• Nov 25, 2013
Professional Driver Survives Insane 180 MPH Car Crash
The land speed racer who lost control of his vehicle two weeks ago while roaring across the desert at over 180 mph is speaking about the heart-stopping footage of his crash.

Brian Gillespie, 55, was racing his modified Honda Insight at El Mirage Dry Lake near Adelanto in Southern California. Gillespie was trying to break his last record, but as he told CNN, he doesn't remember anything past third gear.

While traveling over 180 mph Gillespie's car veered to the right and flipped over and over again, spraying debris across the dry lake bed.

Gillespie managed to walk away from the crash with a concussion which left him with no memory of the incident. Gillespie's crew chief told CBS safety measures, such as the roll cage, most likely saved Gillespie's life.

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      rhill65
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just like NASCAR- over 180 MPH, just not in an oval. Sorry, absolutely NO SYMPATHY FROM ME. Stupid is as STUPID DOES!
      rayndi63
      • 1 Year Ago
      where are the details what kind of car, what speed goal, what engine, your imfo leaves a lot to be desired!
      cardiacbuzz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh, the benefits of NASCAR racing developments.
        jsujet
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cardiacbuzz
        Notice he was turning right. First mistake. lol
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cardiacbuzz
        And NHRA saftey technology, they routinely survive explosions and crashes at 300 MPH plus.
      jlaka272
      • 1 Year Ago
      Meh, if he died, oh well. Luckily he survived to try something like this again and if he dies, meh, oh well...
      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honda... unsafe at anyspeed
      jdonoh4
      • 1 Year Ago
      A 180 m.p.h. wreck........no thank you. I don't care how safe the car is.
        barryaclarke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jdonoh4
        Heck, he was only traveling at 264 feet per second..................
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      • 1 Year Ago
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      Curtis
      • 1 Year Ago
      So why is it AOL Auto Staff lets articles like this one be written by the non car guy Intern? Oviously the Author of this story does not care about the facts of the story or even reporting an event in an intelligent manner. Sheese! Do you folks know you don't have to pay for an AOL Account anymore. You can get it free and keep your AOL E Mail.Address.
      • 1 Year Ago
      This guy should check in with Guinness to see if he broke the world record for most rolls in a car. I couldn't keep track cause of the speed of his rotations.
      rkeeeballs
      • 1 Year Ago
      ....YeeeeeHawwwwww.....hang on baby....totally flipped out....Do ya know where I can find another ride ?
      Ro
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is my mom driving me to school when I'm late!
      goodgrief61945
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wonder if he even remembers deciding to try this crazy stunt?
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