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KFC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:25 PM
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How fast have you ever driven?
Me:

125 mph in a BMW M3. Could have gone faster, but jail came to mind.

I've also hit 105 in a KIA rental in backwoods Arizona and 110 (downhill) in a Nissan rental from LA to Vegas - began to float and nearly pissed my pants.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:27 PM
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1. 130 mph, Honda F4i
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:30 PM
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2. 200 kph
On the autobahn, going downhill, with the gas all the way to the floor. Damn Opal station wagon rental!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

;)
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momophile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:38 PM
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38. my first car was an Opal station wagon...
I killed it. I haven't seen one in America ever since.
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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:30 PM
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3. 107 in a POS Ford Galaxy 500 and 125 in a Super Mini
Scariest thing in the world, damn thing was nearly floating, no steering at all, probably burning a gallon of gas/minute.

Rented a Mini in Germany, got out on the autobahn and let her rip. Lots of fun and very stable.
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:30 PM
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4. About 140 mph
Cruise speed through East Germany.

VW Golf.


:P
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KFC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:34 PM
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11. Holy shit
I guess it is true that German cars sold in Germany are damn faster than their American versions.
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:43 PM
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15. Ford Mondeo 165 mph on autobahn
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 05:45 PM by conscious evolution
Mondeo is station wagon version of taurus.

forgot; was passed by red blur while doing 165!
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:58 PM
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23. I didn't think a taurus could go that fast
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:29 PM
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28. These could
Notice I say 'these'.I was working there in 95 for the as a civilian contractor for the Army.Our company provided rental cars for us. VW vans and the Mondeos.We had between 3-5 at a time and EVERYONE would haul ass like that.
I think they had some kinda 'speed chip' and the transmissions were geared differantly than here.
Our boss,of course,had to have a BMW.It was only about 5 mph faster.But on the back-country roads the fords handled better and would leave the BMW in the dust.
We were kinda freaked about it.
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:47 PM
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41. No, the Mondeo was imprted here as the Contour.
The Taurus was bigger, a front wheel drive alternativce to the RWD LTD.
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:25 AM
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45. I talked to a coworker there last night
He said what we were driving is called a Mercury Merkur here
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:30 PM
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5. In a car I've never gone over a hundred
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 05:31 PM by Downtown Hound
On a motorcycle I've gone well above. It's hard to say just how fast because the speedometer maxed out at 95 but the bike could go way faster, and did.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:30 PM
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6. On the Autobahn
Not sure how fast he was going. I was afraid to look. :scared:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:31 PM
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7. Not intentionally, but I got my car up to 100 mph once...
:rofl: :yoiks: I was driving to my mother's house on the interstate about fifteen years ago, and I was going with the flow of traffic. I looked down at the speedometer, and it said 100 mph. I slowed down to 80, and it's a good thing I did---a few minutes later, I passed one of the cars that was doing 100, and he had been pulled by a cop. (Speed limit in that area is 70.)

I usually drive 5-10 mph above the speed limit.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:32 PM
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8. 128 in a Datsun 260Z
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:32 PM
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9. Driven? 97 mph
Gone, in an automobile? 115 mph.

The freaky thing was we hit 115 and it shifted into third. :woohoo:

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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:34 PM
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10. 110 in a rented Altima (Vegas to LA)
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Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:40 PM
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12. 145 in my 944 turbo S, open and clear highway and for only aabout 30 sec
saw traffic ahead and at 145 it comes up fast
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:41 PM
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13. 145 or so
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:43 PM
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14. 145...my heart was like a jackhammer
but damn what a thrill

my friend's cousin let him borrow her mustang once when i was in high school...and there are a lot of very long, very straight, very empty country roads around where i live

we took turns cruising back and forth
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:46 PM
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16. 130 mph in a 1965 Chevy Impala SS
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 05:47 PM by ohiosmith
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:48 PM
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17. 155 mph on autobahn. n/t
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:49 PM
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18. 150 MPH - Vette
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:53 PM
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19. 165 in a mercedels SL, luxery car type thing
OK, I wasn't driving, but it's still pretty wild to be going that fast. We only topped that speed for a few seconds.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:54 PM
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20. 120 mph in a Mustang
Yeeeeeehaaaaaaw!!!!!! That was a blast!
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:55 PM
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21. Cracked 160 mph recently, but not sure by how much
Looking down at my speedo at that velocity was not what I wanted to be doing. Sobering to know I still had another 30 or 40 mph on tap.

