Cuda-Challenger.com

CC Central => The Classics => Topic started by: mopar is king on April 06, 2005 - 09:15:05 PM

Title: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopar is king on April 06, 2005 - 09:15:05 PM
 I FIGURED THIS WOULD BE THE SITE TO ASK ON. WHAT IS THE FASTES YOU HAVE EVER DRIVEN AND WHAT WAS IT YOU WERE DRIVING ?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cuda on April 06, 2005 - 09:48:43 PM
130 MPH in my 70 Cuda, lots of speed left but i got scared.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 360 'CUDA on April 06, 2005 - 10:23:57 PM
122 in the quarter mile :burnout:   (NHRA certified)  ' Valiant 360

135 to 140 on old williams field road   (another local racetrack) 'cept you can't race there anymore
because of all the houses :'(      '73 340'CUDA
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Autophile on April 07, 2005 - 12:27:54 AM
I've gone 145 mph in my NSX, with a CHP waving me on to pick up the pace. I'm not kidding. I would have gone faster, but traffic was kinda heavy (rush hour). ;D
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Burpin Chunks on April 07, 2005 - 02:13:45 AM
burpin went 136 on his motorcycle racing a police officer. burpin won!



No joke, the cop wasnt chasing burpin, we had gotten to know each other when burpin was working nights at a gas station. He kept saying his patrol car was faster than Burpins bike. Burpin proved him wrong. Burpin could have gone faster but it started to shimmy too much at that speed.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Ghost on April 07, 2005 - 03:39:34 AM
110 in my 96 Buick Century.  Never going that fast on a road again.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4drbrnko on April 07, 2005 - 05:57:57 AM
140 on a '95 GPZ 1100.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 71fish on April 07, 2005 - 07:25:18 AM
120 in a 1978 blown 302 King Cobra.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 71fish on April 07, 2005 - 07:26:30 AM
Remember.. it's not how fast, but how fast you get there.. I've seen bikes that are just plain sick.. when it comes to speed on the reg roads.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Pistol Gripper on April 07, 2005 - 08:36:56 AM
140 in my 74 Trans Am.  My 73 Cuda only did about 120, but got there a whole lot quicker  :burnout:

P.G.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Cranker on April 07, 2005 - 11:06:18 AM
147 MPH on a fz750 on a back country road on the way to my girlfriends house (1992). not such a good idea now that i look back on it. I remember passing a couple cars at that speed..
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Topcat on April 07, 2005 - 12:32:30 PM
In the early eighties, My boss then at the time had a hopped  up 240Z. There were a total of 4 of us in the car. Yes, you heard that right. 4 of  us. He wanted downforce weight for when he took it up to top speed.
On a late Sunday night on Hwy. 101. We hit a top speed of 160 mph. We travelled maybe 35  miles and did it in less than 15 minutes.
  We we're pulled over and he went to jail. The rest of us took an expensive Taxi cab ride back home.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 69charger on April 07, 2005 - 02:25:20 PM
 the fastest i have ever driven is 181 mph in a 2003 dodge viper srt-10 and the sccond fastest was in my stock 1969 amc amx at 154 mph. :worship: :burnout: :driving:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Btch n Blue on April 07, 2005 - 07:00:58 PM
I've been a passenger going 135 in my buddies Audi A4 1.8L Turbo (topped the car out) and I've driven about 112 in my old POS '84 318i... :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Cannibal94 on April 07, 2005 - 08:17:03 PM
I have gone 120 on my snowmobile before it blew up  :cry:

I have gone about 800 mph in an airplane   ;D

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: GoMango on April 07, 2005 - 09:03:19 PM
Had my 1st car (65 Barracuda w/ 273) up to 125. Not a bright move now that I thing about that. When I bought the car, it had some of the inner fenders cut for headers. No extra bracing was put in so the frame would crack right at the upper control arm :banghead:

Got a little smarter a couple of years later LOL. We were out racing a Corvette with a 5.0 Mustang. The Corvette's digital speedo was showing 152 as we inched ahead. The speedo in the Mustang only went up to 85, but I had it turning 5600 in 5th gear and the car only had 3.08's in it at the time.

I'm much better now...I go to the track if I feel the need for that kinda speed :driving:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: RUSTY Cuda on April 07, 2005 - 09:07:53 PM
Back when my orig 74 was fairly new I hit a long straight away on rt 80 bout 11;30 pm, 3 lanes, a couple a miles of straight new blacktop & not another car in sight,eased the pedal to the metal & held it as long as I dared, a quick glance at 127, it had a little more but I didn't, backed out gently & went on about the task of gettin home(safely) !
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: scottymizt on April 08, 2005 - 06:47:57 AM
on a bike the fastest i went was 155 bike is limited at 189 by the computer the fastest in a car was 145 and that was in my z with the windows rolled down while racing a camaro ss was very scary and not safe would not do that again with the windows down.Oh ya and i smoked the camaro up until i let off  :beer:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 67 Cuda on April 08, 2005 - 08:25:24 AM
About 135mph in my friend's 1980 Z28, 110mph in my Stratus ( :laughing: ) and 115mph in my mom's Stratus.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bevs 68 on April 08, 2005 - 05:49:17 PM
Hi Everybody,

Topcatcuda turned me onto this site and I felt compelled to make my first post here. Nice site and I know quite a few of you.

When I was younger, and gas was still in the 50 to 75 cent range, we used to grudge match race at Orange County International Raceway on Wednesday nights. I had another '68 Charger at the time and my best 1/4 mile time in it was 11:34. I'm not sure what speed it was doing when it crossed the line, but I did bury the needle or several occasions on the 55 freeway when it was first built. that would put me in the 150 class.

I baby the ride I have now though... haven't been over 80!
 :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: johnny-d on April 08, 2005 - 06:23:42 PM
State Trooper charged me with 150 in a 55 but I passed the breathalzer by .01 (they have since reduced the number) ~ lost my license for 1 year and had to pay $600 for reinstatement but I avoided jail by joining the military ;D and I haven't done anything as stupid since then . . .

Oh yeah, primer grey (mostly) 1970 Dodge Charger and try explaining to your mom where you got the booz and why you felt the need to go 95 MPH over the speedlimit at the ripe old age of 17!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: challenger500 on April 09, 2005 - 01:41:28 PM
My fastest pedal was in highway in Germany back in 97, A '94 Toyota Supra Twin-turbo.. 156mph with ankle straightened  :grinyes:

Fastest that I have been in "co-driver" was a modified Lamborghini Countach.. again iN Germany and 225mph and yes, that started to be a little  :ack: but also  :tongue:
Second fastest my colleaque's BMW 635i twin-turbo.. a 200mph limit broken in German highway...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: RusTy/SE on April 09, 2005 - 08:00:07 PM
  Somewheres in the 105 - 110mph neighborhood in my first 73 (318 4bbl auto w/headers) back in the late 70's on I 85 leaving Atlanta (Newnan area). Also back around 89 i had a 70 RT (440-4 auto 3.55 rear bone stock w/70k miles on it) returning from Birmingham on I 65 after a World of Wheels Car Show i encountered a 70 or 71 Camaro. We kicked from 55 (remember when you could do that?). By 110 it was all ever except for looking around to see how far back he was :cool: That RT(pictured below) i once took out to a 4 way stop intersection one day with very low humidity and the temp about 70 and floored it from a dead stop. It simply did a donut without even crossing the intersection. Small blocks may be quicker but i was irreversibly hooked on big blocks from then on :burnout: :grinyes:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on April 09, 2005 - 09:35:02 PM
Burpin could have gone faster but it started to shimmy too much at that speed.

I've had that happen quite a few times on the GS1100.  I don't even want to know just how fast I was going, but I couldn't know anyways cause the speedo only goes to 85mph. ::)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on April 09, 2005 - 10:38:31 PM
Only 180kph. Nothing major, never been into high speed stuff, anyone can drive fast but it's how fast you get there.

Unless your MoPar has Gearvendors or really good gears most stock Honda civics will pass you at top speed.


I don't see the point, I race to just over the speed limit and let tehm get the ticket, I proved myself...... 8) :worship:

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Topcat on April 09, 2005 - 10:40:26 PM
What's that equal NZ? 120 mph?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on April 09, 2005 - 10:55:00 PM
It was about 113-120mph I would have gone. Down a farm road that is hard access.

It was "OK" but I'd get more of a thrill out of blowing the doors off a SS Camaro.  ;) :grinyes:

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bluemonster71 on April 10, 2005 - 05:40:15 PM
I did something over the 120 my speedo allowe in my '90 formula
Topped that at 135 in my 71 Challenger. Did you know that bias ply tires float at that speed? Scarrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyy!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Cannibal94 on April 10, 2005 - 08:35:14 PM
Where are all of the cops during our fun?!?!?!  :dupe:  :boxer:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1973challenger360 on April 11, 2005 - 04:00:58 PM
I have gone 120 on my snowmobile before it blew up  :cry:
I have gone about 800 mph in an airplane   ;D

I doubt that, as that is super sonic, your saying you made a sonic boom.  :laughup: those are very limited even in Military, (there not allowed to do that in most areas)   unless of course were you or are you a Fighter jet pilot then forget about the previous message.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1973challenger360 on April 11, 2005 - 04:06:46 PM
116 in a 91 caprice cop car, 

do the math crusining from Seattle to Helenda, MT 600 miles we were going around 75 - 80 through washington 300 miles and we made it the in just over 7 hours.   Id say around high 120's

118 in a 96 Indy ram, rev/gov limited ,  95 in traffic in a 97 STS 

around 600mph in a Airliner give or take
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: inot2old on April 11, 2005 - 04:56:46 PM
About 120 in the Richard Petty driving Experience.  600+hp car on 1 mile oval track in Orlando. :driving:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: IUU2ROC on April 13, 2005 - 10:00:20 PM
Driven: 145 in my '85 IROC
Riden: 160 in a friend's Porsche '86 924

Both back when I was young and fearless. My daughter is just learning how to drive. I believe I'll withhold this information from her.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Randy Mosier on April 13, 2005 - 10:45:43 PM
140 in my old 69 Charger back when I was in high school. I also took a GMC General with a 400 Cummins up to 105, without a trailer of course.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rev-It-Up on April 14, 2005 - 12:05:56 AM
Driven: 145 in my '85 IROC
Riden: 160 in a friend's Porsche '86 924

Both back when I was young and fearless. My daughter is just learning how to drive. I believe I'll withhold this information from her.

 :laughup: :laughup:  Good idea!  Welcome to the board, btw.  Nice to have you.  What's your current mopar, if any?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: formula_440 on April 14, 2005 - 01:42:49 AM
Top speed is 115 mph in my "70 440 6 pack Charger (the car in my avatar).

Late night cool air and 6 miles of plum straight road with no obstructions.

I think it pissed of the kid driving the Honda when I waved good-bye through the sunroof. :grinyes:

In retrospect it wasn't a very smart thing to do, but it was a lot of fun at the time :grinno:.


Johnny
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: IUU2ROC on April 14, 2005 - 10:04:56 PM
Quote
Good idea!  Welcome to the board, btw.  Nice to have you.  What's your current mopar, if any?

Thank you!

Unfortuanately, I don't have a fast car now. (see previously mentioned reference to children). My current mopar is a Dodge pickup. My interest in Cudas and Challengers goes back to 1970 when our neighbor bought a AAR. Just haven't owned one yet. Found the board since I'm in the early stages of looking for one. Early stages being I'm trying to convince my wife it's a good idea!

Plan B is buying my brother's AAR clone when he finds the right AAR. (He is looking for an AAR without an engine since he has the correct TA engine and six pack)

By the way the fastest my wife has driven is 115 mph in her '79 Corvette. Turns out it was on the same stretch of road that I had my IROC topped out on, but a few years apart. The fastest my daughter has driven is 45 mph in a '98 Dakota - with her dad saying, "Slow down."  ;)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on April 15, 2005 - 02:42:51 AM
Welcome aboard IUU, I LMAO when I saw that post about not telling your daughter.  :laughing:


Enjoy yourself here mate, you are not the only one who is without there E-Body.

We have a guy on here who is in love with Cudas especially '71's his name is Beamtallica, he has been here for a long time and still looking.


Cheers bud,
Carl  ;) :thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 68 A on April 18, 2005 - 02:15:40 PM
limited at 115 in my '01 dakota
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: gomopar440 on April 21, 2005 - 11:06:51 AM
IIRC, You can bypass the speed limiter and put the truck into "Testing" mode by turning the key and holding it in the "Engine Start" position while driving. The starter itself is locked out and won't spin and you'll have some guages shut off but the limiter is disabled until you let the key return to the "Run" position. I did that on my 99 Dak (5.2/AT) and got it up to 125. Be carefull if you try it because you'll have one hand on the wheel and the other on the key to do this.

I've been 125-130 in a 318/AT 70 Chally, 120 ish in a 98 Ford Taurus SHO (speedo drops to Zero when you pass 115) and my all time best was on my 99 Yamaha R6 which I had almost topped out at 175 (Ran out of safe room on the road so I backed down).
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 68 A on April 21, 2005 - 04:25:07 PM
i have heard of turning the ignition, i've tried it before when i was going slower to see what would happen and the speedo dropped. Figured that i didnt really need to be going over 115 anyway, or even 115. Also a bit nervous about having one hand on the wheel going that fast.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: todd383 on April 21, 2005 - 07:42:15 PM
I did very close to 170 in my 03 cobra mustang, bypassed top speed limiter, and got there very fast,  it does the 1/4 in 10.9 sec 126 mph ,  it would of gone alot faster, but i chickend out!!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on April 28, 2005 - 11:13:46 PM
170+ in a 73 Charger..... just don`t tell anyone  :outtahere:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: moparbowhunter on April 29, 2005 - 08:54:57 PM
well the fastest i have driven is about 118 in my old 88 toyota 2wd lowrider pickup, not riced just lowered.
i also hit about 118 in my first car 74 olds cutlass supreme
riding on the back of a cycle we hit 115 and i told him to slow the *^&& down, i dont like not being in control on the back of a bike, was a 85 750 honda shadow
riding in a car, not driving, was a 74 newport, land barge, the speedo went to 120 and he had more to go but ran out of space but when he let off the needle didnt come back into view for over a mile of coasting, we estimated around 150 but dont know for sure
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: HemiDog on April 29, 2005 - 09:06:26 PM
I put my 2001 Z06 up over 160 on a stretch of very nice highway comming out of Rolla, Mo about three years ago.  It was early in the morning and heading back to Kansas City with one of my fraternity brothers who partied a little to hard the night before.  He was somewhat sleeping in the passenger seat until we got to this stretch of road that is straight, slightly decending, and a new area in the highway (you can see for about three miles and no traffic what so ever).  He notices the road and wakes up a little bit and looks over to me and just says "Engage!"  It was pretty funny because this guy is a huge Star Trek geek and was seriously hung over.  Anyway, it was sweet.  We got up to 160 a lot quicker than I expected and around 140 it got a little loud from the air going around the car, but it was smooth like being on ice.  :driving:

I don't make a habit of doing that, but once in a while when the conditions are nice, I can't resist.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: AllGreen70RT on April 29, 2005 - 11:02:22 PM
About 115 in the Challenger. About 135 in my friend's 74 Pontiac Stationwagon on US23 when the accelerator got stuck. :eekbig: The car would not slow down yet my friend's main concern was not blowing up the motor. We eventually had a long enough straight away and he shut the car off while hoping the steering didn't lock, it didn't.  :ack:The linkage was bound up it would not have come loose.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on May 03, 2005 - 05:34:16 PM
120 in a dart racing a vette on the interstate got scared and let em win!!! Ithink i could of bet him!!   :coffee:   :beer:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rev-It-Up on May 03, 2005 - 08:07:49 PM
About 135 in my friend's 74 Pontiac Stationwagon on US23 when the accelerator got stuck. :eekbig:

Bet you had to change your whitey tighties after that experience!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: KelllysCuda on May 04, 2005 - 07:46:56 AM
Bet you had to change your whitey tighties after that experience!
lolol....scared myself a few times too
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: AllGreen70RT on May 05, 2005 - 11:11:29 AM
Bet you had to change your whitey tighties after that experience!

I wasn't scared. I was used to him taking it up over 130 almost every time he got on the highway (and I was 18 at the time). I was mad   :mad: because he was more concerned about not damaging the car.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: beamtallica on May 05, 2005 - 12:00:44 PM
I've gone "P" as in M.P.H.in a 73 440 cuda. Those with the rally dash should know what im talking about. :burnout: :guitar:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rev-It-Up on May 05, 2005 - 12:14:48 PM
 :eekbig: :eekbig: :eekbig:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: BB73Challenger on May 06, 2005 - 08:51:48 AM
I've gone "P" as in M.P.H.in a 73 440 cuda. Those with the rally dash should know what im talking about. :burnout: :guitar:

Now that is "hauling mail"   :laughing:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on May 06, 2005 - 06:57:32 PM
lol "p" stands for "Pretty" Damn fast lol
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JRoss22 on May 15, 2005 - 11:19:29 AM
Ive gone about 115 in my moms accord but she doesnt know about that so its all good and then in my frontier i have done about 90 im to afriad to take it up into triple digits right now bc i need to get the steering wheel shake out of it and i am waiting to see how fats i can get my 72 Challenger to go but that is going to have to wait bc im only 17 and not having any luck finding a job to get the money ti finish my car up
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Wanted:cuda on May 25, 2005 - 04:26:09 PM
I have gone 120 on my snowmobile before it blew up  :cry:

I have gone about 800 mph in an airplane   ;D



about 110mph on a sled here have yet to take a car up to that speed yet.

this past weekend in my area for the holiday weekend the fastest speed ticket was 330kmh, some guy on a bike.

Maybe its young and dumb but doing 110mph on a sled with nothing around me im not scared at all, i want to keep going but thats all the sled can do, i wouldnt be scared at 110 in a car thats for sure.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 440510hp on May 28, 2005 - 04:50:44 AM
I have gone 157 in 1987 corvette from los angeles to las vegas. (Wide open stretch of Higway) I also went 159 in a 1992 6 speed corvette on the same stretch of road.  I have not had the pleasure of stretching the legs on the challenger yet!!!!

Robert
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: lime 70 on May 28, 2005 - 08:47:02 AM
 120 plus I was coming home from my soon to be wifes apartment when on the freeway this guy in a pickup started tailing me I passed he would pass. I was tired of getting blinded from his headlights so I worked my way up to about 90 mph and he stayed rihgt behind me. Well at this time I still had the 3.23 rear so I had plenty of pedal left so I opened it up :burnout: I keeped my foot into it intil his headlights were two pinpoints I let off, after a moment I looked down and the speedo and it was coming down off of 120 man what a ride :dogpile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Hopalong on May 28, 2005 - 09:07:16 PM
I've gone about 120 in my '72 Challenger (when the car was alive).  It's interesting that I did not give much thought to the four wheel drum brakes until after I came to a stop light.  I had a '90 Mustang 'notch back (not an affair that I adimt to my Challenger) that I bought fully tricked out.  I had a full road race cage installed and took it to the Silver State Classic.  Average speed was 173 m.p.h.  That's over an 80 mile piece of road.  With twists.  With turns.  And it's not what would be considered race track smooth.  Saw a Porsche or Ferreri (could tell which) balled up on the side of the road as we went by.  No one was hurt, was told they hit an armmadillo.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: MoparMan on May 28, 2005 - 11:13:54 PM

I did 135 in a 1985 Turbo Shelby Charger that I had back in the '80s
I was doing 135 when I let off the throttle.. after I passed and pulled away from a 1985 Monte Carlo SS.
That was one fast 4-banger!

MoparMan
(Bob)
 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cudacharlie on May 29, 2005 - 02:31:55 PM
120-ish in a 1970 Charger R/T 440 with thrashed T-bar mounts (it turned out).  I couldn't tell if I was steering or not.   :eekbig:

Rode shotgun in a late '90's Ferrarri of unknown model that got up to 135 and stayed there comfortably.  It still had at least a gear and a half left!  Suffice to say, we never saw that last gear....

 :o
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on May 31, 2005 - 06:59:05 PM
120-ish in a 1970 Charger R/T 440 with thrashed T-bar mounts (it turned out).  I couldn't tell if I was steering or not.   :eekbig:

Rode shotgun in a late '90's Ferrarri of unknown model that got up to 135 and stayed there comfortably.  It still had at least a gear and a half left!  Suffice to say, we never saw that last gear....

 :o
wow bet that was scary!!1 them ferraris are fast!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cudacharlie on June 01, 2005 - 02:50:45 PM
wow bet that was scary!!1 them ferraris are fast!!

Scary ain't the word for it!  No matter how you slice it, everything happens real fast above 100, except slowing down!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sir 814 on June 01, 2005 - 05:46:41 PM
 240 in a top fuel dragster but out ran that on the Salt Flats I hit 259 and blew the piston walls :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on June 01, 2005 - 07:47:55 PM
Scary ain't the word for it!  No matter how you slice it, everything happens real fast above 100, except slowing down!
  :laughup: thats very true!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cudacharlie on June 01, 2005 - 09:01:06 PM
240 in a top fuel dragster but out ran that on the Salt Flats I hit 259 and blew the piston walls :burnout:


Top Fuel?!?  Salt flats?!?  Good Lord!  (sounds of quick calculations.....)

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!!!    :worship:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 69ChargerRT on June 01, 2005 - 11:47:28 PM
bout 150 for me in a corvette, chasing down my father who was doing about the same in an nsx.  funny thing was we were on our way to a racetrack.  i went twice as fast on the way to the track then i was ever able to muster on the track  :laughing:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on June 01, 2005 - 11:54:49 PM
bout 150 for me in a corvette, chasing down my father who was doing about the same in an nsx.  funny thing was we were on our way to a racetrack.  i went twice as fast on the way to the track then i was ever able to muster on the track  :laughing:

LMAO!!  :laughup: :nono: :dupe: :laughing:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cudadude on June 09, 2005 - 12:26:49 AM
 :o178 mph in a 69 dodge charger 440 915 heads with t 70 twin turbo are u curious how to make that happen??????    cuda dude         hint.......you need fuel injection also i have a v code cuda question on my 70 v cuda project
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopar-or-no-car on June 09, 2005 - 01:02:28 AM
130mph in my stock 73 chally thank god there were NO cops around! going down hwy 101 at 4:30 in the morning I guess they were all asleep or something (maybe eating donuts!! lol) also thank god for the bubble gum machines on the top!! Hummmm wonder if Topcat passed me!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on June 09, 2005 - 02:15:18 AM
130mph in my stock 73 chally thank god there were NO cops around! going down hwy 101 at 4:30 in the morning I guess they were all asleep or something (maybe eating donuts!! lol) also thank god for the bubble gum machines on the top!! Hummmm wonder if Topcat passed me!!

Whats in the Challenger? Drivetrain? (340ci), Rearend/gears?  :dontknow: :thumbs:

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JRoss22 on June 09, 2005 - 03:52:43 AM
well my uncle let me test drive his dodge ram 1500 hemi once while i was down in LA he was like here take my truck and then he ended up coming with me told me where to go to get to eh free way and then he was like i look out for the chippies you just take it as fast as you want i think i got it up to around 120-130mph crazy though i was suprised my uncle would even let me drive his truck bc its like his baby but it was so much fun
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopar-or-no-car on June 09, 2005 - 11:51:31 AM
Whats in the Challenger? Drivetrain? (340ci), Rearend/gears?  :dontknow: :thumbs:


I have a 340 ci with the stock carb on it and 355 limit slip rear end! I think there is a shift kit in the tranny? :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rev-It-Up on June 09, 2005 - 01:14:05 PM
:o178 mph in a 69 dodge charger 440 915 heads with t 70 twin turbo are u curious how to make that happen?????? cuda dude hint.......you need fuel injection also i have a v code cuda question on my 70 v cuda project

Welcome to the board Cudadude!  I would love to see your 70 cuda project.  It would be great if you started a new thread in Cuda Challengers Galore and introduce yourself and your car.  Nice to have you on board!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ReturnofCuda on June 09, 2005 - 07:08:24 PM
Guessing around 150 in my Cuda. Speedo was pegged.The big block camaro topped out at 130 and I left him sitting.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on June 09, 2005 - 07:08:45 PM
hey that guy stole my name cudadude!! thats my old name!!  :grinyes: i dont mind sharing!!  :thumbs:  :beer:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: torredcuda on June 17, 2005 - 06:01:31 PM
Between 135 and 140 both on my `79 Suzuki 750 and in my `83 Mustang GT.I`ll never do that fast again on a bike as I was passing in between cars on a 4 lane section of rte 95-very scary thinking about it afterwards!  :o Quickest ride was driving my buddys `79 Monza running high 11`s @ 117mph but with his new combo he should hit 10.9`s @ 120+ or quicker and he`s promised me another turn behind the wheel.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: DropTheClutch450 on June 25, 2005 - 02:22:00 PM
225 in a ferrari enzo
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopar_guy333 on June 25, 2005 - 03:13:22 PM
okay i kno its a "ricer"but around 138 give or take a couple in my buddys honda crx
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on June 25, 2005 - 03:16:56 PM
225 in a ferrari enzo

When did you get a ride in a Ferrari Enzo?!?!?!?  :???:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Clutch123 on June 27, 2005 - 06:16:20 PM
ANyone know what the average top speed would be for my 72 318 chally Bored... stroked... aggresive cam... high comp pistons... mopar mani and holley 650cm w/k&N filter w/ Hooker headers and pipes? just an estimate? faster than 120? because i need to know if i need the ralleye gauges?

Thanks btw fastest ive ever been was 150 in a CL500 benz....

Ray
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: VPOINTCUDA on June 27, 2005 - 06:48:12 PM
145 on rt. 95 north on my way to see my oldest son be born , 1970 hemi cuda , Wicked sweet ride!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ReturnofCuda on June 28, 2005 - 12:23:24 AM
ANyone know what the average top speed would be for my 72 318 chally Bored... stroked... aggresive cam... high comp pistons... mopar mani and holley 650cm w/k&N filter w/ Hooker headers and pipes? just an estimate? faster than 120? because i need to know if i need the ralleye gauges?

Sounds like the motor is capable. Depends a lot on gearing. My 340 buried the speedo with 3:55 gears and an automatic TF727. My cam wasn't real agressive!
                                            Hope that helps!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Blackcuda on June 28, 2005 - 12:54:52 PM
173 mph in my 02 Z06, and many times up to 140 on the back streight at Sebring for track events.
I would love to by a Cuda or Challenger to make into track car...Just to expensive now.

[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: FY1443433 on June 28, 2005 - 01:04:17 PM
I pegged my 68 Dodge Charger R/T back in the early eighties.  Might have been on the other side of 150 mph.

FY1443433
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: formula_440 on July 13, 2005 - 11:59:15 PM
Scariest "high" speed run was 85 +/- 5 mph in a "77 Dodge Diplomat 27' RV.

The 4bbl stuck WO going up a hill and no matter how much my mom tried to get them to release we just kept haulin' as we reached the flats again.

Tried the brakes, but that much mass moving that fast (with power to spare - 440 4bbl) just doesn't like to slow down.

With her standing on the brake pedal we finally got down to around 45 going up another steep incline and she made the decision to get the **** off the road.

We took a 90* turn at that speed and I'm not kidding when I say we were nearly on only the DS wheels.

She threw it into park (all hell sounding like it was breaking loose in the trans) and we finally started really slowing down.

With the motor wailing to high heaven she shut it all down, but at that point there was enough RPMs that the motor ran until the carb emptied.

Lets just say I spent the rest of the trip home in the lead vehicle my dad was driving.

Oh yeah, when we got home, we found out our little high speed exit off the highway snapped the leaf spring on the DS.

Good times.  ;D


Johnny
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rev-It-Up on July 14, 2005 - 09:28:31 AM
 :eekbig: :eekbig: :eekbig:  How old were you when this happened??
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Andrew on July 14, 2005 - 09:35:30 AM
 :worthless:im guessing not that old :grinyes: :beer:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: formula_440 on July 14, 2005 - 10:46:00 AM
IIRC that was "90, so I was 16.  ;D

Our RVs have all been old MoPar power rigs.

That "77 Dodge Diplomat II (440) and also a "71 Winnebago (318).

