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(Daily Mail)   Newspapers across England are outraged after driver posts video of his car going 167 mph. And outraged they should be -- it's some of the shakiest, blurriest video you'll see today and the soundtrack is loud and annoying   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 46
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2011-02-24 09:02:34 AM
This could be a business opportunity. Open the roads to crazed kids once and a while, make them sign a waiver and pay a fee, and let them take stupid risks in a controlled manner. That's how a proper nanny state pays its national debt.
 
2011-02-24 11:59:52 AM
Was it this guy?

pictures.topspeed.com

//hot
 
2011-02-24 12:00:47 PM
with picture of what a douchebag in an audi may look like.
 
2011-02-24 12:01:42 PM
If driving 167 MPH is dangerous, cars wouldn't be allowed to reach such speeds.
 
2011-02-24 12:03:34 PM
Unless he was going in circle, he could not have gone that fast in England for very long without plunging into the Atlantic.
 
2011-02-24 12:03:36 PM

JustHereForThePics: Was it this guy?

[clarkson!]

//hot


For half of his net worth, I'd let him bum me. I hope to god that he doesn't like to snuggle after sex.
 
2011-02-24 12:06:23 PM

Addicted: JustHereForThePics: Was it this guy?

[clarkson!]

//hot

For half of his net worth, I'd let him bum me. I hope to god that he doesn't like to snuggle after sex.


Ask James May, I'm sure he knows.
 
2011-02-24 12:06:32 PM
FTFA: "Speeding is a contributory factor in over one quarter of fatal accidents."

Slackers. Since 99.44%* of cars are speeding on the roads here, a like percentage of road fatalities must have speeding as a contributing factor.

* - Totally pulled outta my arse, but not that far off reality.
 
2011-02-24 12:07:41 PM

JustHereForThePics: Was it this guy?

(Pic of Jeremy Clarkson)

//hot


Nah, it was Amber Heard speeding away from that creepy old man.

/Thankfully for her the highway is mostly straight
 
2011-02-24 12:07:45 PM
MPH? I thought they used metric in Britain.

At least, that's what one would conclude from that USA-Liberia-Myanmar map that always makes an appearance in every metric system thread on Fark.
 
2011-02-24 12:09:52 PM

m0llusk: This could be a business opportunity. Open the roads to crazed kids once and a while, make them sign a waiver and pay a fee, and let them take stupid risks in a controlled manner. That's how a proper nanny state pays its national debt.


That is done already.

It is called Open track day.
 
2011-02-24 12:10:48 PM

ebonada:
/Thankfully for her the highway is mostly straight


So the highway isn't flexisexual?
 
2011-02-24 12:11:21 PM
Meh.... Head out to the Bonneville Salt Flats and do any damn speed you want.
 
2011-02-24 12:12:15 PM
I guess that's a car. Cutesy little scooter bug of a thing. Man card.
 
2011-02-24 12:13:21 PM

Doc Daneeka: MPH? I thought they used metric in Britain.


Oddly enough, not for speed limits. Speedos are dual calibrated, like ours. How Brits think about it appears to be age delimited, with older folks thinking in MPH, and younger ones in KPH.
 
2011-02-24 12:13:25 PM

adragontattoo: m0llusk: This could be a business opportunity. Open the roads to crazed kids once and a while, make them sign a waiver and pay a fee, and let them take stupid risks in a controlled manner. That's how a proper nanny state pays its national debt.

That is done already.

It is called Open track day.


The great thing about open track days is the clownshoes that shoot these kinds of videos and post them to YouTard usually have to have their mangled vehicles towed out of the gravel traps in the first or second session.

Your ego, it is writing checks that your skill level can't cash.
 
2011-02-24 12:14:02 PM
Don't the guys from topgear do this every week.

/with a caravan even
 
2011-02-24 12:15:35 PM

moike: adragontattoo: m0llusk: This could be a business opportunity. Open the roads to crazed kids once and a while, make them sign a waiver and pay a fee, and let them take stupid risks in a controlled manner. That's how a proper nanny state pays its national debt.