When conditions are appropriate, I cruise quite happily at 90-110 mph, but once I hit 130 mph I begin to get tunnel vision (it really is like looking down a tunnel -- very disconcerting, like the ultimate expression of the thousand-yard stare) and anything above that speed is a whole other story. For one, at 130-mph-and-above speeds I'm acutely aware that a jackrabbit, rock, or piece of loose sand could be the end of me, even if there's no traffic anywhere near. I'm very happy at 110 mph, and will even hit that on the piece of suburban freeway between here and the Vegas Strip (where traffic usually moves at 85 mph or more), but I almost never go faster. WIth a motorcycle it's not about speed, anyway: it's the acceleration that's the best part. :D
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:56 PM
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22. Driven myself - 100
As a passenger-140
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puerco-bellies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:01 PM
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24. 110mph 03 Honda Civic LX
It handles very squirrelly at that speed, pitching from side to side. Very scary, and not recommended to those who wish to live.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:03 PM
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25. 120 in 1989 Lincoln Mark VII on flat roads in Florida
man, that was a sweet car
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:04 PM
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26. 110mph in my 2003 Saab 9-3
It hit that speed as easily as 55mph.
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KFC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:02 PM
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33. Sweet car. Don't tell me it's an automatic.
I have the feeling that you are a real driver.
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mwdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:17 PM
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27. 145 in a Ferrari outside of Vegas, baby!
Once was enough, but it was a hell of a drive.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:33 PM
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29. Only about 90
I generally feel like I am losing control if I drive above 75. The few times that I have given above 85, I was really scared.
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Dem_4_Life Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:33 PM
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30. 120 mph at age 17 in parents grand am
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:34 PM
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31. 155-ish, Corvette that I built.
as clocked by a trooper.

Heavily modified 1980 Corvette.

That was once. I consistently ran at around 120 mph at the 1/4 mile track in my 11-second Grand National, though.
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:00 PM
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32. in an '89 Toyota Celica GT Convertable...
I went to visit a friend in Springfield, Missouri, I live near St. Louis, in St. Charles to be exact, and the trip should have taken about 3-4 hours, I did it in a little less than 2. I looked at the speedometer while cruising down I-44, and it was at 120, this is WITH the top down by the way. What a rush!!!!
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:40 AM
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50. 120 on I-44? Thats INSANE!
that highway is a roller coaster between St Louis and Lebannon. It flattens out some near Springfield, but sheesh! I'd never try that.
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 10:25 AM
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52. Hell, you should have seen my hair...
It was sticking STRAIGHT UP and swooped back after that trip. Also, I don't think I was going 120 the entire way, I only know that I hit it a couple of times. I did stay in 3 digits for a large amount of that trip, also, my car just got 4 brand new tires at the time, and it has a low center of gravity, its a convertable after all, so the damn thing handled like it was glued to the road.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:05 PM
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34. over 240kph on the autostrada in an Alfa Romeo Montreal, in the states,
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 10:06 PM by qnr
greater than 115 for quite a while in Utah in a Lancia Beta.
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:28 PM
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35. Approx 100-115 in a 1988 Ford Taurus whn I was 19
Well, the speedo only went up to 85, this was by my best reckoning.

Damn, for a 4-door with only a V6 that car had a serious pair when you droped the hammer on that sucker.