Haven't heard anything like the sound of that 440 screaming since then.  :beer:


Johnny
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: engineer76 on July 14, 2005 - 02:53:11 PM
Roughly 180 MPH in my Dads Ferrari on the German Autobahn (real fast :) )
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on July 14, 2005 - 04:59:44 PM
130-140 - My old 87 Mustang GT
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4drbrnko on July 14, 2005 - 07:57:32 PM
My new speed record. 151.5 mph, verified with GPS in my '99 VR4. Note that I allmost had a "busted by the MAN" story to go along with this new record.  :eeksmall:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Andrew on July 15, 2005 - 12:19:26 AM
mitsi glant?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4drbrnko on July 15, 2005 - 12:30:45 AM
mitsi glant?

 :spank:
No........
(http://www.zainomobiledetail.com/clientcars/othervehicles/3000GT_VR4/05.jpg)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Andrew on July 15, 2005 - 12:48:26 AM
ya mean that red gto/3000gt thingy in your pic?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Blackcuda on July 15, 2005 - 11:25:09 AM
:spank:
No........
([url]http://www.zainomobiledetail.com/clientcars/othervehicles/3000GT_VR4/05.jpg[/url])

 :rice:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4drbrnko on July 15, 2005 - 01:06:04 PM
:rice:
:laughing:
Nah, not quite rice, the wing is stock for the last year of the VR4. It does make it kinda hard to "blend in" in traffic though, kinda like hanging a Pick Me sign out when going by Mr. Officer.  :laughing:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Blackcuda on July 15, 2005 - 02:30:17 PM
That wing is stock for that model year? :eekbig: You can take out low flying airplains with that thing! :rice:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4drbrnko on July 15, 2005 - 07:00:11 PM
That wing is stock for that model year? :eekbig: You can take out low flying airplains with that thing! :rice:



 :laughing: :laughing:
Yup, all stock 41,000 miles 1 of 287 built for '99 and 1 of 36 with paint and options. It's no '71 hemi 'vert, but it's kinda rare and fun to drive.
Heres a link to the registry  in case anyone is curious: http://www.99vr4registry.com/index.php
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Silver R/T on July 16, 2005 - 08:33:59 PM
130 in my mazda mx-3
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: fishn4cuda on July 16, 2005 - 09:31:56 PM
Speedometer burried in a 68 Hemi GTX 4 speed when I was 15 years old. 150 speedo so I guess about 140 plus a few if the speedo was accurate. This was way back in the early 80's. I will never forget that ride.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Blackcuda on July 18, 2005 - 10:46:12 AM

 :laughing: :laughing:
Yup, all stock 41,000 miles 1 of 287 built for '99 and 1 of 36 with paint and options. It's no '71 hemi 'vert, but it's kinda rare and fun to drive.
Heres a link to the registry  in case anyone is curious: [url]http://www.99vr4registry.com/index.php[/url]

I have always kept up with the new cars coming out and low production cars, some how I missed reading about your 99 VR4. What is the HP, performance numbers?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4drbrnko on July 18, 2005 - 03:11:22 PM
I have always kept up with the new cars coming out and low production cars, some how I missed reading about your 99 VR4. What is the HP, performance numbers?

Link to R&T article:
http://www.stealth316.com/2-rt99article.htm
They list 1/4 time @ 14.2, other tests clocked it @ 13.7
320 hp twin turbo all wheel drive, it was more of a sportscar than a 1/4 miler, though some of them have dipped into the high 10's with modifications. Highest dyno pull 798hp.
Mines all stock, I might play with it and get 450 out of it, but it's mostly just for weekend drives, no plans for racing. :grinno:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: hotrod98 on July 18, 2005 - 03:39:52 PM
 :burnout:  186 mph in my fuel injected big block super pro dragster, Centerville Dragstrip, Centerville, AR 1991

The fastest out of the four dragsters that I've owned. Hated the fuel injection system, too much hassle. Went back to carbs and stayed there.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cutting torch on August 01, 2005 - 07:08:17 PM
125 in my '76 B200 van, (the green brick), and 126 in my '99 Cummins P.U.

torch
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dodgetkboy78 on August 02, 2005 - 09:32:57 PM
I had one of those "certified" speedometers in my 79 440 powerd Magnum, it said 160mph, so I would think at least 150?

It had 3.23 gears, and I was at 5100rpm, with 27" tires?
How fast is that? :dontknow:
Other than that, my 71 D200, I got in trouble doing 134. :spank:
Didnt get a ticket though, lucky me. ;D
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sir 814 on August 08, 2005 - 03:44:11 AM
oh you little sisssssys and your Ferrari's what is so cool about them? Sure Italian, sporty, what happened to bulky and muscular they were just as fast am I right or not? I drive one to high school every day but my dad drives top fuel.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Andrew on August 08, 2005 - 04:27:38 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cutting torch on August 08, 2005 - 06:58:10 PM
oh you little sisssssys and your Ferrari's what is so cool about them? Sure Italian, sporty, what happened to bulky and muscular they were just as fast am I right or not? I drive one to high school every day but my dad drives top fuel.

What are you talking about, Evinrude? You are the first one to mention a Ferrari. Wipe the snot off of your nose and grow up. No one here cares if you drive a Ferrari to high school, since we know that YOU didn't buy it. People here tend to BUILD THIER OWN performance, not have it given to them by daddy.

Please tell this to your old man for me: I wish you success in your top fuel racing. It's really sweet that you make enough to race top fuel and buy your kid a Ferrari. I also think you should close your wallet to the kid. He is sounding a bit spoiled.

torch
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on August 08, 2005 - 07:03:31 PM
Alright yall...play nice!!  :spank: 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cutting torch on August 08, 2005 - 07:24:05 PM
That WAS nice! I was thinking much worse, but I decided to be diplomatic about it. :gripe:

torch
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on August 08, 2005 - 07:38:33 PM
oh ok lol!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sir 814 on August 09, 2005 - 12:01:39 AM
Hey Dipstick page 5 1st paragraph here is the quote unless your to poor and stuped to find it, and dont you EVER speak to me like that again you Nazi? Cram that Lil Bowwow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 ;D :laughup: ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Rode shotgun in a late '90's Ferrarri of unknown model that got up to 135 and stayed there comfortably.  It still had at least a gear and a half left!  Suffice to say, we never saw that last gear....
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sir 814 on August 09, 2005 - 12:07:19 AM
Here is another one for you HOT HEAD my challenger my ferrari my every thing was bought by ME I own and run  a successful classic MUSCLE CAR building business I turn in one day a lifetimes worth of what you make, so PLAESE GET YOUR FACTS STRAIT AND UNTIL YOU DO SHUT IT!!!!!  :boxer:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Andrew on August 09, 2005 - 03:44:51 AM
Here is another one for you HOT HEAD my challenger my ferrari my every thing was bought by ME I own and run  a successful classic MUSCLE CAR building business I turn in one day a lifetimes worth of what you make, so PLAESE GET YOUR FACTS STRAIT AND UNTIL YOU DO SHUT IT!!!!!  :boxer:
so, let me get this strait, your still in school and you own a buisness that BUILDS CLASSIC MUSCLECARS


lemmie guess, in your spare time your also danica patricks chief mechanic?


you still havnt showed us pics of your challenger

ooh, and does your buisness have a website?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rev-It-Up on August 09, 2005 - 07:20:31 AM
Folks, this thread is not going very well.  New members...flaming, badmouthing and personal attacks will not be tolerated on this board.  Consider yourselves warned!  :nono:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4Cruizn on August 09, 2005 - 10:28:52 AM
Folks, this thread is not going very well.  New members...flaming, badmouthing and personal attacks will not be tolerated on this board.  Consider yourselves warned!  :nono:



I AGREE!!  Nuf said!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on August 09, 2005 - 06:25:47 PM
I told them to play nice!!  :grinyes:   :nono:  :gripe:  :nono:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sir 814 on August 09, 2005 - 06:34:16 PM
I want to appologize for what I said and hope to be forgiven but I will not tolerate being descriminated against or anyone speaking that way to me or my family
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Autophile on August 09, 2005 - 07:10:08 PM
I had one of those "certified" speedometers in my 79 440 powerd Magnum, it said 160mph, so I would think at least 150?

It had 3.23 gears, and I was at 5100rpm, with 27" tires?
How fast is that? :dontknow:
That wasn't 150 mph, it was 126.8 mph. I assumed a 727 TF trans, in third gear, with a 1:1 third gear ratio.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cutting torch on August 09, 2005 - 07:14:51 PM
Hey Dipstick page 5 1st paragraph here is the quote unless your to poor and stuped to find it, and dont you EVER speak to me like that again you Nazi? Cram that Lil Bowwow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 ;D :laughup: ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Rode shotgun in a late '90's Ferrarri of unknown model that got up to 135 and stayed there comfortably.  It still had at least a gear and a half left!  Suffice to say, we never saw that last gear....

Oops, when I searched the thread for "Ferarri", the search did not turn up "Ferrarri" (misspelled). My mistake.

torch
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sir 814 on August 09, 2005 - 07:18:50 PM
here is a finnished pic of the challenger (if  it worked this time)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopar_guy333 on August 09, 2005 - 07:19:43 PM
nope try again
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sir 814 on August 09, 2005 - 07:21:41 PM
it worked hell yeah, you like? not bad for a 15 yearold ex ricer freak. eh? ;D
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopar_guy333 on August 09, 2005 - 07:22:51 PM
sorry my bad,didnt come up first time
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cutting torch on August 09, 2005 - 07:52:16 PM
Here is another one for you HOT HEAD my challenger my ferrari my every thing was bought by ME I own and run  a successful classic MUSCLE CAR building business I turn in one day a lifetimes worth of what you make, so PLAESE GET YOUR FACTS STRAIT AND UNTIL YOU DO SHUT IT!!!!!  :boxer:

How does a high school student have the time, much less the knowledge, to run such a business? It's funny how you speak down to people from an imaginary place. Here is a word problem for you: Average Joe makes 50,000 a year. He works from age 20 to age 60. What does average Joe make in his lifetime? So, you make this in a day? What facts do I need to get straight?

Now that I am done ragging, I will offer this: If you truly want to learn about Mopars, and share real experiences about them, you will be welcomed with open arms here. If you keep bs'ing us, you will be ragged upon, or ignored. We don't care what your level of Mopar knowledge is, if we like you, we'll help you!

torch
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cutting torch on August 09, 2005 - 08:00:03 PM
here is a finnished pic of the challenger (if  it worked this time)

The front half is looking sweet, show us the rest!

torch
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on August 09, 2005 - 08:00:53 PM
torch play nice and DROP IT NOW!! sir made his piece leave him alone!!  :nono:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sir 814 on August 09, 2005 - 08:02:06 PM
Alright torch now that we have stopped spitting at eachother I will explain my self. I am going into my freshman year in highschool. and over the past few years I have acquired the knowledge to build any car ricer, euro, Muscle Im 15 and bout as big as Schwartsonager( the governerof california; his name is rely weird) I have been in the shop since I was 5 been working since I was 8 over the 3 years I wasnt working I memorized ever shop manual from 1950 to date. The time  have come home from school and spent from 5:00 to 5:00 am building cars thats how! ;)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cutting torch on August 09, 2005 - 08:03:58 PM
I will not tolerate being descriminated against

I didn't discriminate. I'm not a racist! I hate everybody equal!

torch
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on August 09, 2005 - 08:04:13 PM
as big as arnold?? really dang i do not want to mess with you lol  ;)  :beer:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on August 09, 2005 - 08:05:29 PM
torch im only tellin you for your on sake!! drop it or you will be droped!! they dont mess around here with people who act like you are acting!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on August 09, 2005 - 08:52:40 PM
Nice Challenger.  :thumbs: Do you have any photos of your workshop/Muscle car business?


I still find it hard to believe that you own your own business. You can read all the manuals you want for years and years but thats not going to get you your managers degree and enough money to build AND run a muscle car restoration shop - at 15!!  :eeksmall:
With school, your Challenger your personal life etc thats a lot to ask of a 15 year old.

The size of Arnie? Thats nice.  :dontknow: :laughing:
Thanks for telling us that....I guess. I like bigger opponents, they make more noise when they fall.  ;)

I love your car and want to believe you, but, just I like many I don't like being played around with dreams from beyond a screen.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4drbrnko on August 09, 2005 - 10:53:35 PM
Ahhh, the most amusing posts usually come from the people that are legends in their own mind.
The beuty of youth is you know everything, and sadly as you grow older you learn you don't.
No matter how good you are, how many cars you have, how big you are, how much you know, if your a newb,ya need to spread out this info over more than 22 posts. Hitting us all with all this greatness in such a short time overwhelms us.   :worship:

 ::)

(ahh, sarcasim(sp), it's a wonderful thing.  ;D)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: BlueStreak_Johnnie on August 09, 2005 - 11:08:41 PM
[Hijack]

4dr, that avatar pic is priceless    :eeksmall:  :laughing:


[Hijack complete]



J.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4drbrnko on August 09, 2005 - 11:48:27 PM
[Hijack]

4dr, that avatar pic is priceless :eeksmall: :laughing:


[Hijack complete]



J.

LoL, thanks, it cracked me up. His expression fits how I feel most of the time. lol
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on August 10, 2005 - 12:46:37 AM
[Hijack]

4dr, that avatar pic is priceless    :eeksmall:  :laughing:


[Hijack complete]



J.



LOL! Yip he's a cute kid when he's not angry.  :laughing: ;)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sir 814 on August 10, 2005 - 04:31:12 AM
you know I think Ive already figured out that i dont know every thing but I know enough. I kinda got my self into that buisiness though and that happened when my dad had a stroke and my brother died I volunteered to run the shop and we built and sold 2 cars in a month that is how all of my "team" got started is in that month
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dodgetkboy78 on August 11, 2005 - 01:29:51 AM
oh you little sisssssys and your Ferrari's what is so cool about them? Sure Italian, sporty, what happened to bulky and muscular they were just as fast am I right or not? I drive one to high school every day but my dad drives top fuel.

Um, was this for me? I dont have one, it was a Dodge Magnum. :dontknow:

126? dang! so much for certified speedometers! :eeksmall: it seemed faster than that! :laughing:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cutting torch on August 11, 2005 - 06:24:28 PM
It seems that my B.S. detector was ok after all. A few people were making me wonder.

http://www.cuda-challenger.com/smf/index.php?topic=13087.0

torch
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on August 11, 2005 - 06:27:29 PM
yep you where right!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on August 11, 2005 - 06:39:46 PM
 :iagree: :grinyes:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on August 11, 2005 - 06:40:59 PM
well anyway i think we hijacked this thread enough so whats the fastest youve been and what in??
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopar_guy333 on August 11, 2005 - 06:42:29 PM
well ive already posted this but this thread got hi jacked pretty bad.i know its a mopar or even american but 155 in my buddys honda crx
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on August 11, 2005 - 06:44:08 PM

Mine was roughly 190kms didn't hit the 200 mark. Young and dumb(er).  :laughing:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopar_guy333 on August 11, 2005 - 06:44:53 PM
 :laughup:  :laughing:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on August 11, 2005 - 07:02:22 PM
1 something is a 69 cornett r/t 440 mag!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dodgetkboy78 on August 12, 2005 - 12:51:23 AM
I guess it was in my D200. I thought the magnum was going faster than that. Maybe I should post a pic of the tire I blew doing it!
Ill borrow moms dig cam :thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Andrew on August 12, 2005 - 02:10:51 AM
Mine was roughly 190kms didn't hit the 200 mark.
in?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Carlwalski on August 12, 2005 - 02:52:49 AM
in?

My Nissan Primera  ;) 180 Speedo hence the "roughly", off the clock any how.....
I wouldn't claim my 200 UNLESS it had the 200kph mark and the needle touched or went passed it.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dodgetkboy78 on August 12, 2005 - 10:33:27 AM
that is one fast peessan! :thumbs: :eekbig:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sal-Chichon on September 22, 2005 - 01:50:08 PM
The fastest was in a Caprice classic 120 mph but that was at work. we'll see if I can get my cuda built and try to top that 120 mph
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rev-It-Up on September 22, 2005 - 02:06:24 PM
Ummmm....are you a police officer??
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: pink panther on September 22, 2005 - 02:09:55 PM
My wife was going 127mph in our 02 Trans am, when she was clocked she had slowed down to 101mph.  Policeman didn't have very nice things to say.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sal-Chichon on September 22, 2005 - 02:41:58 PM
Maybe   ;D
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rev-It-Up on September 22, 2005 - 07:33:11 PM
We have had a couple of cops on the board over the years...nice people.  It's OK to admit it (http://bestsmileys.com/cops/1.gif)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sal-Chichon on September 23, 2005 - 02:35:04 AM
Good times
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on September 23, 2005 - 06:17:31 PM
im goning to school to be a cop!! iv got 3 classes left!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sal-Chichon on September 24, 2005 - 02:53:17 AM
cool where at? I have been one for 2 + years and love every min.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rev-It-Up on September 27, 2005 - 09:10:10 AM
I didn't know that Kev...very cool! 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on September 27, 2005 - 07:02:09 PM
im going to school at wytheville community college!! after im done i gotta go to radford for the acadamy!! then im gonna try to get a job with the town of wytheville!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopar_guy333 on September 28, 2005 - 07:08:34 AM
wow kevin thats pretty cool,didnt know that.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on September 28, 2005 - 07:37:04 PM
yep hopefully this time next year il be cruzin in a blue and white!! so yall better be carfully in those load muscle cars if you come cruizin through wytheville lol! j/k the only reason id pull you over is to get a closer look!! hehehe lol
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopar_guy333 on September 29, 2005 - 06:46:06 AM
hahaha.But that's pretty cool man,i wouldnt have thought.sweet i hope it works out
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sal-Chichon on September 29, 2005 - 09:30:23 AM
Good luck with the academy if it is anything like mine the begining is slow and very "dry" But then you get into arrest control, FIREARMS (he he cool), and Driving that is when the good times start. Before you know it you'll be a GUN FIGHTING NINJA, and a BAD A$$ DRIVER.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dgc333 on September 29, 2005 - 11:06:01 AM
I got bagged doing 115 on the Mass pike years ago in my 67 Pontiac LeMans and the cop gave me a break and wrote the ticket for 75.

I used to have a Kawasaki GPz550 that I regulary went past the 130 mark on the speedo.

I have had the 89 Shelby Daytona I used to own way past the 125 mark on the speed many times.

I have had my 68 Barracuda over 110 indicated, haven't had the chance to push it with the new 360 yet.

The fastest speed was 155 on the back stretch at NHIR in a Petty Driving experience cup car (121.45 lap speed).
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on September 29, 2005 - 08:11:33 PM
wow i bet that was quite the ride!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dgc333 on September 30, 2005 - 06:59:22 AM
wow i bet that was quite the ride!!

As far as I am concerned it's the ultimate E-ticket!! :) 

By the end of the third session I was ready to go faster but NHIR limits Petty to 122mph lap speeds for the Petty Driving Experince.

Best part was my wife gave me this for my B-day. The Petty folks even talked her into going out for a ride. She left the pits with horror in her eys and came back in with a grin from ear to ear.

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cudacharlie on October 15, 2005 - 07:42:58 PM
Okay, I must be living under a rock, because this thread is the first time I've ever heard about the Petty Experience.  So, I looked it up online and HOLY SHNICKIES that sounds like the coolest thing ever.  I am absolutely gonna do it in Nov. when they come to CA.  And, get this, my woman wants to do it too!  She's ready to drop the hammer on the backstretch!   ]

So, anybody else done the Petty thing?  Can y'all offer some advice as to which program (rookie, lifetime, etc.) I should go for, or do you do them in a certain order?  Sounds like quite the adrenaline rush!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dgc333 on October 18, 2005 - 08:08:43 AM
I did the 30 lap experience. It's broken up into three sessions of 8, 11 and 11 laps. They critic your driving between each session and as long as you can keep up with the instructor and correct any deficencies in your driving they will keep increasing the pace until you reach the limit for the track.

My recomendation would be purchase as many laps as you can afford. They definately work you up to speed slowly so if you purchase a 5-10 lap experince you won't get to go as fast as if you purchase a 30 or more lap experince.

Here's a humorous story; A friend of mine has been driving street stocks and late model sportsman cars at the local 1/4 mile track for years. He's a pretty good driver and regularly finishes in the top 10 and wins at least one feature a year. His wife gave him a driving experince with Ken Bouchards program at Thompson Speedway in CT where you get to drive a NSACAR Modified car. He never told them he hd experience so he was being treated just like a newby. After a few laps when he had gotten comfortable with the car he drifted up high on the instructor going into turn 1  and the instructor moved up, he dived under him and passed him. He ran the car hard down the back stretch and through turns 3 & 4 with the instructor hot on his tail. Of course the folks running the program were going ballistic and banned him from the program but as far as he was concerned it was worth it. :)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: gn300 on October 18, 2005 - 11:10:23 AM
1978 chrysler newport weht through radar at around 135+ no ticket bye bye gone the cop thought it was big green 2-door. blue 4-door    close.Walked away from 4 state troopers in maryland at 95+ mph 1980 New Yorker
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on October 18, 2005 - 07:39:35 PM
wow thats fast in a big oh boat!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Ghost on October 30, 2005 - 12:11:10 AM
I really should check this thread more often.  It would seem that I missed all the fun with that Sir 814 moron.  Oh well.


The fastest I've gotten The Jessica Lynn up to is 75.  Really didn't want to go much faster than that in her.  Too afraid something bad would happen.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on October 30, 2005 - 12:17:16 AM
...kinda hard to see...camera phone. but i was crusing at 110...its seen 120 and has much more left even at that speed, just not sure how fast i'd wanna push it

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/goodysgotacuda/10-28-05_0013.jpg)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: moparguy01 on October 30, 2005 - 03:14:56 PM
In the early eighties, My boss then at the time had a hopped  up 240Z. There were a total of 4 of us in the car. Yes, you heard that right. 4 of  us. He wanted downforce weight for when he took it up to top speed.
On a late Sunday night on Hwy. 101. We hit a top speed of 160 mph. We travelled maybe 35  miles and did it in less than 15 minutes.
  We we're pulled over and he went to jail. The rest of us took an expensive Taxi cab ride back home.


how in the hell did you keep a 240z on the ground at 160? at 110 my dads old 260 would get reaaaaaaly light up front.

I think the fastest I've been was on my dad's vstrom (my honda cycle was busted.wait, it still is. haha) i had the speedo pegged at 160, but i honestly dont know how accurate those speedos are, but somewhere in that neighborhood. I've been to damn near there in a car as well. but on a cycle boy does it feel ALOT faster.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dodgetkboy78 on October 31, 2005 - 12:50:44 AM
What?
Motorcycles count?

I HAD A HAYABUSA!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
(need I say more?)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on October 31, 2005 - 07:26:53 PM
a friend of mine had?has a hayabusa the fastest production motorcycle! (spit) he about got killed on it! 2 weeks ago he was going down a mountain some guy ran him off the road and he wrecked pretty bad! broke almost every bone in his body!! his neck back both arms both legs both hands feet ribs hips etc!! he is gonna be in the hospital for the next 6 months and in a bed for 2 years at lest after that!! there not worth it!! i hate motorcycles!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dodgetkboy78 on November 02, 2005 - 10:42:58 AM
Considering the motorcycle had nothing to do with it, I would not blame it on the motorcycle.
People get hurt in cars too, but it aint the cars fault.

(ps, I got rid of it because it was too fast...........)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Tom Quad on November 02, 2005 - 06:32:12 PM
129 mph on radar at watkins glen. AAR Cuda
140 mph  on the interstate = 6000 rpm 4th gear 1:1  3.23's 26 inch tire   do the math  AAR Cuda
Banzai!!!   And as soon as Jamie Passon gets the new ratios in the trans it's an easy 148 mph
140 mph ZO6 vette  Watkins Glen
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on November 08, 2005 - 07:15:15 PM
Considering the motorcycle had nothing to do with it, I would not blame it on the motorcycle.
People get hurt in cars too, but it aint the cars fault.

(ps, I got rid of it because it was too fast...........)
  i dont care what anyone says cars/trucks are much safer than a bike think about it!! a bike has 2 wheels and no protection around you!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1BADFISH™ on November 09, 2005 - 05:16:27 AM
I've had the spedo burried on my Subaru WRX last summer, its registered for 140MPh, so i'm guessing 145ish.  Changed out the tires a week later and found out that the insides of the rear tires were worn down to the belts!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on November 09, 2005 - 05:27:50 PM
oh thats scary!! thats one of the many reasons i dont speed!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on November 09, 2005 - 05:36:15 PM
All of these were a while ago:

137 mph----1/4 mile 65 Dodge A990 Hemi car---sold it in 1987

Almost topped out a '68 Hemi Roadrunner--150ish?  Traded it for the '65 A990 in 1983.

About 135 or so on a 1983 Honda CB1100F--sold it before it did me in.

That's about it I guess.....................Oldschool
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 6pak2go on November 09, 2005 - 06:48:57 PM
wow them are some pretty fast times ah? lol

man i just gotta say it again man your car is KICK @SS!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: sleepychallenger on November 17, 2005 - 02:18:32 PM
the speedo was pegged in my challenger R/T so around 150
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on November 23, 2005 - 10:50:15 PM
I've been driven out of my mid at about a bazillion MPH..... but I'm back now (didn't have far to go)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dodgetkboy78 on November 26, 2005 - 12:43:13 AM
I think your still speeding!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: catch m3 on November 26, 2005 - 11:41:09 AM
ive gone around 140 in my 67 427 tri power vette...woohoo now thats a ride(loud, brutal, and floaty) and did over 160 in my built 93 twinturbo 300zx.  It has jwt sport 530 turbos, bored .60 over, cammed, chipped, and nitrous fed.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ntstlgl1970 on December 07, 2005 - 06:21:21 PM
142 mph on the A3 (I think) autobahn heading to munich 2 weeks ago in a (yuck) ford mondeo 2.0L turbodiesel 6 speed - no I'm not kidding. It's the weirdest thing to have to move over at that speed so some 5 series bmw can blow by you- how fast was that guy going???? :bigsmile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 71340RT on December 09, 2005 - 12:42:52 AM
Took my first 71 Challenger up to 136 mph and the tires started floating so I knew it was time to back it off. I went 135 mph in my Stratus RT and it had more but I'm not 20 years old anymore and was having 2nd thoughts about driving that fast so I shut it down.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 71 shaker on December 21, 2005 - 09:06:28 PM
i went about 140 in my 71 challenger 340 4 speed tunnel ram 2x4,about 160 on my zx7 while racing at daytona international speedway
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cutting torch on December 22, 2005 - 06:26:57 PM
71, I think you should photoshop a dog peeing on that hydrant in your avatar.

torch
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: BIG MIKE on December 22, 2005 - 07:56:10 PM
for me, i never break the speed limit, do burnouts :angelwings:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Missy07 on December 26, 2005 - 03:56:13 PM
Definately not the fastest but i thought it was awesome, try nearly 100 on a Honda Shadow (motorcycle), wind in my face... oh goodness. I wasnt driving of course... but still. Im still young... i have a lot of years to REALLY go FAST.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: js23nob on December 26, 2005 - 09:46:51 PM
     

     I did 155 mph in my valiant charger R/T replica, 360 S/B 4 speed in Australia at Eastern creek raceway ,charger did 12.4 @ 119 mph street tyres
     
     and 130 mph in my 70 challenger R/T 440 on the motorway.
     
     Great site by the way
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: wart1de on December 29, 2005 - 09:04:08 PM
Approx 230kph in my 351 cleveland powered '80 ford falcon.

