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#1 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:08 PM

From Daily Mail: Coast to Coast in under 29 hours: Mercedes CL driver sets new record by averaging 98mph in car he spent months fitting with gadgets to keep eye out for police

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:21 PM

So did their friends who were 150 miles ahead also break the record. :). Never saw the movie but have heard of it.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:12 PM

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:10 AM

OK, we have not one, but THREE GPS systems. Plus, isn't the iPad and iPhone GPS capable also?
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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:43 AM

I hope the coverage of this 'event' doesn't inspire a bunch of yahoos trying to beat the 'record'. Already enough idiots on the road.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

I hope the coverage of this 'event' doesn't inspire a bunch of yahoos trying to beat the 'record'. Already enough idiots on the road.


I was thinking about that. One hundred miles a hours seen like the next thing. As for idiots the world is full of them.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:52 AM

OK, we have not one, but THREE GPS systems. Plus, isn't the iPad and iPhone GPS capable also?

As the iOS version of multitasking is really more of a task switcher with limited background services, it can't display real-time GPS data and some other app at the same time.

Gesturing at 100mph+ is not something you want to be engaging in when you need to be looking out for idiot drivers and Smokey.
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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:10 PM

The built in GPS on Mercedes' is already very good, but it would seem for this type of driving, you'd need less GPS and more scanners, radar and radar detection.

 

For my record attempt, I'll hire a couple of light aircraft to check on "conditions".


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:36 PM

I would imagine that you would need at least three GPS units each working on different routes to make sure you have a couple of alternatives at all times.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:46 PM

Headline should read: "Speeding Motorist Endangers Lives Across America"

 

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:37 PM

Headline should read: "Speeding Motorist Endangers Lives Across America"

 

Idiot :down:

Along with "egotistical *******". Shoot! Got edited out. The French word is "batârd"....

 

I do wonder what his top speeds were, if the average was just under a hundred. 

 

Also wonder if he'll receive citations from any and all states he flew through. 


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:45 PM

People should READ the linked article ...

Max speed registered on GPS was 158mph. They were moving for 28hrs 4min and stopped for 46min. 2813.7 miles.
There was a co-driver ... and assistance from friends scouting the roads ahead.

I'd like to see the GPS track and a speeding ticket issued for each location where the vehicle was over the limit. But with two drivers which one would get each ticket? In states where the registered owner of the car could receive the ticket they could ticket the owner but otherwise they would need to identify the driver.

I'm glad he didn't kill anyone and hope anyone who is stupid enough to attempt to beat the "record" is stopped early.
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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:09 PM

People should READ the linked article ...Max speed registered on GPS was 158mph. They were moving for 28hrs 4min and stopped for 46min. 2813.7 miles.There was a co-driver ... and assistance from friends scouting the roads ahead.I'd like to see the GPS track and a speeding ticket issued for each location where the vehicle was over the limit. But with two drivers which one would get each ticket? In states where the registered owner of the car could receive the ticket they could ticket the owner but otherwise they would need to identify the driver.I'm glad he didn't kill anyone and hope anyone who is stupid enough to attempt to beat the "record" is stopped early.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:27 PM

I can't imagine there was any location where he was within the speed limit, except momentarily during deceleration into a pit stop and roaring away from same. Oh, and while crawling through traffic in Manhattan....


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:54 AM

Did he go through Montana or Texas? Montana still doesn't have a speed limit does it? And Texas, have they opened up that freeway with 90 mph speed limit yet? I think they have one with a 85 right now already.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:37 AM

Did he go through Montana or Texas? Montana still doesn't have a speed limit does it? And Texas, have they opened up that freeway with 90 mph speed limit yet? I think they have one with a 85 right now already.

 

google maps suggests either I-80 or I-40. Neither are anywhere near Montana, but I-40 goes through the Texas panhandle.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:24 AM

There used to be a race across country that was covered yearly in the car magazines. It was about a 3000 mile race from New York to Washington (the state). I remember, ages ago, when Dan Guerney and his team set a new record of 33+ hours in a Ferrari. I haven't heard about this race in a long time so it was probably canned for safety concerns.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:52 PM

There used to be a race across country that was covered yearly in the car magazines. It was about a 3000 mile race from New York to Washington (the state). I remember, ages ago, when Dan Guerney and his team set a new record of 33+ hours in a Ferrari. I haven't heard about this race in a long time so it was probably canned for safety concerns.

Yeah, that was the original Cannonball race.  Dan Gurney and Brock Yates in a Ferrari Daytona.  It wasn't to Washington State, it was the same as the recent record run, from the Red Ball Garage in NYC to the Portofino Inn in Redondo Beach, California.

 

It seems like a lot of the people on this thread, and maybe the journalists too, don't quite understand that this is not any kind of legally sanctioned event.  Never has been legal.  Never will be legal.  The original race was intended, in part, to be a giant raised scofflaw middle finger aimed at the Ralph Naders and Joan Claybrooks of the world.  That spirit continues whenever someone breaks the unofficial record.  Unofficial, because there never was really anything "official" about it..



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:03 PM

People should READ the linked article ...

Max speed registered on GPS was 158mph. They were moving for 28hrs 4min and stopped for 46min. 2813.7 miles.
 

I did read it, saw the stats,  and should have phrased my question as "I wonder what the maximum sustained speed was, say over a 25 mile or 30 minute stretch." 


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