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    I would like to add that a petardo in reference to people , mostly men of course , is somebody quite unbearable, very boring, a terrible drag , annoying...it depends.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


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    Quote Originally Posted by exxcéntrica
    I would like to add that a petardo in reference to people , mostly men of course , is somebody quite unbearable, very boring, a terrible drag , annoying...it depends.
    Interesting... here a "petardo" is a person who can not be quiet, comes and goes everywhere and doesn't stop moving or doing things.

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    For those interested, in spanish is called "enduro racing" or simply "enduro"

    Banger racing or enduro racing is a tarmac or dirt track racing type of motorsport event popularised in Europe and especially Great Britain, but also on short tracks of the United States, in which drivers of old vehicles race against one another around a race track and the race is won in terms of the first car to the chequered flag, all the while (in Europe primarily) attempting to deliberately wreck the opposing vehicles. The race tracks are usually oval but on occasion are constructed in a figure eight design.

    Banger racing vehicles are normally scrap automobiles, they can be conducted with almost any powered wheeled vehicle with bizarre versions of the sport using automobiles towing caravans or trailers happens as a special event at many tracks. "Siamese" banger racing where two cars are chained together for the race but each car independently driven is also practiced.

    There are further dimensions to this sport apart from the actual racing - one is the quest for interesting vehicles to wreck and race. In addition to this there is a recent trend for high quality professional car preparation both in terms of performance and physical appearance. These developments move the sport away from the "scrap-car", cheap motorsport area but provide a higher profile entertainment spectacle. This aspect of the sport is explored on the website [1]

    Banger racing is distinct from demolition derby as the objective of that motorsport is not to turn laps, but to simply smash and destroy and ultimately immobilise the opposition, until only one vehicle is left, which is deemed the winner. On many occasions though the last event of the day at a banger racing event may be a demolition derby.

    In banger racing, or enduros, the format is slightly different from a NASCAR (US) or an SCSA (UK) race (although many NASCAR-sanctioned tracks offer enduros). The cars (sometimes over 50) are gridded across the track in a rolling start for the race, which is usually set timed or a finite number of laps (usually 200-300 laps or 2-3 hours, or often less laps in the UK). There is little use of the yellow flag during the race (some tracks will use one for Enduros instead of a red flag for moderate safety hazards), and cars which stall are kept as obstacles on the course unless deemed necessary to move them out (such as a precarious position, entrance/exit to pit road, et al), in which either a specially assigned vehicle, or in the case of more dangerous situations (including fire), a red flag to stop the race, while the race's time clock continues to run.

    Most Enduro races in the United States will permit pit stops for tires, fuel, and safety purposes, as those races are longer (150 miles / 240 kilometers) and fuel cell size is extremely small because of car building rules; most Banger races in Europe will not because of their shorter length.

    Traditional "Banger" racing has also become a favourite of Lowe's Motor Speedway under the name CRASHcars, which follows the British format, and not the "Enduro" format popular in the United States.

    Some vehicle enthusiasts object to banger racing though on the grounds that it is responsible for the destruction of countless classic cars, and the reason why many models, such as the Ford Cortina are a very rare sight on the roads these days.

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