Had the 'Cuda up to 80mph before the engine started making unhappy noises.. Next day I discovered the front rails were cracked pretty bad. Scary!   :o
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 71cudaY3 on December 30, 2005 - 08:37:58 AM
about 130 in my 71`cuda.. ran outta road.. she had more in her...i also did 130 in a richard Petty Pontiac at Disney..29 laps on a track ..that is the ultimate experience...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on December 31, 2005 - 07:56:44 PM
 My fire trucks will run 62 mph.  They are governed at that speed.  :swear:   Kinda silly running lights and sirens down I-75 and all of the traffic passing you.   :roflsmiley:  But hey,  none of them are Mopars.  Most are E-One, or American-lafrance.  Anyone think we should invent and market Hemi fire trucks?   :roflsmiley:    :cooldancing:    ......................Oldschool
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1BADFISH™ on December 31, 2005 - 09:46:12 PM
My fire trucks will run 62 mph.  They are governed at that speed.  :swear:   Kinda silly running lights and sirens down I-75 and all of the traffic passing you.   :roflsmiley: 

Now thats funny!  what's the 0-60 time?   :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on January 01, 2006 - 07:42:24 AM
Now thats funny!  what's the 0-60 time?   :roflsmiley:

Let's put it this way.  It would be easier to time it with a calendar than a stopwatch!   :roflsmiley:    :cooldancing:  ..................Oldschool
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1970grancoupe on January 01, 2006 - 08:26:56 AM
In 1972 riding in the back seat of my brother-in-laws 1970 (pink) barracuda, going down mountain parkway with a mach 1 quickly growing smaller, on the way back from clay city dragway @ 2 in the morning. the needle on the rally dash speedo pegged and quivering, sister riding shotgun and me grinning from ear to ear. oh yea--on bias ply tires. I wasn't driving but man was that a moment for a 10 year old to remember. I now own that cuda and someday, after the restoration, i will duplicate that speed.
 In 1981 in a not so stock,1978 type lt camaro, 350, 273 gear automatic, while being chased by several police cars(13),
the 130 speedo was wound tight.8 tickets were issued to me exceeding speeds of 130 mph. also several other traffic violations that ended up costing me a lot of money and 15 days of freedom. BTW, it all started over what would have been a 65 mph ticket at worst. That was the last time i ever had trouble with the law. Learned my lesson, well. you can't outrun the radio. but hey, i still love to drive fast. :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: highspeeddirt on January 01, 2006 - 09:29:27 AM
Been 155 on a suzuki katana.  Never do that again :22yikes:  but you talkin about an adrenaline rush! :woo:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cutting torch on January 03, 2006 - 09:31:01 PM
My fire trucks will run 62 mph.  They are governed at that speed.  :swear:   Kinda silly running lights and sirens down I-75 and all of the traffic passing you.   :roflsmiley:  But hey,  none of them are Mopars.  Most are E-One, or American-lafrance.  Anyone think we should invent and market Hemi fire trucks?   :roflsmiley:    :cooldancing:    ......................Oldschool

 American LaFrance was a mopar...sort of, until Daimler sold them.

torch
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: widing'cuda on January 09, 2006 - 03:04:17 PM
112 in my 1970 Dodge Charger 500 with a 383 - 727- 8-3/4 with 3.23
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ExCloud on February 13, 2006 - 12:00:21 AM
143mph in my 2000 Honda Civic  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Emadness on February 13, 2006 - 04:43:14 PM
 Most recent......4 MPH on our John Deere trying to mulch leaves while they were falling.....

  last year  ...133 in our 02 Vette, that was way too much, never again...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: blown 502 hemi on February 16, 2006 - 07:05:02 AM
well since i dont gota licnece this is god enuf.. 89 mph ona honda forman atv... going up a dirt hill  :dogpile:  sadly..i forgot to slow down when i go to the top ... Omg its superman... nope... just justin....
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 340kiwi on February 20, 2006 - 09:22:23 PM
Had my 70 challenger's (318 4 barrel) speedo pegged at 120 in the desert outside Reno for about 5 miles or so (doing the vanishing point thing :lol:) Glad to have done it once to satisfy my curiosity but ever had the desire to do it again, car was alot happier cruising at 70 - 80, driver was too! :lol2: :nzflag:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: bullit_68 on March 02, 2006 - 02:15:24 AM
130 in my 73 340 duster
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Follicly Challenged on March 03, 2006 - 09:38:07 AM
I can't reply here to this question as posed.

A better question, I could answer to, would be;

 "just how TOOO-PID have you ever been" and, "how much alcohol did you consume prior"

Lucky to be alive, Luckier no-one else was hurt in the process.

Oh well, here goes, wasn't technically the "fastest", been faster on the track, but for sure the scariest !

Speedo said 135 or 140 ? in a '69 superbee goin down a "country" paved highway.

 Friggin closed windows were flapping around real bad ! Thems were real "cheapy" cars ! Noise was drown'in out Foghat song "slow ride". (was the 70's)

Forgot about the railway tracks !

KA-WUMP !, hit the tracks, we was "airborne", "oooops" !, and at the same time, seems the traintracks knocked the "twisted together" fusible link for the electrical ! NADA, ZILCH, NOTHING, EVERYTHING went out ! 8 track, headlights(night), dashlights !

Now picture this, in an instant, which seemed like an eternity, you're airborne, going whatever speed, in complete Darkness and eerie silence, 'cept for that wind noise !

 Ohh  POOOO !

Finally, we re-contact the asphalt with a crash, the "twisted together" fusible link re-contacted, tunes, lights, etc., all came back, and I manged to stay "on the road" , albeit, with some difficulty, and LUCK !

That darn FOGHAT song "slow ride" got "OFFED" !

I/we slowed down a bit after that, "officially", we stopped for a "pee" break. Actually, we stopped to clean the crap 'outa our shorts.
 Car steered a "bit funny" after, as one of the front upper control arm camber bolts had moved "in a bit".

Never know how lucky we were !

2 Weeks later, on a "Friday Nite", after hearing about our "escapade with the tracks", the "ASHMORE" brothers, more drunken local "yahoos", decide to try the same stunt.

For whatever reason, seems their Dads 1970 AMC Ambassador 4 dr., didn't quite make the "landing" as well or straight, which caused them to exit the road "stage left", over the ditch, into the farmers field at a "high rate of speed", whereby, it connected with the "in-approprietly" parked "Massey Fergussen Combine".

Now I ain't no "physics brainer", but we always wondered, "how hard", one has to connect, with a "Massey Fergussen Combine", with a " 70 Ambassador", to move, the prior stated "Combine", a full 60 ft in a Farmers field ??

Again, luckily the "ASHMORE" brothers survived, albeit, with crew-cut hairdo's the "OL'man" Ashmore decided to bestow upon the boys. This was the 70's, crew-cut hairdo's were akin to DY'IN in public !

Seems 'Ol man Ashmore, was just a "little pissed" with the "Massey Fergussen Combine" indemnity portion, of his Insurance Policy.

Tehehehe !  True Story ! 

Don't drink and Drive ! Especially around Combines !

FC out.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Autophile on March 03, 2006 - 06:16:46 PM
Yikes! FC, that's quite a story! :faint: :misbehaving:  :cooldancing:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Locke on April 06, 2006 - 11:29:23 PM

155 in my 04 Infinity G35, that car screams.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: outofcadence on April 22, 2006 - 08:42:56 AM
The fastest I have ever gone was 235 kph (~145 mph) on a heavily modified GPz 900 on I-10 outside of Phoenix.  That was just before I blew out the transmission during shift on the 1/4 mile.  sigh....  I kept the gear as a paperweight for my desk.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Ghost on April 22, 2006 - 07:14:55 PM
New speed record in a classic car, I did 85 yesterday on the interstate for a bit.  Car kinda floated.  Needless to say, I didn't stay at that speed for very long.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on April 23, 2006 - 02:03:19 AM
New speed record in a classic car, I did 85 yesterday on the interstate for a bit.  Car kinda floated.  Needless to say, I didn't stay at that speed for very long.


Yea those a-bodies like to float. anything above 90 my dart would get really...really sketchy  :screwy: the b'cuda on the other hand has seen about 120mph with its old gears  :woo:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: wiging19 on April 26, 2006 - 03:28:43 PM
I'm not sure. I was in my friends 1970 RT/SE 440 and he had the speedometer pegged against the resting post for when the car is stopped.  His car was setup to cruise at 150 mph.  It felt like we were doing 50 mph and I didn't realize we were traveling as fast as we were until it occurred to me we just passed a friend who had left our starting point a half hour before we did.  That car sure did drink the gas though at those speeds.  It was an incredible drive and today I'm amazed that we survived it.   My friends with challengers in the late seventies had a 120 mph club where you had to average 120 mph between Seattle Washington and Vancouver BC.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: rtgambit on April 26, 2006 - 09:41:29 PM
I suppose it's about time I chimed in here...
Back when I still had my 97 Neon Sport I could get it up to 122 Mph (197 Kph for the other Canucks on the board). There's a section of 401 just west of Kingston, Ontario that's smooth and super-straight. Stuff comes at you very fast when you get up to that speed...  ;D

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Silver R/T on May 07, 2006 - 06:16:21 PM
130 in my mazda mx-3 GS, will test it again after engine swap
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on May 07, 2006 - 06:33:39 PM
130 in my mazda mx-3 GS, will test it again after engine swap

Swapping from what -to- what?    :clueless:    HHmmmmmmm.....   Hemi mx-3?     :bigshades: 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Blackcuda on May 08, 2006 - 01:24:02 PM
Holy smokes...this topic has been going on over a year! :faint:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Culvers on May 11, 2006 - 06:01:22 PM
160 mph in my BMW M3 and 171 MPH on my Yamaha FZR 1000; but thats nearly 10 years ago on our german Autobahn :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:, where you can drive as fast as you can :biggrin: :biggrin:

Culvers
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JimCuda on May 11, 2006 - 06:30:37 PM
130 MPH in my 71 340 'cuda. The gears wouldn't let it go any further but it did get there nice and fast  :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: TreeFrog on May 26, 2006 - 08:35:01 AM
110mph in a 69 Plymouth Valiant...loaded down 6 people...not a smart thing...

been faster since, but most Speed-O's Dont let you know how fast you are going these days....( I figure when you get to Heavan there will be a big digital sign letting you know just how fast you got there)
 :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: crcarch on May 30, 2006 - 03:07:46 PM
140 MPH in my 73-340 Challey. To quote Paul Harvey,  "and here's the rest of the story."

It's 1985 and the national speed limit in the US is 55 and Chevy had recently introduced the first modern Vette to the world. So I'm travelling from Asheville, NC to Greenville, SC on a divided, 4-lane highway one fine Sunday afternoon, enjoying the nice breeze coming through my 255 A/C and being a law-abiding citizen when I pass 3 Vettes travelling together; a 72 convertable, an early 80's L-82 (so the plate said) with T-tops off and a new '85 C4 with the top on.

Well, they didn't particularly like me passing them, so they sped-up and I pulled back into the right lane.  Now there's 4 of us in this little convoy.  We pass a BMW 3 series who joins us and then a RX-7 who does the same.  With all that horsepower and testosterone on tap, the pace begins to pick up little by little.  The Vette's kept swapping the lead position  and all was well, until......here comes the RX-7.

The Vette's did not tolerate this well.  All of a sudden, the green flag was dropped and all hell broke loose.  The Vette's took-off and I wasn't about to let the imports show me their taillights either so I hit the gas too. We left the imports without much time wasted but the Vette's kept their feet on the Loud Pedal and so did I.  I caught the 82 in short order and the 72 soon after, but cathcing the 85 was a different matter.  He just rolled up his windows and shifted that 6-speed into overdrive and flew.  But I wasn't about to give up.

Remember the breeze I was enjoying earlier?  Now it's a typhoon in my car 'cause there's just no rolling up 4 windows when your turning 6000 rpm and the needle is buried at the dead bottom of my 120 speedo. (Judging from the other marks,  that's about 140)  Janet Jackson flew out the window along with my AC/DC and Def Leppard tapes, the passenger side turbo muffler became increasingly louder as the seam blew out, but I kept my foot in it. I didn't care if I had the aerodynamics of a brick and was already at redline, I wasn't about to give up.

The C4 was about 100-150 yards ahead of me on this long downhill straightaway when he came up on a curve .... and slid!! :22yikes:
"Holy Sheep Dip!", I thought.  If he's sliding, then I'm dead meat!  Slammed on the brakes but I didn't have enough time before the curve.  Sure enough, I'm understeering BIG TIME and sliding towards the guardrail and the oblivion that's just beyond.  The suspension finally catches up about 2/3 of the way through the curve and now I'm oversteering and headed right for the center divider wall. The sport mirror scrapes the wall for an instant but nothing else touches.

I caught up with the C4 soon after and pulled up beside him.  We both looked at each other and went, "WHEW!"   I didn't know it at the time but :angelwings: were riding with me.  It wasn't the first time, but it was the last time I ever pushed it that hard.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: TreeFrog on May 31, 2006 - 11:36:17 AM
Like I said.....


....( I figure when you get to Heavan there will be a big digital sign letting you know just how fast you got there)
 :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bonkers on June 10, 2006 - 01:58:17 PM
174 in my viper - racing a RUF.

My very first ticket was 112 in a 50 in a plymouth voyager two weeks after getting my license. My mom burned the ticket after I framed and hung it up in my bathroom.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bullitt- on June 10, 2006 - 03:59:54 PM
120 in my stock 73 Chally in about '77 That's 6,000RPM  140 in a 240Z    :drunk:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: KTO on June 12, 2006 - 09:27:54 AM
got pulled over doing 135 in a 35... luckily the cop was taking someone downtown at the time. Just got an earfull and told to go home.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerHK on June 12, 2006 - 10:50:58 AM
Pegged the speedometer in my Challenger, but I doubt I was going much faster than 125. This was 20+ years ago on the Washington DC beltway, at about 3 in the morning, so I could use all four lanes.

My friend Leah took me to about 140 going down the straight in her SCCA ITB BMW 2002.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 422STROKER on June 26, 2006 - 04:54:46 PM
74 Scamp 318 2bbl pegged speedo 120+ for a while young and dumb!  14 yrs ago like it was yesterday. :22yikes:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: chrisII on June 27, 2006 - 04:05:15 PM
i was clocked at 150+ by a cop on a back road (it was freshly redone). cop was stopped an didnt even get a good view of the car, he thought a blue charger was a black road runner. they knew by the time of the am that i would be going by in the timeframe but since he couldnt catch me i just got yelled at. my sister was a dispatcher for the county at the time, that may have had something to do with it.. 74 charger, no tack buildt 318 ,904, and 2.73 gears with im guessing a 26 inch tire. anyone wana do the math n tell me what kinda rpm that was? i know it was screamin, and came apart a couple weeks later.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: KellysCuda aircard on July 05, 2006 - 02:55:31 PM
I did 137 the other day, but i wasnt going anywhere.  CP and I were tuning the new mill, I was strapped in a chassis dyno and the only breeze i seen was the one from the big fan in front...lmao.    :cheers:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ESGEE on July 05, 2006 - 07:37:52 PM
I had recount it to Mph but the fast in a Mopar(my Charger) is 110 but then it got scary, but the fast ever was in a ****in Mercerdes and that ****er did 140 at 100 it felt like 55....
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: stolby on July 12, 2006 - 12:47:35 PM
160 + in hopped up 98 z-28 ss
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: gomopar440 on July 12, 2006 - 10:54:38 PM
Do airplanes count? :lol:

If not then next down the list would be my 99 Yamaha R6. I had done some work to it and the best I had it going was 175 but I had to back down due to upcoming traffic in the distance. I might have been able to pull another 5-10 MPH out of it by the way was still pulling before I let off.

Next would be somewhere over 125 in a 318 Chally. I didn't dare to take my eyes off the road during that ride as loose as that car felt! :22yikes:

Next after that would be the wife's 98 Taurus SHO with a 3.4 ltr Yamaha V8 in it. We had to have had that thing doing well over 120 but I cant say exactly how much past. The electronic Speedometer shut off at 120moh and went to 0 until we got back down below 120. We had 4 people in the car at the time and I slowed down after a small bump in the road got a few inches of air under the car at that speed. The fingernails digging into my arm told me it was time to back down. That car still had some MHP left in it but I never went looking for it since then. No reason to if it wouldn't even tell me how fast it was really going. :dunno:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1971Challenger on July 16, 2006 - 10:41:06 AM
150mph 71Challenger
155mph 98 BMW Roadster (Speed Limited)

Both stupid, really stupid was taking a pic of it! attached (cheap cam sorry)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: rr74cuda on July 20, 2006 - 03:18:01 PM
Had the 150mph speedo pegged on I-40 in my 69 Sport Satellite 4spd/transplanted 440. About two days later my rear tire flew off at 70mph while we were blowing the doors off a Rally Sport Camaro! Thank God for an 11 inch brake drum!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: astrobuf on August 05, 2006 - 08:10:41 PM
265 KPH (~165MPH)in a DCX Mercedes SLK 230. It was redlined and I was on the autobahn heading from Dusseldorf to Berlin. I day tripped Berlin when a nice Fraulein at Hertz Dusseldorf offered to give me a "Fun" car if I promissed not to leave Germany!

Astrobuf! :bananasmi :bananasmi
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Todd Smith on August 08, 2006 - 09:54:25 AM
165 in my brothers Pantara on I- 5 in CA
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: GreenwoodRestorations on August 12, 2006 - 12:08:27 AM
i've done 140mph many times in my 2003 Crown Vic. Police Interceptor. Chasing after mopars and if your lucky i  might like you car and give you a warning.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rev-It-Up on August 12, 2006 - 09:56:47 AM
i've done 140mph many times in my 2003 Crown Vic. Police Interceptor. Chasing after mopars and if your lucky i  might like you car and give you a warning.

We've got another police officer on the board!! :clapping:  Thank you for keeping our streets safer.  I believe we have a few members from Nebraska on the board.....
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Gurragas of Sweden on August 12, 2006 - 02:02:13 PM
340 kph ~213 mph on a race kawasaki zx10.
But remember, the speed dont kill, that quick stops do!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: bigblock4speedman on August 12, 2006 - 06:40:53 PM
When I was a kid about 15 I had a 69 Charger Hemi 4 speed we built.  There is a long piece of road in Texas where I liked to test cars, see what they would do, it did more than 150, the p zone and floated a little.  Afew years later the Challenger with 440 did the same but floated more because the front end was worn out.  It all went ok and we know I don't use seat belts, especially when I was young and dumb!  But both speedometers did this, picture below, I wonder why?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: airfueleddie on September 27, 2006 - 10:37:47 AM
340 kph ~213 mph on a race kawasaki zx10.
But remember, the speed dont kill, that quick stops do!!
MAN DUDE you had that ZX-10 dialed in! Do you have a MUZZY big bore kit in it? I have been 165 on my Muzzy fortified 1993 ZX-11 C4 165 Horspower 445 lbs. Much more to go but no road to run it!H ave you driven the new ZX-13? I havent rode my bike in a few years thinking about selling it. I am also almost fifty so the "kids" get freaked out when I take my helmet off!  :icon16:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Gurragas of Sweden on September 29, 2006 - 10:05:48 AM
MAN DUDE you had that ZX-10 dialed in! Do you have a MUZZY big bore kit in it? I have been 165 on my Muzzy fortified 1993 ZX-11 C4 165 Horspower 445 lbs. Much more to go but no road to run it!H ave you driven the new ZX-13? I havent rode my bike in a few years thinking about selling it. I am also almost fifty so the "kids" get freaked out when I take my helmet off!  :icon16:

I dont now what in that engine, the bike belongs a friend of my, once he run away from a cop helichopper, when they stop him (yes they set up a roadblock) they tell him that the bike must runs about 350 kph ~215 mph :grinyes:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Madmax440 on October 15, 2006 - 01:57:14 PM
155 mph on the 55 bypass in my 1985 Corvette, going to Wildwood, New Jersey. Once I got up around 110 I flipped the overdrive switch on the console and it was at 155 in no time. That road is a great practically straight road and 1:30 in the morning there was nothing on the road whatsoever. The girlfriend was threatening to get out and I told her to go for it.   
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: flyguyskt on November 01, 2006 - 01:08:34 PM
motorcycle = 185 on a fzr 1000 modified!
car = 180 ferrari testarossa smooth as glass.

most HP ever driven. heavily modified twin turbo V8 lotus espirit = 850 HP at the wheels!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: beetlebailey on November 01, 2006 - 06:42:55 PM
buried the speedo needle on a 150 dial in a 72 cuda.... upon remembering that.....a realization that it was not a good idea at all. even more so with that stock suspension.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: PlumCrazyChris on November 16, 2006 - 08:47:59 AM
The absolute validated fastest I drove was at the Richard Petty Driving experience, 143 mph.  But I really wanted to go faster.  You really don't feel the speed in those cars on the big oval at Texas Motor Speedway.   It was kinda frustrating because the pace car in front of me wouldn't let me go faster. 

Other than that, it was 132 mph in my 73 Charger SE 318 car and 136 imph n my 70 Firebird 350 at 16 and 17 years old respectively.  I actually believe I hit the 140s in my 73 Challenger 340 in 1990, but with the 120 speedo, I couldn't be sure, but when it was pegged, which put it about 130, I still had a little throttle left. 

I don't know what I actually got to, but I was screaming down Hwy 70 between Kinston and New Bern, North Carolina which is straight as an arrow divided hwy with few side roads and lined with tall trees down both sides, about as safe a spot as you can find....unless you leave the road.

The lord loves 2.76 gears and a classic mopar (they bring you closer to God so much sooner  ;)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Grundy on December 14, 2006 - 11:29:06 AM
115 in my 1995 Dodge Stratus - In the back woods of Canada on the way to see the stanley cup at the hockey hall of fame.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Wang on December 14, 2006 - 07:08:40 PM
158 on my employees Gsxr.. fast enough for me.. especially on two wheels. :biggrin:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 71bigblock on December 14, 2006 - 07:10:47 PM
130 somethin in my good buddy's '88 maro, It wasnt stock, and it was real, real fast,

but you can still give me a mopar  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1970hemicuda on December 16, 2006 - 12:13:26 AM
145 on the Autobahn in a V-12 XJS Jag, 142 in a C5 corvette in Montana ... the chevy had more, but i didn't that day.  gonna get pumped up for a 150 run this spring ~
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: DAYTONA on December 17, 2006 - 04:31:44 PM
about 2 years ago...02 Viper GTS ACR....177mph....deserted interstate at dusk....car had bigger balls than I did....I looked at the new "plastic Jesus" on my dash, and he had his hands over his eyes :22yikes:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 340kiwi on December 17, 2006 - 08:55:46 PM
about 2 years ago...02 Viper GTS ACR....177mph....deserted interstate at dusk....car had bigger balls than I did....I looked at the new "plastic Jesus" on my dash, and he had his hands over his eyes :22yikes:

He probably had his hands over his eyes because he was afraid he was going to meet 'REAL' Jesus!  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: A383Cuda on December 22, 2006 - 10:36:09 PM
187 MPH in Las Vegas desert a coupleof years ago in a Silver State Challenge prepared 1969 Corvette. I was screwing around with some buddies. Wife woke up and asked if I was speeding. She just about had a heart attack when she realized how fast I was actually going.  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on January 03, 2007 - 12:19:00 PM
interesting article

FATAL ACCIDENTS DOUBLE ON MONTANA’S INTERSTATES
By Chad Dornsife, 5/10/2001
National Motorists Association, Waunakee Wisconsin


This is an obvious call to action. Something must be done. We need more laws, more money for enforcement and more citations written - Speed Kills!

Not so fast says a follow up study just completed by National Motorists Association. The study shows the safest period on Montana’s Interstate highways was when there were no daytime speed limits or enforceable speed laws.

The doubling of fatal accidents occurred after Montana implemented its new safety program; complete with federal funding, artificially low speed limits and full enforcement.

Yes we all want safer highways, but who are the players and whom can we believe? How can fatal accidents double after we put in place our government’s (NHTSA) most revered highway safety strategy? What is going on here? Something doesn’t add up. Is this an anomaly or is it expected?

The NMA has long held that true highway safety can only be achieved by following sound engineering practices, not conjecture, and we wanted to find out what really happened in Montana. In this study we examined the 2 classifications of highway where the effects of no limits and full enforcement could be definitively compared. These Montana findings add weight to 70 plus years of consistent engineering findings to the same effect.

From an engineering perspective the evidence strongly suggests that some of these lives lost were a direct result of Montana’s politicians succumbing to unfounded conjecture. They passed a politically correct law at a time when the state’s fatal accidents were at a modern low and its roads were never safer. Why are they responsible, they simply ignored (US title 23, federal law) federal safety requirements that sound engineering standards and practices be followed – resulting in non–complying signs being posted, adoption of unsafe practices that are known to increase accident rates, which most certainly includes hazards remaining unmarked or with insufficient warning.

There are four primary contributors to this confusion: In the last 30 years we have institutionalized a billion dollar enforcement industry... a press that transitioned from investigative into a business... the ever ominous politicians looking to get reelected or establishing a legacy... and the ignored traffic safety engineering community who has relentlessly documented cause and effect safety strategies, requires peer review and verification before a standard is adopted as the most effective solution, a group which knows the best policy is one that always encompasses observed human nature.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) personifies the traffic enforcement industry, because this industry is its primary constituent. In its role, it first created “Speed Kills”, next was “Road Rage” and then the “Aggressive Driving” slogans and supporting propaganda campaigns to scare the public into growing the enforcement industry (revenues, equipment, staffing). Its press releases as a matter of practice grossly misrepresent data (invent a crisis, then the need to intervene) – engineering findings never support its conclusions. At what cost? Fatality rates in 2000 increased again, sound engineering practices have been undermined, road blocks for checking your papers are now legal and common, vehicle confiscation for minor infractions now accepted practice, mothers are thrown into jail for not wearing seat belts – and a public gladly sacrificing its liberty to false safety idols.

The press (a business hungry for content) regurgitated every piece of propaganda that NHTSA could produce. Nobody can be against traffic safety and here is an agency whose very name says they are our protectors. Consequently the press became a conduit of unverified claims supporting this agency’s self interest. Marketing 101, tell someone for their entire life something is true - it becomes their truth. Except for a small group of traffic engineers and researchers, these manufactured urban myths became the nation’s truth, encompassing its politicians, reporters and citizens.

As for politicians, just ask which way is the wind blowing - sounds good to them. In Montana there was law and order Governor Mark Racicot, standing by the Attorneys General, the Chief of the Highway Patrol and the wishes of the law enforcement community. The state agencies followed the governor’s wishes and testified in support of the new law (when their data didn’t support it) – the norm in today’s world of agency testimony in front of legislative committees.

Now to the silenced engineers and researchers. Federal law (Title 23) says fact–based sound engineering practices are to take precedence over conjecture. The problem, no one is willing to enforce it – including the FHWA. These professionals work for political entities, and at the end of the day they are silenced from practicing their profession because they have families to feed and they need a job.

Here is what the Montana data shows. (chart below) After all the politically correct safety programs were in place and fully operational, complete with federal safety funds, more laws and citations being issued. Here are the results.

1. After the new Speed Limits were established, interstates fatal accidents went up 111%. From a modern low of 27 with no daytime limits, to a new high of 56 fatal accidents with speed limits.

2. On interstates and federal primary highways combined, Montana went from a modern low of 101 with no daytime limits, to a new high of 143 fatal accidents with speed limits.

3. After a 6 year downward trend in the percentage of multiple vehicle accidents on its 2 lane primary highways, multiple vehicle accident rates increased again.

4. With the expectation of higher speed when there was no daytime limit, Montana’s seat belt usage was well above the national average on its highways without a primary law, lane and road courtesy increased, speeds remained relatively stable and fatal accidents dropped to a modern low. After the new limits, fatal accidents climbed to a modern high on these classifications of highway, road courtesy decreased and flow conflict accidents rose again.

All the important observations made in original research paper remain very germane in regards to this doubling of fatal accidents on Montana’s highways. (February 2000, Montana: No Speed Limit Safety Paradox) The following excerpts tell the story.

“Research scientists and engineers have long known that there are sometimes unexpected results from changes in public policies. Ironically, the paradox of no posted speed limits and low fatal accidents rates is no surprise to the traffic safety engineering community. “

For years, motorists’ advocates have used engineering-based facts against artificially low speed limits. They have claimed that by raising speed limits to reasonable levels, accident and fatality rates will actually be reduced. This seemingly wild assertion has been documented by the traffic engineering profession for 50 plus years. This fact–based position has again been proven to be true by the repeal of the National Speed Limit. The nation has recorded the lowest highway fatality rate since such records have been kept.


Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on January 03, 2007 - 12:21:19 PM
What about the extreme of No Speed Limits on 4 lane Interstate and rural federal–aid primary two lane highways? These same fact–based engineers point to the German Autobahn, where with no speed limits, authorities are consistently reporting lower fatality rates than comparable US highways.

