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Ever wonder what 462 mph was like ???

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by shawneyboy, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. shawneyboy

    shawneyboy New Member

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    Pretty cool video, on the Salt Flats.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I don't think our atv would keep up for too long. Can you imagine how smooth that surface has to be?
  3. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    I'm imagining what happens what you have to sneeze . . . :wow:
  4. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Crazy stuff.

    What gives me goosebumps is thinking back on the crap I pulled as a teen behind the wheel. He was probably safer pulling that stunt than we were in a damn Oldsmobile. :grrr:

    pen
  5. agartner

    agartner Feeling the Heat

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    Intense. I'm thinking...wow...all it takes is one thing to go wrong - one bolt loosens up, an errant turn of the wheel, anything....
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Agreed. Even w/ good design, safely traveling on ground at those speeds requires a nice bit of luck.

    pen
  7. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    300's more than enough to kill you...always has been. This from 1967. I remember when it happened quite well:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvItDfQIJ50&feature=related

    Both Donald Campbell and his father, Sir Malcolm Campbell held both land and water speed records during their lives. If the history of this sort of pursuit interests you, I'd highly recommend reading about these two remarkable men. Rick
  8. shawneyboy

    shawneyboy New Member

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    You gotta wonder what a helmet will do for you at those speeds. I guess it is a requirement to wear one but at those speeds....if something happens..... forget about it.

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