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digiital
10-16-2007, 12:55 AM
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/cars/man-drives-from-ny-to-la-in-31-hours-and-4-minutes-gadgets-helped-311140.php
http://gumball144.com/alex-roy/

Alex Roy was just recognized as the record holder for driving from NY to Santa Monica pier in 31 hours and 4 minutes, besting the time set by "David Diem and Doug Turner clocked in a Ferrari 308 during the 1983 US Express run" of 32 hours and seven minutes. That's 89MPH for over 31 hours. What's made me especially proud is that Alex wrote about automotive laser jammers and radio scanners for Gizmodo under a previous regime. The seven time world rally champ avoided cops and found his way with a dash full of gadgets, including multiple scanners, jammers, detectors, and other mods on his BMW M5. Equipment is documented in the video above, but one thing not emphasized is that the guy had a plane spotting police activity en route.

The actual time was verified by gas station timestamps on credit card receipts and by Jalopnik editors who witnessed the start and finishes, but Guinness won't have anything to do with verifying illegal acts. The actual race happened a little over a year ago, but Alex couldn't tell anyone of his exploits until the statute of limitations was up in all states he drove through. Congrats to Alex for his spectacular performance. For all the details, there's more at Jalopnik

DAM
10-16-2007, 01:28 AM
he's canadian isn't he?

Soldo
10-16-2007, 01:55 AM
Thats awesome.... well done!

Bmwstylz
10-16-2007, 11:25 AM
i recognize that guy from teh gumball movies!

i need one of those radar detectors :P

VSanj
10-16-2007, 11:42 AM
Stunt driving............take away his liscene and impound his vehicle ASAP!

propr'one
10-16-2007, 11:45 AM
he had a plane flying above him to tell him if there's cops around?

sorry if i think this is gay. Either speed, and deal with it, or just fly there and you'll be there in 3 hours.

dgmorr
10-16-2007, 11:53 AM
Anyone have a torrent for 32 Hours 7 Minutes?

Boots R
10-16-2007, 11:56 AM
He's a good driver. His team always dresses up their cars like foreign police vehicles.

he had a plane flying above him to tell him if there's cops around?

sorry if i think this is gay. Either speed, and deal with it, or just fly there and you'll be there in 3 hours.

He wasn't speeding just to get there. He was speeding to break the record.

propr'one
10-16-2007, 11:57 AM
you'd think you of all people would've learned that there's no excuse for speeding

Boots R
10-16-2007, 12:14 PM
I know. :(

StikiGreenZ
10-16-2007, 12:37 PM
I think it was a cool achievement til I read he had a plane helping him.

europrince
10-16-2007, 01:25 PM
rather interesting regardless of which side of the fence you sit on.

bmwm5lover
10-16-2007, 03:22 PM
AWESOME! I WAN THAT CAR! ITs got all the strobes too.

Jim .E.
10-16-2007, 05:34 PM
you'd think you of all people would've learned that there's no excuse for speeding

wait... Kev got a ticket for speeding? What color did the cop say the car was :D

Boots R
10-16-2007, 05:43 PM
wait... Kev got a ticket for speeding? What color did the cop say the car was :D

Believe it or not, she ****ing hassled me about that too.

bmwm5lover
10-16-2007, 07:01 PM
What was the ticket speed?

summit425
10-16-2007, 07:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR7S4aNitYw
wow

Boots R
10-16-2007, 09:13 PM
What was the ticket speed?

Lets just say "bad", and leave it at that.

bmwm5lover
10-16-2007, 09:35 PM
Lets just say "bad", and leave it at that.

Awww, c'mon, can;t be much worse than my 145km/h?

propr'one
10-16-2007, 09:43 PM
^^uhh.

bmwm5lover
10-16-2007, 09:56 PM
^^uhh.
Driving the e30 to shannonville, racing Seb's IX and Adam's VR6, we decide to slow down for the upcoming HWY turn, cop with a lazer, Yaddi Yadda, Ticket.

BMW_7
10-16-2007, 09:59 PM
Sorry to hear man. Im thinking **** driving nowadays. Till this thing blows over. I'm just gonna spend my money on some whores in bars on the weekend and take TTC home...lol

Boots R
10-16-2007, 10:08 PM
Awww, c'mon, can;t be much worse than my 145km/h?

yes, yes it is. *sad*

BMW_7
10-16-2007, 10:21 PM
wtf happened, and Terry did your car get confiscated? :eek:

Jim .E.
10-16-2007, 11:44 PM
yes, yes it is. *sad*

Kev I cant find you on msn after you changed your name into a sadface, don't tell me you got a ****in stunting ticket...

bmwm5lover
10-17-2007, 01:00 PM
Kev, stop being a wuss DETAILS DETAILS!! ARGHHH

Blades
10-17-2007, 01:20 PM
yes, yes it is. *sad*

what?? when did this happen .. I got a lawyer for you if you need one.

Axxe
10-17-2007, 01:21 PM
Kev needs a GOOD lawyer. Or a uni-bomber.

Boots R
10-17-2007, 01:36 PM
PLEASE DO NOT SPEED ON THE HIGHWAYS.

No further details, until everything is sorted out.

Sa///M3
10-17-2007, 03:04 PM
Sucks to hear Boots... Good luck with everything.

Jim .E.
10-17-2007, 09:05 PM
Kev, stop being a wuss DETAILS DETAILS!! ARGHHH

its of everyones best interest not to question what happened and just move on. If he told you what happened thats cool, if not, its best left off of the board.

Souvrain
10-18-2007, 12:12 PM
yeah non shit is m5 is a replica of a police car .. i would get the **** of the way ! not you ?

europrince
10-18-2007, 02:34 PM
PLEASE DO NOT SPEED ON THE HIGHWAYS.

No further details, until everything is sorted out.

I hope you didn't lose your car for a week.

Good luck, bro!

kidneykill
10-23-2007, 10:47 PM
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/cars/man-drives-from-ny-to-la-in-31-hours-and-4-minutes-gadgets-helped-311140.php
http://gumball144.com/alex-roy/

Alex Roy was just recognized as the record holder for driving from NY to Santa Monica pier in 31 hours and 4 minutes, besting the time set by "David Diem and Doug Turner clocked in a Ferrari 308 during the 1983 US Express run" of 32 hours and seven minutes. That's 89MPH for over 31 hours. What's made me especially proud is that Alex wrote about automotive laser jammers and radio scanners for Gizmodo under a previous regime. The seven time world rally champ avoided cops and found his way with a dash full of gadgets, including multiple scanners, jammers, detectors, and other mods on his BMW M5. Equipment is documented in the video above, but one thing not emphasized is that the guy had a plane spotting police activity en route.

The actual time was verified by gas station timestamps on credit card receipts and by Jalopnik editors who witnessed the start and finishes, but Guinness won't have anything to do with verifying illegal acts. The actual race happened a little over a year ago, but Alex couldn't tell anyone of his exploits until the statute of limitations was up in all states he drove through. Congrats to Alex for his spectacular performance. For all the details, there's more at Jalopnik

The November issue of Wired magazine has a story about this guy's cannonball run.