Pre-dawn shenanigans

My son lives in Missouri, so he presumably wouldn’t be directly affected by Texas speed limits, but I imagine he didn’t want to show this to a uniformed representative of the Show-Me State:

Dashboard readout 133 miles per hour

“This,” he explained, “is why walking is for losers.”

“You are an idiot,” said his loving wife. “You are going to make the damn engine explode.”

I dunno. Looks to me like he was a tick or two below the redline. On the other hand, if I’m driving that fast, and as a general rule I’m not, I’m also not simultaneously grappling with a frigging camera.



  1. Nicole »

    11 April 2011 · 5:31 pm

    Pft. The camera part is the only thing that gives me pause about it. Looks damn fun otherwise.

  2. CGHill »

    11 April 2011 · 5:51 pm

    He hasn’t said where this burst o’ speed took place, but his equally-leadfooted sister — apparently it runs in the family — has done triple digits along the north end of M-291, between KCI and somewhere north of Liberty.

  3. Nicole »

    11 April 2011 · 8:19 pm

    I’ve only done it in West Texas. :)

  4. CGHill »

    11 April 2011 · 8:39 pm

    Certain areas of sub-rural Nevada have been recommended to me for high-speed runs. The last time I was in Montana, alas, they’d reimposed the speed limit, and a few people were actually following it.

  5. Brian J. »

    11 April 2011 · 9:13 pm

    He only took the picture because he hit the wrong button while texting, if that makes you feel better.

  6. CGHill »

    11 April 2011 · 9:22 pm

    I wouldn’t put it past him.

  7. JSauler »

    11 April 2011 · 9:30 pm

    I’ve done a buck twelve on Memorial Road East of Lake Arcadia. It was all I could do due to the governor but at the same time all those side roads really made my keister pucker.

  8. CGHill »

    11 April 2011 · 10:13 pm

    John McElroy of Autoblog tries to make the case for a 150-mph speed limit. Not that my car can do that.

  9. Tam »

    12 April 2011 · 8:55 am

    There are a couple stretches of I-40 between Nashville and K-town that are well-suited for these kinds of shenanigans. Or so I’ve heard.

  10. Baby M »

    12 April 2011 · 8:57 am

    I once got the ’85 CRX up into triple digits on US 40 east of Columbus, Ohio.

  11. LeeAnn »

    12 April 2011 · 8:58 am

    I felt that sort of speed once, in a Viper driven by my friend on an abandoned airstrip. I felt like I was re-entering earth orbit. I fell in love with Going Fast. Unless, of course, the husband, or even I myself, is/am driving. And if it’s not on an abandoned airstrip. And if it’s not a Viper.
    Man, I’m picky.

  12. GaryP »

    13 April 2011 · 4:52 pm

    On a trip home from Great Lakes Naval Training Center in 1973, I drove a buddy’s jacked up and hot-rodded Ford Fairlane in the 110-120mph range on the Daniel Boone Parkway (I think?) in Kentucky for a couple hours to make up lost time due to a navigation error. We were driving all night after getting stuck in traffic in Chicago on Friday before July 4th. Never driven that fast before or since. A little scary but teenage boys don’t have a whole lotta sense.

  13. EllenSmith »

    15 April 2011 · 5:56 pm

    Ford Fairlane. Now there’s a great name for a car.

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