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Aug 19, 2010, 11:22 PM
 
Wow, over 100 in an old Buick deserves some cred!
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 09:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
Borrow a GPS. Go 65mph according to your speedo. Report back.
I've had cars that have read high, low and spot on when compared to GPS– all with stock sized tires. I even had one car that read 3-4 mph higher than the GPS, consistently and regardless of speed.
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 09:30 AM
 
150mph on I-270 south of Columbus in a brand-new 1970 Plymouth RoadRunner, 383 Hemi, Hurst Bayonet Shifter, Chrome mag wheels, 8-track tape player w/FM Stereo radio.

It was exhilarating to say the least.
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 10:06 AM
 
5 mph more than whatever the fastest speed posted yet is.

Seriously, though, I got my old Scirocco up to around 118 on a cross-state trip (might have hit the limiter). Felt like it took forever for those last 10 mph, too. Of course, I sustained +100 mph speeds for what felt like minutes at a time. I probably never let the speedometer under 80 unless I had to.
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 11:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
5 mph more than whatever the fastest speed posted yet is.
I went 5 mph more than that.
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 01:20 PM
 
GPS reported 137mph while speedo said 145ish. I wasn't looking down a whole lot. That and GPS has a bit of lag to it. Hence my "~5mph off" comment. My tire size isn't oem either. All in all, it seemed pretty quick for a late night jaunt.

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Aug 20, 2010, 01:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I went 5 mph more than that.
I lied. I actually went several mph more, but didn't want to embarrass anybody.

I think the number is something like 5 mph more than whatever number you ever post in this thread or think about posting.
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 01:34 PM
 
Both the Sable and Focus are dead on at 70mph according to the GPS. The Nighthawk reads 10% fast though.

Hit a GPS indicated 155kph in a Yaris today.
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 02:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I lied. I actually went several mph more, but didn't want to embarrass anybody.

I think the number is something like 5 mph more than whatever number you ever post in this thread or think about posting.
And I went 5 mph more than that.
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 02:41 PM
 
190 kph for a few seconds in my then brand-new Mazda3, downhill in a straight road during the night. I passed 3-4 cars that were doing 90 kph.. they probably didn't even see me I got pulled over a few seconds later, fortunately I had slowed down to 140
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 03:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
Not even close as the vast majority of aircraft take off well below 200mph.
Damn. All right, kph, then.
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 07:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by FireWire View Post
190 kph for a few seconds in my then brand-new Mazda3, downhill in a straight road during the night. I passed 3-4 cars that were doing 90 kph.. they probably didn't even see me I got pulled over a few seconds later, fortunately I had slowed down to 140
How much was the ticket? or was it just a warning? orrr did you get off since it was a female cop that you shagged?
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 10:42 PM
 
113 on an interstate bridge in my first car, a '93 Honda Civic. The car felt like it was going to shake to pieces.

Then I bought a Silverado that had a governor on it. It shut down at 98.

Now I top out at 7-10 mph over the speed limit. I'm a Papaw.
     
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Aug 20, 2010, 10:55 PM
 
A few years ago my cousin was showing off his BMW to me, and we probably hit the upper 90s (and we got there fast from a dead stop).

A few years before that, I was riding shotgun with my brother while he patrolled the county (he was a sheriff's deputy at the time), and he went around 130 in his trooper Chevy Impala getting to a call (it was a slow night and I think he was happy for the excuse to drive fast).

Last weekend I was driving through Nebraska on my way home from Colorado, and the speed limit was 75, so I was doing a solid 82-ish in our Prius. Got around 50 miles per gallon doing it, too. I love that car.
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Aug 20, 2010, 11:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by exca1ibur View Post
130 Dodge Van (company van)
I35E - Dallas to Waco

115 Corolla
I5 - Oakland to LA
Those must have been some really tricked out cars.
     
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Aug 21, 2010, 12:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by OldManMac View Post
Those must have been some really tricked out cars.
buried needle on both

125 on the van speedo. Needle well past 125 and touching the odometer. If the drive is long... triple digits are going to happen, it's just a fact of life.

My corolla the same. My tire diameter is a little larger than stock so my speedo reads slower than actual. I have full custom suspension so it handles like a dream.
     
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Aug 21, 2010, 05:11 AM
 
105mph on the German Autobahn. 105 because 170kph is as fast as my friend’s Citroën minivan would go! (GPS said 0–1kph slower than the digital speedometer in the dash.)

As a passenger, I’ve been in a Benz going over 220kph.
     
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Aug 21, 2010, 04:09 PM
 
Fastest I've ever driven was 110 or so in my grandfather's 1970 Pontiac Bonneville 4-door. He figured that a 14 I was old enough to take her out and open her up.

He pushed it to 130 one time, but experienced a bit of handling slop so backed off in a minute or two.

What a wonderful car. We were blessed with a clean stretch of interstate near home, and it tested more than a few.
     
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Aug 21, 2010, 08:02 PM
 
Buried the needle at 120 MPH on my '70 Chevelle.

Friend driving next to me (on I-90) in his dad's Saab said I was doing 130 MPH

100+ numerous times...but not in many, many years.
     
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Aug 21, 2010, 10:06 PM
 
90.
     
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Aug 22, 2010, 01:28 AM
 
150 mph in a Corvette
     
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Aug 22, 2010, 10:14 AM
 
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Aug 22, 2010, 01:48 PM
 
And on the wrong side of the road, that's CRAZY!!!

KIDDING!!!!
     
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Aug 22, 2010, 01:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
And on the wrong side of the road, that's CRAZY!!!
It’s the Isle of Man. It’s crazy by definition.
     
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Aug 22, 2010, 06:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
YOU ARE ALL GAY (and not in a good way).
YouTube - Isle of Man TT mountain at 5am (over 170mph) GSXR 1000
Back with a vengeance, eh?
     
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Aug 22, 2010, 06:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Back with a vengeance, eh?
No.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Aug 22, 2010, 08:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
It’s the Isle of Man. It’s crazy by definition.
Even their cats are messed up.
     
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Aug 23, 2010, 03:43 AM
 
Me not that fast, 220km/h in Germany. As a passenger around 260km/h.
At home I never go beyond 160km/h, tickets get to expensive beyond that. My cruising speed is mostly 140-150km/h.

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