Too bad I abused the hell out of that car and the electrical system had more shorts than an old school night at the movies. I miss that car. The last time I ever drove it was to a Marinette County Dems meeting on July 27, 2002, the day John Entwistle of The Who died. After that, the Electrical System died for good.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:30 PM
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36. 100mph
in my gmc vandura...its an 89... :)
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:34 PM
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37. Hit 110 in an '80 Volvo.
It was fun. :D
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:39 PM
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39. 200 kmh in an Audi A3 Diesel rental car, couldn't go any faster and...
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 10:40 PM by JVS
I was only able to get to that speed because I was drafting behind some kind of 5 series BMW.
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momophile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:39 PM
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40. I've hit maybe 85
I am a big-time thrill seeker!!

kidding...
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:50 PM
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42. 90 in an Accord for a few seconds.
Yes, I am a wuss.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:53 PM
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43. No, you were being smart.
:)
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:54 PM
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44. 120 in my dad's chrysler...
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:31 AM
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46. 150 in Car no. 1, 155 in Car No. 2 - Summit Point Racetrack

The 7


The 5

mikey_the_rat
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:49 AM
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47. 110 in a 92 Ford Probe (when it was new)
I drove from Detroit to Florida, down I-75. All the way through the mountains, my sister kept begging me to speed up, so I did.
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:12 AM
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48. 130mph
About two months after I bought my car -



I drove from out here in Ohio to back home in New Jersey. I was on Rt80 going across PA at about 3:00am and decided to see just how fast my car would go. At 130mph I was still not close to redlining it but did not feel brave enough to go faster :7
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 08:20 AM
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49. 110+ in my Mini
I stopped looking at the speedo to pay attention to the road.
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 10:00 AM
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51. 145 mph on Yamaha Fazer 1986
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 11:13 AM
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53. At least 115mph in my Mazda 626 sports coup...set the cruise control....
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 11:31 AM by jus_the_facts
...on I-20 between Jackson, Mississippi and Monroe...many times...my b/f finally killed that car on Hwy 80 near Delhi, La...I don't even remember the actual wreck I was so wasted...no seatbelt on either of us...flipped twice and landed upside down off an 8 foot drop...off the side of the hwy...we had to walk over a mile to a trailer in the middle of no where at like 4AM to get help...we both walked away with some stitches and massive briuses...the state trooper didn't give him a DWI because he couldn't believe we were alive...once the wrecker pulled the car out and he came to the hospital and saw we were hardly even injured....both axles were broken and not a piece of glass left in the windows and front and back windshield..the roof smashed in down to the bottom of the windows...my Dad and I had to get all the beer cans and an empty fifth of Wild Turkey out of it before the insurance adjuster saw it....I popped the tape out of the stereo and played it when I got home...it was Ozzy ~ Flyin' High Again.....OMG we were sooo lucky! :scared:

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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 11:18 AM
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54. 74.5 km/h on my bicycle
Coming into Grassmere, New Zealand down a long slope without any curves and a long open runway at the bottom. It helped that my horse was fully loaded and had a nice tail wind.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 11:28 AM
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55. About 165 mph while racing my Corvette at Daytona (this was just
a National Corvette Club type of race...against a clock).
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 11:35 AM
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56. 245kph On The Autobahn In Germany
In a 5 series BMW, on a cloudless 70 degree day between Munich and Frankfurt.

It was midday, too, so the traffic was light.

Boy that's fast!

We went almost that fast in an Alfa-Romeo T-Spark on the autostrada between Venice and Milan. Probably about 230kph that time.
The Professor
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newportdadde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:41 PM
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57. Driven myself - 100. Passenger @ 17 - 130. Passenger with my dad -116.
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 12:42 PM by newportdadde
If I catch my sons doing that at 17 I'm going to kick their ass. The one with my father was test driving with him the brand new model of 99 mustang when I got out of college. I got one a few months later.
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:55 PM
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58. 185 in a 1970 Superbird w/426 Hemi, on a long, empty stretch
.... of I-10 between CA and AZ



Meep! Meep!
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:57 PM
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59. consistent travel speed
in rural louisiana: 90 - 115 ish in an 05 chevy impaler. after midnight, before dawn.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 01:02 PM
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60. i'm sure i've broken 100
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 01:02 PM by kagehime
in my 82 volvo wagon, but i'm not sure as my speedometer maxes out at 85.

i did hit about 110-115 driving a little kia going down I-80 in the nebraska panhandle
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 01:17 PM
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61. buck 20
maine highway, 90 VW Jetta GLI Wolfsberg Edition...The first car I ever bought....
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