storm punk [stawrm puhngk]
-noun; Vulgar Slang
A member of a subgroup of Rice Boys or Ricers who own and drive Isuzu or Geo Storm cars which have been Rice
A punk kid who owns or drives a Isuzu or Geo Storm car, and equips it to "look fast" instead of "be fast".
A punk kid whose modifications to his Isuzu or Geo Storm car are specific to appearance and making the
vehicle look as if it is capable of going faster while the reality is that the modifications have no
actual performance enhancing affect. A punk kid whose ill-advised, poorly thought out, and/or poorly executed
modifications and attempts to enhance the performance of his Isuzu or Geo Storm car, have actually done
precisely the opposite, and reduced the performance of the vehicle.
[Origin: bef. 1995; (n.) ME; An insult, originally applied to members of the:
However, that site has been rehabilitated, and the insult no longer applies.
- Geo Storm Owners Club (GSOC)(AKA: the StormWhiners.Com) website.
The insult is now specifically applied to members of the:
These websites cater to poorly mannered and uneducated individuals who do not know how to performance
tune a car and provide a venue for those with absolutely no technical knowledge to advise those that have no
clue, in the ongoing race to make their cars slower and slower. The websites read like a transcript from a
special education classroom and essentially exist solely to complain about those outside their little groups
who do actually build Isuzu race cars. The IdiotZone website also provides a venue for members to steal from
each other by either selling broken used parts or accepting payment for parts and then disappearing before
ever delivering those parts.
Even those outside owners of Isuzu cars recognize the high rice boy content of the Idiotzone.Com website, as
can be seen in
this thread from a Honda/Acura forum.
The term makes direct reference to the Geo Storm automobile, a car made by Isuzu. Among the general population,
the Geo Storm is incorrectly seen as a low quality, cheap, disposable car, often inaccurately attributed to having
a three cylinder engine with a body built so poorly that it falls apart under normal operation. Among Isuzu
purists, it is seen as the lowest and least desirable of Isuzu made cars, often described as "stripped down".
Jennifer Williams stated that the owners of these cars were not worthy of inclusion in an Isuzu car club. For
these reasons, the phrase is particularly derisive when used toward the owner of an Isuzu Impulse or Stylus