That is done already.

It is called Open track day.

The great thing about open track days is the clownshoes that shoot these kinds of videos and post them to YouTard usually have to have their mangled vehicles towed out of the gravel traps in the first or second session.

Your ego, it is writing checks that your skill level can't cash.


Damn straight. I go to the oval loop with a cooler in the trunk and sit back to watch the show. The best are when the kid is driving daddy's new Mustang/Camaro/Charger/etc and dad is in the stands to see the wreck.

Mom always checks the kid first while dad looks over the car.
 
2011-02-24 12:15:45 PM

JustHereForThePics: Was it this guy?



//hot



This guy...
www.boingboing.net

/hottttttttttt drummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ahhhhhhhhhh
 
2011-02-24 12:18:16 PM

moike: adragontattoo: m0llusk: This could be a business opportunity. Open the roads to crazed kids once and a while, make them sign a waiver and pay a fee, and let them take stupid risks in a controlled manner. That's how a proper nanny state pays its national debt.

That is done already.

It is called Open track day.

The great thing about open track days is the clownshoes that shoot these kinds of videos and post them to YouTard usually have to have their mangled vehicles towed out of the gravel traps in the first or second session.

Your ego, it is writing checks that your skill level can't cash.


Obviously this guy can drive better then anyone ever! He did 167mph! He should IMMEDIATELY be inducted into the racing (type of his choice) hall of fame.

Put him on a track, I REALLY want to see how he does.
 
2011-02-24 12:18:46 PM
"Ellen Booth from Brake said: 'All drivers have a responsibility to make sure their driving doesn't kill or injure someone.'"

Did anyone die in the making of that video? No? Well then...
 
2011-02-24 12:19:52 PM

bucket_pup: Meh.... Head out to the Bonneville Salt Flats and do any damn speed you want.


60 minutes from my house. You will get a fine if 1: you dont get permision, and 2: safety officials are not there. Which means it is soooooo not cheap.
 
2011-02-24 12:23:03 PM

URAPNIS: If driving 167 MPH is dangerous, cars wouldn't be allowed to reach such speeds.


Neither should planes and spacecraft, but they just go right ahead and do it anyway.
 
2011-02-24 12:23:40 PM
Great, another moron with cameraman's palsy.
 
2011-02-24 12:24:10 PM
Chavs.
 
2011-02-24 12:25:53 PM
He needs gas and wiper fluid?

I guess every ounce counts when trying to set a land speed record.
 
2011-02-24 12:30:21 PM

bucket_pup: Meh.... Head out to the Bonneville Salt Flats and do any damn speed you want.


In a straight line - boooooring. 24 Euro gets you a lap on the Nürburgring (Well, the Nordschleife, technically). No speed limit, 70+ turns and a great way to sort those who have power from those who have control.
 
2011-02-24 12:45:14 PM
i2.photobucket.com
 
2011-02-24 12:50:30 PM

StoneColdAtheist: Doc Daneeka: MPH? I thought they used metric in Britain.

Oddly enough, not for speed limits. Speedos are dual calibrated, like ours. How Brits think about it appears to be age delimited, with older folks thinking in MPH, and younger ones in KPH.


Nope, I'm 19 and it's all miles. Inches/cm, stone/kg and F°/C° are though, we're somewhere in between the metric and imperial systems.
 
2011-02-24 12:52:31 PM

Erik_Emune: bucket_pup: Meh.... Head out to the Bonneville Salt Flats and do any damn speed you want.

In a straight line - boooooring. 24 Euro gets you a lap on the Nürburgring (Well, the Nordschleife, technically). No speed limit, 70+ turns and a great way to sort those who have power from those who have control.


This time of year $100 gets you a day on High Plains. As many laps as you can get in in 6 hours. No, it's not the 'ring, but when Arie Luyendyk calls a track "challenging" and "fun", it may be worth a visit.

/Turn 5 will fark with your head more than the first few times.
//So will turn 6. And 7. And 11. And the corkscrew.
///If I get the car back together, I'm out there Saturday week.
 
