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170+ indicated in the wee hours of a sunday morning on a wide open road.

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Old 01-29-2004, 04:09 PM
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My tops was 240kph in a big, bad Mercedes on the Autobahn. ~156mph, or so. Car was so smoothe, I coulda been sippin a soda.
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I would say maybe AMAC in the big "D" or Juan (my hero) Ruiz could come close to the 200 club.
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194MPH. Mercedes 600 S Class. Autobahn.

Crazy uncle of mine used to do that every day on the way to the office and back. (Starnberg - Muenchen Stretch).
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Hmm, within the earth's atmosphere is a tricky qualification. The absolute world record for speed in a parachute jump was set by Kittinger in 1960 at 714 MPH. He exited at 102,800 feet (still, technically, the "atmosphere") and exceeded the speed of sound at that altitude....
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I tought Kittinger went a bit faster than that, jumping off a baloon?

Yes, yes, Joe Kittinger's jump(s) are exactly why I put the "within the Earth's atmosphere" qualification in there. I guess I should have said: "fastest freefall from a propeller-driven aircraft". Or "fastest freefall from an exit altitude of less than 20,000 ft.". The guy who set the 321 mph record (Charles Bryan) did so without the need for a pressure suit or supplemental oxygen either. Anyhow, I can tell you going head-down @ 200+ mph is a WHOLE different ballgame than "normal" terminal velocity skydiving, but 300+ mph must be insane!


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130+ on a motorcycle.

Going 200 mph is on my list of "things I want to do, but most people wouldn't even dream of doing" before I cash it in.
What would it cost to either rent or build something that went 200+?
I would prefer a 4 wheeled vehicle.
Any ideas?
I've jumped out of perfectly good airplanes. That is definitely a rush.
Running with the bulls would be cool.
Scuba diving is fun, even more exciting when you run out of air and you have to buddy breathe. Real bonehead move that time.
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Anything more than copping a feel at speeds over 100 is just asking for trouble...
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I did around 430 MPH today - at 300 feet.... talk about a good time -- oh yeah, get to do it tomorow too...

BTW - only 120 in my SC, 135 in the Boxster I sold.
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Used to HALO jump in the distant past....exits above 40K....between 5 and 6 minute delay...must have been travellling pretty fast....but at night, nothing to go by.
With a vehicle....Wendover/Bonneville....streamliner, early hemi power, 202 and change...the owner of the car pushed it harder the next day...almost fatal.
The trouble is, there is no reference on the salt....in a car with no suspension, even 100 feels fast.
You need to see thee telephone poles going by like a picket fence to really appreciate the speed.
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I've barely gone 120 in my 930, I'm waiting until I've completely gone through the suspension and engine.

My fastest on land, over 140 on an RZV500 Yamaha.

I regularly go about 120 in my 125 shifter kart when the wind direction is right.
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How about 80 in a 36hp 1960 WV bug?(Down hill , Rte 3 south between Manchester and Concord NH, 1971)
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In a Warthog? Those things are THE BEST!!! During the 1st gulf war I'd come home w/ a six-pack of talls and watch the havoc you guys gave out. One of the only times I don't complain about my tax dollars!!!
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I joined the 175+ club several years ago on SR 100 between Palatka and Bunnell.

The experience I will never forget was the extreme deceleration I experienced just by getting off the gas. That wind resistance was so great it was like the forces I feel during maximum braking.

You also realize that even the smoothest public road isn't very smooth at ludicrous speeds.

After that experience I now realize I don't need to go any faster than 160 MPH. My new gears will at least limit me to my preferred limit.
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The event I posted the link to? 1st year...no 4 wheel vehicle topped 200, but a bike went 210.1...a '99 Suzuki Hayabusa, whatever that is. Top 4 wheels honors went to a '95 ZR1 Corvette, at 191.1. I was kind of hoping a Texas dwelling pelicanite would have wanted to enter next year...
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A weighted lead vest helps a bit too.
Er...Mr. Galileo, how does a lead jacket assist???
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Er...Mr. Galileo, how does a lead jacket assist???
In a vacuum, a feather will fall as fast as a anvil. In atmosphere, you have aerodynamic drag so of two bodys with same frontal area and Cd , heavier one will reach faster Vt.
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Er...Mr. Galileo, how does a lead jacket assist???
Yep, what Goran said.
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Jim -- yes it is in an A-10... Glad we could be of service for you!

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