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    does someone know when they are going to have a go at it, because there was a lot on tv about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUSTAXIE50 View Post
    does someone know when they are going to have a go at it, because there was a lot on tv about it.
    NO!

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    Not sure which one you mean - there was the Project 64 team that went to Bonneville with a Mini Cooper and set a new record of 235.9km/h for 1000cc cars.

    Then there is the JetBlack team that is building a rocket car for a crack at the overall world land speed record. Some strong competition there particularly from the Bloodhound team that includes personnel from the existing world speed record holders, Thrust SST (there is also an Aussie team having a crack at it).

    Can't see the NZ speed record being lifted in the short term because we don't have the roads for it. Watch the footage of Owen Evans in his Porsche and the way it bounces and weaves all over the place (before bursting a tyre with the resulting massive crash). He set the current record at 348.23km/h.

    Eddie Freeman was planning to have a crack in a Lamborghini Superleggera but I haven't heard anything since he announced it in February.

    Someone else might have more info.

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    yes thats the one mr freeman and his lamborghini he was on tv with owen evans who was having a look over his car that he was going to run, i dont think owen evans liked what he saw when he had a look at the rollcage that they had put in the car not right for the speed he would be doing. so maybe owen talked him out of running this car.i have been on that road that owen did the record on and i have a tape of the runs he made and what happen on that last run that he did ,that road is no place to run for a record there must be better places that they can go for the record.

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    What about Felix the other day, broke plenty of records, broke no bones, and had no engine..... just elephant sized kahunas!

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    I think its still going to happen. Something popped up on Facebook about it off the top of my head.

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    Here you go:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freema...52593941448880

    Written on the 16th Oct:

    "The build up is almost complete for our first testing session at Ohakea next weekend"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bry3500 View Post
    The Canterbury Car Club used to run an event on the South Eyre Road,from about Carleton Road to Two Chain Road.They had to stop due to powerpoles and housing being built down there.This was probably 12-13 years ago as I ran my Escort in the last event they held,which had an RX7 go off the road and roll into a paddock not far from the finish line.

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    I have just talked to ohakea today and they say he will be testing this weekend could be on sunday,the length of ohakea is 3kms only good for testing i would say,how much road would he need to make it safe going for the record i understand it could be at whenuapai ,all the luck to him because he will need it.

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    Eddie set a new record today (Saturday, 27th). Average of 355km/hr with one run at 383.
    Pales into insignificance though against Tony Marsh's new supercharged rail which has run a 4.4 standing 1/4 mile with a terminal speed of 333 MILES PER HOUR!!!!

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    Where was the 355 done?

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    so you turned up today like me and you know what he went through before he did his first run today, or are you just taking the piss.

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    Sad to see Racing Ray Williams record for a road registered car go too.

    Those in car videos of Owen Evans and Racing Ray on a bumpy public road are frightening - and that is without a tyre blow out.

    From the Owen Evans video, the much respected Dr John Elliott is a racer himself these days. No doubt the babe in Owen's arms is also a successful racer...
    Last edited by ERC; 10-27-2012 at 08:40 PM.

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    That's pretty cool on Ohakea without a lot of run up or slow down room after a mile in the middle if it's a measured mile record as needed to be official.
    Custaxie, if you are forever cryptic with your posts you must expect more questions, or are you just being smart giving so little info?

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    Don't think Racing Ray's record was broken. The rules stipulate that road cars must use pump gas-Freeman was using Avgas.

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    You may well be right, but the first runs were on some sort of rocket fuel, then the tank was drained for "petrol". The newspaper report didn't say whether it was Avgas or Super 98. Did Ray Williams use Avgas? You can get race fuel from Pukekohe from a pump...

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