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(Daily Mail)   Cannonball Run: Coast to Coast across the USA in under 29 hours, Mercedes-Benz CL driver sets new record by averaging 98mph   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 130
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2013-10-31 09:42:17 AM
www.retrocrush.com

There were others that did it with more style.  Just sayin.....(yea I know, different movie)
 
2013-10-31 10:00:42 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: yea I know, different movie


I'm more than willing to cut you a break.
 
2013-10-31 10:28:55 AM
Did they spray paint "NASCAR Sucks" on the side of the car?

Then they are weak.


not really, average 98?! dammmmmmn
 
2013-10-31 10:52:18 AM
www.tntmagazine.com

"Cor, I need a smoke after reading that article."
 
2013-10-31 11:09:07 AM
And now I've got the song stuck in my head. Thanks, subby.
 
2013-10-31 11:20:50 AM
Bolian installed two 22-gallon addition gas tanks that let him drive 800 miles straight

My car can go ~400 miles on a single 18 gallon gas tank. It's actually more than 400 and I obviously don't use all 18 gallons before refueling, but let's keep this simple.

So I'm assuming from the picture that he has 2 x 22 gallon tanks in addition to whatever the car already comes with.  He's only able to go 800 miles on ~60 gallons of fuel?  That's horrible mileage! Only ~13 MPG.
 
2013-10-31 11:50:08 AM

Honest Bender: Bolian installed two 22-gallon addition gas tanks that let him drive 800 miles straight

My car can go ~400 miles on a single 18 gallon gas tank. It's actually more than 400 and I obviously don't use all 18 gallons before refueling, but let's keep this simple.

So I'm assuming from the picture that he has 2 x 22 gallon tanks in addition to whatever the car already comes with.  He's only able to go 800 miles on ~60 gallons of fuel?  That's horrible mileage! Only ~13 MPG.


I think going 98 miles per hour hurts gas mileage.
 
2013-10-31 11:52:15 AM
So this douche-canoe broke the law and put people's lives in danger just to fulfill some perverted fantasy?
 
2013-10-31 11:53:01 AM
Django, you read my mind.
 
2013-10-31 11:53:15 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-31 11:53:38 AM
If this was fully documented, couldn't the authorities use that documentation against these guys and charge them anyway? Didn't something similar happen to "Popcorn" Sutton when he documented making whisky in the hills of Tennessee?
 
2013-10-31 11:55:37 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [www.retrocrush.com image 247x168]

There were others that did it with more style.  Just sayin.....(yea I know, different movie)


No, it's the right movie.
 
2013-10-31 11:55:43 AM

busy chillin': Honest Bender: Bolian installed two 22-gallon addition gas tanks that let him drive 800 miles straight

My car can go ~400 miles on a single 18 gallon gas tank. It's actually more than 400 and I obviously don't use all 18 gallons before refueling, but let's keep this simple.

So I'm assuming from the picture that he has 2 x 22 gallon tanks in addition to whatever the car already comes with.  He's only able to go 800 miles on ~60 gallons of fuel?  That's horrible mileage! Only ~13 MPG.

I think going 98 miles per hour hurts gas mileage.


This.  Their moving average was 100mph.  Remember that drag increases as the square of velocity...
 
2013-10-31 11:56:23 AM

Cortez the Killer: If this was fully documented, couldn't the authorities use that documentation against these guys and charge them anyway? Didn't something similar happen to "Popcorn" Sutton when he documented making whisky in the hills of Tennessee?


Last time this was done, by Roy, he waited a year for the various statutes of limitations to expire in order to avoid getting nicked.
 
2013-10-31 11:57:01 AM
Should have gone with the Hero tag, pushing the limits and all that there
 
2013-10-31 11:57:26 AM

kidgenius: So this douche-canoe broke the law and put people's lives in danger just to fulfill some perverted fantasy?


Exactly.  Let's glorify him with a multi-page article.

Look, you want to drive fast? Go to a track and do it the right way.
 
2013-10-31 11:57:56 AM
'I don't even remember Indiana': Bolian says

I'm from Indiana.  I can understand.
 
2013-10-31 11:59:33 AM
"I am going to drive like a maniac with no sleep and hopefully won't kill myself or others in the process so I can break a record". Thanks pal, glad no one died.
 
2013-10-31 11:59:43 AM

kidgenius: So this douche-canoe broke the law and put people's lives in danger just to fulfill some perverted fantasy?


Dumbass tag was a hit and run victim?
 