For the last 5 months of no daytime limits in Montana, the period after its Supreme Court had ruled that the Reasonable and Prudent law was unconstitutional, reported fatal accident rate declined to a record low. Fixed speed limits were reinstated on Memorial Day weekend 1999. Since then, fatal accidents have begun to rise again.

This begs the question, do people change the way they drive when there is no speed limit? The evidence suggests the answer is yes. The measured vehicle speeds only changed a few miles per hour as predicted – comparable to data collected from other western states. What changed? The two most obvious changes were improved lane courtesy and increased seat belt use. Did other driving habits and patterns change as well?

The lower–than–US fatality rates on the German Autobahn (where flow management is the primary safety strategy), and now Montana's experience, would indicate that using speed limits and speed enforcement as the cornerstone of US highway safety policy is a major mistake. It is time to accept the fact that increases in traffic speeds are the natural by product of advancing technology. People do, in fact, act in a reasonable and responsible manner without constant government intervention.

The Montana experience solidifies the long held traffic engineering axioms, “people don't automatically drive faster when the speed limit is raised, speed limit signs will not automatically decrease accident rates nor increase safety, and highways with posted speed limits are not necessarily safer than highways without posted limits.”

The study on the effects of no daytime speed limits in Montana is clear. Traffic safety, if anything, actually improved without posted limits or massive enforcement efforts. Highway safety wasn't compromised nor can the lowest fatality rates recorded in modern times be ignored. Something happened, it was positive, and it needs further research to analyze what worked and why.

This doubling of the fatal accidents in Montana is a real life example to the potential catastrophic consequences of passing politically correct laws. Safety can only be achieved when sound engineering practices are allowed to overrule unfounded political conjecture. The sooner we as nation follow these precepts as adopted in the Highway Safety Act of 1966, our roads will be as safe as they reasonably can be while protecting your rights too.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Findings
This study covered 7 years, 4 of which had no daytime limits. The chart covers the period after motorists adjusted to no limits through the last 19 months when the new full time speed enforcement and safety campaign was in place. The actual numbers provided by the Montana DOT tell the story.

Montana Fatal Accident Data
  
  No Daytime Limits - Reasonable and Prudent Enforced
 
  No Daytime Limits - Reasonable and Prudent Unenforceable
 
  Daytime Speed Limits - Full Enforcement
 


Interstates: 4 Lane Divided
1998: No Daytime Speed Limits  
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  
4  0  2  4  5  1  5  4  0  1  3  2  
Jan - June Average Month: 2.7
 July - Dec Average Month: 2.5
 

1999: No Daytime Speed Limits  
75 Maximum Speed Limit  
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  
2  2  4  2  1  0  2  7  4  1  1  4  
Jan - May Average Month: 2.2
 June - Dec Average Month: 2.7
 

2000: 75 Maximum Speed Limit  
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  
4  2  8  5  2  7  7  3  4  1  6  7  
Jan - May Average Month: 4.7
 June - Dec Average Month: 4.7
 

Last 12 months/No Daytime Limits  
2000: W/Speed Limits Reinstated  
27 Fatals / Modern Low  56 Fatals / Modern High  


Rural Federal Aid Primary Highways: 2 Lane*
1998: No Daytime Speed Limits  
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  
9  1  7  6  5  6  8  11  9  9  3  8  
Jan - June Average Month: 5.7
 July - Dec Average Month: 8.0
 

1999: No Daytime Speed Limits  
65/70 Maximum Speed Limit  
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  
3  5  5  2  5  8  5  5  12  6  10  6  
Jan - May Average Month: 4.0
 June - Dec Average Month: 7.4
 

2000: 65/70 Maximum Speed Limit  
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  June  July  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  
2  6  6  4  4  10  10  13  14  6  5  7  
Jan - May Average Month: 5.3
 June - Dec Average Month: 9.2
 

Last 12 months/No Daytime Limits  
2000: W/Speed Limits Reinstated  
74 Fatals / Average  87 Fatals / 2nd Highest  
 

Fatal accident data charted for the 7 years of the study. No daytime limits were in place from the end of ’95 through mid ’99. 1994 is representative of a low point for the previous decade.


Fatal Accidents Summary: Source Montana DOT
   Interstate  Primary  Total  
'94
 41
 70
 111
 
'95
 33
 72
 105
 
'96
 39
 75
 114
 
'97
 51
 91
 140
 
'98
 31
 82
 113
 
'99
 30
 72
 102
 
Last 12 Months
W/No Daytime Limits
 27
 74
 101 Low
 
'00
After Speed Limits
 56
 87
 143 High
 
 


Note: The last 12 month period of no daytime speed limits ended in May of 1999 with the lowest number of fatal accidents despite an estimated 12–18% increase in traffic volumes during this 6 year period. In 2000, the USDOT recorded the first modern reduction in miles traveled and Montana with its first true speed limits recorded its highest number of fatal accidents in modern time on its interstates.

Taking a different approach to examining the effects of no posted limits, the author decided to take a look at multiple vehicle accidents to see if there were any changes or trends.




Montana: percentage of daytime accidents involving multiple vehicles
   Interstate
 Primary
 
'94
 24%
 53%
 
'95
 26%
 53%
 
'96
 29%
 52%
 
'97
 25%
 50%
 
'98
 22%
 49%
 
'99
 26%
 48%
 
'00
 26%
 50%
 
(Fall 95 – mid 99 no daytime speed limits)  
 


On these classifications of highway, the no daytime speed limit appears to have reduced the multiple vehicle accident rate on Montana's 2 lane Primary Highways.

This information was requested because the author’s personal observations indicated that a culture had developed of slower traffic yielding the left lane by keeping right and/or moving closer to the shoulder to allow safe overtaking. Instead of increasing accidents, with the expectation of higher speeds, there should be fewer multiple vehicle accident because of better lane courtesy. It appears to be the case, as indicated by the reduction in the percentage of multiple vehicle accidents on the rural primary 2 lane highways. As the chart shows for 2000, with the new speed limits the percentage of multiple vehicle accidents have increased again.

Summary of the effects of no daytime speed limits:
1. Fatal accident rates on these highways reached an all time low in modern times.

2. On 2 lane highways with no posted limits the frequency of multiple vehicle accidents dropped 5 percent.

3. Seat belt usage is up to 91% percent, with only a secondary enforcement law.

4. Posted limits and their enforcement, had either no or a negative effect on traffic safety.

5. As predicted by the engineering models, traffic speeds did not significantly change and remained consistent with other western states with like conditions.

6. The people of Montana and its visitors continued to drive at speeds they were comfortable with, which were often speeds lower than their counter parts on high density urban freeways* with low posted limits.

7. The theory behind posting speed limits on these classifications of highway is to reduce conflicts in traffic flow (caused by speed differential), thereby reducing accidents. On the two lane highways flow conflict accidents (multiple vehicle) decreased when the limits were removed. When added to the Autobahn results and the no change found on Montana’s Interstates, this thesis needs to be rethought because the field data on highways without posted limits doesn’t support it. With the expectation of higher speed differentials, multiple vehicle accident rates declined even when the actual speeds did not change significantly. This suggests the changes are the result of positive motorists behavior (courtesy and due caution).

8. In traffic engineering findings the vehicles traveling faster than average have the lowest accident rates, yet they are the primary targets of speed enforcement. To this we can now add, with speed limits there was no positive correlation between speed enforcement and accident rates on rural free flowing highways, if anything, the highways became less safe.

MONTANA PARADOX: Is that the desired safety effect from posting speed limits was achieved by removing them.

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on January 03, 2007 - 12:22:45 PM
MONTANA PARADOX: Is that the desired safety effect from posting speed limits was achieved by removing them.

Followup Footnote: At the end of 2001, a year after Montana implemented its new NHTSA backed and sponsored enforcement program, fatalities increased significantly. Now another year of data is in (2002), Montana just recorded a 20 year high in fatal accidents.

We have two choices, we can follow those policies that result in a net reduction in fatalities, or those that have been documented for over 70 years to actually increase fatalities. After decades of NHTSA propagated myths, we as a nation have chosen the later.

Supporting an industry, according to the FHWA, that issues over 90 percent of its speed citations for "speed limits which are set artificially low... misallocate resources, apprehending and prosecuting motorists driving at safe speeds".


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Credits: Special thanks to Jack Williams, Research & Evaluation Bureau Chief, Traffic Safety Bureau, Montana Department of Transportation, for his assistance in collecting the highway accident data.

Contact Information,
Chad Dornsife
chad@hwysafety.com
775.721.2423 cell
800.708.5723 voice mail/fax

Nevada Chapter, National Motorists Association
c/o The Highway Safety Group: “Making Driving Safer”
Box 141, Zephyr Cove, Nevada 89448

OR

National Motorists Association
402 West 2nd Street
Waunakee, WI 53597-1342
http://www.motorists.org

Contact: Eric Skrum, Communications Director
nma@motorists.org
608.849.6000


Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on January 03, 2007 - 12:27:10 PM
 1 more article

Making Our Point
The following article appeared in Volume 7, Issue 1 of NMAF NEWS.
By James J. Baxter, President


There comes a time when you know too much about a subject. A sure sign of this happening is when you're no longer able to answer a simple question on that subject without confusing the questioner. I've come to that point when it comes to talking about speed limits and their effect on highway safety.


The signs are all there. Reporters that get a blank stare on their faces when I state our position. Interviewers that ask the same question six times and still don't grasp the answers. And, quotes in newspaper articles that don't remotely reflect what I said. It's tempting to blame the "messenger," but I'm the one with the message to sell and it ought to be packaged up in a way anyone can quickly grasp it. I suspect I am not the only NMA spokesperson with this problem. I've given this a lot of thought and the following is my attempt to boil down certain basic truths, concepts, and arguments to their essential elements. Some of these topics have broader application than just speed limits.


Fatalities versus fatality rates. Our opponents frequently use raw fatalities to bolster their arguments in favor of anti-motorist regulations. These are usually large numbers which impress the ill-informed and the ignorant. They are also relatively useless when it comes to analyzing trends or "cause and effect" relationships.


Fatality rates based on 100 million vehicle-miles traveled (vmt) are the more legitimate way to measure trends and "cause and effect" relationships. Here's a simple way to explain this to a reporter or legislator. If we took 100 people who averaged 10,000 miles per year and the group experienced two fatalities, we would have a FATALITY RATE of "2" per one million miles travelled. If we doubled the number of people who also drove 10,000 miles and all else was equal, we would probably see 4 fatalities, but the fatality rate would remain at "2" per one million miles travelled.


Our opponents would argue that the world is about to end we have just experienced a 100% increase in highway fatalities! Of course this is nonsense and any reasonable person would recognize that fact.


Our highways are becoming more dangerous, especially with higher speeds. In the early 1920's, our highway accident fatality rate was estimated at 25 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. If that rate prevailed today, we would experience 700,000 motor vehicle fatalities a year! Tell me we haven't made dramatic improvements on the highway safety front! Nevertheless, the self-appointed safety establishment persists in using fluctuations in annual fatalities to support their contentions. If the fatalities go up, it's because motorists aren't heeding their advice. If the fatalities go down, it's because their latest campaign was such a great success. In reality, most "safety campaigns" have little material impact on the rise or fall in fatalities.


I have said this before, but it merits repeating: The overwhelming cause of the tremendous reduction in the highway fatality rate is better vehicles and better highways. Consider this single example. In the 1930's, one-third of all fatal accidents were attributed to vehicle equipment failure, usually tires or brakes. Today, only one to two percent of fatal accidents relate to an equipment failure. Similar results can be witnessed when comparing the fatal accident rates on modern Interstates and the old two-lane highways they replaced.


Speed limits can and should be used to control overall traffic speeds. This myth haunts us like bad breath after a night of beer, pizza, and cigars. Speed limits have virtually no influence on regulating general traffic speeds. The only legitimate function of speed limits is to delineate at what point reasonably competent drivers exceed the safe speed for a given roadway. If the speed limit is properly set, it can serve as a useful form of information as well as a "trigger" for enforcement action. The speed limit will only function if it is set to reflect prevailing speeds. For too long we have suffered under the cart before the horse illusion that speed limits can dictate prevailing speeds. We have just concluded a 22-year-long experiment that has unequivocally proven that speed limits do not determine traffic speeds.


Forty years of brainwashing have made it exceedingly difficult to make this distinction clear and understandable. Rural speed limits did not come into wide use until after the Second World War. The early motivation was largely a desire to curtail true "high flyers" and to take some of the subjectivity out of speed enforcement. Reasonable and prudent has great allure until the local sheriff decides anything over 45 mph is imprudent. Motorists wanted a benchmark almost as bad as did the police and the courts.


The ensuing expansion of speed limits was not a smooth and seamless process, but from it came research that is just as valid today as it was in the 1950's. The vast majority of drivers can be expected to travel at safe and reasonable speeds, regardless of posted speed limits. The faster group of drivers, still driving at reasonable speeds (i.e. the 85th to 90th percentile), will experience the fewest accidents per mile driven. Those drivers travelling significantly slower or significantly faster than the 85th percentile group experience far more accidents.


Here's the message to drill home: Speed limits should be based on the highest travel speeds of the vast majority of safe and reasonable motorists. The reverse, attempting to dictate travel speeds through the use of speed limits, has not and will not work, and will, in all likelihood, diminish traffic safety.
 



 

 Copyright © National Motorists Association
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 422STROKER on January 03, 2007 - 03:34:59 PM
125 in a 99 E320 101E in NH.


Tom
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: go-fish on January 03, 2007 - 04:10:51 PM
140 in my moms Crossfire SRT, it suprised me. They came to visit after the wife and I found out we were preggers. We also did som hellacious donuts in a church parking lot. God must not have liked that because about forty miles from thier home on the way back, the differential puked. That was lucky considering it's a 700 mile trip and the tow was free within 60 miles of  home. I don't know if it was my driving or fate but as far as they know it was fate. Shhhhh, don't tell on me.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on January 03, 2007 - 04:31:58 PM
In response to CP's post, I must say I agree with his post.  The safety fanatics have been preaching "Speed Kills" for decades.  Speed does not kill, mistakes kill.  If speed killed, there would be no pilots or astronauts, or even race car drivers alive.  If you are gonna go fast, just be careful and eliminate mistakes...........    :cooldancing:   
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on January 03, 2007 - 08:43:43 PM
I am just frustrated with Speed Taxation & the need to justify it with safety 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: crcarch on January 06, 2007 - 04:54:18 PM
Speed has never killed anybody!  :burnout:

Sudden and complete deceleration however, has claimed many lives!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: triggerfish on February 20, 2007 - 10:18:11 PM
150+ back in my highschool days, 1970, in my brand new 70 383 4spd Lemon Twist Cuda (only mod was headers), 3:23's, that I drove off the showroom floor.  I was racing my friend's 63 split window fulie Vette from the Mt.Charleston turnoff on hwy 95, into Vegas.  F70 Polyglass tires & the front end bobbing up and down...the 150 speedo pegged...yeah, REALLY intelligent!   But at least, I beat the Vette.   
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: FY1Cuda on February 21, 2007 - 10:30:01 AM
Speed has never killed anybody!  :burnout:

Sudden and complete deceleration however, has claimed many lives!


Thought it was interesting when I saw some experiment (I dont know when it was filmed... a while back) where a guy was riding on one of those rocket powered sleds and he wanted to prove the human body could survive 20 Gs of deceleration.  I forget if you have to sit forward when you decelerate (like crashing head first into a tree) or if you have to sit backwards (like backing into a wall), but he proved humans could survive it.  Of course he did detach his retnas, but I think they ended up being fine.  Pretty incredible though. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_P._Stapp

Guess he survived 46 Gs... not 20!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bearcuda on March 16, 2007 - 04:32:49 AM
138 in a souped up 88 camaro
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 74 340 4speed on March 18, 2007 - 06:40:52 PM
Fastest I've Driven 135. My 99 Camaro SS.
Fastest cars I've rode in. My friends 03 Z06. 150 MPH.  Same friend previously had a WS6 Trans am. 140 MPH in it.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: MG440RT on March 19, 2007 - 01:43:20 PM
205 MPH on my Honda RC51....

Dont tell me you didn't read about it cause it was in all the papers...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: merlin969 on April 05, 2007 - 04:04:41 PM
Guess about 120 in a SS 70 camaro, 396 4spd.   Morrow Mountain Road on a saturday night racing a Mach 1.  Those were the days.

100 coming down the Va mountain in my Jeep tj :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: belgiandodgefreak on April 08, 2007 - 04:17:50 AM
130 mph ... my little stock Neon '01 with a 1600cc engine...

with the challenger... never went above 100mph...

but with an every-month ticket from 50-60 euro for speeding... i learned to drive slower :sadwavey:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JRoss22 on April 08, 2007 - 05:25:56 PM
I have gone about 135 or so in my 2000 328Ci Bimmer. Cant wait to supercharge it and take out the limiter. :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: MOPAR FANATIC on April 10, 2007 - 06:27:27 AM
 :dunno: Snowmobile count?  :lol: not the fastest but had my yamaha v-max 600 up to 105 mph on a frozen lake here in st paul.  :22yikes: they don't stop that quick going that fast and next thing hitting a snow bank and air born for awhile.  :scared: came out ok and did it agaun.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: belgiandodgefreak on April 10, 2007 - 11:28:18 AM
killer story mopar fanatic   :bananasmi

:dunno: Snowmobile count?  :lol: not the fastest but had my yamaha v-max 600 up to 105 mph on a frozen lake here in st paul.  :22yikes: they don't stop that quick going that fast and next thing hitting a snow bank and air born for awhile.  :scared: came out ok and did it agaun.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: HP2 on April 10, 2007 - 11:38:07 AM

In my younger days I hit 110 in my Road Runner on a public road. Many years later, I turned a 155 in a friends Super Comp car at the strip.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: jbc426 on May 25, 2007 - 03:12:49 AM
194 mph on a bored, stroked and ported 1995 ZX-11D. It was still accelerating, but the guy I was racing let up.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Pottstown Cuda on May 25, 2007 - 08:02:01 PM
I have easily been in the 120's many a time with a few different cars. The first was my 68 Camaro, a friends big block Chevelle, Yamaha FZR and the last really stupid time was in my friend's IROC. We were racing down a major highway and I beat the Mustang but did not let out of it for about a half a mile. When I let off we came up to a very slight bend in the road. The car slowly drifted as I did not touch the brakes and we almost slid off the left side into the center of the divides highway. I was white knuckle gripping the wheel and this is the first time I think I ever saw my friend turn pale white. It did not cure my stupidity all together but it sure as hell took a big chunk out of desire to go really fast.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mopar God on May 31, 2007 - 03:08:41 AM
219 mph in a restored Porsche 917k at Laguna Seca during a V.A.R.A. event in 1988 Nothing quite like the sound of a 5.4 Litre Flat 12 right outside the open plexiglass rear window.

For those of you who might have never seen a Flat 12, a phot is attached...Robert
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: basement on May 31, 2007 - 11:28:32 AM
220kph/136.7mph on the Autobaun in Dresden Germany in a little 4-cylinder German pos. Damn those things are fast.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: jbc426 on June 01, 2007 - 07:07:44 AM
6000 rpm in 4th with 255 65R-15's Bridgestone tires and 3.54 gears in a 1970 440-6 'Cuda. The speedo said 153 mph, and the car was still pulling hard. At about 130 mph, the whole car felt like it squated down a few inches and it looked like I was in a tunnel that was getting smaller with everything getting blurry except straight ahead. The faster it went, the smaller the "in focus" spot got. It reminded me of Star Wars when they made the jump to light speed. At the fastest part of the run, I passed by about 3-4 feet on the side of this big old Ford that was doing about 65-70 mph. When I did, the car sucked together with his for a spilt second as I passed next to him. The vaccum effect or something was super strong. It scared the hell out of me because I wasn't expecting it. The poor bastard in that car must have freaked. I was surprised by how weak the brakes felt at that speed. I'll never forget that ride!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cudaJay on June 16, 2007 - 02:13:40 PM
255 KPH (158MPH) in a 1998 Camaro SS, with the salesmen from the dealership sitting next to me, and a friend in the back seat during a test drive.

When it was all said and done, the salesman said "that was awesome, we should do it again!"

I had convinced the salesman that I was considering buying the car, and he called me for weeks afterwards asking if I had made up my mind on if I would buy it or not.

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: sbird426 on August 12, 2007 - 01:01:12 AM
about 140 on a track with my Superbird...no more though
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 27, 2007 - 03:34:08 AM
219 mph in a restored Porsche 917k at Laguna Seca during a V.A.R.A. event in 1988 Nothing quite like the sound of a 5.4 Litre Flat 12 right outside the open plexiglass rear window.

For those of you who might have never seen a Flat 12, a phot is attached...Robert

 the 917 was an awesome machine in any version , I have a lot of repect for the 917/30 Donohue Drove
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JS23U0B on August 27, 2007 - 08:47:21 AM
155 in my 3000 GT VR4, i was on I-70 in Kansas. I kinda wish i still had had it. It made me become a fan Jap cars. I never got beat by a stock Camaro, or Mustang, till the super charged Cobra's came out. It killed it for me, i didnt care for it to much after that, and got rid of it shortly after.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 2TAGS on August 29, 2007 - 01:49:25 PM
135mph in the kids' car - 1974 Pontiac Grand Prix 400 4bbl - thanks dad!.  It was 1986, I was 17 and fearless/stupid. :22yikes: It's amazing my friends and I made it through high school!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on August 29, 2007 - 02:08:52 PM
It's amazing my friends and I made it through high school!


Ain't that the truth............    :cheers:   
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Wang on August 29, 2007 - 05:37:42 PM

Ain't that the truth............    :cheers:   

I'll second that motion.. :drunk: :cheers: :woohoo:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: gkring on August 29, 2007 - 11:19:54 PM
20 pages, I guess I'll throw mine in.
1987 Grand National, mucho modified with an old Busch 4.5 liter v-6 and a big turbo. Dynoed 780 to the wheels, 3700 pounds with me in it.
Numerous 9.0 @ 150 quarters, but the most exciting was coming across Supras or liter superbikes on the highway at 1 in the morning.
I'd never see their faces, but could only imagine what they thought as a mid eighties regal just flat walked away from them on the highway.
A couple of times we saw 7400 RPM in top gear of the turbo 400 (1 to 1 ratio) with 3.73 gears and 28 inch tall tires. Somewhere in the 170 range depending on converter slippage. Didn't do that much, though the car was setup to go straight very fast and very smooth and had brakes to match. For the most part the full throttle stuff was only at the track, but every once in awhile cruising around I just couldn't resist. Forget any turns, it still drove like a Buick. Cruising at typical highway speeds of 60 it only took an additional 6-10 seconds to top out the gears. It also burned 2 gallons every quarter mile pass.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chlngrcrzy on August 29, 2007 - 11:23:56 PM
Back when i was in high school, i was taking a shop class. This lady teacher asked me to tune up her car. It was a 73 or 74 or something like that, Ford LTD, and it had a 460 in it (i think). Well after we tuned it up me and 5 other guys jumped in it to take it out for a test ride. I left town doing about 80, and took it up to about 140. One of the guys wet his pants and so we had to make a quick trip home for him. I had no idea those cars would do that.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JRoss22 on September 16, 2007 - 10:35:10 PM
Just the other day coming down from the foothills I go my Bimmer up to 140. Since thats what its electronically limited to until I turbo it and re-tune the computer to take out the governor. Still waiting to see what the challenger can do. I have gotten it up to 80 but doesnt feel safe.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: t1971Chally on September 21, 2007 - 08:36:02 PM
How about 165mph ...............on TWO wheels.  In 1991, I purchase a new Suzuki GSXR 750.  The speed odometer registered 165 and I had to find out if it would do 165.  Well, it did it and man it was a BLAST!!! :woohoo:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mrbill426 on September 21, 2007 - 08:47:02 PM
Not sure how fast, the speedo was buried and is was still pulling...  :22yikes:
Stone stock 1967 Satellite, 426 Hemi automatic.
 :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: NoMope Greg on September 28, 2007 - 02:00:44 AM
One cylinder - probably about 48 mph on my '03 Honda TRX300 ATV.  In the dark on a dirt road, trying to keep up with my brother-in-law on his XL650.  Scary.

Two wheels - about 105 mph on my Honda 650 Nighthawk.  I had to back out when the front wheel started to get squirrelly following the grooves in the road. 

Four wheels - about 114 mph (governed) in my '91 T-bird.  I think that car would have done about 135 without the governor - not bad for the base 3.8 V6.

School bus - about 85 mph in a 1970 Crown. No, no kids on board.  It was still gaining speed when it occurred to me that if I didn't slow down, I'd probably earn a phone call to my employer.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 67vertman on September 29, 2007 - 08:39:31 PM
Today I got to go 170+ in my brothers 2007 Corvete.  Nice and smooth...but scary.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Wang on October 05, 2007 - 02:44:33 PM
Today I had my winter beater... A 95 Geo Metro up to 92 mph. I didn't know it would go that fast. Yes it was a white knuckle experience... :scared: :smilielol: :smilielol: :roflsmiley: :bigsmile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Scatterbrain on October 05, 2007 - 03:39:05 PM
about 129 in my 99 Corvette FRC.  Nice long stretch of highway between San Antonio and Kingsville.  Didn't stay at that speed for long. 

Red Corvette == Police attention
Red Corvette + Hispanic == Pulled Over
Red Corvette + Hispanic + Young == Definitely Pulled Over
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: rufus on November 19, 2007 - 10:04:18 PM
125 im my old 99 cougar could have kept going but my g/f woke up and freaked out lol

and 105 in my 04 trailblazer its got a speed limiter
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Jacksboys on November 19, 2007 - 11:24:22 PM
Today I had my winter beater... A 95 Geo Metro up to 92 mph. I didn't know it would go that fast. Yes it was a white knuckle experience... :scared: :smilielol: :smilielol: :roflsmiley: :bigsmile:

 :roflsmiley: :smilielol:    :2thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on November 24, 2007 - 02:32:08 PM
I was going 135.xx mph in The Beast last Sunday.  That was trap speed in the 1/4 mile....    :burnout:   :burnout:   :ylsuper:   :bananasmi   :woo:   :bigsmile:   :cooldancing: 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 426HEMI on November 27, 2007 - 07:51:38 PM
The fastest I ever went was in a 1970 440/6 pack Cuda.  I was going in the 130's.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Risko1 on November 28, 2007 - 09:00:34 AM
Seems to be an awful lot of BS, or a nicer way to put it "exaggeration" on this topic   :iagree:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on November 28, 2007 - 09:11:28 AM
Seems to be an awful lot of BS, or a nicer way to put it "exaggeration" on this topic   :iagree:




That may be true, but if you take a moment to watch the first 5 minutes of the video in the link I posted, you will clearly see the mph on the clock at the end of my pass down the 1/4.  Just because these posts don't seem correct to you, don't assume that everyone is full of BS in this thread.....     :2thumbs:   


http://videos.streetfire.net/video/895bdc37-9055-489c-99a6-99eb014d0327.htm



BTW---you can clearly hear the dude doing the vid saying that is Oldschool in the Cuda when I pull up on the line.  If you aren't familiar with my car, it is a green "A" body Cuda.....     :cooldancing:   



Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: AprilsPink72Cuda on December 10, 2007 - 05:47:43 PM
Nice run there Oldschool!   :burnout:  :burnout:  :drool:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on December 10, 2007 - 06:58:29 PM
Nice run there Oldschool!   :burnout:  :burnout:  :drool:




If I remember right, I still owe you a ride in the Beast.....    :burnout:    :cheers:   
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: nivvy on December 10, 2007 - 07:01:38 PM
70 camaro 350 racing a 5.0 mustang when I was 18 on a Little Rock arkansas highway.... I have no Idea how fast I was going but the speedometer was pegged and wouldnt go any more and the engine had smoke coming out of it  :cooldancing:

wasnt my car I didnt care  :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: AprilsPink72Cuda on December 11, 2007 - 11:39:55 AM



If I remember right, I still owe you a ride in the Beast.....    :burnout:    :cheers:   

Well, I wasa going to say anything, but since you mentioned it, yes ya do!  And I can't wait!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Kevin71 on January 08, 2008 - 10:58:49 PM
Did 155 in my wife's 97 Vette.  Got pulled over once at 110 by deputy sheriff in Alabama, had just backed off from about 140, cop asked how long I've owned the car.  I had only had it a couple of months.  He let me go saying he had Z28 and he understood how hard it was to keep it down when he first got it.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: CHUCKS71 on January 13, 2008 - 06:16:20 PM
Just trucking along in my Peterbilt!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: wally426ci on January 13, 2008 - 06:18:18 PM
120mph in a 96 neon, and then the engine cut off and dropped down to 90mph and cut back on. stupid computer!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: alphabuck on January 13, 2008 - 08:46:38 PM
the fastest i ever went was in my 340 challenger was 100 something.  it wasnt much over 100 because at that point the quality of both my installation of the pins and the hardware itself on my scooped fiberglass hood became apparent.  it came flying off and spiralled about 60 yards off into a farmers field. pretty impressive sight it got about 25-30 feet of altitude and landed with only a chip in the corner to show for the ride.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: FJ5_440 on January 13, 2008 - 10:35:13 PM
The 155 MPH limiter in my 2004 GTO works.  Thats all I have to say about that.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Goehner on January 25, 2008 - 11:25:42 PM
Back in 1984 i was running 130+ with my 74 440 Road Runner and the driveshaft dropped out splitting the tranny in two pieces. Long story, had two girls that were not my girlfriend in the car, hand to have my girlfriends dad pick us up, not kuel..
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on January 26, 2008 - 12:01:39 AM
Seems to be an awful lot of BS, or a nicer way to put it "exaggeration" on this topic   :iagree:

Not true. Some of us grew up in the day when you could actually do that with our cars easy enough. did you know in 1970 when I had been driving a couple of years the speed signs said--any reasonable speed when you were out of the city. On the penn/ohio in 1971 , I passed police cars on the median while I was doing 120 plus and my dad would say to me, keep the needle on the speedo we dont want to hit any wet spots with the cops out. We will get a carless driving ticket.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on January 26, 2008 - 05:08:39 PM
Quote from: Risko1 on November 28, 2007 - 09:00:34 am
Seems to be an awful lot of BS, or a nicer way to put it "exaggeration" on this topic   

MOPARAL:
Not true. Some of us grew up in the day when you could actually do that with our cars easy enough. did you know in 1970 when I had been driving a couple of years the speed signs said--any reasonable speed when you were out of the city. On the penn/ohio in 1971 , I passed police cars on the median while I was doing 120 plus and my dad would say to me, keep the needle on the speedo we dont want to hit any wet spots with the cops out. We will get a carless driving ticket.



