Wednesday, October 17, 2007

renegade racers

Abandoned Car Museum, Rolla, MO 10/17/2007

A new transcontinetal auto record has recently been posted.

31 hours, 4 minutes.

To set the record, Alexander Roy averaged 90.1 m.p.h. over 2,794 mile route from Manhattan to Santa Monica and somehow managed to do it without getting a ticket.

His adventure, highlighted in a new memoir, "The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World" shattered a long-held record by the team of Burt Reynolds and Capt. Chaos (Dom DeLuise).


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