I DONT KNOW IF THIS HAS ALLREADY BEEN POSTED ON HERE
A Vauxhall VX220 Turbo owner has found himself at the centre of controversy following a posting on the enthusiast site www.vx220.org.uk.
Anthony Coyne posted on the forum photos of the speedometer in his VXT reading 150mph and the view out through the windscreen during the run. The Sun newspaper has picked up on the posting and referred the incident to the Police.
The paper claims of “tracking him down in hours” and talks in its report of how it “identified the exact spot” the high speed run took place on the M20 motorway from the photos posted on the site. Referring to Coyne as “a dummy”, it talks of how it obtained the owner’s phone number and car registration from his earlier postings.
It is not known whether The Sun discovered the posting themselves or if they received a tip off – possibly from within the forum itself.
Inspector Paul Sellwood of Kent police said: “Drivers who commit offences will be dealt with. We are grateful to The Sun.”
The general voice of opinion on the site’s forum has set against the nature of the event and the subsequent promotion of it. Nevertheless, with ever more video content being posted on car enthusiast web sites, the story raises some interesting issues around exactly who might be watching any such material posted.
Sun article with pictures: http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2...260223,00.html
News from PH: http://www.pistonheads.com/news/defa...?storyId=16342
The thread: http://www.vx220.org.uk/forums/index...howtopic=52090
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