------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Al, maybe because some folks haven't went as fast as some of these folks that have responded, they think think that no one has done it.  Using that logic, I have never piloted a space shuttle, so I guess no one else has either....   




Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on January 26, 2008 - 05:14:02 PM
Quote from: Risko1 on November 28, 2007 - 09:00:34 am
Seems to be an awful lot of BS, or a nicer way to put it "exaggeration" on this topic   

MOPARAL:
Not true. Some of us grew up in the day when you could actually do that with our cars easy enough. did you know in 1970 when I had been driving a couple of years the speed signs said--any reasonable speed when you were out of the city. On the penn/ohio in 1971 , I passed police cars on the median while I was doing 120 plus and my dad would say to me, keep the needle on the speedo we dont want to hit any wet spots with the cops out. We will get a carless driving ticket.



------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Al, maybe because some folks haven't went as fast as some of these folks that have responded, they think think that no one has done it.  Using that logic, I have never piloted a space shuttle, so I guess no one else has either....   






 :iagree:
 :smilielol: :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: FJ5_440 on January 26, 2008 - 05:44:06 PM
I grew up in a small farming community with long straight roads bordered with nothing but corn fields.  It was almost a ritual among the "car guys" to see how fast their latest car would go.  Many of these cars were 10-15 year old beaters which probably weren't safe at 60, much less the 120 or better that most of them would do with their well used big inch V8s.  At that speed with the aerodynamics of a barn door, the best you could do was suggest which direction they should go.  We thought we were bulletproof.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on January 26, 2008 - 05:52:11 PM
I decided to try out the new chip in my duramax diesel company truck today. It weighs 9,800 lbs. Most vehicles now are set at 95/99 mph. I set my chip for 137 extra hp and 260 extra ft tq. I set the top spd for 125. I can even reprogram the shift points and rpm points. And yes, it did 125 out in the desert today. I now have the fastest company truck in our company,  but will not try it again. :bigsmile:  The company gave me the ok to buy the reproamable chip control to see if I could get 1 mpg more. It cost them 485 bucks to find out :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: hemiken on January 26, 2008 - 08:14:02 PM
 :clapping: I want the truth, the hole truth, and nothing but the truth................
 :roflsmiley: It will save us 1 mile per gallon  :smilielol:








And a ship load of grunt.  :stirpot:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on January 26, 2008 - 08:48:15 PM
:clapping: I want the truth, the hole truth, and nothing but the truth................
 :roflsmiley: It will save us 1 mile per gallon  :smilielol:








And a ship load of grunt.  :stirpot:

I was amazed they bought it hook,line and sinker
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: thedodgeboys on January 27, 2008 - 02:56:19 PM
on the street many times around the 120 mark... between the age of 17 and 26... not so smart  :screwy:

At daytona in a stockcar 170 that was cool man , that helmet is heavy in the corners. :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: elitecustombody on January 31, 2008 - 02:10:22 PM
120 in less than few seconds down major busy street around noon middle of the week in a 1200hp at the time Ford GT Twin Turbo ,now close to 1500 rwhp,save your preaching, I know it was stupid of me,and I don't this this every day

(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj260/elitecustombody/sept30066.jpg)
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj260/elitecustombody/sept30088.jpg)
(http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj260/elitecustombody/sept30095.jpg)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: darkhawk on January 31, 2008 - 02:42:06 PM
For me 135 in my dad's 76 gran torino.  Not scared just stupid and it was the middle of the night.  The cops still had a fury intercepter that they had to use to catch the speeders with the stock beasts at the time.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: RickyBobby74 on January 31, 2008 - 02:47:16 PM
Stock car, 138mph at Kansas Speed Way. i think they said the pro's get up to around 160 or 165 on that track. i didn't have the balls to go any faster. The Petty experience. I highly recommend you guys try this. I'm not a big Nascar guy but it was a blast! i was going so fast in the corners i couldn't blink :o, my eyes were burning so bad, i was afraid i was going to hit the wall!  :roflsmiley:  that helmet does get heavy in the corners.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1BADFISH™ on February 04, 2008 - 01:22:41 AM
65mph in a ford pinto with a fart can.  :stirpot:

Actually, probably 260+ on a 1000 ninja
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Aussie Challenger on February 08, 2008 - 06:16:43 AM
  Told I was doing in excess of 132mph in my Valiant VG Pace.   :bigsmile:
  Two mates, one front one rear in their hot ford's sandwiched me between them. My tacho was showing 5500rpm and speedo 110mph, the speedo didn't go any higher however the tacho was showing over 6000 when I pulled on my tail lights and the rear car slowed slightly and I pulled out and passed them. When we got to our destination the first thing they wanted me to do was pop the hood as they thought I had a V8, but no it was a 245 hemi 6cyl. They told me they couldn't catch me and both of their cars had been clocked at 128 and 130mph many times in the past and yet I was pulling away from them.   :burnout:   :burnout:

  MOPAR rules again.   :woohoo:

   No the motor wasn't quite stock but I wasn't telling them that either.   :stirpot:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: airfueleddie on February 23, 2008 - 09:29:39 PM
MG that flat12 is sweet!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: elevenssc on February 25, 2008 - 08:43:37 PM
Prior to owning my 1970 Cuda Convertible (see "Hello from Minnesota" in the Newb section), I had a 351 powered 1979 Mercury Capri.  This was the car I "cut my teeth on" so to speak.  The 351 was bored and stroked to 380 cid.  My best time at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) was 11.61 at 115 mph.  This was on pump 93 octane and thru the 3" flow master exhaust.  All I did was put slicks on the car, it was street legal.

Before turning it into a street legal drag car, I had the speedometer needle bouncing off the trip odometer reset at the bottom of the speedometer.  Guessing somewhere arround 110-ish.  Amazing how narrow the road got at that speed...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Volvolution on April 11, 2008 - 02:42:34 PM
Lets see...

the fastest I'VE driven was 120 in my chally.... foot on the floor but still pullin' strong.... I think it can do about 140-45 ish maybe as it sits. then right behind that was the time I took my family's lifted & chipped duramax to 105 and let off cuz I was about to crap myself. A 7'3" tall, double cab, 3/4 ton truck on a narrow, bumpy, hilly backroad with nothing but grass either side. The truck itself is almost as wide as that road. It was suprisingly stable, and had a lot left to go, but I thought any faster would have been suicide... aside from the fact its a duramax, and it might have decided to blow up right then and there, as they do  :stirpot: :poopoke: (don't deny it, its true. Cummins are invincible!).
 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4402go on April 16, 2008 - 01:02:01 AM
 Well it started years ago in my 71 340 duster with a 2.76 rear gear. A few cars were heading to Toronto to check out the local late night street racing. A Camaro flies by all of us. We all of course try to catch it. One by one the other cars start to fall back, geared too high. I was slowly catching it, got to the bumper, but had to slow down because of traffic ahead. When I looked down I was going 143, still pulling slightly. Man when I hit the brakes that thing used up all 3 lanes to slow down, lol. I can laugh now, but my passenger and I were pretty quiet for awhile. Then several years after that I had my 70 Cuda on a freshly paved new highway. Middle of the day, no cars around, nice 440, 4 spd. I hit 153 i think, well it was a bit past 150 anyway, I think it would have done 155. And yes both cars had accurate (well at 60mph) speedo's. It sure sounded sweet, car floated a little. Nice new smooth road, beautiful day, it was allot of fun. But with all this said, I was pretty stupid, both speeds were way to fast for the cars and tires. 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on April 19, 2008 - 05:29:28 PM
I had my barracuda up to 80 to see if it felt sound and to see if the front end felt good in steering. I built the front end (and whole car) my self and the toe with a tape measure, the front end feels good to me. Didnt pull left or right.  I think I was around 3800 rpms.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: hemiken on April 20, 2008 - 07:27:29 AM
I had my barracuda up to 80 to see if it felt sound and to see if the front end felt good in steering. I built the front end (and whole car) my self and the toe with a tape measure, the front end feels good to me. Didnt pull left or right.  I think I was around 3800 rpms.
:wow: still got 2700 rpms to go :burnout: :2thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: wunderless on May 03, 2008 - 01:09:12 PM
Don't rightly know.  The speedo in the cuda pegs out at 120mph. 
But it certainly was a short ride home...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on August 14, 2008 - 11:07:04 PM
Any of you seen this lately...............???

 :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: hooD on August 14, 2008 - 11:25:06 PM
buried the needle on the speedo (120) in my 'Cuda back in the day.   We both were young ones then.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: sleepychallenger on August 15, 2008 - 04:35:33 AM
Any of you seen this lately...............???

 :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

where did you find that? neat-o-
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: DAYLEY/CHALLENGER on August 15, 2008 - 08:49:13 AM
Can't fake anyone out can I...............Bought the remake of Vanishing Point yesterday..  Opened it up and that is what is printed on the dvd.    I like it.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerGary on August 15, 2008 - 11:55:32 AM
In my younger days, I was driving home one night down I75 in South Broward in a 73 Challenger going about 90 when I saw a trooper coming the other way and saw him slam on his brakes and swing a u-turn in the median.  Obviously, he noticed my excessive speed and was planning on nailing me.  I figured, okay, I've got about a mile head start, let me see what she can do.  I pegged the gas and buried the speedo.  Not sure how fast I was actually going but it was easily over 110.  Went past the first exit, the road gently curved, I killed my lights and took the next exit.  Made it home  - shaking like a leaf.

The other stupid display of speed I did was in a Porsche 928.  My cousin owned the car and I lived with him.  I had a buddy in from up northa dn we took it for a cruise.  I remember taking an on ramp on I95 in Palm Beach County with my foot into the gas pretty good.  When we hit the open highway, I glanced over at my friend.  He was pale as a ghost.  I said, "what's up?"  He replied, "you just hit that ramp at 120 mph!"  I said, "Feels good doesn't it?"  At that point we decided to hit the Tiki Hut down in the Keys.  I averaged over 110 mph the whole trip down there

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cudaguy71 on August 15, 2008 - 12:07:12 PM
In Germany in my 72 cuda on the autobahn, speedo went to 150, needle pointed straight down... and I still got passed by a few...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerHK on August 15, 2008 - 03:56:25 PM
In my younger days, I was driving home one night down I75 in South Broward in a 73 Challenger going about 90 when I saw a trooper coming the other way and saw him slam on his brakes and swing a u-turn in the median.  Obviously, he noticed my excessive speed and was planning on nailing me.  I figured, okay, I've got about a mile head start, let me see what she can do.  I pegged the gas and buried the speedo.  Not sure how fast I was actually going but it was easily over 110.  Went past the first exit, the road gently curved, I killed my lights and took the next exit.  Made it home  - shaking like a leaf.


There is a story that brings back memories. At one point I had installed an all-light kill switch. This was after I left a cop in the dust then had him find me because I'd left my foot on the brake in my little hidey hole  :grinno:

BAck in the day my car was usually about 7 different colors, and all the redneck cops in my home town thought of me as an easy target ("What do you mean your lights aren't out? SMASH Now they are.") Now when I see a cop they was to ask me ABOUT the car. I guess there is some good in getting older.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on August 15, 2008 - 04:08:52 PM
I have to add mine. 
  148 in my 98 Trans Am Ram Air.

 I was racing a Mercedes two seater in San Luis Valley, Colorado. Smoked him.  We raced for about 60 miles.  Finally took him real good in the canyon after the valley. 
  Great fun!!

  Now all I need is a Viper so I can go faster!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerGary on August 15, 2008 - 04:13:09 PM
Now when I see a cop they was to ask me ABOUT the car. I guess there is some good in getting older.
That's funny.  I know the feeling.  I've actually been pulled over before because the cop wanted to ask me about my car.  First time it happened was when I was 19 or hanging out on the Fort Lauderdale beach strip.  The officer that "pulled me over" actually had a Challenger in his garage as well and just wanted to talk Mopar.  That day forward, I ended up having "parking priveleges"  on the strip  :bigsmile:    Turns out he was friend with my cousin ( a BSO officer) and then my cousin ended up buying his car.   20 some odd years later, I haven't gotten a ticket since 1991 or so but have been pulled over at least a dozen times by Mopar loving cops...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: resq302 on August 18, 2008 - 08:34:18 AM
broke 100 mph in my  charger that still has the bias ply repro tires on it.  first and only time I will be doing that till I get the other set of rims done and put the radials on it.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 18, 2008 - 12:49:58 PM
last weekend at the track I ran over 135 on the staright , a Porsche 911 Turbo tried to pass me & I think expected me to run out of top end , 1 he didn`t have enough power to pass until I lifted to go into the corner & 2 I had a gear to go & was only in 3rd , my charger has 276 rear + the OD tranny  :smilielol:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerHK on August 18, 2008 - 01:24:30 PM
 :thumbsup: I would love to have seen that.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: CHUCKS71 on August 18, 2008 - 08:53:58 PM
Just rolling in my 07 Peterbilt
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: NoMope Greg on August 19, 2008 - 12:03:23 AM
Just rolling in my 07 Peterbilt

With 300 rpm to go!  :naughty:  :lol2:

Our buses are governed at about 75 mph.  CAT C13 400hp and ZF 12speed - turns about 1500ish at 75.  Without a governor, they'd be about as fast as your truck.  If people need to get there faster, they can fly.  :grinno:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: CHUCKS71 on August 19, 2008 - 04:52:05 PM
With 300 rpm to go!  :naughty:  :lol2:

Our buses are governed at about 75 mph.  CAT C13 400hp and ZF 12speed - turns about 1500ish at 75.  Without a governor, they'd be about as fast as your truck.  If people need to get there faster, they can fly.  :grinno:
Yeah mine is a C15 475 H.P. 13spd it moves!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: NoMope Greg on August 19, 2008 - 04:55:02 PM
Yeah mine is a C15 475 H.P. 13spd it moves!

C'mon Chuck - you know we love art!  :useless: :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 20, 2008 - 02:32:20 AM
:thumbsup: I would love to have seen that.
It was fun , I didn`t tell him he would have run out of top end long before me , he did have better brakes & cornering with the Porsche though
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: CHUCKS71 on August 22, 2008 - 05:17:27 PM
C'mon Chuck - you know we love art!  :useless: :roflsmiley:
Here you go Greg!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on August 22, 2008 - 07:00:51 PM
I went 115 today just checking rpms vs  speedo.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: NoMope Greg on August 22, 2008 - 07:39:52 PM
I went 115 today just checking rpms vs  speedo.

Just checking.  Uh-huh.   :roflsmiley:  :bigsmile:  :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on August 22, 2008 - 07:48:39 PM
Just checking.  Uh-huh.   :roflsmiley:  :bigsmile:  :burnout:

That's my STOREY :smilielol:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: resq302 on August 23, 2008 - 09:17:55 AM
That's my STOREY :smilielol:

Let me guess..... thats what youre sticking too  also, right? :smilielol:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: nivvy on August 23, 2008 - 12:33:48 PM
I went 115 today just checking rpms vs  speedo.
  :smilielol:

I did 124.43 mph in the 1/4 mile N/A ..........   :cooldancing:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bullitt- on August 23, 2008 - 06:25:36 PM
  :smilielol:

I did 124.43 mph in the 1/4 mile N/A ..........   :cooldancing:



What Alan didn't tell you was he never got out of his driveway. (http://www.bestanimations.com/Animals/Fish/Fish-04-june.gif)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Monster on August 27, 2008 - 05:15:02 PM
197mps  gps   :eek2: on a friends turbo hyabusa.   wierd feeling i'll tell ya !!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerGary on August 27, 2008 - 06:01:52 PM
What's a hyabusa?  :dunno:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Monster on August 27, 2008 - 06:11:49 PM
well its a suzuki gsx1300r   but this was far from stock.    it was capeable of 700 hp at the tire
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on August 27, 2008 - 06:51:38 PM
 :bigsmile:  I went 126 today in my barracuda runnung the 91 oct fuel out of the carbs. I chose this speed so I could say I went faster than Stroker this month :smilielol:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on August 27, 2008 - 07:23:00 PM
Man, that's fast on a busa.  I went about 147 on my Suzuki Katana.  That is definitely a different feeling than in a car.  Absolutely fun!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 422STROKER on August 27, 2008 - 10:44:32 PM
I hit 108 in the quarter tonight in my 72 Challenger with 3.23's.

Tom :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 31, 2008 - 03:30:22 PM
track day last month
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cudadave72 on August 31, 2008 - 07:57:21 PM
I dont know where to start on this one. I had a 95 Firebird Formula with a 396 cu in stroker(small block) with a 6 speed that laid down 440 to the tires naturally asperated. The speedo only went to 155 but I had a friend pacing me on a 900RR Honda. He said his speedo was pegged at 175 and I was pulling away!!! Just to verify that Lingenfelter had a car very simular to mine and was clocked at 201mph :o I also had the opportunity to drive an 05 Ford GT (the supercar) and ran it through the first 4 gears and had it up to 160mph with 2 gears to go!!! I had a 1999 Ford Lightning that I buried the speedo (140 mph) which was in the neighborhood of 160 mph given the fact it was heavily modified. I also built a 2001 Lightning that ran 10.59 @ 132mph in the quarter mile!! Not bad for a 4800lbs pick up truck!! I have several other stories but I'll end with a midnite run recently in a 2002 ZO6 Vette that I did heads and cam on putting down 470 rear wheel horsepower (around 550 flywheel) that I got up to 185 in the top of 5th gear before I lost my nerve and back out of it. The Cuda so far has been around 120 which I have to admit is not much fun and quite scary!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Aussie Challenger on September 01, 2008 - 08:50:46 AM
  Chryco Psycho, everybody assumes the Porsces handle but they really don't, they are very rear heavy and if you can get them to take a tight line then it is only their good brakes that keep them on the track.   :stomp:  The power of a good MOPAR will eat them, how is your brake problems going, when you get those working better they won't have much hope.   :burnout:   :woohoo:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on September 01, 2008 - 09:13:18 PM
it all comes down to budget , I have mapped out the needed changes if I am going to continue to race this car & it comes to about $8000 without doing tunbular control arms , it could take me years to get this where it needs to be , on the other hand moving is more important to me so I might just sell this car without going much further with it
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Supercuda on September 04, 2008 - 06:46:55 PM
I guess it's time for me to chime in on this thread. Here goes: under my own power, down a hill on the Interstate, I rode my Schwinn Super LeTour at 75 MPH. I drove my 1978 Volare with 318 to 126 MPH (valve float kept it from going faster). I drove my 1970 Superbee at about 100 MPH once (fun!). I took my 1977 Olds Delta 88 Pacecar replica to 115 MPH. With my current 1967 Barracuda, I have driven it at about 130 MPH, but backed out due to safety concerns (only had S-rated tires). Fast is a blast, and I someday want to enter the Silver State Classic, and drive at Bonneville. With my current gears, I will top out at about 128 MPH, but the 130-blast was with 2.71 gears. There was so much throttle left, and she felt so solid at that speed, that I just wanted to keep pressing the throttle down. I just kept flashing on the speed rating of the tires, and finally lifted. Getting there was a blast too, because of the tall gearing. I shifted my Torqueflite at 60 MPH from first to second, and shifted into third at about 100 MPH. WOW! I need faster tires.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: NoMope Greg on September 04, 2008 - 07:28:41 PM
I guess it's time for me to chime in on this thread. Here goes: under my own power, down a hill on the Interstate, I rode my Schwinn Super LeTour at 75 MPH.

 :scared:  THAT must have been a rush!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on September 04, 2008 - 11:31:29 PM
Yeah, I bet that was quite the rush. Passing those slow drivers on your bicycle.  Move Over Granny!!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Supercuda on September 05, 2008 - 04:29:38 PM
It was a rush to go that fast under my own power. I know a lot of you won't believe this, but it was better than sex. Seriously. I was passed by an 18-wheeler going up the other side of this hill, and we both stopped at the rest area at the top. The driver came over to me and told me he had a lot of respect for me, going up hills like that on a bicycle, and I reciprocated. I know it's hard work to drive one of those trucks up hills like that. He left, and I left the rest area about 1 minute later. I passed him at 75 MPH going down the hill. He did a double-take when I did, and even blew the horn and gave me a thumbs-up. I used to ride like that a lot, and once flew down a hill in my town, through busy city traffic, at 60 MPH. I passed EVERYBODY! I tried to acquire a speeding ticket on my bicycle all the time, just so I would have proof of my insanity, as most of the people I knew didn't believe it was possible for a bicycle to go that fast. I drag-raced a motorcycle on my bike once, too. A friend had a tricked-out Yamaha DT-1 (250cc), that required racing fuel to run. From a standing start, I took him by a full bike length, laying a 12" scratch with my back tire, and lifting the front tire off the ground about 2". I had him cold through his first gear, and he still hadn't caught me by the top of second. On the 2-3 shift, he finally left me, but he had to work hard to do it! There are still doubters concerning that race, but he and I know what went down. Now I strive to achieve the same level of excitement from motor vehicles, as my left kneee was blown out long ago, killing my hopes for a successful racing career on my bike.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: femtnmax on November 05, 2008 - 10:48:30 PM
Years ago, drove my 340 Duster 214 miles, took only 2 hours and I had to stop for gas.  Car caught too much air in front, was way to lite, bouncing all over the road.  Only did that once.
Then shortly after, when I worked as a mechanic at the local Datsun dealer, the other young mechanic and I had this bet going.  Who could drive the fastest for about 1 mile down South Brooks street, right thru a busy part of town with a 25 speed limit.  Mike kept going faster and faster, 50...60...70 mph.  I didn't want to loose the bet.
I drove a customers 240Z at 100 mph down Brooks, passing cars like they were 'standing still', like on a video game.  When I got back to the shop, Mike didn't believe me, then one of the salesmen came storming back into the shop mad as H..., said I just drove past him, I must of been doing at least 100!!   I was going to be fired right then and there.   That was probably one of the stupidest stunts I've ever done.
I still hadn't learned my lesson though, a couple weeks later I tuned up the Land Rover, put the snowplow attachment (no blade yet) on for the winter.  Took it for a test drive, went to turn around, thought I'd just bounce up over the curb.  Well that snowplow attachment hit the curb, stopped the Rover right then and there, threw me into the windshield frame.  Then I was starting to learn.

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on November 06, 2008 - 02:17:25 AM
Still far from its potential, but I took my Stealth R/T TT up to somewhere around 110 mph on a flat straight away on US-151 North (heading towards Madison).  I was really just checking to see how fast it picked up from 75-ish to triple digits in fourth and must say it was very impressive.  For a corner on four wheels, I'm quite sure I checked that one off the list at 80 mph in a 35 mph-rated turn (again, checking the car's abilities for future references).  I love awd and all-wheel steering! :biggrin:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 71bigblock on November 11, 2008 - 11:51:32 PM
Thats great Mark.  I got my Stealth up to 108, smooth as butter.  I was impressed.  She had a lot more, I shifted into fifth close to 100, I dont really remember, I was watching the road for other cars.  But I was scared, running out of road, on old tires.  Was fun while it lasted. 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Young _Gun on November 17, 2008 - 08:52:34 AM
about 145 on I-64 in WV in a Ram SRT/10. one of the biggest rushes ever
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: lilian on December 05, 2008 - 02:54:35 AM
270 km/h in my Audi S6 on German autobahn

car is chipped, catless, tuned suspension and it is a wagon
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Young _Gun on December 05, 2008 - 10:36:18 AM
270 km/h in my Audi S6 on German autobahn

car is chipped, catless, tuned suspension and it is a wagon

wow, that's close to 170 mph. and a wagon? oh wait....it's an S6. still, that's awesom
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: quapman on December 07, 2008 - 06:28:38 PM
Not sure of the ACTUAL mph, but with myself and FOUR other people (three were girls!) the speedo read 124 in my 1st car, a 73 Rallye Chally 340 auto. We used to love blowing off SAAB turbo's back then....LOL. They were faster, but I was willing to go past 100. Oh, since it was 1984, yes, on BIAS PLY tires!!! I was crazy/stupid/young/lucky!

Steve
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cudaneil on December 13, 2008 - 06:50:27 PM


       I did 165mph on my ducati,just the once, it wanted to go faster..........but i didnt because my hemet was squashing my face too much, Ducatis are quite small and

         its not easy for most guys to get behind the small screen !!!       You just have to open it up once, dont you ?       :2thumbs:      :bigsmile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: brads70 on December 13, 2008 - 08:19:28 PM
 I went just over 120mph in my first car a 73 Challenger. I went to turn for the bend in the road and the car wouldn't turn!!!   :scared: I took 4 lanes to make the corner. Then to make matters worse the very next morning I fired it up to go to work and the drive shaft fell to the ground!!! The FRONT u-joint!!!! Tell me someone up above wasn't looking out for a stupid 19 year old kid!!! I have never done that again! I love acceleration but not speed!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cudaneil on December 14, 2008 - 03:22:05 PM
I went just over 120mph in my first car a 73 Challenger. I went to turn for the bend in the road and the car wouldn't turn!!!   :scared: I took 4 lanes to make the corner. Then to make matters worse the very next morning I fired it up to go to work and the drive shaft fell to the ground!!! The FRONT u-joint!!!! Tell me someone up above wasn't looking out for a stupid 19 year old kid!!! I have never done that again! I love acceleration but not speed!


      :eek2:    Wow Brad,that was lucky, if that shaft had gone and dug into the ground...........you would still be barrel rolling today !!!!     :scared:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 472 R/T SE on March 25, 2009 - 08:53:55 PM
My first Mopar, '68 Coronet R/T, back in Hays, Ks. coming out of the Park I had two buddies with me.  I told them to watch the speedo, 146mph @ 6200 rpm.

I don't know how accurate the speedo was.  The motor was balanced & blue printed, 3:23 gears &....bias ply tires!!

