to explain to others what HPDE is.-the_gentleman_racer.jpg   How to explain to others what HPDE is.-tumblr_luyz2htvpo1qzut9po1_1280.jpg  
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #8
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

If "racing" means "moving swiftly" doesn't HPDE qualify as racing? Even if you are not "racing" against someone else.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 162
Total Cats: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by z31maniac View Post
I just tell people it's a chance to drive on track as fast as you feel comfortable. Yet, most still go back to "Are you going racing soon?"

I really don't even bring up my car stuff around non-car people, it's too annoying to try to talk about.
Pretty much this. Sad, but true. But I still try.

robert
robertcope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 10:26 AM   #10
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,325
Total Cats: 235
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FRT_Fun View Post
If "racing" means "moving swiftly" doesn't HPDE qualify as racing? Even if you are not "racing" against someone else.
No, I think "racing" implies a competitive event where the fastest/shortest time wins. Besides if we term it "moving swiftly" then drifting counts as racing and we know that's not true
thenuge26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 10:43 AM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
fooger03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 4,132
Total Cats: 187
Default

"It's an event where gearheads pay money to drive around race tracks without speed limits"

"It's like going to the movies, there are a limited number of seats, some people show up late, and there's always an old guy in front of you, fully reclined and a kid behind you, kicking your seat. Meanwhile, the whole goal is to be able to make it through the entire movie without needing to run to the bathroom because you had too much coke, but in the end, the entire thing was for entertainment purposes only, and the only "winner" is the guy who made it home in time to go to bed and get 8 hours of sleep before work the next morning."

"Think of it like go-karts, except when you hit the guy in front of you, you don't get pulled from the track..."
fooger03 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 10:44 AM   #12
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
fooger03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 4,132
Total Cats: 187
Default

"It's an event where gearheads pay money to drive around race tracks without speed limits"

"It's like going to the movies, there are a limited number of seats, some people show up late, and there's always an old guy in front of you, fully reclined and a kid behind you, kicking your seat. Meanwhile, the whole goal is to be able to make it through the entire movie without needing to run to the bathroom because you had too much coke, but in the end, the entire thing was for entertainment purposes only, and the only "winner" is the guy who made it home in time to go to bed and get 8 hours of sleep before work the next morning."

"Think of it like go-karts, except when you hit the guy in front of you, you don't get pulled from the track..."
fooger03 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 01:40 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 903
Total Cats: 59
Default

Just bring them out and have an instructor scare them. :P
Dunning Kruger Affect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 01:50 PM   #14
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,857
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

Have her take her minivan up to 140mph and when you crash and die, you can explain that with some hpde classes, you would have been much better off not dying while getting 4000lbs of death on wheels up to speed.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #15
Newb
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 44
Total Cats: -1
Default

"The process of turning money into noise and dust"
Redlined600 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 12:00 AM   #16
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 951
Total Cats: -252
Default

HPDE is like running with the bulls in Spain but safer
wannafbody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 01:44 AM   #17
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,085
Total Cats: 30
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
Have her take her minivan up to 140mph and when you crash and die, you can explain that with some hpde classes, you would have been much better off not dying while getting 4000lbs of death on wheels up to speed.
I don't think this is really a reasonable solution.
albumleaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #18
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 3,110
Total Cats: 127
Default

Um depending on who, what, where you are doing a hpde you can race people. I've had many a battle in hpde4.
jacob300zx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 12:50 PM   #19
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,857
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

bro, i was battling in hdpe1 with point bys.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 01:17 PM   #20
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 3,110
Total Cats: 127
Default

On Hoosiers bro, get some Hoosiers bro
jacob300zx is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MS PNP requires reading and following directions??? satisfied MEGAsquirt 141 10-06-2015 11:44 AM
WTB HPDE miata - Texas Voltwings Cars for sale/trade 0 09-27-2015 07:40 PM
Replacing one tire nigelt Wheels and Tires 7 09-22-2015 01:32 PM
MT detectives, help me ID my old POS turbo AlwaysBroken DIY Turbo Discussion 3 09-21-2015 02:44 AM
ME221 Now has Autotune and Long Term Fuel Trim Tables Motorsport-Electronics ECUs and Tuning 0 09-05-2015 09:02 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:10 PM.