Teen pushes city lapping return

Nineteen-year-old Darryl Hinselwood wants to see lapping make a comeback in Toowoomba.
Nineteen-year-old Darryl Hinselwood wants to see lapping make a comeback in Toowoomba. Dave Noonan Dave Noonan

A CITY teenager is out to see the golden days of inner-city lapping return to Toowoomba's streets.

Daryl Hinselwood, 19, is leading the charge to see the once popular late-night activity make a comeback in the Garden City.

He said it had been too long since a united front was seen slowly cruising Toowoomba's inner city streets on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night.

“I used to go lapping a lot when I was younger and it was good to catch up with friends, meet some good people and check out some good cars,” he said.

“But it just doesn't seem to happen anymore.”

Toowoomba Lappers presence is strong online, with the group's Facebook site attracting more than 250 members.

While the group has held some rallies, Mr Hinselwood said pressure from police had led to the untimely demise of lapping's popularity.

To keep on the authorities good side, Toowoomba Lappers urges members to drive sensibly.

That means no speeding, hooning or burn-outs.

“We want our members driving sensibly when we're out there (on the streets),” Mr Hinselwood said.

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