Street Racers' Souped Up Cars Crushed by The Law!

Photo: Nick Ut/AP

Street racers Charles Hoang, Daniel Maldonado, and Sergio Zavala fought the law, and the law won - they got front row seat to see their illegally modified (many with stolen parts), souped-up cars crushed:

Charles Hoang winced when the whoosh went out of the tires. Daniel Maldonado took pictures with a digital camera as glass exploded and rained down to the ground.

The cars the teens had so meticulously souped up and tricked out were crushed Wednesday as part of a crackdown on illegal street racing in Southern California.

"That's my heart, my dream," said Hoang, 18, of Chino, who was surrounded by friends as his 1998 Acura Integra was put into a compactor. "That's my girlfriend, the love of my life. The cops can crush my car, but they can't crush my memories."


Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

It's not just "rice rockets", geniuses. Go to youtube or streetfire and check out the races. You'll see that it's also Mustangs, Camaros, Porsches, BMWs, just about anything. And they way law enforcement is targeting these cars, by looking if they have ricey stuff on it...just stupid. They need to look for the sleepers. The clean Supra that does a 1/4mi in 9 secs. Or the Mustang with 600 horses at its wheels. Those are the cars you need to watch out for.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
This just proves that we do not live in a free society. The crooked courts and lawmakers control we do. I agree that street racing is dangerous, and yes that many people have been killed but how many have been killed in day-to-day accidents? This is a publicity stunt that goes way beyond punishment. I hope there is a loop-hole that allows the carwners to sue the city for 1000 times their cars worth.
Is the city going to start cutting off limbs for stealing? When will it stop? When we have no right at all!! This is politics at it worst and anyone who agrees with this is uneducated and short sighted.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Street Racers' Souped Up Cars Crushed by The Law!"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More