The smell of unburned gas; it is a social thing. To the people in this group who were children of the 60's (the days before the catalytic converter), we associate this smell with exciting Saturday nights and racing on the strip. The smell makes me smile. We associate the smell with high speeds and sweaty palms; the giggling girl next to us with the wide open eyes (and the excitement which followed when the engine was shut off). To those who had the misfortune to be born later, it is simply a "strange and unpleasant" smell. Smells are the most evocative of our senses; smells have the power to trigger memories of triumphs and tragedies of our past. For me, the scent is forever linked with the roar of engines, raw speed, adrenaline, triumph and sex. The smell of a gasser car with no Cat gives me a far-away wistful smile. (Queue the Bob Seger song "Night Moves").
Storm titanium 2005 Elise with carbon fiber spoiler, BWR sway bar, BOE toe links, gPan2, LidBone, sector 111 wheel studs, Grey RAC Monolite wheels with toyo R1R, Team Dynamics 1.4 with Hoosier A6/R6s, Katana2 Supercharger, ECU with 265 flash. PPE headers w/decat, CEL angle eliminator, Silent touch catback, Rear Panel Eliminator, HKS intake, V2 fuel tank, Walbro255 fuel pump. HID lights.
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