If you're going to speed, go really, really fast

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by sanbar, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. sanbar

    sanbar Guest

    Speed camera clocks motorist at 406 mph
    By Lester Haines
    Posted: 21/01/2004 at 10:35 GMT

    Since we Brits already hold the land speed record as a result of
    jet-powered Thrust SSC going supersonic in 1997, it seems only natural
    that we should attempt to be the first nation to break the sound barrier
    with a petrol-driven reciprocating-engined vehicle.

    That at least appears to be what sales manager Peter O?Flynn was
    attempting when clocked at an impressive 406mph (650kmh) by a speed camera
    in Cheshire. The achievement becomes even more admirable when we learn
    that Peter was at the time at the controls of a humble Peugot 406, until
    now thought to have a top speed of 129mph.

    Heroic Peter is modest about his tremendous effort, insisting: "I rarely
    speed and it?s safe to say I?ll contest this." Officials, however, say Mr
    O?Flynn still faces prosecution despite the obvious attack of insanity
    which afflicted it speed (sorry, safety) camera.

    This superb piece of bureaucratic madness is just the latest chapter in
    the ongoing saga of the government's war against speeding motorists. We
    look forward with eager anticipation to police slapping the cuffs on the
    first OAP to reach hypersonic velocities in a battery-powered disabled

    More links at http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/28/35014.html
    sanbar, Jan 21, 2004
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  2. sanbar

    Sprint Guest

    He was obviously running Optimax!

    Sprint :)

    <snip balance>
    Sprint, Jan 21, 2004
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  3. sanbar

    Just Al Guest

    I always knew you could do up those Pugs!

    What really makes me laugh are the cases in Oz where the police chased suspects at speeds in excess of 130

    Are you trying people? ;)
    Just Al, Jan 23, 2004
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