2011-02-24 12:53:11 PM

StoneColdAtheist: Doc Daneeka: MPH? I thought they used metric in Britain.

Oddly enough, not for speed limits. Speedos are dual calibrated, like ours. How Brits think about it appears to be age delimited, with older folks thinking in MPH, and younger ones in KPH.


Distance and speed limit signs are still in miles [per hour]. The cost of changing all those signs is probably the main reason we never switched over. The only Brits I know of offhand who think in kph now are my brother and his wife, after moving to Australia.
 
2011-02-24 12:53:23 PM

StoneColdAtheist: Doc Daneeka: MPH? I thought they used metric in Britain.

Oddly enough, not for speed limits. Speedos are dual calibrated, like ours. How Brits think about it appears to be age delimited, with older folks thinking in MPH, and younger ones in KPH.


Not entirely true, we work in MPH, the speedos are dual calibrated so that they can be used on the continent without any problems, (and to save the manufactures having to make 2 discs, 1 for import, 1 for export)

All of our speed signs are in MPH, weights and measures are in metric, that's where the elders think in imperial and young'ens think in metric ... and then you've got people like me who were taught both.

I think it would just be too hard to change every speed sign in the country.
 
2011-02-24 12:59:22 PM

NeoCortex42: ebonada:
/Thankfully for her the highway is mostly straight

So the highway isn't flexisexual?


That's such a stupid portmanteau. It should be "flexual".
 
2011-02-24 01:18:40 PM
In 1996, on an Internet forum dare that a Corvette would not do over 160 with it's top down due to areo drag, on the backroads to MidAmericas Corvette show, my buddy drove and I video taped us doing 168. We were idiots then:). Would never do that crap at my age now.
 
2011-02-24 01:42:53 PM
Why is there no nurburgring in US of A?
 
2011-02-24 01:45:25 PM

JustHereForThePics: Was it this guy?



//hot


Came for the Top Gear reference.

Leaving as the most satisfied Farker...in the world.
 
zz9
2011-02-24 01:49:23 PM

StoneColdAtheist: Doc Daneeka: MPH? I thought they used metric in Britain.

Oddly enough, not for speed limits. Speedos are dual calibrated, like ours. How Brits think about it appears to be age delimited, with older folks thinking in MPH, and younger ones in KPH.


No one thinks in kph. The fact that this boy racer titled his YouTube video "167 mph" says it all.

We do do a neat trick with temperature. When it's hot we us F ("It's in the nineties!") but when it's cold we use C ("It's minuse 2!")
 
2011-02-24 01:54:26 PM
What the FARK was that music? Some kind of Arabic Auto-tune dance crap??
 
2011-02-24 01:58:37 PM

bwampler: Why is there no nurburgring in US of A?


For the same reasons no new 'ring has been built anywhere else. The safety requirements most sanctioning bodies require now (adequate run-off areas, lack of solid obstacles, sufficient corner stations with good sightlines, emergency vehicle access) would make it prohibitive.

Closest we have over hear would be either Road America (4 miles) or the "grand east" layout at VIR (4.2). FWIH, both are spectacular (never been to RA, only ran south course at VIR).
 
2011-02-24 02:08:02 PM

DaAlien: bwampler: Why is there no nurburgring in US of A?

For the same reasons no new 'ring has been built anywhere else. The safety requirements most sanctioning bodies require now (adequate run-off areas, lack of solid obstacles, sufficient corner stations with good sightlines, emergency vehicle access) would make it prohibitive.

Closest we have over hear would be either Road America (4 miles) or the "grand east" layout at VIR (4.2). FWIH, both are spectacular (never been to RA, only ran south course at VIR).


It seems like if there were about ten good regional ring copies in the US, people could go work out there need for speed there and keep it off the streets. I can't believe they wouldn't be incredibly popular?
 
2011-02-24 02:16:42 PM

zz9: StoneColdAtheist: Doc Daneeka: MPH? I thought they used metric in Britain.

