Fury as tankers turn Sandbanks into race track after dark

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The Sandbanks millionaires’ playground is transformed into a Monegasque racing circuit by so-called bay runners who regularly organize meetings there.

The exclusive peninsula – which is often described as Britain’s version of Monte Carlo – is the target of hundreds of tankers after dark.

Up to 40 pumped-up motors park in the main car park of the Poole Harbor complex in Dorset to be admired by like-minded people.

The owners take them for a ride on the one-way “circuit” of the peninsula, passing multi-million pound mansions, reaching speeds of up to 70 mph, it is claimed.

It is also said that car freaks disturb the peace of the upscale neighborhood by loudly cranking their engines and making donuts in the parking lot.

Now, well-heeled residents of Sandbanks have warned their actions could result in the death of someone in a tragic accident if authorities fail to intervene.

Video footage shot by a local resident shows several modified engines tearing through a roundabout at high speed as dozens of fans watch from the sidewalk.

Up to 40 inflated motors park in the main car park at the Poole Harbor complex in Dorset to be admired by like-minded people

Now, well-heeled residents of Sandbanks (pictured, circuit from above) have warned their actions could result in the death of someone in a tragic accident if authorities fail to intervene.

Now, well-heeled residents of Sandbanks (pictured, circuit from above) have warned their actions could result in the death of someone in a tragic accident if authorities fail to intervene.

David Morley, the chairman of the Sandbanks Community Group, has so far claimed the cars were to blame for a broken planter and a damaged fence by the yacht club.

He said: “This has been a persistent problem for the past 18 months or so. Between 30 and 40 cars tend to congregate in the parking lot late at night without warning.

“These are inflated cars with lower suspensions and modified exhausts. They are quite expensive cars, they are not old firecrackers.

“They parade their cars and show them and crank their engines, make donuts and play loud music.

“Then a small number of them will speed up around the one-way system around Sandbanks Headland.

“They’re accelerating around Sandbanks, using it as a Monte Carlo race track and it’s downright dangerous.

“We had a car hit the roundabout and smashed a window box and a car went through the fence of the North Harbor Yacht Club.

“At the speed that they’re going, if someone comes out of their driveway or walks dragging on the narrow sidewalks, there’s going to be a very nasty accident.

“I think they hit 70 mph over there in a completely residential area. It is extremely dangerous.

The owners take them for a ride on the one-way

The owners take them for a ride on the one-way “circuit” of the peninsula, passing multi-million pound mansions, reaching speeds of up to 70 mph, it is claimed.

Car freaks are also said to disturb the peace of the upscale neighborhood by loudly running their engines and making donuts in the parking lot.  In the photo: the road during the day

Car freaks are also said to disturb the peace of the upscale neighborhood by loudly running their engines and making donuts in the parking lot. In the photo: the road during the day

Matt Moffat, also of the Sandbanks Community Group, said: “They are waiting on the right side of the road and making sure there are no police before they run around the peninsula.

‘Someone is going to be killed. There are blind turns. Residents used to walk their dogs at night, but many of them are too scared now.

Mr Morley said the meetings had so far been very sporadic, making it difficult for the police or local council to bring them to a close.

He added: “There is a certain degree of coordination so that they show up at the same time.

“The police and the council have tried to solve the problem but it is difficult because everything happens suddenly

“I had a lot of threatening abuse when I started taking pictures of them.”

Dorset Police said officers attended the last “meeting” last Sunday but did not witness any speeding or traffic violations.

Dorset Police said officers witnessed the last

Dorset Police said officers attended the last “meeting” on Sunday but saw no speeding or traffic violations. In the photo: sandbanks by the sea

Inspector Dan Cullen of Poole Police said: “Officers from the local Neighborhood Police team continue to patrol this area as part of multi-agency Operation Op Sandman to combat behavior. antisocial.

“We are also working with our No Excuse Road Police team and local authorities to prevent problems and take enforcement action where necessary.

“We understand that these issues cause distress and disruption to local residents and we are seeking more community information on any vehicles that drive dangerously or antisocially.

“If anyone has vehicle registrations for the vehicles involved please contact Dorset Police and we will take appropriate action.

“If any offenses are identified, they will be investigated or we can use the powers of section 59 with respect to anti-social conduct.”

“This implies that we send a warning to owners whose vehicles are being driven in an antisocial manner and if further reports are then received, we have the authority to seize the vehicle.”

Car fan Matt Blackhurst has taken to social media to advocate for car meets.

He posted: “I don’t normally comment on that stuff, but I was there. It had everything from Lamborghinis, McLarens, Skylines, classic Aston Martins, Ford mustangs, rx7s and also up to fiestas and mx5.

“It was a relaxed evening with a lot of people sharing their hobbies and passions. Maybe 2 or 3 people drove irresponsibly, but the police intervened and there was no problem.


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