World record attempt at drifting in a C63 or E63..

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    I must admit that this leaves me most uninterested, along with discussions about top speed and racing away from the lights... however, each to their own.

    (note to self: avoid MB World this weekend)
     
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    but he might need to start with a full tank of petrol

    it would be a shame if he had to refuel at the half way stage:D
     
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    It makes Merc look down-market.

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    no to keen on that. but thanks for the offer.
     
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    You guys are being a bit tough here aren't you. It's kind of nice to enter into a discussion with a Chav and say who holds the world record for drifting then.........
     
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    Take it that one has the LSD option added.
     
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    Mankind is more interesting because there are people who rise to a challenge:D
    Drifting a car is really quite a skill, but I worry about the longevity of some of the cars components if the track is dry. It is safe to say that if it is a world record then the car will not have been signed off in those conditions:eek:

    My great uncle was the very first man to climb Ben Nevis on a motorbike(!) and I engineered the current the diesel land speed record car. Why?:dk:
    Because we can;)
     
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    As the ancient saying goes, if you can't race - drift :D
     
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    I wish him all the best, and await Kenny from the Block's response :)
     
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    I remebr that exploit, would that be Sammy Miller by any chance, on an Ariel Arrow called Crocodile if I recall. I'm wracking my brain trying to remember the other rider, Geoff Smith the motocross rider rings a vague bell.
     
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    Drew Macqueen, a speedway rider of the period got up there in the early 1930's on a 1928 Francis Barnett.....:eek:
    That bike had next to no suspension travel, nothing like a modern off road bike which would have been a doddle by comparison;)
     
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    So the suspension was made by BMW then..... :)
     
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    So him practice a couple of weeks ago and there was a bit of a concern in the team about tyres holding out to the end. Will be interesting!
     
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    Anyone go along and see it? If so, how did he do?
     
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    That does not look too hard to do.
     
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    Definitely. Thats how I blew up my first diff (open crap cheap diff), too much spinning in 1 sitting
     

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