Oddly enough, not for speed limits. Speedos are dual calibrated, like ours. How Brits think about it appears to be age delimited, with older folks thinking in MPH, and younger ones in KPH.

No one thinks in kph. The fact that this boy racer titled his YouTube video "167 mph" says it all.

We do do a neat trick with temperature. When it's hot we us F ("It's in the nineties!") but when it's cold we use C ("It's minuse 2!")


Meh. Minus 30 F, like we got in my home town last month, is -34 C. Not enough of a difference to care.

/Car still started in the morning.
 
2011-02-24 02:33:03 PM

DaAlien: bwampler: Why is there no nurburgring in US of A?

For the same reasons no new 'ring has been built anywhere else. The safety requirements most sanctioning bodies require now (adequate run-off areas, lack of solid obstacles, sufficient corner stations with good sightlines, emergency vehicle access) would make it prohibitive.

Closest we have over hear would be either Road America (4 miles) or the "grand east" layout at VIR (4.2). FWIH, both are spectacular (never been to RA, only ran south course at VIR).


Returning to Top Gear, I remember an episode a few weeks ago mentioning that creating a new racetrack costs of the order of a billion dollars, not an investment to be taken lightly. Does anyone know where they got that figure from? I'm assuming they're talking about something for major race series, F1 etc. and the certification fees factor into that as well as local safety laws.
 
2011-02-24 04:09:04 PM

SpeckledJim: DaAlien: bwampler: Why is there no nurburgring in US of A?

For the same reasons no new 'ring has been built anywhere else. The safety requirements most sanctioning bodies require now (adequate run-off areas, lack of solid obstacles, sufficient corner stations with good sightlines, emergency vehicle access) would make it prohibitive.

Closest we have over hear would be either Road America (4 miles) or the "grand east" layout at VIR (4.2). FWIH, both are spectacular (never been to RA, only ran south course at VIR).

Returning to Top Gear, I remember an episode a few weeks ago mentioning that creating a new racetrack costs of the order of a billion dollars, not an investment to be taken lightly. Does anyone know where they got that figure from? I'm assuming they're talking about something for major race series, F1 etc. and the certification fees factor into that as well as local safety laws.


I just watched that episode last weekend and I don't believe it. Maybe they're figuring a billion over the lifetime of operation at Manhattan real estate prices.
 
2011-02-24 04:16:58 PM

SpeckledJim: DaAlien: bwampler: Why is there no nurburgring in US of A?

For the same reasons no new 'ring has been built anywhere else. The safety requirements most sanctioning bodies require now (adequate run-off areas, lack of solid obstacles, sufficient corner stations with good sightlines, emergency vehicle access) would make it prohibitive.

Closest we have over hear would be either Road America (4 miles) or the "grand east" layout at VIR (4.2). FWIH, both are spectacular (never been to RA, only ran south course at VIR).

Returning to Top Gear, I remember an episode a few weeks ago mentioning that creating a new racetrack costs of the order of a billion dollars, not an investment to be taken lightly. Does anyone know where they got that figure from? I'm assuming they're talking about something for major race series, F1 etc. and the certification fees factor into that as well as local safety laws.


I saw that episode and just about choked. If he's talking about a fully FIA compliant facility near an urban area, built with all the luxuries and support that F1 demands, he may be in the ballpark. OTOH, HPR (which I mentioned above) was built a little over two years ago for about $3.5M total. Admittedly the facilities are a bit primitive and it's literally 17 miles from anything even resembling a town, but the track itself is top notch - decent elevation change, fast enough to be exciting, and technical enough that becoming really fast takes effort.

Still 3 and a half megabux ain't hay, which is why you don't see tracks springing up like mushrooms. And there's also the NIMBY factor: Race tracks aren't as loud as most people think (most sanctioning bodies now have noise limits), but they are noisier than, say, a golf course.
 
2011-02-24 06:18:05 PM
Damn you, subby!!!

You made me laugh (out loud. you bastard.) and I'm a local library.

+1 with a 'WTG'
 
2011-02-24 06:40:13 PM

douchebag/hater: I'm a local library.


You are a whole library?
 
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