This was 1984.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: BIRD67 on March 27, 2009 - 07:08:01 PM
I guess I'm still a "speed vigin".. I have been up to 90 MPH in the Firebird, of course, I was the passenger.. That was last year, with the Peg Leg differential and 2.56 gears.. W just put in some 3.73's and a Positive-Traction unit, so we'll see what we will hit this year!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: PlumCraZRT on March 31, 2009 - 01:44:46 AM
I guess I'm still a "speed vigin".. I have been up to 90 MPH in the Firebird, of course, I was the passenger.. That was last year, with the Peg Leg differential and 2.56 gears.. W just put in some 3.73's and a Positive-Traction unit, so we'll see what we will hit this year!

If you're looking for full, unadulterated speed, leave the peg-leg 2.56!  Be safe tho
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on March 31, 2009 - 07:34:39 AM
I guess because I can.  Everytime I take my car out for a spin, I have to see the speedo needle go over 100 at least once per outing. Like this week I havent been over 110 mph but last week hit 137 and let off. Once you put it to the floor and start shifting the gears, you get all caught up in excitment. Then the road starts to run out on ya.  Lucky I live out in the country.  I am not sure what the top end is, but I wouldn't figure much over 150 mph
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: barracuda7199 on March 31, 2009 - 01:46:59 PM
I went just over 120mph in my first car a 73 Challenger. I went to turn for the bend in the road and the car wouldn't turn!!!   :scared: I took 4 lanes to make the corner. Then to make matters worse the very next morning I fired it up to go to work and the drive shaft fell to the ground!!! The FRONT u-joint!!!! Tell me someone up above wasn't looking out for a stupid 19 year old kid!!! I have never done that again! I love acceleration but not speed!
i bought a supposed good trans from a guy the first time out at about 80 the damn thing locked up and broke the front yoke. driveshaft fell to the ground also busted the trans in two pieces and broke an ear of the block behind the oil filter and bent the crank flange. my car now runs a driveshaft loop and always will.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bluemonster71RT on March 31, 2009 - 06:08:32 PM
 :iagree:
Some time ago I was going about 70 on the highway in my Chally and herd a loud bang and the car was shaking like crazy.  I still had control and it was still running but I pushed the clutch pedal down there was no resistance to it and it fell to the down position. When I got it flatbedded home I looked under the car and saw most of my bell missing no clutch fork and the driveshaft laying on the h pipe that was just put on a few weeks prior. So that saved some serious injury. And needless to say when my car is on the road again it will have a loop.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: brads70 on March 31, 2009 - 08:55:13 PM
 :iagree:  Yep lesson learned! Thanks God!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: whplash1 on March 31, 2009 - 09:08:04 PM
I had a serious lead foot as a kid.  My first (real) car was a 1970 Dart, 318 with 276 gears.  Buried the 120mph speedo several times.  Wondered if the car would come back down after hitting a bump!  Next was a '84 GT Mustang, up to 135.  My Ducati Monster was around 140ish, it got hard to focus on the speedo!!  No helmut, thought I would not have any hair left when I slowed down!   :woo:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mopardave on March 31, 2009 - 09:14:54 PM
I use to berry the speedo on the challenger when I was a dumb kid, about 110 standard cluster, Petty driving experiance at Vegas speedway about 165
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on March 31, 2009 - 10:23:29 PM
been 115 in my dads 67 fastback mustang H.O. 302 5 speed  ( was in 3rd gear at 4900 rpm's)   110 in my moms 06 mini cooper supercharged 6 speed   was also in 3rd gear   and finnaly the most fun was about 100 in my 70 challenger    then i got to thinking if i wreck it i am screwed because at my age all i can afford is liability, so i then slowed her down to about 65      the challenger was by far the most fun
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: KFD on April 05, 2009 - 02:48:07 AM
I did 155 on my Aprilia RSV on the ten freeway from LA to Phoenix about 50 miles west of Blythe. Nothing out there except CHP...  :swear:

KFD
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on April 05, 2009 - 12:49:05 PM
Nothing out there except CHP...  :swear:   KFD



 :smilielol:    :smilielol:    :smilielol:    :roflsmiley:    :roflsmiley:    :roflsmiley:    :bigsmile:   
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: troutstreamnm on April 22, 2009 - 02:59:31 PM
I did 95 mph in a little Honda Civic CVCC on a remote Texas highway.  Amazed the car could go that fast and shut it down when the front started feeling light  :scared:  Pretty stupid, but driving through Texas will do that to you  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: challengermaniac on April 22, 2009 - 08:03:37 PM
I was doing 130+ (in a 40 mph zone) in my 1969 Nova SS because the accelerator petal had stuck and I was too inexperienced at the time (1973) to turn off the ignition!  Crashed into a dirt embankment at about 60 mph.  Turned out the accelerator stuck because of a bad motor mount that had been a factory recall.  Lucky to be alive! 

Charlie 69 Camaro RS
70 Challenger
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on April 22, 2009 - 10:01:29 PM
I was doing 130+ (in a 40 mph zone) in my 1969 Nova SS because the accelerator petal had stuck and I was too inexperienced at the time (1973) to turn off the ignition!  Crashed into a dirt embankment at about 60 mph.  Turned out the accelerator stuck because of a bad motor mount that had been a factory recall.  Lucky to be alive! 

Charlie 69 Camaro RS
70 Challenger

You got anymore or any bigger pics of that nova??
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: challengermaniac on April 22, 2009 - 10:22:04 PM
This is about as big a pic as the site allows.  I wasn't wearing my seat belt at the time and wound up in the passenger seat after the crash, but only broke my nose!  Notice how every panel on the car took a hit, but there is no broken glass!  The tow truck driver had to cradle the car because the subframe had broke apart. 

Charlie
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on April 22, 2009 - 10:23:41 PM
This is about as big a pic as the site allows.  I wasn't wearing my seat belt at the time and wound up in the passenger seat after the crash, but only broke my nose!  Notice how every panel on the car took a hit, but there is no broken glass!  The tow truck driver had to cradle the car because the subframe had broke apart. 

Charlie

You were lucky to walk away from that one.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: hemidude426ci on April 24, 2009 - 01:54:54 AM
That Nova shot is Crazy!  My personal best is 160 in my 04 Z06
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on May 11, 2009 - 10:15:02 PM
I know that everyone (including myself) likes to go fast. But BE CAREFUL, last night a local guy crashed his 03 cobra, no one knows how fast he was going but it rolled several times and the word on the street is that the roof was smashed down level with the hood and trunk lid. He died on the way to the hospital and his girlfriend is in the hospital also but i dont know her condition. No one knows what happened, if he just lost it or if he had a blow out or what.  Everyone likes to go fast, but when something like this happens its a painful reminder that it only takes a few seconds for a little fun to turn into a disaster.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mr. 440SixPack on June 07, 2009 - 05:00:30 PM
I did about 100 mph with my skoda and was a passanger in audi a4 1.8 at 120 mph.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 422STROKER on June 07, 2009 - 09:02:28 PM
Last week, not sure how much slip in the tq converter though.


Tom :2thumbs:

3.23's 26" tire 727 auto.

http://img531.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coffee0019127968ti0.flv
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on June 07, 2009 - 10:01:31 PM
I went about 110 today trying out my new firecore ignition wires.  Man they are fantastic. You can notice a difference in start up and throttle response. Also when I was cruising, the car sounded like a sewing machine just humming right along. I was skeptical of them untill I tried them out. Now I'm sold :2thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: EDGEFIND on June 08, 2009 - 11:34:07 AM
As a dumb kid I hit 109MPH in my mom's '88 LeBaron convertible late one night on a back road. I am so damn lucky that nothing ran out of the woods or crossed my path. I did manage to lose 3 of the 4 wheel covers due to potholes and the sort. The funny thing was that the next morning my parents asked me what happened to the wheel covers and I played dumb and said I must have hit some potholes which was par for the course where I grew up. The roads were so bad that my parents retraced my path to find the covers and came home with 5! :roflsmiley: I sure lucked out of that one.

I haven't driven that fast since.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: tommyg29 on June 08, 2009 - 01:50:03 PM
Ok...I've taken down all your names. This is the law, and you boys are all in a heap o trouble!
 :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ViperMan on June 08, 2009 - 02:52:01 PM
I bumped 140 in a particular 10-cylinder car that I happen to own...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: tommyg29 on June 08, 2009 - 03:20:21 PM
I hit 150 in the Jeep SRT8 in my picture. Too bad the limiter kicked in...might've seen 160 the way it was still pulling.
The picture only shows 140 on the speedo though...that was from another time.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Marquis_Rex on June 08, 2009 - 09:50:42 PM
I did 150 mph on the A3 autobahn in Germany in my 1995 Porsche 911 twin Turbo. I was very scared  :22yikes:.
Last month I flew back to Germany (when moving my Porsche back to the UK)  and tried to duplicate this feat while holding a camera but I was shaking too much and managed to hit 140 mph only briefly. :naughty:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: barracuda7199 on June 08, 2009 - 10:06:25 PM
i had my cuda wound out as fast as she would go was floating the valves at a lil over six grand with 3.55 gears. speedo doesn't work and i got pulled over! he said he couldn't clock me i was blessed that night!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 440mike on June 09, 2009 - 01:01:13 AM
my boss at work took me for a ride in his challenger last week. I had not been in it before. I think he only took it up to around 160 kph but it got there so fast i could not beleive it, wow does that thing ever go, it makes my bb challenger seem slow and his is only a small block.
My car pulls really good but not like that thing it is a monster but he has slicks and it still tries to spin until it really gets going.
wow!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on June 09, 2009 - 02:44:34 AM
I was over 145 MPH at the race track last year with the Charger & I was only at 3500 RPM in 3rd gear with lots to go , too bad the 911 Porsche couldn`t get past until we hit the brakes LOL  :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mentally Challenged on July 29, 2009 - 01:50:33 AM
Fastest I have ever driven was 137 in a 98 Rustang. We were going down down a hill, if not I dont think it would have hit that fast. Front end was starting to wonder, so I let off before I crashed my buddies new at the time Mustang
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 72rtchallenger on July 29, 2009 - 07:03:04 PM
when i bought my challenger back in the early 80's,i had put a 318 in it behind the 727 tranny and 3.23 rear,,i was on the innerstate between exits,abut 3 miles apart,,i pegged the speedo at 150 and was going much faster by the time i had to exit,,slowed way down and was glad no cops were around,,dont drive that way now,,that was before wife an kids,,now i would take it to the track if i want to do that again
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ColdSRTs on August 02, 2009 - 03:53:29 AM
I hit 150 in the Jeep SRT8 in my picture. Too bad the limiter kicked in...might've seen 160 the way it was still pulling.
The picture only shows 140 on the speedo though...that was from another time.

The srt engineers do not impose any artificial limiters on their cars. I topped out at 152 on a gps in my srt jeep. Hit the "drag" wall for the stock combo. Have not tried tried it again with mods. I have had my challenger to 164 before I ran out of room. Should go another 10-12mph stock with more room.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 71Plym on August 02, 2009 - 11:30:31 AM
140mph in a Ferrari 308 GTB rental
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bad Fish on August 02, 2009 - 12:46:59 PM
 :22yikes: Back in the eighties my buddy had a '69 super bee (383 car with a 440 ,4 spd)...we raced a 396SS chevelle on an empty stretch of divided 4 lane black top....he buried the 150mph clock...so how fast... I don't know...i just remember seeing the grill of the chevelle for a very short period of time and having to clean the passenger seat after :22yikes:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JimSC on August 13, 2009 - 09:37:14 AM
I'm new... but you asked... yet it was in a Chevy (so sorry). I did get pulled over, but no ticket. The story goes like this: I was heading down I-35 from MN to TX for the start of the Hot Rod Power Tour a few years ago ('04?). Somewhere in MO I was daydreaming and started thinking "aren't these supposed to do 167 mph from the factory". It was an '01 Corvette stock, just with some aftermarket exhuast on it. It was a straight open area, so I nailed it. 100...110...120...130...140 and I came up on some traffic, so backed down to near the speed limit. A little later...110...120...130...140...142 IT SHIFTS (automatic) INTO OVERDIVE (blew me away a shift at that speed - but all right)...150...155... two semi's ahead following each other - not close - so I know the one won't pull out to pass the other... pass the semi's at 165... and come up on traffic again. I slow and pull over in to the right lane again... doing 73-4-5 or so in the 70mph zone. Within minutes a Highway Patrol comes up on me, and pulls in behind me. My heart is in my throat! What can I say? It won't be just a ticket... they'll tow the car, I'll be in jail, I won't make the show, this is going to be EXPENSIVE!!! He flips on the lights, I pull over and sit in the car. He gets out, walks up slowly, kind or running his fingers along the car as he walks up (I'm seeing this in the rear view mirror - it's okay - as I want to live). Asks for my license... where I'm going... then says he'll be right back. Well my driving record is pretty good, but 165mph?  He comes back, hands me my license, and says "I can't give you a ticket because I didn't see it - but it was called in there was a White Blur going dam fast a few miles back - and I figure it was you. I suggest you slow down"... He walks away, I sit and take a deep breath, then take off slowly. Have not gone over the speed limit by more than 10mph since. Man. 165pm, pulled over, and no ticket. Call me lucky. Stupid too.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: NoMope Greg on August 13, 2009 - 12:41:22 PM
Great story and well told. 

A number of years ago, a buddy of mine was touring with a few friends on motorcycles and they hit an open stretch of California's Hwy 166 - very wide open, so they upped the speed.  No cars around, good visibility, just having a little fun when they passed a CHP cruiser parked on the side.  They slowed down and the officer caught up and pulled them over.  My friend stopped a bit behind his friends, so the officer started with him.  My friend pulled out his license - a commercial license.  The officer looked at it and said "I hate to give you a ticket because it's a commercial license and I know what a violation can mean on one of these.  And if I let you go, I have to let your friends go too.  You folks slow it down, sir.  Have a nice day."   :ylsuper:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 15, 2009 - 01:27:55 PM
good stories friggin lucky too  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: SPEEDY1 on September 19, 2009 - 06:16:44 PM
2 ANSWERS for me:

In the early to mid 90s I went got into the 7s at around 165 to 170. Chevy though, does it count?

I also had a 72 Challenger with a '66 Hemi in it. I went some 10.0s with it a few times but mostly drove around town. Its "the one that got away", and is why I am building me another Mopar. I just love em. I will get some pics converted for both of the cars, they are all on 35mm. Wow, I am getting old..

Now for the big speed......In March of this year I entered the Texas 200mph club on my bike. I went 206mph and 204 mph on my 08 Hayabusa, naturally aspirated, in a standing mile from a dead stop. I hurt the motor before I could spray it. I wanted to take the record for the fastest NOS bike at 228mph, but it was bumped up to 235 last month and my wife said thats enough, so I sold it to fund the Cuda.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dodj on September 20, 2009 - 07:57:43 AM
Went 130-135 in my '73 Challenger. There was more speed in it but the car was starting to feel unstable, kind of floating so I backed off. Ebodies have power and looks, but not aerodynamics.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: the_engineers on September 20, 2009 - 12:17:30 PM
125'ish twice, once in my 1980 LeBaron (318, 2.74's) and again in a 1989 Chevy Corsica with the 2.8 MFI.

Suprising power in that car... :dunno:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: SPEEDY1 on September 26, 2009 - 07:57:03 PM
Pics posted ....
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on November 03, 2009 - 03:47:25 PM
Went 130-135 in my '73 Challenger. There was more speed in it but the car was starting to feel unstable, kind of floating so I backed off. Ebodies have power and looks, but not aerodynamics.
I disagree , with the alignment set properly they are stable at speed , I prefer manual steering though as the power is just too over powered
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on November 03, 2009 - 08:30:03 PM
Man, I would love to go 200 MPH.  That sounds like a blast.

Don't worry, after you get a mopar you can always talk the wife into another rocket!

2 ANSWERS for me:

In the early to mid 90s I went got into the 7s at around 165 to 170. Chevy though, does it count?

I also had a 72 Challenger with a '66 Hemi in it. I went some 10.0s with it a few times but mostly drove around town. Its "the one that got away", and is why I am building me another Mopar. I just love em. I will get some pics converted for both of the cars, they are all on 35mm. Wow, I am getting old..

Now for the big speed......In March of this year I entered the Texas 200mph club on my bike. I went 206mph and 204 mph on my 08 Hayabusa, naturally aspirated, in a standing mile from a dead stop. I hurt the motor before I could spray it. I wanted to take the record for the fastest NOS bike at 228mph, but it was bumped up to 235 last month and my wife said thats enough, so I sold it to fund the Cuda.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bluemonster71RT on November 08, 2009 - 09:47:21 AM
Went 130-135 in my '73 Challenger. There was more speed in it but the car was starting to feel unstable, kind of floating so I backed off. Ebodies have power and looks, but not aerodynamics.

I felt the same thing around the same speed in my 71.  I figured it to be the bias ply tires. I wonder what it would of been like with a nice z-rated tire.
I beat the supra though.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 74ralley on November 08, 2009 - 09:59:53 PM
115 in my cousins husbands A.A.R, over 120 in my 1973 ss nova. 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: priderocks on November 09, 2009 - 09:42:33 PM
135 on a Kawasaki 900 in Texas in 74. With a passenger on back.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: moparcardave on November 22, 2009 - 03:57:26 PM
In 1972 with my Super Bee 140, also the same year hit a curb on a country road in Iowa at 100 mph slide sideways forever, had to flat tires as dirt jambed up between the bead and rim. Always ran her 100 plus back and forth home to Ft Leonard Wood.

1973 buddies lined 3 abreast on bypass Gremlin X, 72 vette 350, 71 Challenger RT/SE 440-6.  Took off the Vette and Challenger with Challenger flyin ahead till it hit 140, slowly the vette caught up at 155 the Gremlin X... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back.

The Challenger was bought for $2500 in 72 :( sold in 74 for $1500 and yes it had a shaker and 4spd. Wish I knew were it was now.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JoltinJoe on November 22, 2009 - 05:19:23 PM
115 in my wife's 2001 Saab SE a few weeks ago on the interstate highway.  I certainly had plenty left but I don't want to reach for the sky all at once...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: nqkjw on November 23, 2009 - 08:33:39 AM
30 odd years ago in a slant 6 Valiant ute.What you blokes would call a dart pickup I guess.
was at an illegal race meeting.Had pipes down,carbs riched to the max,new plugs,aircleaner off,etc.
The law turned up.
I did a runner.
Cop cars then were 6cyl Ford Falcons that topped out at 96mph due to emissions strangulation.
Was 4speed with 2.92 rear and 24" tyres.It maxed out at 5800rpm in top gear.Was way off the end of the speedo but at the time I worked it out to abt 140mph.
Road ended abt ten miles up so i just hid in the scrub.
Temp guage rose pretty quick too :blah:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Kelly B.A. on December 02, 2009 - 07:18:59 PM
2003, my father driving,I'am riding shot gun in a 1966 Dodge Charger with a 383 and 3.23 rear.Once we hit 145mph I sugested that mabe that was fast enough with the dry rotted tires we had on it.   :nono: My dad pinned it (150) :screwy:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: RCKTMN94 on December 07, 2009 - 06:21:44 PM
For me, it was in my '94 Viper. I often would go into the 140-150 range. Once I went flat out and pinned the the 180 mph speedo.

Hoping to do the same with the Cutlass next summer, followed by the Barracudas when they're done.

 :cheers:
Paul
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: jims70cuda on December 17, 2009 - 10:15:25 AM
So far, I have gotten the SRT-4 up to 109 in the 1/4 mile. Thunder Road (Red River Raceway) near Shreveport, Louisiana.

On public roads, I have reached 145 (230 kph). My typical speed is 110 (175 kph) on the unlimited parts of the Autobahn. It kills my gas mileage, but increases the smile factor. I probably won't go past 150 considering 160-165 would be maxing out 5th gear.

SPEEDY - 200MPH on a bike is insane!! I prefer the comfort of 4 wheels and protection of a car shell...even if it is a minimal one like the neon.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: SPEEDY1 on December 17, 2009 - 03:00:36 PM
I am currently building a BIG turbo Busa for the mile in March. I think it will run 250mph+. 630 HP motorcycles, gotta love 'em.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on December 18, 2009 - 12:00:43 AM
Cool
 Be safe Speedy  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on December 18, 2009 - 12:30:31 AM
update....i just went 145 in an 03 gt mustang in mid 4th gear...the guy didnt want to go any faster with the windows down...it wasnt stock of course....borla exhaust, k&n cold air intake, hooker long tube headers, bigger injectors...and oh yea a kenne belle supercharger. its not a mopar....but what a ride  :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: challngd73 on January 12, 2010 - 12:43:30 AM
160 in my 500 horse Trans Am...long ago, young and stupid...never again.  a quarter mile at a time will be it:)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: brianz426 on January 18, 2010 - 01:02:06 PM
In '08 my son and I participated in the Atlantic City Toys for Tots Corvette Rallye. They shut down the A.C. expressway for this event and let the Vettes out in small groups. I saw 110 and 120 on the speedometer. When I had the opportunity to go faster I kept my eyes on the road. So when we got into Atlantic City I checked my GPS for the highest speed and it said I did 146mph. We were in our '03 50th Anniv convertible, with the top down. We had a great time and would have done it again this year but the weather was questionable, maybe next year.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: challengerx on January 18, 2010 - 10:12:50 PM
A couple years ago my wife and I had to go to Dallas so she gave me a gift cert to the Texas Motor Speedway to drive a cup car. Did 165 in the old cartoon network cup car with a instructor in the passenger seat. Awesome feeling going into a turn that fast knowing it would stick.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JoltinJoe on January 18, 2010 - 11:13:19 PM
A couple years ago my wife and I had to go to Dallas so she gave me a gift cert to the Texas Motor Speedway to drive a cup car. Did 165 in the old cartoon network cup car with a instructor in the passenger seat. Awesome feeling going into a turn that fast knowing it would stick.
shweet
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Road_Runner on February 25, 2010 - 08:52:01 PM
It's either 140 in an 03 vette or ??? in a modified 83 z28 HO.  The reason I'm not sure is that the speedometer on the z28 stopped around 125 and I kept the hammer down a good while longer with it pulling the whole way.  The fastest I've ever been in a car was as a passenger in a 69 Super Bee back in the mid 70's.  The speedo hit the metal stop @ 155 MPH and like the z28 we rolled down the road a good ways more with the engine still pulling before the driver lifted.  Not so cool thing at the time was the fact that we were driving at night and when he lifted off the gas, the thing backfired enough to light up both sides of the road!!  :o  Nothing like a big block Mopar with the standard highway gear!!

Later, Jim
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JoltinJoe on February 25, 2010 - 09:12:54 PM
It's either 140 in an 03 vette or ??? in a modified 83 z28 HO.  The reason I'm not sure is that the speedometer on the z28 stopped around 125 and I kept the hammer down a good while longer with it pulling the whole way.  The fastest I've ever been in a car was as a passenger in a 69 Super Bee back in the mid 70's.  The speedo hit the metal stop @ 155 MPH and like the z28 we rolled down the road a good ways more with the engine still pulling before the driver lifted.  Not so cool thing at the time was the fact that we were driving at night and when he lifted off the gas, the thing backfired enough to light up both sides of the road!!  :o  Nothing like a big block Mopar with the standard highway gear!!

Later, Jim

Nice story.  thanks
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Stringfellow on February 26, 2010 - 02:17:13 PM
In SRT8 Charger I have 240kph (around 150mph) on highway  :biggrin:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Road_Runner on February 26, 2010 - 10:18:19 PM
Nice story.  thanks

Thanks, the other part I just remembered is that around 140 or so the ride got eerily smooth, almost like we were riding on air.  And as high off the ground as that Super Bee rode on those skinny F70x14's we probably were!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Aussie Challenger on February 26, 2010 - 10:29:25 PM
Back in the '60's I followed an early '60 Chev Bel Air with those horizontal fins at around 90 mph, the rear was just floating, I don't know how they could get traction, I backed off as I was sure they were going to loose it.   :22yikes:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JoltinJoe on March 02, 2010 - 09:41:01 PM
Back in the '60's I followed an early '60 Chev Bel Air with those horizontal fins at around 90 mph, the rear was just floating, I don't know how they could get traction, I backed off as I was sure they were going to loose it.   :22yikes:
:smilielol:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: IndyCuda on March 02, 2010 - 09:51:43 PM
156 on a Suzuki Gsx-r 750. No worries..I had my helmet on.   :lol:

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on March 03, 2010 - 08:01:50 AM
156 on a Suzuki Gsx-r 750. No worries..I had my helmet on.   :lol:

Were you on a track or on the street? 
I love the feeling of speed on two wheels! 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: IndyCuda on March 03, 2010 - 09:14:43 PM
It was a long open 3 wide stretch on 65N in Indianapolis. I was on my way to drop it off to my buddy who bought it. I always rode fast on the highway... 80-90 anyways. I came around a bend to to a straightaway, hugged the tank and twisted the throttle. It was a really open area so the sense of speed wasn't as strong as a tree lined road. I looked down and it said  156...I let up because my exit was approaching quickly.  :ylsuper:   I did pulled up when I let off the throttle..man I thought my head was going to get ripped off. It was only a 750..all stock... but damn...that thing was still pulling hard. I would not be surprised if that coulda hit 170. But that would have been excessive.   :roflsmiley:

Those sport bikes are hell on the back and forearms but that accelerartion is intoxicating.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on March 03, 2010 - 09:18:58 PM
         .........INTOXICATING......... YES!!!

Better than any alcohol you can buy!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: IndyCuda on March 03, 2010 - 09:23:40 PM
Yeah, I that was probably the dumbest thing I have done....except the time a bunch of us got drunk and tried to ride the neighbors horse bareback. That is really hard when the horse is not broken in.  :cheers:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JoltinJoe on March 03, 2010 - 11:55:51 PM
Yeah, I that was probably the dumbest thing I have done....except the time a bunch of us got drunk and tried to ride the neighbors horse bareback. That is really hard when the horse is not broken in.  :cheers:

Oh I will fly in to party with you my friend  :clapping:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: IndyCuda on March 04, 2010 - 06:22:16 AM
Oh I will fly in to party with you my friend  :clapping:

Those were the days. Young, dumb and full of...now I am old, dumb and full of....   :smilielol:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: inot2old on March 05, 2010 - 01:31:40 PM
I wwent 130 on the Autobahn between Munich & Salzburg in my rented Peugeot yesterday.  Oh yeah, that was 130 kph.  I think it was top speed for that car.  löl
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Moparal on March 07, 2010 - 09:50:44 AM
I went 95 mph  in my duramax 11,000 lb chevy duramax work truck yesterday on I-70 going to the Indy swap meet. Was passing a bunch of truckers and didnt realize I was going a bit fast  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Brewster_440 on March 07, 2010 - 10:07:08 AM
Buried the 150MPH speedo in my 1968 GTX w/Hemi, Auto, 3.54 gears. there was still some left i believe. Ocean Parkway down by the Oak Beach Inn, Long Island, NY

Did the same thing, same place on my 1983 Suzuki 1100E. THAT was scary!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerGary on March 07, 2010 - 11:56:28 AM
I just went 125 as a passenger in an Ariel Atom then back down to zero in about 20 seconds - AMAZING little "car"  It is basically a street legal, insanely fast  go-cart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpwhB7wnVWQ&feature=channel
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: tommyg29 on March 07, 2010 - 05:56:43 PM
hard to see but...
around 155 Jeep SRT 8
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Talkwrench on March 08, 2010 - 04:08:32 AM
Your gonna love this..
 It was 235kph = 146mph On my ex girlfriends CBR600 Honda with a life size "dolly" [female] straped to the seat and with dog kennel with fake dog straped to the rack as well ! Was right out in the back country doing a charity ride. Thinking about it now it was so dangerous with all that stuff flapping about..  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: challenger500 on March 08, 2010 - 06:55:26 PM
267,35mph on a train.... 168mph on my ducati
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JoltinJoe on March 09, 2010 - 02:03:39 PM
I just went 125 as a passenger in an Ariel Atom then back down to zero in about 20 seconds - AMAZING little "car"  It is basically a street legal, insanely fast  go-cart

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpwhB7wnVWQ&feature=channel[/url]
Thanks for the video!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerGary on March 09, 2010 - 05:03:54 PM
Okay this must be my "go fast" week.  Just got back from a little ride in my boss's new car.  It's a 2010 Camaro SS - but not like any other one around here (yet).  He had it exactly one day, then sent it out and yanked the LS3, dropped in an LS7 and THEN supercharged the beyotch!   :money:

It's FAST.  We were heading to a meeting and he rowed the gears up to 125 mph in like no time.  Man!  That thing PULLS!  It's been dyno'd a 722 hp and that's with just 5-6#'s of boost.   
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: the Wizard on March 09, 2010 - 06:30:49 PM
beat 150mph in my NSX by doing 175mph in an Indy car......great day that was.....just braggin.....
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JP_Allison on April 23, 2010 - 11:07:17 PM
135 mph in a 71 340 'cuda that had just been recovered from a barnyard.   :crazy:  Even abused Mopars can run!   :newbie:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Tonefiend on April 24, 2010 - 03:16:20 AM
I did 125 in my Mini Cooper.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Glennster on April 25, 2010 - 11:28:47 PM
156 MPH on a stock Suzuki Hayabusa at the OC Drag Strip in Elkhart Indiana. It was a 9.97 quarter mile.....
I hit 160, maybe 165 on a county road, that thing was WICKED fast!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: aris_unlimited on April 27, 2010 - 06:31:48 AM
Hit 135mph in my 350z. It had about 300 bhp. I sold it before I installed the twin turbo kit I had for it.....which is really too bad I was curious to see what it would get up to with 500 bhp lol.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 06Daytona on April 29, 2010 - 02:39:38 PM
178 mph in my 06 Charger Daytona. I drove it from Calgary Canada to Jacksonville Florida so I could ship it to Puerto Rico. I was in Kentucky or Tennessee and decided to see what it could do. The speedo only goes up to 160 so I had to watch the GPS.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: rp23g7 on May 18, 2010 - 12:59:23 PM
I had a 67 Satellite, factory 383, 2.93 rear end, Edelbrock 750, stock exhaust. This was back in 94 when Mustang Cobras were new.  I was cruising home from work on the freeway when a kid in a new Cobra pulled up next to me, reved his motor a few times, so we took off. 

