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A record I never thought would be broken
« on: 06 June 2018, 13:23:36 »

I'm surprised this story hasn't got any airtime on here for various reasons (maybe it has and I missed it  :-\). But the John O'Groats to Lands End unofficial speed record has been broken with a new time of 9hrs 36m. Also without accruing a single speeding ticket, although I wouldn't be surprised if there's a conviction coming.

In these days of significant surveillance, average speed cameras and  all the other nonsense, I'm truly amazed they managed it. It also has the 50mph brigade in a state of nothing short of apoplexy.

http://www.theweek.co.uk/93917/driver-who-broke-speed-record-from-john-o-groats-to-lands-end-branded-reckless
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #1 on: 06 June 2018, 14:15:24 »

Can't believe he wasn't clocked at least once at that sort of average speed , sounds dubious to me .
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #2 on: 06 June 2018, 14:40:41 »

I would want to see documented evidence.

It sounds like the man who broke the record for the marathon.......with the help of his identical twin. ;)
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #3 on: 06 June 2018, 14:45:24 »

This was the type of challenge that proved very popular in the 1920's, when a couple of the 'Bentley boys' would 'do it for England' using 6 bottles of bubbly and a couple of large brandies to keep the cold out. :)
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #4 on: 06 June 2018, 14:57:34 »

Part of me is impressed, and part of me thinks that bragging about the details puts him on the cull list ;D

Even if he gets banned, he's unlikely to be beaten anytime soon ;)
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #5 on: 06 June 2018, 15:53:37 »

Even if he gets banned, he's unlikely to be beaten anytime soon ;)

Banned? How? If not stopped at the time, the NIP has to be served (received) on the Recorded Keeper within 14 days of the date of the offence, and contain the time and place of the offence. The story appears to have been posted on 29th May, and there is no info I can see as to when the event took place.

People can huff and puff all they like, but as far as I can see a speeding charge (or any other RTA charge) cannot succeed.
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #6 on: 06 June 2018, 15:56:32 »

With the amount of average camera installations we have north of the border, I would think it would take more than half his completed time just to travel to Scotland England border.

This screams hoax to me!!!!
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #7 on: 06 June 2018, 16:14:37 »

.. and by an Audi**** too. Fair play to him. I wonder if he kept up the constant tailgating and weaving into the middle lane to perform dangerous undertakes the whole way? ;)

Meanwhile, if only the energy from gyrating apoplectic do-gooders could be harnessed somehow? Surely, if you crammed enough of them under your bonnet and connected them to some sort of hybrid drive system?... :y
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #8 on: 06 June 2018, 16:34:03 »

Even if he gets banned, he's unlikely to be beaten anytime soon ;)

Banned? How? If not stopped at the time, the NIP has to be served (received) on the Recorded Keeper within 14 days of the date of the offence, and contain the time and place of the offence. The story appears to have been posted on 29th May, and there is no info I can see as to when the event took place.

People can huff and puff all they like, but as far as I can see a speeding charge (or any other RTA charge) cannot succeed.
I am not suggesting that he will be or even that he should be ;) merely saying that, regardless of what the sandal wearing carrot munchers manage to make happen with their mock outrage, it's no mean feat and unlikely to be bettered any time soon :y
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #9 on: 06 June 2018, 16:46:13 »

I think a number of the sandal knitters had suggested a prosecution for dangerous driving - no NIP required, whether that would fly or not I donít know.

Apparently there is a video of him doing it floating about somewhere, not that they canít be faked ofc.                             

Those S5 are a bit of a weapon for the money. The 3.0 version will hit about 450bhp with just a supercharger pulley swap and a remap. Always been tempted by an a6 avant with the same engine. That way you could take the dog along too  ;D.
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #10 on: 06 June 2018, 17:04:24 »

I think this as much of an achievement as Dick Turpin riding Black Bess from London to York in one night. ::)

......because that really happened as well. :)

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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #11 on: 06 June 2018, 17:10:18 »

I think this as much of an achievement as Dick Turpin riding Black Bess from London to York in one night. ::)
I recall Abraham Lincoln tweeting that everything on the internet, including Facebook and YouTube was true :D
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #12 on: 06 June 2018, 17:47:47 »

To average 90 MPH you would need to travel at 120 MPH for the same time you were moving at 60 MPH......and 150 MPH for the time you were going 30 MPH.

This does not take into account the time the car is completely stationary. Inevitable more than once over 840 miles.



 
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #13 on: 06 June 2018, 17:48:28 »

He's between a rock and a hard place, really.  ;D

Nobody will believe he did it without irrefutable evidence.

If he makes such evidence public, he'll be hung, drawn and quartered, if not by the Police based on evidence posted on social media, by the court of public opinion.

For your next publicity stunt, try choosing a record that it's legal to break. :y

e.g.: Land's end to John O' Groats on a Honda C90. :D

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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #14 on: 09 June 2018, 16:27:19 »

Berlin -> Bremen - 410 km - my best time was 129 minutes, using an Opel Senator B 3.0i 24V
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