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Mike Newman sets new blind land speed record in a Litchfield Nissan GT-R

Blind Man Sets Land Speed Record In 1,000-HP Nissan GTR: Video

A man from Manchester in the U.K. appears to have set a new land speed record for blind people. 52-year old Mike Newman achieved an average of 200.9 miles per hour over two runs. DON'T MISS: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is World's Most Powerful Sedan Newman previously held the blind land speed... read more

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Gathering of Mazda MX-5 Miatas sets new world record

Record Gathering Of Mazda MX-5 Miatas Descend Upon Dutch City

Mazda set a new world record over the weekend for the “largest parade of Mazda cars” using its MX-5 Miata sports car. A total of 683 MX-5s joined a procession... read more June 18, 2013 by 


 
Previous record of 459 Mazda MX-5 Miatas set in 2010

Mazda Aims To Set New World Record Using MX-5 Miata

Mazda is hoping to set a new world record for the “largest parade of Mazda cars” using its MX-5 Miata sports car. The Japanese automaker is in the process of... read more May 15, 2013 by 


 
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car

Watch Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Break A Land Speed Record: Video

Bugatti now has two world records under its belt: the production car land speed record and the production car land speed record for an open-top car. While the first record... read more April 29, 2013 by 


 
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Is Once Again The World’s Fastest Production Car

A week ago Bugatti was stripped of its production car land speed record by Guinness World Records because the version of its Veyron Super Sport sold to the public was... read more April 15, 2013 by 


 
World’s tightest parallel park attempt

World Record For Tightest Parallel Park Broken Twice: Video

A new world record for the tightest parallel park has been set, with Guinness World Records confirming that the new distance is a gap of just 5.16 inches. The new record was... read more April 9, 2013 by 


 
Bugatti teases new performance offering

Bugatti Stripped Of Top Speed Record, Teases New Performance Offering

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has been stripped of its production car land speed record by Guinness World Records, almost three years after the record was granted. In July... read more April 8, 2013 by 


 
Mads Østberg in his 2013 Ford Fiesta rally car

Mads Østberg Sets New Record For Longest Jump On Snow Using Fiesta Rally Car: Video

Norwegian rally driver Mads Østberg has entered the record books by completing the longest jump on snow, smashing his previous record set last year. The 25-year-old... read more March 19, 2013 by 


 
Nokian Tyres’ Audi RS 6 driven to 208.6 mph on ice

Audi RS 6 Driven To New Ice Speed Record: Video

Finnish tire manufacturer Nokian Tyres has smashed its own ice-driving speed record set in March, 2011. The new record, an astonishing speed of 208.6 mph (335.7 kmh), was... read more March 14, 2013 by 


 
69 cars break world record at Summernats festivals in Canberra, Australia

Aussies Break World Record For Simultaneous Burnouts: Video

Each year there is a car festival held in the Australian capital Canberra. Called Summernats, short for Summer Nationals, the festival attracts revheads of all kinds and is... read more January 7, 2013 by 


 
Ronny Wechselberger sets a reverse parallel parking record

Tightest Parallel Parking In Reverse World Record: Video

For many drivers, parallel parking a car is the hardest part of passing a driver’s licensing exam. Even licensed drivers often struggle with mastering the art of... read more November 27, 2012 by 


 
A MINI Cooper, stuffed with 28 agile women - image: MINI

MINI Sets Another Pair Of Oddball World Records

Automakers used to strive for world records in categories like maximum distance traveled over a 24 hour period, or maximum average speed over time, or even maximum distance... read more November 15, 2012 by 


 
2012 MINI Cooper Countryman  -  Driven, October 2011

MINI Sets Off On An Expedition For The Record Books

MINI, it seems, is going to great lengths to stay in the public eye these days. YouTube is filled with videos showing MINI in increasingly-odd and vaguely-disturbing... read more November 6, 2012 by 


 
The Guinness World Record holding Performance Power Racing Ford GT - image: Performance Power Racing

Performance Power Racing Ford GT Sets 283 MPH Standing Mile Record

On October 16, Johnny Bohmer, owner of Performance Power Racing, strapped himself into the driver’s seat of his 1,700+ horsepower Ford GT, then pointed the nose towards... read more October 29, 2012 by 


 
Greg Tracy and Tanner Foust demonstrate what pulling 7 Gs looks like

Double Loop World Record Set At X Games: Video

Just two weeks after Top Gear thrilled fans at a Top Gear Live show in South Africa by running a specially-built buggy through back-to-back loop-the-loops, Hot Wheels has... read more July 2, 2012 by 


 
Bumper scuffs attest to the difficulty of parking a car with 15 cm to spare

MINI's Record Parking Job Wasn't As Easy As It Looked: Video

Earlier this month, we brought you video of Chinese driver Han Yue breaking the Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel parking job. After beginning with a successful... read more June 26, 2012 by 


 
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