You might be addicted to racing if

You might be addicted to racing if

Obviously originated in the UK, but given the race talk in this forum I'm
sure a few items will hit home...

David Schmidt
'90 GT, Guards Red, RMB

You might be addicted to racing if:
You think the primary purpose of wings is to PREVENT flight.
You take your helmet along when you go to a car dealership for a test-drive.
Every time you go to the supermarket you feel compelled to beat your previous best time.
When something falls off of your car, you wonder how much weight you just saved.
When you hear 'overcooked it', instead of food you think 'off the track.'
You change engine oil every other week.
You check tire pressures every other day.
You thoroughly enjoy showing the tailgater behind how to really drive around a highway off-ramp.
You push your trolley through a proper line in the supermarket.
You've paid 95 cents a litre for Optimax without complaining.
You bought a tow vehicle instead of braces for your kid.
You sit in your race car in a dark garage and make car noises and shift and practice your heel and toe, while waiting for your motor to get back from the mechanics.
Your spouse doesn't understand why you need three sets of tyres for your car.
Your garage holds more cars than your house has bedrooms.
You have car parts in your cubicle at work.
Your Christmas list begins with another set of S02's and a cold air kit.
Your home library consists of auto parts catalogs, books written by F1drivers, anything about Peter Brock, and 400 car magazines.
People know you by your car number or your "offs" -- "Oh, you were the one stuck in the mud at Turn 4 on Sandown last weekend!".
Your friends have never seen your hair actually combed. They only know it's color as "greasy."
Your family brings the couch into the garage so they can spend some time with you.
You complain when cars in front of you on highway off-ramps don't stay on the line, causing your exit speed to drop.
A neighbor asks if you have any oil, to which you query, "Synthetic or dino?" and they reply, "Vegetable"
You refer to the corner down the street from your house as "Turn One." You always late apex the intersection and try to pass a few cars coming out.
You can't stand anyone telling others how to drive. Of course, you are the best. hehehe
You can't stand understeer.
You will gladly pay up to $80 for 5 litres of engine oil.
You hate long distance driving vacations, but you will gladly drive 500k's to the race track.
You think that traction control and ABS are for those who can't drive.
You save broken car parts as " mementos".
You've tried synthetic oil and racing gas in your lawn mower.
You've tweaked your riding lawn mower trying to improve its cornering ability.
Instead of pictures in your wallet, you have timeslips.
You would choose a rollbar over air conditioning if it were an option.
You enjoy driving through wet, empty parking lots using the handbrake to turn.
You love freezing cold days, because you know the air is "more dense". Uh ohhh
You stop 100 metres short of the traffic lights, and creep forward to avoid "heatsoak" in your intercooler.
You spend more on insurance premiums than on food.
You have racing shops programmed into your cell phone.
You own five cars and only one of them is street legal.
You know the "racing line" of every turn in your daily commute.
You've slalomed in a construction zone, and counted your penalty time in the rearview mirror afterwards.

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