2013-10-31 12:01:54 PM
How come there is never a cow or deer standing in the road when it might do some good.
 
2013-10-31 12:02:34 PM

Cortez the Killer: If this was fully documented, couldn't the authorities use that documentation against these guys and charge them anyway? Didn't something similar happen to "Popcorn" Sutton when he documented making whisky in the hills of Tennessee?


They apparently don't bother for speeding tickets, because I've averaged over the speed limit from one EZPass exit to another roughly 700 times over the last 3 or 4 years without ever getting ticketed for it.
 
2013-10-31 12:02:40 PM
I fail to see much difference between this guy and every other douche racing by me in a Mercedes on my daily commute.
 
2013-10-31 12:02:41 PM

joness0154: busy chillin':

I think going 98 miles per hour hurts gas mileage.

This.  Their moving average was 100mph.  Remember that drag increases as the square of velocity...


img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-10-31 12:02:44 PM

kidgenius: So this douche-canoe broke the law and put people's lives in danger just to fulfill some perverted fantasy?


You do that every time you hop in your car.

Doing 100mph on an Interstate isn't inherently unsafe.  In fact, I'd argue those going the speed limit in the left (passing) lanes are creating a larger hazard than this guy was.
 
2013-10-31 12:03:13 PM
Top Speed for the trip:  158 mph.  i'm guessing in that car loaded down the way it was with 3 people and 44 extra gallons, that equates to about 6mpg.

participants in the Gumball 3000 laugh at this feat.
 
2013-10-31 12:03:35 PM
I love trees.  What about the poor trees?
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2013-10-31 12:03:46 PM

fruitloop: Lt. Cheese Weasel: [www.retrocrush.com image 247x168]

There were others that did it with more style.  Just sayin.....(yea I know, different movie)

No, it's the right movie.


Well, my confusion is understandable.  Because boobies.
 
2013-10-31 12:03:57 PM

Cortez the Killer: If this was fully documented, couldn't the authorities use that documentation against these guys and charge them anyway? Didn't something similar happen to "Popcorn" Sutton when he documented making whisky in the hills of Tennessee?


He did it last year, actually, to wait for the statue of limitatons to kick in.
 
2013-10-31 12:04:36 PM
*statute
 
2013-10-31 12:04:58 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Gosh, he hardly looks like a douchebag at all.
 
2013-10-31 12:05:35 PM
FTFA: They could have played it safe and gone the speed limit as the rising western sun blinded them Instead, they pushed it in order to make their feat all the more impressive...

WTF? I know it's the Fail, but damn.
 
2013-10-31 12:05:39 PM
FTA: Almost here: They got to California as the sun rose on October 20. They could have played it safe and gone the speed limit as the rising western sun blinded them Instead, they pushed it in order to make their feat all the more impressive

images.wikia.com
 
2013-10-31 12:07:04 PM
i1.ytimg.com
Did they do a blooper reel at the end?
 
2013-10-31 12:11:19 PM

Cortez the Killer: If this was fully documented, couldn't the authorities use that documentation against these guys and charge them anyway? Didn't something similar happen to "Popcorn" Sutton when he documented making whisky in the hills of Tennessee?


There is no national speed limit.   Only the States, Counties, and Cities along his route have jurisdiction.    They would have to supeona the documentation, figure out what his speed was through their jurisdiction, then mail him the citation.

Then explain to a Judge, how this guy sped through their jurisdiction, and they didn't catch him, until they were reading the newspaper
 
2013-10-31 12:11:56 PM

joness0154: kidgenius: So this douche-canoe broke the law and put people's lives in danger just to fulfill some perverted fantasy?

You do that every time you hop in your car.

Doing 100mph on an Interstate isn't inherently unsafe.  In fact, I'd argue those going the speed limit in the left (passing) lanes are creating a larger hazard than this guy was.


Doing 100mph on an Interstate isn't inherently unsafe, if no one else is on the road, OR everyone on the road is expecting a car moving at twice the speed limit in the left lane

Guys going the speed limit in the left lane are an annoyance, sure. But someone doing twice the limit in the left lane is causing a far greater hazard than some guy that is going 10mph slower than people would like them to be.
 
2013-10-31 12:11:56 PM
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-10-31 12:12:03 PM
Gotta be at the west coast in 26 hours.
 
2013-10-31 12:12:16 PM
Are there some kind of rules to this?  I thought that Gas Monkey TV show guy had the record.
 