My speedo was pegged and i still had pedal left.  We were blowing down the road, i thought screw this and gave it the rest of the gas.  Cobra must have got into his limiter or gave up.  I stayed on it way to long, 2 min probably, must have been doing 150 mph.   :22yikes:  Slowed down and took my exit, knocking noise i had never had before.  Spun No.1 rod bearing.  oops, rebuilt the motor, so it wouldnt do that again.  Stupidly sold the car a yr later.

130 in a 91 Nissan 240SX, before the engine cuts the fuel and you coast back to 100.  I thought i blew that thing up.

Never gonna go that fast again, the Satellite felt like it was going to be airborne on every little bump
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: hpe600rt on May 27, 2010 - 05:17:45 PM
i have been up to  145 or so in my 2010 challenger on the free way and the wife got scared so i let off the gas but have also been up to about 180 or so in my 79 z28 i sold at the track
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 340cuda72 on August 04, 2010 - 12:28:29 AM
115 in my dads 72 340 cuda
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 70_Hemi_Cuda on August 04, 2010 - 12:54:46 AM
I hit 179 in my 92 dodge stealth rt-twin turbo. That thing was glued to the road, felt like I was just cruising along at 70. I could have kept going but I was not wanting to push it too much. Gotta love 500 awhp hehe
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: tommyg29 on August 04, 2010 - 02:12:10 PM
 :iagree:
Love that.
Ive got a 92 stealth TT also, but only slightly modded to about 300awhp.
Never had it past about 80 though! :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 70_Hemi_Cuda on August 04, 2010 - 06:48:16 PM
:iagree:
Love that.
Ive got a 92 stealth TT also, but only slightly modded to about 300awhp.
Never had it past about 80 though! :burnout:

Nice, yeah I cant say I've gone anywhere near that fast recently, I'd like to think I'm a little smarter then I was back when I was 20-21ish.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: geminiviper on August 04, 2010 - 07:10:18 PM
I took a trip from Salt Lake City UT to Portland OR in a '92 Nissan Maxima with a rebuilt engine from a 300ZX with twin turbos, I believe it was the stock Z32 engine with the Garrett turbos but I don't know because the Maxima didn't come with that option.  I don't know how fast I was because the speedo only goes to 140 but it was burried quite a bit.  I estimate 160-165.  I held that speed for about 3 hours till I had to refuel.  Luck was on my side till that point so I didn't push it but faster than about 85 the rest of the trip.  Pulled a 14 hour drive in under 8.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: boogeyman on September 08, 2010 - 04:00:00 PM
213 mph (yeah, I know I,m nuts)
ON THIS: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=5339&id=1698271421 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=5339&id=1698271421)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Cooter on September 08, 2010 - 04:59:50 PM
Don't do fast...I do quick....You guys do know with these 40 Y/O cars, there's only around 10 Lbs on each tire at 100 MPH right?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: nqkjw on October 03, 2010 - 06:49:44 AM
I did 125 in my Mini Cooper.

That would have felt like 225 :ylsuper:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JoltinJoe on October 03, 2010 - 01:34:52 PM
I am driving a Sprint Cup car in eight days!  I'm sure my high will raise.  Pictures and numbers to come.  :bananasmi :wavingflag:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: gtx6970 on October 07, 2010 - 09:45:03 AM
Driving - 1969 GTX - approx 125
Riding - 1986 Suzuki GSXR750 - well past 135( quit looking down after that )
As a passenger in a 1970 Hemi Superbird, we were WAAAAAAAAY past the 150 speedometer coming out of Level Cross NC
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JoltinJoe on October 29, 2010 - 10:35:13 AM
I am driving a Sprint Cup car in eight days!  I'm sure my high will raise.  Pictures and numbers to come.  :bananasmi :wavingflag:
150+ MPH!!!  Drove an ARCA? car at Pocono Int'l Speedway for eight laps!  I couldn't really appreciate the speed due to no landscape/other cars to whiz by.  Also, I didn't get to mash the throttle until about the fifth lap because my BIG foot was not straight up and down on the accelerator pedal.  This was due to two flat metal plains on either side of the gas pedal and I drive with my foot diagonal to the pedal.  Once I realize it, I went oh-so much faster! Nonetheless, I hit 7k on the tach and that comes out to 150-160mph.
It was expensive but I must do it again to stretch the drive out to more laps next time; and drive my own line  :ylsuper:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cj on November 10, 2010 - 10:34:51 PM
178 mph in my 06 Charger Daytona. I drove it from Calgary Canada to Jacksonville Florida so I could ship it to Puerto Rico. I was in Kentucky or Tennessee and decided to see what it could do. The speedo only goes up to 160 so I had to watch the GPS.
Is that car stock?  I have an '06 Torred Daytona, fastest I've had it is 220kpm, it was still pulling but I let off.  I heard there was a limiter on them for 135mph.  Love that car.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: NoMope Greg on November 11, 2010 - 12:03:07 PM
Is that car stock?  I have an '06 Torred Daytona, fastest I've had it is 220kpm, it was still pulling but I let off.  I heard there was a limiter on them for 135mph.  Love that car.

220kph = 136.4 mph, so I'd say that's not the case.  Barring speedometer error, of course.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: jimynick on January 23, 2011 - 10:54:23 PM
Just saw this thread and I think it's exactly right for this place. For me, it was in Dave Andrew's new 69 GTX 440 4 spd and when we passed the 428 Ford, I saw the speedo go on the peg at 160. You know, the telephone poles DO go by like a picket fence, but the push rods don't like it a lot (6 bent). Otherwise, it was 245kph on my buddy's Ninja and the beast was still pulling- Jesus, I don't tell my kids about these. :nono:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Cuda_Kevin on January 30, 2011 - 05:53:12 PM
I guess it would be 155 in my 04 volvo s60r, I know it sounds crazy.  I was in Germany on the autoban, held the speed for a minute or so, was plenty fast for me...past cars like they were stopped..

I did 110 in my cuda before it runs out of gearing. Still pretty fun though!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: John A on April 01, 2011 - 08:15:13 PM
143 mph across the stripe at the drag strip in my 72 Barracuda...John.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Jesus H Chrysler on April 01, 2011 - 08:26:42 PM
147 Mph in an 05 Neon SRT-4.  Then I realized I was in a NEON and slowed down!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Brusco on April 27, 2011 - 07:30:57 AM
The fastest I have ever driven was 138 MPH in 1978 between McDonald  and Atwood,Ks on Hwy.36 racing against a "78 Z28 in my first MOPAR a blue 1971 Dodge Demon 340.The speedo went to 150 but I couldn't get there.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: jauch on April 27, 2011 - 04:32:21 PM
For me was 176 mph in my 2004 corvette Z06, crazy tunnel vision at that speed
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: more speed? on May 24, 2011 - 10:53:15 PM
205 in my dads porsche cayanne turbo......in a 35....and its an suv....and im 16.....  :horse: i own a 70 chally and im about to buy a 440 and a super street racer 727 for it

 :rebel:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: aris_unlimited on May 25, 2011 - 09:21:21 AM
205 in my dads porsche cayanne turbo......in a 35....and its an suv....and im 16.....  :horse: i own a 70 chally and im about to buy a 440 and a super street racer 727 for it

 :rebel:

Top speed in a porsche cayenne turbo is 171 mph...

Also I wouldn't be driving anywhere near that fast in a 35 mph if I were you. 35 mph zone tells me that it is a residential area, and it's not cool to be driving recklessly when there are other kids about.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Milkmann on May 25, 2011 - 08:35:16 PM
"Back in the day" I had a 1971 RoadRunner 383/4 speed. I couldn't beat anyone in a 1/4 mile, but it looked good! Before I traded it off, I took it out and tried a top speed run, because I knew I'd always regret it if I didn't. I was going 143 by the speedo when the farm tractor pulled out onto the road in front of me. He was far enough in front that nothing bad happened, but it did scare the crap out of me.

I went about 125 on my then-new 1979 750 Honda.

It's been years and years since I've went over 100. My 94 Dodge/Cummins farm truck tops out at 91.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Dutchallenger on June 15, 2011 - 09:35:57 AM
180 mph in my right hand drive 600 bhp Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 on the German Autobahn. An ace Skyline tuning specialist sitting next to me optimizing the engine mapping with his laptop saying "keep your right foot down, don't let off! I'm almost done with the top end of the map!".
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: the_engineers on June 15, 2011 - 10:27:52 AM
180 mph in my right hand drive 600 bhp Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 on the German Autobahn. An ace Skyline tuning specialist sitting next to me optimizing the engine mapping with his laptop saying "keep your right foot down, don't let off! I'm almost done with the top end of the map!".
Awesome car.  I like the lines much better than the R34's.  Too bad they're crazy expensive in the US.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 06Daytona on June 28, 2011 - 07:35:15 PM
Is that car stock?  I have an '06 Torred Daytona, fastest I've had it is 220kpm, it was still pulling but I let off.  I heard there was a limiter on them for 135mph.  Love that car.
I heard there was a limiter too. I was surprised when it got as fast as it did and too scared to see if it would go faster. I don't have any plans to do it again to double check though. It was a little too scary for me. I think my knuckles still have a little white left over in them.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JimSC on July 25, 2011 - 02:37:20 PM
Some great stories... more... more!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerHK on July 25, 2011 - 02:46:00 PM
JimSC, resized your avatar, below:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: burdar on July 25, 2011 - 03:06:11 PM
73 Challenger stock 318...105mph
91 Daytona 2.5 non turbo 5-speed...105mph
82 Cordoba....106mph...drag strip
02 Stratus R/T(3.0L) 5-speed...120mph and ran out of road

Was a passenger in...

86 Cutlass 3.8V6...110mph...It was a friends car.  Speedometer went to 85 but we were next to some small Toyota that had a higher numbered speedo.  We were topped out but he downshifted and pulled away from us like we were standing still.  Don't know what that car was...it was just the kids POS highschool car.

89 Shelby Daytona 2.5 Turbo 5-speed...120mph
92 Daytona Iroc(3.0L) 5-speed...120mph
03 Eclipse GTS(3.0L) 5-speed...135mph  and ran out of road.  My friend took that car on his honeymoon.  They came upon a long stretch of flat highway.  He says he looked over at his wife...she just rolled her eyes and said "OK".   He nailed it and got up to 148mph.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ViperMan on July 27, 2011 - 11:35:29 AM
I'm sure this is hard to believe, but my fastest speeds as driver and passenger were obtained in - oh you guesed it - VIPERS!

May 20th, 2000 - Kershaw, South Carolina - rode with Mr. Skip Thomas himself in a race-modifed Viper at 155 miles per hour around Carolina Motorsports Park
May('ish), 2009 - west of Newark, OH - drove my own Viper GTS to 140mph on rt. 16, Westbound to Columbus...

ViperMan
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on July 27, 2011 - 11:57:09 PM
& unfortunatly I was not with you
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: brads70 on July 28, 2011 - 08:57:53 AM
& unfortunatly I was not with you

He had me in it in 2010 ( I think it was?) third gear and 130 I think it was!  :2thumbs:  That can get addicting real quick! :grinyes: I'd love to see what happens in the next 3 gears! :woohoo:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 05, 2011 - 06:30:04 PM
He had me in it in 2010 ( I think it was?) third gear and 130 I think it was!  :2thumbs:  That can get addicting real quick! :grinyes: I'd love to see what happens in the next 3 gears! :woohoo:

 Me too !!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Skunkworks Challenger on August 05, 2011 - 10:22:24 PM
I'm talking about "way back when"---120 in my 55 Plymouth as I passed what was supposed to be a "fast" 56 Chevy.  125 in my mother-inlaw's new 59
T-Bird.  100 in my A-108 69' Dodge van with 318.  This felt the fastest of all!  PK
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: RCCDrew on August 12, 2011 - 02:13:55 AM
175 on an 01 Ninja ZX9R.  Needle read 182 so 175 was my estimate. 
145 on the freeway in a 993 Porsche twin turbo. 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 73challenger383 on August 12, 2011 - 08:07:51 PM
05 gsx-r 600 172mph got home and maybe pooped my pants
03 z06 corvette 145
99 ss camaro vortech blower 152
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: HEMROID on August 14, 2011 - 12:03:13 AM
180 mph in my right hand drive 600 bhp Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 on the German Autobahn. An ace Skyline tuning specialist sitting next to me optimizing the engine mapping with his laptop saying "keep your right foot down, don't let off! I'm almost done with the top end of the map!".


Nice to hear another GTR owner on here! I had a Series 3 R33 GTR, this is my 1989 R32 now (one of the first built):

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/180528_10150142819921495_522886494_8049397_4924638_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/28431_426504281494_522886494_5490472_6416277_n.jpg)

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/28431_426504261494_522886494_5490469_4809070_n.jpg)

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/28431_426504256494_522886494_5490468_5136383_n.jpg)

Has ~500 HP right now, (dyno dynamics at 420 HP at all 4), next round of mods should bump it to around 550 HP (it's running out of injector!).

To be on topic for the thread, the speedo ends at 180 KPH and I haven't seen how far it will go with the new one in it.

I have 3.55 final drive in the Challenger, so top speed is not its strength... Nor do I want it to be!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: footin70rt on August 14, 2011 - 01:05:18 AM
In a 70 Dart 340 with 2.76 gears went about 130, I say about because the speedo only went to 120 in the Dart, and my needle went past 120and was down inside the dash . I had a friend of mine alongside in his Camaro with 2.50 gear and his speedo went to 140, so I have to take his word for the speed.    :bigsmile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Fern on August 26, 2011 - 09:08:50 PM
120-130 in a 77 trans am. not to sure since the spedo ended at 100. but the needle kept going. I guess I'm lucky the car didn't fall apart.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Topcat on August 26, 2011 - 11:42:43 PM
Nice to hear another GTR owner on here! I had a Series 3 R33 GTR, this is my 1989 R32 now (one of the first built):

Is this a Skyline I believe they're called?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Confederate Cuda on August 27, 2011 - 10:51:16 AM
I hit 160 in my Jag XKR last weekend. It is supposed have an electronic limit at 155 but that did not seem to work  :bigsmile: after that the car had more balls than I did so I let off.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: HEMROID on August 27, 2011 - 11:23:39 AM
Is this a Skyline I believe they're called?

Yeah, Skyline GTR :)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Dodge boys on August 28, 2011 - 01:47:07 PM
About 130 in my 66 New Yorker (2:76 rear end). Saw a roll over crash out in the desert (calif) Left a friend with the victims (one had a broken back and was drunk as hell-on their way to Vegas to be married) to make sure they did not move. Middle of no were. Raced ahead to find phone/gas station(before cell phones) 3rd exit found a station with a hand crank phone! Told by operator to leave money for call with station attendant-ya right
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mulethras on September 09, 2011 - 05:36:53 AM
I did 138 in my 2004 Hyundai Tiburon on an open highway in AZ.  The car still had some left in her but i backed off worried about cops and going to jail.  She still felt smooth going that fast which amazed me.  My wife was pregnant and said to step on it.  Who am I to disobey a direct order? :dunno:
I miss my Tibby
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Super Blue 72 on September 09, 2011 - 10:32:22 AM
Not top speed wise but acceleration wise I was in a mini dragster at Speedzone that was powered by a 300hp Chevy 350.  Supposedly goes 0-70 in 3.5 seconds and pulls 2.5 G forces.  It was more like a ride/game racing against other drivers for best time but it was still fun to accelerate that fast.

(http://www.speedzone.com/site/_banners_attrac/topEliminator_p.jpg)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on September 22, 2011 - 11:52:21 AM
I hit 160 in my Jag XKR last weekend. It is supposed have an electronic limit at 155 but that did not seem to work  :bigsmile: after that the car had more balls than I did so I let off.
Cool  :2thumbs: When did you pick that up ?? a bit of a step up from the little green car you picked me up in LOL
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Confederate Cuda on September 22, 2011 - 02:11:38 PM
Cool  :2thumbs: When did you pick that up ?? a bit of a step up from the little green car you picked me up in LOL
I bought it about a year ago. Shortly after you left I bought this 911 but it started to get too many miles so I sold it and bought the Jag. As usual your timing is impeccable. Now I will be out of a job in a few weeks so no new toys for a while  :crying:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Matt70 on September 26, 2011 - 06:26:31 PM
Got up to 120 in my wife's 2011 Challenger R/T. It still had plenty but the wife had enough  :grinyes: 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: msbaugh on September 29, 2011 - 07:50:15 PM
140 mph in my 08 Dodge Charger R/t.  :) tuned so no speed limiter. Past that is just stupid... unless you know there's no traffic and no sudden change in the road surface.  Then you're safe
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Grec on October 21, 2011 - 04:52:57 PM
155-160 in a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo. The real adrenaline rush came from the fact that we were on a two-lane, bumpy country road here in Napa that leads into a 90 degree turn.  :)

By the way, all you guys on here that have hit 130 or so in an E Body... man... I can't even imagine how un-planted these cars must feel at that speed. Not exactly aerodynamic.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 68427vette on January 06, 2012 - 08:51:45 AM
186+  on my CBR900rr  motorcycle  rocket,,, man was i dumb, and in my early 20's and no kid..  my helmet was smashing my chin.. :banghead:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Johnko2012 on January 13, 2012 - 05:22:39 AM
probably 110 or 115 in various poor rental cars over the years, but I took my 73 Barracuda up to 102 on a nice North Dakota country road straightaway last fall on very worn rear tires. One of those roads that is between gravel and asphalt. I've done a lot of crazy high wire rigging stuff, and I play with firearms and giant robots that spit fire and shoot 2x4's 180 mph, but that was hands down the scariest few seconds of my life. Sort of floating along, like friction was a second though....
    It started out as a Sunday drive, but i had just gotten the vehicle a few weeks earlier, and she just kind of asked nicely for me to keep putting my foot down, just to breath in that sweet harvest air.  She seemed pretty happy when it was all over and we both grinned the whole way home. Y'all know how those 'cudas can grin...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Capt Ken on February 02, 2012 - 01:46:15 PM
I use to steer with my feet till going 160 knots (in a T-38). After that it flew. Does that count?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 71gogreen on February 02, 2012 - 02:59:19 PM
148 mph in a 1979 z28. i was racing with a corvette. i kept the pedel down and passed him with 4 people in the car. young and crazy i guess. :misbehaving:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: KFD on February 20, 2012 - 10:10:17 AM
145 on the scooter somewhere past Desert Center and Blythe. There was some traffic ahead, so I slowed down... I have been told the Ape's top speed is 172, haven't tried it yet. 427Vette, are you sure you weren't doing 166 on that 900RR?

KFD
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 71cuda1990 on February 28, 2012 - 02:35:06 PM
When I was younger I worked at a GM dealership (I know I know painful right). Guy brought in a brand new CTS V with the blown LS motor and a five speed for a new set of rubbers. When I was finished I said I needed to take it for a drive to "reset the the tire pressure monitors"  :lol2: Hit the interstate on ramp and floored it. Shifted as fast as I could and by the time I hit the end of the ramp was doing about 120ish. Stayed on it till bout 130 then finally backed off. That was one fast car. Ever since then I've wanted one.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 4 speed fish on February 28, 2012 - 04:05:54 PM
My 1st 70 cuda in 1972 racing a 70 z28 doing 130 on the freeway at 1  in the morning.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: merlin969 on March 14, 2012 - 12:45:26 AM
100 in my jeep wrangler coming down the mountain from VA. may have gone faster street racing in my teens but never thought to look at the speedo.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Giveitawack on March 18, 2012 - 05:04:06 PM
155 mph in our Volvo S80 T6. Tuned to 321 hp. We totally humiliated a BMW!  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Cuda440Mike on March 23, 2012 - 11:15:27 PM
140 mph in my 69 charger RT/SE
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Dixie on April 25, 2012 - 05:49:22 PM
130 in my 69 Charger R/T SE circa 1982.
135 in my 71 Challenger circa 1987.
147 at the Richard Petty Driving experience.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: LAA66 on April 25, 2012 - 10:06:41 PM
 Anything over 120 in a vintage Mopar is saying something.  Especially on bias ply tires it's like woooooo..... :eek2:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: MetalMilitiaSRT on July 24, 2012 - 05:42:47 PM
I'm a pretty reserved when it comes to top speed (I'm more of an acceleration junkie).
That being said, the fastest I've been is 101 on my MV Agusta 910 S.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: RAMMAN on July 29, 2012 - 09:18:43 PM
About 160 several times in my Corvette ZO6, damn the wind is loud at that speed!
 :cheers:
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/isbram/P1012283_edited-1.jpg)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Twisted73 on August 01, 2012 - 10:50:40 AM
about 130 mph in a 67 Dodge Dart on a not so smooth road! if you have ever experienced or heard of body float/roll....... it is absolutely terrifying! The suspension got stiffened up shortly after that ride!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1of1 on August 01, 2012 - 01:31:26 PM
120 MPH in 3rd gear.......thats when I decided that with more gears to go, I should quit while I was ahead!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: msbaugh on August 01, 2012 - 03:11:21 PM
120 MPH in 3rd gear.......thats when I decided that with more gears to go, I should quit while I was ahead!!!


You own a ford gt? Wow driving one of those would be a dream!!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1of1 on August 01, 2012 - 04:10:10 PM

You own a ford gt? Wow driving one of those would be a dream!!!!

Yes, 1868th car built in 2006 out of 1900+-...Just don't go shopping as there is no room for your wallet!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: msbaugh on August 01, 2012 - 06:51:34 PM
Yes, 1868th car built in 2006 out of 1900+-...Just don't go shopping as there is no room for your wallet!!!


I'm sure you've seen this being a Ford Gt owner, but If I owned one it would be awfully tempting to do this  :roflsmiley:
I love this video, apparently these guys have someone in a small airplane for air support (who they're talking to on the radio) and they run from the cops, they have a website somewhere.. NUTS

Ford GT Police Chase - FULL VERSION (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AI-I45lK90#ws)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on August 01, 2012 - 08:52:03 PM
He has a chaser car.  Not air support.
Chaser car slowed down the smokey.

Love that!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: msbaugh on August 01, 2012 - 08:57:49 PM
He has a chaser car.  Not air support.
Chaser car slowed down the smokey.

Love that!

Yeah I bet you're right, I may have read the airplane part on their website! Can't seem to find it though
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 1of1 on August 02, 2012 - 12:40:33 PM
I'm sure you've seen this being a Ford Gt owner, but If I owned one it would be awfully tempting to do this  :roflsmiley:
I love this video, apparently these guys have someone in a small airplane for air support (who they're talking to on the radio) and they run from the cops, they have a website somewhere.. NUTS



Yes this was done shortly after I bought my car in late 06......They finally get busted and the car was impounded for 1 year with a 30K fine......They had sustained speeds of 170 MPH most of the cops did not even try to maintain a chase....IN TRAFFIC!!! crazy!! The GT will keep getting better and better the faster you go dynamics wise... With a set of headers and a tune mine is putting out 724 HP (Dyno) A friend of mine who is a professional driver has had it up to 216  on a controlled runway at the airport.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: brads70 on August 06, 2012 - 09:14:14 AM
Yes, 1868th car built in 2006 out of 1900+-...Just don't go shopping as there is no room for your wallet!!!

Beautiful car! Your a lucky man indeed! :2thumbs:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: jordan on October 05, 2012 - 10:01:38 PM
I hit 175 mph on a 1998 kawasaki zx9r on the street.  It was unbelievably loud?  Redline 6th gear.  I drive big bore sport bike as my biggest speed fix.  It is pretty easy to hit 130s.  I can't remember how many times I have been over 150!  Daily rides to work usually see 100mph on back roads. 

As far a cars go, three times I have been 140mph in a 1988 porsche 928s4.  Felt just like 80mph, just the telephone poles were going by alot faster!  Super stable with no drama.  Just how it should be in a fast car. 

Its pretty easy to back a bike down from speed in a short distance.  Slowing down a 3500 lb cars is altogether different.  Driving a car fast seems riskier.

My goal for my cuda is 130's or better. 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: BZaar on April 29, 2013 - 12:40:19 PM
I'll never forget it.  As a young sailor stationed in Vallejo Ca. I was rolling north on Hwy 101 near Ukiah in my recently purchased AAR Cuda.  I was enjoying the beautiful sunshine and scenery when alongside me appears a fairly stock looking 69 Mustang with an apparent desire to race.  I had no idea what my car could do at that point since I had only had it a couple of weeks, but being young and stupid, I was more than willing to find out!  I was pretty sure the best that Mustang had was a 351 (based on appearance and the fact I had a 69 Mach I just prior to getting the AAR)  So from a rolling start of about 70mph, we proceeded to punch it.  I remember seeing a road sign as I put my foot down that read "Ukiah next four exits" the next thing I knew I was north of Ukiah doing 135mph, looking at the Mustang in the rear view pulling off onto the median with some sort of smoke coming from it.  A day I'll always remember !
 :bigsmile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Oldschool on April 29, 2013 - 12:51:51 PM
I'll never forget it.  As a young sailor stationed in Vallejo Ca. I was rolling north on Hwy 101 near Ukiah in my recently purchased AAR Cuda.  I was enjoying the beautiful sunshine and scenery when alongside me appears a fairly stock looking 69 Mustang with an apparent desire to race.  I had no idea what my car could do at that point since I had only had it a couple of weeks, but being young and stupid, I was more than willing to find out!  I was pretty sure the best that Mustang had was a 351 (based on appearance and the fact I had a 69 Mach I just prior to getting the AAR)  So from a rolling start of about 70mph, we proceeded to punch it.  I remember seeing a road sign as I put my foot down that read "Ukiah next four exits" the next thing I knew I was north of Ukiah doing 135mph, looking at the Mustang in the rear view pulling off onto the median with some sort of smoke coming from it.  A day I'll always remember !
 :bigsmile:


Nice story.. MOPARS ROCK!!!  Killed another Ferd.....     :bigsmile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: dvldwg89 on May 10, 2013 - 09:23:56 AM
Well depending on if my speedo was right.... took my Cuda up to 132 way back in 1988. Cop going the other way ... oh ****!
Kept it floored and when I got to the end of the road I managed to weave through several neighborhoods and avoid him.
Parked in someone's driveway (night bout 12 am) Waited about an hour then drove home and parked it in front of my best
Friends house up the street lol. Well I own the only Green 71 Cuda with black vynil top rear black louvers in Colorado back
then. So for the rest of the year I get tailed and pulled over 13 times........ no tickets ! Oh the memories
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: AussieRT on May 16, 2013 - 10:48:17 AM
In a car 270 kmh or 167 mph in an Evo 9. In a plane, 713.5 mph.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: steven on May 23, 2013 - 09:51:07 PM
(http://) :wow: :wow:  130 MPH - 1967 Chrysler "300". Knees knocking and white knuckles. Only has 10' drum power brakes. On an unopened section of the Jefferson Freeway in Louisville, Ky. Took all 4 lanes and the median to slow back down to 55 MPH. Dang well made a memory for me and three friends that day. Capped it off with some good cold brews !!!!!!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cameroncatrett on June 11, 2013 - 09:46:14 PM
142 in a less than stock dodge neon srt4.......never again....
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: GoodysGotaCuda on June 11, 2013 - 11:06:11 PM
Mine has been updated to riding at about 140mph is a modded Ford GT  :worshippy
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: mildphil on June 12, 2013 - 12:01:29 AM
200 in a bentley  :bigshades:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ToxicWolf on June 12, 2013 - 12:30:35 AM
Speeding ticket for 142 outside Las Vegas. Driving an L88 corvette.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: jordan on August 06, 2013 - 08:18:28 PM
I just returned from my motorcycle trip to Utah.  My friend let me ride his 2012 Kawasaki ZX14.  200rwhp, 9.8sec 1/4mi at 150mph with a 186mph electronically limited top speed.  On a straight flat deserted road in southern Wyoming, I rolled on it hard, and buried the speedo past the 180mph mark easily.  We did a little GPS confirmation and came up with 183mph!!   My new personal best.  The bike was very easy to ride, and very capable on a curvy road too.  We easily cruised the curvy roads of Utah at 90+ with blast up to the 160's mph with no drama.  I want one soooooo bad!!!!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Racer57 on August 06, 2013 - 09:49:13 PM
153 Chicagoland 1mile Speedway. Petty Driving Experience.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JoeGrapes on November 26, 2013 - 07:20:29 PM
In a Mopar in 1973 in my 1970 Roadrunner 383 4 speed. I was on the New York Thruway and I got the car up to 135 with the engine screaming and the hood shaking like crazy before I chickened out. In a Chevy with my wife's 1996 Z28 on the same road we got it up to 140 and it was smooth as silk. A few years ago my daughter had my Barracuda out for a spin and when she got home she complained she couldn't get it much past 100. Man did I hit the ceiling! Not because of the car, but now I had to be the DAD!, LOL 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: rattlesnake on November 26, 2013 - 07:31:27 PM
17 years old in my 70 barracuda on a very old and narrow country road back home. 130+ absolutely top end going down hill. Don't tell my kids they think dad was a good boy. I am going to fool them as long as I can.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cbrxxtreme on December 04, 2013 - 11:42:58 AM
Watched dad bury the dream - o- meter at 120 in his barracuda.   I had it to 110 with a 400lb fat man in the passenger seat and 2 normal sized humans in the back seat while passing a Neon R/T (not SRT, the R/T version they made in the late 90's, early 2000's).

My 1986 Dodge Daytona turbo z would top out at 80 with the T-tops out   :roflsmiley:, and around 120 with them in.

AWD Turbo Eagle Talon would indicate 140.

Pegged the dream o meter at 205 on my CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (Honda motorcycle) but magazine radar tests showed a best of 189 with the clock pegged at 205 in their reviews... so I guess 189.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Joe mama on December 04, 2013 - 11:59:36 AM
Drove 2 times at MIS (Michigan Intermational Speedway) Once in a Richard Petty driving experience. 147MPH. The scariest high speed run was in a mini van at MIS. We rented the track for the day for work & drove a right hand drive euro spec. van at 140MPH. Dam near as fast as the Richard Petty stock car!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: anlauto on December 04, 2013 - 12:27:51 PM
135MPH  :screwy: (according to the factory speedo) on I90 West heading from NY to PA ....

 :burnout:
in my 1970 Plymouth Superbird 440 4bbl auto.....
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mpdlawdog on December 04, 2013 - 04:14:36 PM
132 (governed) in my 2010 police intercepter.....chasing a pos 82 nissan 280z turbo....he found out what the PIT maneuver was  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Ricketts on December 04, 2013 - 04:32:21 PM
140mph'ish in my Viper and 135mph on my ZX6 Ninja
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: anlauto on December 04, 2013 - 04:32:55 PM
135MPH  :screwy: (according to the factory speedo) on I90 West heading from NY to PA ....

 :burnout:
in my 1970 Plymouth Superbird 440 4bbl auto.....

Years ago when I was young and foolish officer... :eek7:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: RzeroB on December 04, 2013 - 08:03:11 PM
About 208mph, or 181 KIAS (knots indicated air speed), as I was "driving" UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters for Uncle Sam at the time. We were in a hurry to get back to our base so I climbed to altitude and set the engines to max continuous power to get the highest ground speed. As we approached the base I nosed it over into a shallow dive, kept the power on and the airspeed indicator climbed to 181 KIAS and settled there. The 'Hawk is such a capable machine and a real pleasure to fly. It was the ultimate Sport-Utility-Vehicle. Here's a short video of one making a flyby

http://youtu.be/IOqxkNAef-g (http://youtu.be/IOqxkNAef-g)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: moparmaniac59 on December 04, 2013 - 09:12:19 PM
Not sure about the fastest, but most definitely the quickest in my '73 Challenger with the 543 stroker. As my buddy says, "It's stupid fast". I've had many big block muscle cars and many Mopars, but nothing like this and with the stock suspension, it just plain scares the  :22yikes: out of me. I've buried the speedo (120) more than once. It's not going 120, heck I've done that in a smooth riding Cadillac and hardly known it, It's the ride from zero to whatever that's the real thrill!! 651 ft/lbs of torque will plant the 'ole keester in the seat like there's no tomorrow!!  :burnout:

                                                                             Matt B.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: steven on December 16, 2013 - 09:26:27 AM
130 MPH + ???. Speedometer pegged out. '67 Chrysler "300". I was on an unopened section of the Gene Snyder Freeway in Louisville, Ky. Took all 4 lanes and about 5 miles to get it under control due to 10" drum brakes that were glazed. Knuckles still white 25 years later !
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cameron2502 on December 16, 2013 - 08:28:27 PM
170 mph Rear Engine Dragster, quarter mile
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: E-Body Products on December 16, 2013 - 09:57:56 PM
Carnival, you stole my airplane speed ideal. You are crazy that fast on a snowmobile.


Daniel
www.ebodyproducts.com
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: G machine on January 17, 2014 - 08:30:31 PM
I buried the speedometer somewhere in New Mexico in the 1970s with my 73 Challenger!.         :)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Rare_T_A on February 06, 2014 - 07:45:56 PM
In about 1973-74 I had a 68 Firebird 400 4spd with a lot of motor work. I took a friend to just over 140 and he got so scared he was scream'in like a little girl. A year later I was racing a guy I graduated with. Keith had a 67 GTX and we were side by side at 140 going down an old county highway. Why I'm still alive I don't know.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 170bcuda on March 05, 2014 - 08:54:44 PM
I had my 67 charger up to about 155-160mph out in the nevada desert with more pedal to go. My tires felt like  they were made of rock, my wipers were fluttering wildly,  a pice of windshield moulding flew off  the front end felt like it was starting to float.  then I backed off,  and it took almost a mile to slow down to even think about using brakes.   I took a while but I found the windshield trim that launched  :woo:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerHK on March 06, 2014 - 04:40:25 AM
Doesn't really count as "driving" per se, but a couple of weekends ago I went to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. While there I was on the Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster in the world, which hits 148 mph, in an open ride vehicle. It was a blast.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: brads70 on March 06, 2014 - 04:52:28 AM
I had my 67 charger up to about 155-160mph out in the nevada desert with more pedal to go. My tires felt like  they were made of rock, my wipers were fluttering wildly,  a pice of windshield moulding flew off  the front end felt like it was starting to float.  then I backed off,  and it took almost a mile to slow down to even think about using brakes.   I took a while but I found the windshield trim that launched  :woo:

Well, all I can say is a 67 Charger must be much more aerodynamic than a Challenger as after 120-130 you can't steer anymore, no way you can drive 160MPH in a stock Challenger the front end lifts.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: tommyg29 on March 06, 2014 - 08:09:17 PM
Doesn't really count as "driving" per se, but a couple of weekends ago I went to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. While there I was on the Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster in the world, which hits 148 mph, in an open ride vehicle. It was a blast.

Ive checked out Ferrari world online and google earthed it. Absolutely Incredible.
The money they have over there boggles my mind.
That kind of development used to happen here, and should be/could be happening again with a few changes and getting back to our competitive roots.
For instance, used to be skilled guys like you wouldnt have to travel half way around the world to make things happen. Ought to be able to do it right here at home. :cheers:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ChallengerHK on March 07, 2014 - 04:37:43 AM
For instance, used to be skilled guys like you wouldnt have to travel half way around the world to make things happen. Ought to be able to do it right here at home. :cheers:

Thanks for the thought. Worse things have happened, and it's not all bad. Before I came here I thought I'd never be able to travel the world at all, but in a year and a half I've been to India, Paris, Amsterdam and London, as well as the closer destinations like Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. I'll be in Italy in a couple of weeks, and I've got plans for New Zealand, Japan and Africa.

I also did the Ferrari simulators at Ferrari world, but I found them underwhelming. I could not get the thing to break traction in a corner.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 67Charger on April 23, 2014 - 12:42:33 AM
Well, all I can say is a 67 Charger must be much more aerodynamic than a Challenger as after 120-130 you can't steer anymore, no way you can drive 160MPH in a stock Challenger the front end lifts.


I run my '67 Charger in the Silver State Classic.  I've had it at 145 both with and without aero mods.  With the 5" airdam off the bottom of the front bumper it was definitely was more secure - planted to the road.  Without it, it was plenty drivable, just a handfull.  We hold that speed for exactly 90 miles each time.

Here's a few videos from course workers of old runs in the 125 class:

http://youtu.be/v3hFhL-SYWs (http://youtu.be/v3hFhL-SYWs)
http://youtu.be/87fU3_P1voc (http://youtu.be/87fU3_P1voc)

Without Air Dam:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/67Charger/IMG_5635-1-1.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/67Charger/media/IMG_5635-1-1.jpg.html)

With Air Dam (at 140 mph):
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/67Charger/NORC%202013/SilverStateMay2013211_zps9e9c3f7f.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/67Charger/media/NORC%202013/SilverStateMay2013211_zps9e9c3f7f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Chryco Psycho on April 23, 2014 - 10:14:03 AM
That is so cool , I was also planning to race my 71 Charger in the open road racing
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: GreenFishie on April 25, 2014 - 05:23:18 AM
Until a few weeks ago the fastest I had ever driven was 130 in my 81 Z when we took a road trip to TJ from IL ... with a detour for the Bonneville salt flats on the way home. I was 18 at the time and my rear end didn't unclench until I turned 19.

Like 170bcuda, there was floating, violently fluttering wipers, and rocks for tires. Unlike 170bcuda I didn't have anymore pedal and my window trim remained intact .... my wipers and passenger side wiper arm not so much.

Then a few weeks ago I hooked up with a guy north of Chicago to get some input on a 6 speed auto from TCI and we took his Yenko mod clone out for a spin. Then we took his supercharged C5 out ... I didn't drive, but we hit 155 for about 4 consecutive miles on a completely open 90/94 going into IN. I'm still clenching I think.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: MTS-Challenger on April 25, 2014 - 02:14:38 PM
Buried the 150 mph speedometer in a 70 Challenger R/T 383 magnum (tunnel ram and other high pro stuff) in 1983; and average 120 mph for 33 miles going to work on a Saturday morning..... The stupid stuff I did as a teenager.....

The scary part of the ride was when I lifted off to much to soon at a high speed and the rear suspension of the car lifted up about 6 inches and started to come around, but hey what could I do but get back on... :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Niko on September 14, 2014 - 04:25:30 PM
We did a summer vacation trip to Germany, and drove on the Autobahn 152 mph with my Chrysler 300 SRT8. Would have gone faster , but the traffic was too much because it was daytime. Maybe next time...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: bigblue73 on September 15, 2014 - 09:02:55 AM
145 MPH in a 2014 Porsche Carrera 4S.  Start to stop in less than a 1/2 mile.  The torque in this thing was amazing and the brakes are HUGE!
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: ec_co on September 15, 2014 - 01:28:24 PM
not very exciting except to me at the time. wayway back ..... friend had a '70 Barracuda with a bone stock 318 2bbl auto, swapped the 2.93 gears for a 3.23 posi (dropped his 1/4 mile times to 16sec flat, shaved @ .25). on a trip back from bellingham/WA to spokane/WA we had it over 120 (not sure exact #s as the needle was pegged). at the time I didn't think a 318 could do 120+
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: moparmaniac59 on September 22, 2014 - 05:15:42 PM
You are right about the front end seeming to 'float' Brad (at high speeds). My buddies have been bugging the crap out of me to run my Challenger on the track. It is scary as crap right now with stock suspension and air shocks in the back. With well over 600 ponies, when I stomp it going say 55mph, the front end lifts & the car floats all over the lane (I can keep it in the lane, but it floats around) and it just accelerates stupid fast up to 120-130. Until I get some mods done to the suspension, I don't expect to make a decent pass down the 1/4 mile and it does seem to float as Brad mentioned. Actually kinda scary!!  :22yikes:


                                                                                           Matt B.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 7212Mopar on September 22, 2014 - 08:39:12 PM
Fastest I went was about 120 MPH on two different cars many years apart. First on a 99 Civic EX 5 speed, any faster will hit the speed limiter. It was my daily driver and not a rice bucket. Many years later, 2012 Challenger SRT8 got to that speed on 6th gear OD, wasn't even trying and plenty to go. But I just don't like going that fast. I am kind of the 0-60 instant acceleration type.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Sp33dyF1sh on September 23, 2014 - 01:16:27 PM
German autobahn, 130mph... Several times...


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Yellow Submarine on October 15, 2014 - 12:03:02 AM
120 on the Skyline freeway just South of SF. after it opened around 73'. That was what the speedo indicated anyway.
66' New Yorker 440. I was 17 yrs old driving on 3 nearly bald tires not all the same size. I'll never forget the stupidity of it or the sound of the unfiltered Carter 4bbl sucking all the air it could and the howling wind trying to get out of the way of chrome plated brick of a car. The sensation of driving that car at speed was unsettling. There was no real feel of the road, just a floating feeling as the car leaned into the gradual curves in the road.
Both thrilling and foolish. :scared:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: leg340 on November 13, 2014 - 08:28:05 AM
with my viper srt 10 2005 250km (145mph) on hiway just 1 minute because  1 mille ahead cop car on radar  no ticket  :grinno:(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/634141335.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=634141335.jpg)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: steve g on December 27, 2014 - 11:15:36 PM
130 MPH in a 73 Duster. Had a slant six car that I dropped a 69 440 hp, hooker fender well headers, and 727 into. Had an 8 1/4 rear with 2.76 gears and the rest of the suspension was stock. Drove on a 2 lane country road and hit 130 within the first mile and she was climbing fast. Got scared when the front end was floating right and left, so I let off the gas and it got worse like a death wobble. Smoothed back out when It got below 100. That was back in the late 1980's.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: cinar23 on January 12, 2015 - 03:01:09 AM
172miles with my yellow jacket...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: djais1801 on January 12, 2015 - 08:31:09 AM
I was in High School and drove my neighbor's RX7 Turbo II to the prom.  I had it up to 130mph on Route 1-needless to say, my date didn't speak to me the rest of the night. oh well.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Racer57 on January 12, 2015 - 03:26:59 PM

Petty Driving Experience
Chicagoland Speedway 1.5 mile tri-oval

155mph top speed, 138 mph average
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Brillo1974 on January 31, 2015 - 04:17:01 PM
Couple years ago I drove my 1990 ZR1 out to Montana and decided to see if it would do 180 like it was supposed to. I found a straight road which is not hard to do out there with nobody coming either direction. I took off from a stand still and took it up to 156 mph before letting off in 5th gear only because a guy in a pickup was coming about a half mile away by then. I have loved all my C4 Vettes because they drive like they are on rails no matter if you drive 70 mph or 156 mph and never feel light. Always wished that guy wouldn't have been coming so I could have maxed it out and will never get the chance again because it's gone now. :burnout: Oh and the wife was with, she isn't afraid of speed.  :grinno:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Jamie on February 01, 2015 - 09:54:20 PM
In 1997 my 1996 zx7r with some mods hit 170mph on Rte 1in Delaware, handle bar shake scared the CRAP out of me!!!
In 1994 driving  my buddies z28 6_speed hit 150 in 5th gear(shift to 6th actually slowed it down) car was actually very stable.
1999 corvette automatic went above 150 and felt like it was meant to be driven that fast
Now driving my cuda at 100 is stable due to my mods but it is the noisiest experience ever "lol" and I actually only go this fast on track now a days.
 
Of course this is all according to the vehicles Speedo, not GPS.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Gumby on February 28, 2015 - 11:52:26 PM
My speedo only went to 120 on my Charger, so who really knows?
Scary as hell. Not at the time, but afterward. kept thinking if some farmer would have pulled out in front of me on a tractor.

Yeah, it was scary, with that crappy Chrysler NO FEEL steering.

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: louiej611 on February 28, 2015 - 11:58:12 PM
176.5 MPH at Daytona Motor Speedway the Richard Petty DRiving School what a rush.  I am a ex cop and I loved it I am going to do it again at wither Charlotte or Atlanta.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 73440 on March 01, 2015 - 01:29:48 AM
Estimate of 150 mph in a delta position on my 17th skydive , then improperly timed I pulled the ripcord without flaring out of delta and it was like slamming into a brick wall.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: LC7110 on March 01, 2015 - 01:49:05 AM
Did 180 mph as a passenger on a 911 Turbo at Porsche's development track in Germany... Did 165 mph in my 2010 SRT8 Challenger on a Mexican Highway, could've gotten more but I ran out of straight road  :swear:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: JAS on May 05, 2015 - 03:05:33 PM
150 mph on rt. 71 right near downtown Cincinnati in my old Porsche.  That was 4th gear... still had one to go.  I figured I better let up or I'm going to jail.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: js29no on May 05, 2015 - 05:00:33 PM
on a bare road 130 in my first challenger a 70 383 4-speed r/t on a snow covered road about 75 in a 73 ford f-3504x4 tow truck.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: plycuda67 on August 19, 2015 - 07:45:50 PM
well know that I am getting use to this forum I gone 150 +on old Suzuki katana 1100 on the florida turnpike to bad I sold it nice bike :smokin:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 734406pk on September 09, 2015 - 09:17:54 PM
About 145mph on a Kawasaki ZX11. The bike had more to go, but I did not. The acceleration happened in a few hundred feet, but the decel had to be 1-1/2 miles. These sport bikes speed up way faster than they slow down. Jeez! :ylsuper:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 70chall440 on September 14, 2015 - 04:21:04 PM
130 in a Stealth RT
135 in my 01 Viper ACR
142 on my GSXR-1300
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: c4orce on October 17, 2015 - 08:47:55 AM
I've done 147 in my corvette. It had a digital mpg gauge that showed about 3mpg at that speed...not to bad

~120 on my ZX-9R

Sent from my LGL33L using Tapatalk

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Glow Worm on October 17, 2015 - 10:39:03 AM
First time over 120 MPH was in a 1957 Dodge Royal Lancer, Red Ram  (That was 49 years ago when my Dad was driving.)
130 in my 2011 Challenger R/T Shaker (I no longer own it)
140 In my 2005 Corvette (Sold it)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Seventythreecuda on December 19, 2015 - 02:37:58 PM
This looks like a fun first thread to post in!

My three fastest speeds:

150 mph on an '04 Ducati 749 - a local highway  :screwy:

160 mph in an '08 Alpina tuned 335i - autobahn in Germany

137 mph in an '01 330i

Planning on driving slow from here on out

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: blown motor on December 19, 2015 - 04:35:55 PM
135 mph in a 2015 Challenger Hellcat. The owner said there was lots of pedal left.  :burnout:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: roadman5312 on December 19, 2015 - 04:47:35 PM
    Honda CB 750.  Palmetto Expressway in Miami.  2 am , back in the 70's. Had the needle buried when I hit the curve heading south. Never let off, made it thru.  Still think back on that night and I'm amazed I'm still alive.  Couple months later a buddy from high school got killed when he went into that curve all out in a GTO. 

Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: aris_unlimited on December 19, 2015 - 07:09:02 PM
    Honda CB 750.  Palmetto Expressway in Miami.  2 am , back in the 70's. Had the needle buried when I hit the curve heading south. Never let off, made it thru.  Still think back on that night and I'm amazed I'm still alive.  Couple months later a buddy from high school got killed when he went into that curve all out in a GTO.

So how fast were you going?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Archialfa on December 20, 2015 - 03:22:24 PM
215 kph which would be about 133 mph in my Alfa Romeo 159 SW 1.9 liter 4-cylinder diesel (180 HP). Nice long straight part of a Croatian highway... :-)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: chargerdon on December 22, 2015 - 01:31:35 AM
About 155 in a nascar stoker at Charlotte Motor Speedway back in may of 2013.   This was with the Rusty Wallace Challenge.   

No speedometer in the car, but was told top maximum speed was 175 with rev limiter at 5850 rpm...   I saw around 5200 RPM which would equate to 155.  I also rode with a professional driver who was able to top out the Rev Limiter so i was riding at 175.    What a thrill.   In order to hit the max you had to keep the hammer down in the turns, and we were told to not do that but to "coast" into the turn and then hold gas at about 50% thru the turn and then nail it coming out.   That isnt enough to top it out.   See:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3DcE6RekiI&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3DcE6RekiI&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: tommyg29 on February 04, 2016 - 09:12:02 PM
    Honda CB 750.  Palmetto Expressway in Miami.  2 am , back in the 70's. Had the needle buried when I hit the curve heading south. Never let off, made it thru.  Still think back on that night and I'm amazed I'm still alive.  Couple months later a buddy from high school got killed when he went into that curve all out in a GTO.
In 1975 I did about 100 in a camaro just a couple miles south of there on the Palmetto Xway. Got pulled over and almost arrested two minutes later by a trooper. I asked the trooper how he saw me, and he said I passed him up!
All these years later I still remember what it felt like to see that blue light in my rear view.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: 70chall440 on February 04, 2016 - 11:39:58 PM
LOL unfortunately I have seen those lights a few too many times...

Around about 79 I was going home on Interstate 94 from Bismarck ND to Mandan ND; there is a part where you come down a long hill that goes over the Missouri river where it curves slightly right, but just before this hill there is like a 3-5 mile straight flat stretch. I was driving my 74 Challenger with a 70 440 6 pack, AT and 3.23 gears; feeling froggy I was in it and hit the point where it began down hill doing about 125. Just as I hit this point and began down hill, there was a state trooper sitting on the side where he could catch people doing exactly what I was doing. He hit the lights and I hit the gas, when I got to the bottom of the hill I looked down and the speedo was coming off 145; I looked back and much to my amazement no cop. It was then that I began to wonder when the last time I checked the lugs and without the cop, I came off the gas and slowed to around the speed limit. About 2 days later while at work which was on main street of Bismarck at an exhaust shop, I hear this voice from behind me say "who owns that orange Challenger parked out front"? I turned and there was a state trooper. I responded with; "it might be mine" and he said "where you hauling ass down 94 about 2 nights ago"... I said that "maybe"... he responded by saying that since he didn't get a license plate there wasn't anything he could do now but wanted to know what the hell was in that thing. We went out and I showed him the engine and we talked cars for a minute. As he left he said "catch ya later"... 1 week later, same place doing 10 over, there he was... I pulled over immediately. He laughed and gave me a ticket for 7 over...

Good times...
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mpdlawdog on February 11, 2016 - 06:40:28 PM
forgot about this one....126 in my 10 crown vic...it was governed to that.......chasing a 82 nissan 300z turbo...I pitted him to end it....

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1455824802818&id=1449291407 (https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1455824802818&id=1449291407)

lets see if this link works....
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: HP_Cuda on February 11, 2016 - 07:08:13 PM

URL doesn't work but I'd love to hear that story!!!

 :drool:
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Mpdlawdog on February 11, 2016 - 07:18:48 PM
URL doesn't work but I'd love to hear that story!!!

 :drool:

crap...anybody know how to post a video from facebook???
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bullitt- on February 11, 2016 - 08:54:13 PM
crap...anybody know how to post a video from facebook???

I'm on FB..your link is bad 
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bullitt- on February 11, 2016 - 08:57:50 PM
right click on the video in facebook & a URL will show to copy
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: DODGE1933 on October 25, 2016 - 01:17:49 PM
I just got back from vacation and did 164 in my 2015 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker. Not bad for a 65 year old fart.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: TxRad on October 26, 2016 - 09:40:35 AM
I finally learned to keep the speed on the track. I think.

I'll let someone better at math than me figure out the speed.

13.8 sec lap on a quarter mile dirt track in a winged sprint.

14.85 sec lap ona 1/2 mile dirt track.

201.85 miles an hour lap at Talladage in a 70 Petty built, Marty Robins owned Daytona. Now that was a Petty driving experience. Yeah, I was a scab who broke the stike lines that first year.

On the street about 160 in a baby blue 54 Ford with rusted out rocker panels. No, it was now where near stock. A 406 Ford out of a Mercury station wagon. Two fours and a four speed. The rear end was a two speed out of a Studebaker truck. It would run a hundred in low rear gear and then you shifted to high and down shifted to third. Basically it made a six speed out of the four. I sold the car to my cousin when I went in the Marines. He still owns it.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Bullitt- on October 26, 2016 - 07:37:57 PM
I finally learned to keep the speed on the track. I think.

I'll let someone better at math than me figure out the speed.

13.8 sec lap on a quarter mile dirt track in a winged sprint.

14.85 sec lap ona 1/2 mile dirt track.

201.85 miles an hour lap at Talladage in a 70 Petty built, Marty Robins owned Daytona. Now that was a Petty driving experience. Yeah, I was a scab who broke the stike lines that first year.

On the street about 160 in a baby blue 54 Ford with rusted out rocker panels. No, it was now where near stock. A 406 Ford out of a Mercury station wagon. Two fours and a four speed. The rear end was a two speed out of a Studebaker truck. It would run a hundred in low rear gear and then you shifted to high and down shifted to third. Basically it made a six speed out of the four. I sold the car to my cousin when I went in the Marines. He still owns it.

Cool stuff... What car did you drive in the '69 Talladega 500?
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: TxRad on October 27, 2016 - 03:10:38 AM
Cool stuff... What car did you drive in the '69 Talladega 500?

In the end, I didn't. The speeds are from my rookie runs in the #62 car. I can't remember the guy that was scheduled to drive it. He wasn't sure if he wanted to break the strike or not. After he saw my lap speeds i think he got worried about his job. I think the car made about 68 laps and blew the motor. As I remember, the car was owned by Brian Kesolowski. Not sure of the spelling. I think he was Brad's grandfather.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: NCC1968 on April 26, 2018 - 07:33:03 PM
I really don't know b/c the 160 speedo was pegged.....near 180 - in a 2003 Mustang Cobra that I modified.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: Jennyann on February 27, 2021 - 03:55:42 AM
I‘ve gone with Audi RS Q8 with 600PS. It was great.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: moparmaniac59 on February 27, 2021 - 08:08:37 PM
When I first installed the 543 stroker in my '74 Challenger, I got "challenged" by a '66 Mustang. I rolled the speedo and figured I was doing well over 130 and I barely had 500 miles on the new engine. About 620 hp at 651 ft/lbs of torque. I could barely see the Mustang in my rearview.
Title: Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
Post by: CudaLover100 on April 01, 2021 - 03:38:36 PM
Hi guys!
Honestly 140 km/h (86 miles/hour) because that's the speed limit here. I am definitely a little wimp.
Anyway, my wife gave me a voucher for an afternoon at a racetrack.
Looking forward to that.
Have a great day!