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Old 10-15-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
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BMW M5 -- Man Drives From NY to LA in 31 hours and 4 minutes

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/cars/man-...ped-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
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:28 AM   #2
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he's canadian isn't he?
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:55 AM   #3
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Thats awesome.... well done!
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:25 AM   #4
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i recognize that guy from teh gumball movies!

i need one of those radar detectors
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:42 AM   #5
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Stunt driving............take away his liscene and impound his vehicle ASAP!
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:45 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:53 AM   #7
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:56 AM   #8
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He's a good driver. His team always dresses up their cars like foreign police vehicles.

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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.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:57 AM   #9
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you'd think you of all people would've learned that there's no excuse for speeding
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:14 AM   #10
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I know.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:37 AM   #11
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I think it was a cool achievement til I read he had a plane helping him.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:25 PM   #12
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rather interesting regardless of which side of the fence you sit on.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:22 PM   #13
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AWESOME! I WAN THAT CAR! ITs got all the strobes too.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:34 PM   #14
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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
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wait... Kev got a ticket for speeding? What color did the cop say the car was
Believe it or not, she ****ing hassled me about that too.
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