2013-10-31 12:13:23 PM

Carousel Beast: FTFA: They could have played it safe and gone the speed limit as the rising western sun blinded them Instead, they pushed it in order to make their feat all the more impressive...

WTF? I know it's the Fail, but damn.


LOL, did you actually understand what you copied there?   If you are driving west, you can be blinded by the setting sun, but not the rising sun
 
2013-10-31 12:13:51 PM

weiserfireman: Then explain to a Judge, how this guy sped through their jurisdiction, and they didn't catch him, until they were reading the newspaper


So, if I murder someone and the police don't see me actually do it, then I can get off scot-free?

Breaking the law is breaking the law. This guy has very detailed GPS reports that updated his exact location every minute. That's not going to be hard to subpoena and prove your case.
 
2013-10-31 12:16:23 PM
What's the big deal? I've traveled from NY to LA in under five hours. Amateurs.
 
2013-10-31 12:16:29 PM
"Gumball Rally" did it first and did it better.
 
2013-10-31 12:17:23 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Thanks pal, glad no one died.


I'm not. He should have.
 
2013-10-31 12:20:14 PM

kidgenius: weiserfireman: Then explain to a Judge, how this guy sped through their jurisdiction, and they didn't catch him, until they were reading the newspaper

So, if I murder someone and the police don't see me actually do it, then I can get off scot-free?

Breaking the law is breaking the law. This guy has very detailed GPS reports that updated his exact location every minute. That's not going to be hard to subpoena and prove your case.


But it is going to be expensive and time consuming.   How many prosecutors are willing to do it, when the costs are probably going to exceed the revenue from the fine
 
2013-10-31 12:20:37 PM
We had a tail wind. ;)
 
2013-10-31 12:22:04 PM

kidgenius: weiserfireman: Then explain to a Judge, how this guy sped through their jurisdiction, and they didn't catch him, until they were reading the newspaper

So, if I murder someone and the police don't see me actually do it, then I can get off scot-free?

Breaking the law is breaking the law. This guy has very detailed GPS reports that updated his exact location every minute. That's not going to be hard to subpoena and prove your case.


Not all laws are enforced equally. Murder is a high-class felony, one that does not require a cop to catch it in the act to make a difference for the community. Here, let's look at these two statements and guess which cop got the promotion:

"We caught the murderer after three months of intense investigation. We only found two DNA samples at the scene, but we were able to link both of them to the same person and find the murder weapon in the assailant's possession."

"It turns out he was going 100 in a 70 zone. So I looked at the GPS and could tie it to no cameras in our state. Then I got off my shift break and nailed three speeders in the next hour."
 
2013-10-31 12:22:24 PM

RRicochet: "Gumball Rally" did it first and did it better.


And now, my friend, the first rule of Italian driving: What's behind me is not important.
 
2013-10-31 12:23:26 PM

Carousel Beast: FTFA: They could have played it safe and gone the speed limit as the rising western sun blinded them Instead, they pushed it in order to make their feat all the more impressive...

WTF? I know it's the Fail, but damn.


yeah I saw that and did a facepalm too.
 
2013-10-31 12:24:04 PM
Top speed of 158 mph? Whoa. So he spent massive amounts of money to pimp out his car, yet didn't get the top speed blocker removed?

Also, my record from where I live to Switzerland (~600 km)  is an average speed of 94 mph with a 15 year old 90 hp Honda.

/11 gallon fuel tank emptied in under 2 hours
//CSB
 
2013-10-31 12:24:35 PM

kidgenius: joness0154: kidgenius: So this douche-canoe broke the law and put people's lives in danger just to fulfill some perverted fantasy?

You do that every time you hop in your car.

Doing 100mph on an Interstate isn't inherently unsafe.  In fact, I'd argue those going the speed limit in the left (passing) lanes are creating a larger hazard than this guy was.

Doing 100mph on an Interstate isn't inherently unsafe, if no one else is on the road, OR everyone on the road is expecting a car moving at twice the speed limit in the left lane

Guys going the speed limit in the left lane are an annoyance, sure. But someone doing twice the limit in the left lane is causing a far greater hazard than some guy that is going 10mph slower than people would like them to be.


Twice the speed limit?  Exaggerating much? Most of the states he traveled through have limits in the 70-75mph range.  The flow of traffic is usually 5-10mph over that.

But just to prove my point even further, read more on the Solomon curve

upload.wikimedia.org

And some further reading:
http://www.motorists.org/speed-limits/faq
http://www.esurance.com/safety/driving-too-slowly
 
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