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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #15 on: 09 June 2018, 17:14:36 »

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


I remember going down an autobahn many moons ago....in a Ford Sierra 2.0L at 120mph (max it would do!) and being overtaken by BMW's Merc's etc like I was standing still!  ;D
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #16 on: 09 June 2018, 18:23:34 »

Getting older, nowadays i prefer moderate cruising. 100 mph is enough. That is Omega 4 pot feelgood speed. No noise, soft gliding. But the Mercs are still there....
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #17 on: 09 June 2018, 19:35:30 »

I got into a taxi at Munich airport many years back. I was sitting in the back of a Merc. trying to convert km/h to MPH. There were quite a lot of them (over 200, IIRC), and when I worked out the answer I wished I hadn't. :-\

The weather? Thick fog. :o
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #18 on: 09 June 2018, 19:40:31 »

Well, there'll be nothing coming the other way  ::)
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #19 on: 10 June 2018, 09:39:51 »

Well, there'll be nothing coming the other way  ::)

Nothing you'll see, anyway..
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #20 on: 10 June 2018, 11:14:03 »

Driving a fully loaded artic on de autobahns can be interesting.  ::)

You come up behind another truck, check the mirrors, nothing there.  So you pull out to overtake and by the time you are in the outside lane there will be a BMW/Merc sat on your tail furiously flashing it's lights at you!  :o  ;D

To be honest though it must be a bit annoying to be forced to slow down quickly from 160oddmph to 56mph, by some stupid Endlander!  ;D
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #21 on: 10 June 2018, 15:04:50 »

I remember my 1st time on the autobahn,, bobing along at a nice 120, set of lights appears in the rearview mirror, no bother we banging on, next thing, Porsche 956 comes flying by spitting flames on the over run. Yup he was in a rush.
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #22 on: 10 June 2018, 15:48:51 »

I remember my 1st time on the autobahn,, bobing along at a nice 120, set of lights appears in the rearview mirror, no bother we banging on, next thing, Porsche 956 comes flying by spitting flames on the over run. Yup he was in a rush.

Isn't the 956 one of those fire breathing Le Mans jobbies? :)
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #23 on: 10 June 2018, 18:26:09 »

I remember my 1st time on the autobahn,, bobing along at a nice 120, set of lights appears in the rearview mirror, no bother we banging on, next thing, Porsche 956 comes flying by spitting flames on the over run. Yup he was in a rush.

Isn't the 956 one of those fire breathing Le Mans jobbies? :)

Yes!  :y
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #24 on: 10 June 2018, 21:58:09 »

^^^^^^^ that's what it was.

So I asked our host how can it be on the road,, was something to do with a limited type of trade plate,and the car had lights and indicators,, weather this still stands now I don't know.
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Re: A record I never thought would be broken
« Reply #25 on: 11 June 2018, 01:48:39 »

With treaded tyres, they are technically road legal... Mercedes did a road going version of the V12 CLK GTR... About 1,100,000 iirc 8)

Even did a convertible/targa version...

 https://youtu.be/pPTd1YDZ_EE 8)
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