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How Long What Speed With Whom New or Old?

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    fastest speed you have driven?

    for how long?

    how fast?

    who with?

    What kind of Car?

    Did you get a ticket?

    more details the better especially earnesthub and bb yours is F! does not qualify

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      fastest speed you have driven? Approximately 165 mph

      for how long? It was a race between a friend and myself traveling from one state to another, and it took about 10 minutes. It was 3am in the morning on a highway from Connecticut into Chicopee, Mass.

      how fast? Approximately 165 mph

      who with? No one in either car except drivers.

      What kind of Car? I was driving at 1981 Pontiac Grand Prix and he was driving a custom re-built 1966 Chevy Impala

      Did you get a ticket? No, neither of us got tickets.

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago


  3. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Don't know how fast - the speedometer was broken

    Two hours (with a pit stop for gas) got us 260 miles.  The last 50 or so was not over 70 MPH as we came down the Columbia gorge into Portland, Oregon.

    2 friends, one of whom was a GREAT mechanic and had rebuilt the car literally from the ground up.

    A 1960's (I think) rambler station wagon with an aftermarket OD!

    Ticket?  What's that?

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Some came with a laycock overdrive as I remember. smile

  4. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    On the road?
    911 Carerra going down "the track" between Darwin and Alice Springs. Sparks from the chassis hitting the asphalt and enough adrenalin even for me.

    Darwin again, this time going home to Fanny Bay, down past the Hospital after I closed my motorcycle shop for the day.
    The motorcycle was a very hot Kawasaki 1100 I had in stock.
    I had to wipe off 45mph for the first right hander, and came over the hill near the nightclub well clear of the ground with both wheels with only two or three inches of road left.
    More adrenalin than I needed. I had to stop for a head flush. lol

    I have been a very bad boy with petroleum based transport.

  5. bbnix profile image60
    bbnixposted 6 years ago

    150 mph  in a Flaming Red 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda, stock with 3 carbs from the factory....all with a mechanic friend on an uncluttered freeway for several minutes, broad daylight mid day weekday, in the heart of San Diego's suburbs....no tickets...pure fun...

    Been close to that a couple times in german cars....love that german engineering, but man (girl), that bone stock Mopar was the best!!!!

  6. bbnix profile image60
    bbnixposted 6 years ago

    Bummer...Kimberly's been banned, reportedly due to some forum posts. I've seen the posts, and as with all Kimnberly's work, always tactful, with class, and totally unjustified.

    To her credit, she's writing, staying upbeat, and amazing. in spite of always being the brunt of someone's cruel joke....

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    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    150 mph in a BMW 635  on a normal motorway section without cameras at 3 in the morning.  The only thing I remember is how that fairly straight motorway with a few long curves seemed to develop much sharper corners.  The motor still had more to give, but I decided that I would either die or get a serious driving ban if I continued with it.   I regret that I didn't try that stretch again to see just how fast that motor would go, but I am still here so . . . . .

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That 3.5 litre BMW V8 is an awesome motor!

      I have driven the M configuration and it was very very quick.
      I have never had the opportunity to wind one right out... always run out of road, or came to a bend before I could see 150.

      I have driven an E-type at 120mph and that was simply unsafe! Handling was deplorable, but what a beautiful motor.

      1. bbnix profile image60
        bbnixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Gotta love that E-type class, all the way up to that 120...

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        recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        When Maggie Thatcher killed all the small businesses my garage-going-down-the-tubes neighbour offered me three e-type Jags for a couple of hundred quid the day before the liquidators arrived.  I turned him down because I had nowhere to keep them for the ten years or so that I decided I would need to keep them before they had any value.  One of them was really beautiful with ventilated bonnet all the way down that somehow made it look even more racy.  I still regret not renting a garage for them, although how I would have paid the rent I am not sure at that time.  I noticed that second-hand e-types were fetching between 40 and 60 thousand pounds about 20 years ago, that would have meant I would have had to keep them for around 12 years to hit the jackpot.

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Ouch! That bought tears to my eyes! I would like to see a decent one for sale under $100,000 today.
          A truly beautiful car, perhaps one of the worlds most beautiful, and handling didn't matter much as they cruise like nothing else.
          My friend and I built a 3.8 in to a 4 litre making it stove hot during the rebuild, with profiled D type camshafts to race it in a classic racer my friend owned.

          The scrutineers told us to go away, when it was still spinning the skinny tires fitted at over 100mph.
          Too much oomph for the car. We wound up putting a Coventry climax motor in it.

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            recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I am only a sit and go type of motorist, complicated things (like where to put oil or water) I leave to others normally.  I like quiet comfortable and go like stink but not the dirty end like you big_smile

  8. arksys profile image91
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    how fast - 180km/h, was the max i could do in the car.

    how long - between 5-10 mins

    who with - 5 school friends

    car - nissan skyline 1985 GT

    ticket - nope ... was driving in Zambia, at the time there was no ticket system.

    they did eventually get a ticketing system, here's how it worked.

    they place 3 wires on the road and have a 1km long cable connected to those wires ... as soon as you cross the wires at higher speed than allowed the traffic police used to jump out of the bushes and on to the road to stop you.

  9. AEvans profile image81
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    I drove 140 mph all by myself! With just me, myself and I for approximately 2 miles. Appr. 2 minutes.  My gut told me to slow down and just ahead was a highway patrolman!
    Thank God for breaks and Thank God his radar was not pointing at me. tongue Needless to say I didn't ever do it again. It is the ultimate driving machine. big_smile Thanks BMW! big_smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are right on, adventuresome one. The BMW is genuinely fast, and nice to know you have good instincts. smile
      Did it give you a huge buzz?

  10. bbnix profile image60
    bbnixposted 6 years ago

    Many times I don't know how fast I'm going - too much in the zone. It's usually a V8 roar on tight mountain road exits, buried throttle in crazed excess, and over-cranked heavy metal with the best, extra long jam sets....

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago