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Offline GoMango

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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #15 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:
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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #16 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) !

Offline scottymizt

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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #17 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:


Offline 67 Cuda

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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #20 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!

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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #21 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...
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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #22 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:
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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #23 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. ::)
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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #24 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:


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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2005 - 10:40:26 pm »
What's that equal NZ? 120 mph?
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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #26 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:


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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #27 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!

Offline Cannibal94

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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2005 - 08:35:14 pm »
Where are all of the cops during our fun?!?!?!  :dupe:  :boxer:

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Re: what is the fastest you have ever driven ? and in what?
« Reply #29 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.
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