The Midnight Club shot to global fame thanks not only to its outrageous high-speed street racing. Lanes, three or four abreast, illuminated in the orange haze of sodium streetlights, the peace broken only by the occasional late-night street sweeper at work. You could hear them before you could see them, which, given the extent of their wild modifications, was an impressive feat. The silence of twilight splintered with the sound of highly-strung, highly-tuned engines, a dozen modified cars thunder past at savage velocities, their taillights ribbons of blazing crimson slashed temporarily across the still night air. One of the most well-known and highly-respected group of illegal street racers in the world, the gang shot to worldwide infamy thanks to its combination of dangerously high racing speed and aggressive driving styles, but also for its clandestine operations and strict code of ethics. Formed in , membership of the Midnight Club was not easy to obtain. The club was bound by a strict moral code which dictated that members must refrain from putting any other motorist in jeopardy, regardless of whether they were a fellow racer or an innocent bystander and, despite operating outside of the law, the Midnight Club was highly regarded as a gang which put pedestrian safety far above their own. Such was the sheer skill level required to safely pilot a car at Vmax speed on public streets, only one in ten prospective drivers would qualify for full membership. Any member would be made to immediately leave if they were deemed to pose a danger to other road users or to other members of the gang. While other gangs of street racers competed in drifting or point-to-point racing events, the Midnight Club specialised in one thing only: top speed.
The gang became one of the most notorious and highly respected clubs of its type, which led to it being featured in over editorial features in most of the leading Japanese auto magazines and even in foreign magazines such as the Danish Autoviz , the British Max Power and the American Turbo magazine. One of the earliest non-Japanese media referrals was in the first episode of Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld in January , when the presenter Jeremy Clarkson , driving his Skyline GT-R around Japan, stated that his car "is more likely to be seen in the Mid Night Club". That and because of its dangerously high racing speed, it gave street racing in Japan a worldwide notoriety. The club was regarded as one of the longest running street racing gangs. To join the club, which was formed in , was not as easy as the other clubs as it was governed by a series of rules and was better organised. As new member are regarded as apprentices for one year, they are required to attend all the meetings. Members would bear the trademark small rectangle Mid Night sticker on their bumpers, a larger sticker on the sun visor area, and sometimes a Mid Night Racing Team sticker on the side skirt.
Midnight Club is a series of arcade-style racing video games developed by Rockstar San Diego formerly known as Angel Studios and published by Rockstar Games. Inspired by the real hashiriya gang, Midnight Club is similar to the Midtown Madness series previously developed by Angel Studios , with a focus on competitive street racing in open world urban environments. During the release of the third installment, it was seen as a competitor to Need For Speed , notably its street racing games such as Underground and its sequel. The Midnight Club series is inspired by the real life Japanese street racing group hashiriya , known as the Mid Night Club, that hosted illegal street races on the Bayshore Route known natively as the Wangan of the Shuto Expressway in the Greater Tokyo Area. In each game, the player begins with a relatively unmodified and slow vehicle. Higher-performance vehicles can be won or purchased by the player after competing in races against other club members. The goal is to defeat each of the other opponents which include "city champion" and "world champion" racers en route to becoming the new champion of the Midnight Club. Later installments of the series include real vehicle brands with sophisticated customization options for each, and "club" races, which consist of racers using vehicles of the same class. It is also the first game in the series to feature licensed vehicles and allow players to customize their cars and bikes with performance and visual upgrades.
And I don't have issues with her, hell, haven't even seen her in over 20 years, but the experience with the whole Mormon thing gave me better insight in to many things in life. Her attempts to convert you will get stronger and stronger, if you make it clear to her that you will not under any circumstances convert, she'll bounce. We might not always like the way some priesthood holders act, but to disparage the priesthood is not being responsible.