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    Official: $1.25M Venom GT 'World's Fastest Edition' is so quick you've missed your chance [w/video]
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    Now that the Venom GT has earned a Guinness World Record as the quickest car to reach 300 kilometers per hour (186 miles per hour) to go along with its recorded top speed of 270.49 miles per hour (recorded last month at Florida's Kennedy Space Center), Hennessey thinks its time for a celebration. ...

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    Video: World's Most Expensive Motorcycle has frame made from gold
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    This motorcycle embraces two very different dynamics. On the one hand, it's quite possibly the most expensive motorcycle ever built, with some experts speculating that the frame alone is worth $1 million. On the other hand, it looks old and beaten up, like a steampunk MadMax. Designed by an ...

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    Official: Mini headed to North Pole to meet Santa Claus
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    It seems that retailers are bringing out the Christmas decorations earlier each year, but Mini's premature holiday spirit could be one for the record books. The day after Black Friday, the "Mini Goes to Santa Claus" adventure will depart from BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany and head up ...

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    Official: David Coulthard catches speeding golf ball at 120 mph in Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
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    Golf and driving are things that many men would rather be doing than working, so automakers are always keen to find an association between the two. The latest publicity stunt, however, drives the point home in more ways than one. The undertaking involved pro golfer Jake Shepherd, Formula 1 ...

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    Report: British madman creates 25-seat motorcycle, calls Guinness
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    Colin Furze, the English loon responsible for the fire-breathing moped, has released yet another cracked creation. Furze, 31, who makes his money as a plumber, built a 72-foot-long moped that seats 25, videotaped himself riding it, and send the footage to the Guinness Book of World ...

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    Vaughn Gittin, Jr., unimpressed with drifting "world record," suggests raising the bar
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr's 1969 RTR-X Mustang – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just what is a "world record" drift? That is the question posed by 2010 Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and many of his fellow professional drifters, following the announcement by Mercedes-Benz that ...

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    Volvo's iconic P1800 turns 50 as record-holding owner passes 2.9 million miles
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    Think of Volvos and you're likely to picture a station wagon carrying kids home from soccer practice. But 50 years ago, the Swedish automaker produced one of the most curvaceous sportscars on the market. It was called the P1800, and it still stands as an icon in the company's history and a cult ...

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    Irv Gordon's Volvo P1800 closing in on 3 million miles
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    Irv Gordon and his Volvo P1800 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While Irv Gordon is already retired, he's taken to accruing miles on his already impressively well-traveled Volvo 1800 like it's his job. It took a while to rack up the first million miles, but the second million came ...

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    Report: Blind man fails attempt to set 200 mph speed record [w/video]
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    Anyone who has ever perused the Guinness Book of World Records knows that there is an entry for just about anything imaginable and plenty more things you just haven't yet wrapped your head around. There is apparently even a land speed record for bank managers. Well, blind bank managers, anyway. ...

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    World's longest fingernails clipped in SUV accident
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    Seatbelts save lives... and prevent broken fingernails, too. An apparently unbelted Lee Redmond was ejected from her SUV during an accident earlier this week. While the noteworthy Utah resident somehow survived the crash, her record-setting fingernails didn't fare as well. The Guinness Book of ...

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    Another Guinness World Record: Longest Contiguous Line of MINIs
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    How many MINIs does it take to screw in a light bulb earn a world record? Apparently 273. Last Sunday, June 10, 273 MINIs old and new lined up at Virginia Beach and stretched over five miles to re-establish the record for the longest continuous line of MINIs set just last year. The parade of MINIs ...

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    Wanted: Experienced couch driver
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    All right ladies and gentlemen, here is an event destined for an American to conquer.Sofa.com has built what they believe is the fastest road-going, street-legal couch in the world. There goal is to pilot this "sofa-racer" to a top speed that will obliterate the previously held world record, set in ...

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