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Originally posted by Pam You lucky devil!!!
I always wanted to go on that ride and now it is all lost unless Virgin works a deal.
Once upon a time you could ride the Concorde with American Airline miles. I've got about 3 million miles to date. I could never afford to actually PAY for a ticket (and also eat).
Besides seeing the earth's curvature, the coolest thing about the Concorde is the passenger list. Henry Kissinger was on the bulkhead, Pierre Sallinger was in the seat in front of us and Grace Jones was a few rows back.
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Fantasitc..what a experience that must have been...too bad it is gone now...your passenger list gives away your age (not that age is an issue with me of course), but I am very green with envy...the rest of us poor serfs can only get about .84 if we are lucky...
Land: 140mph in a Passat on the Autobahn. Changes your perspective a little, makes the 70 limit around here seem very slow. Some guy tells you he went 140 once on a super-secret back road in his tweaked-out Mustang, it was so exciting! And you're like wow, I did that too... commuting in my rental.
from what i hear about the autobahn never get in the left lane and drive slow(relatively speaking). the unwritten rule is not to pass on the right so guess what? they ride your *** in the left lane until you get out of thet way. at a very high rate of speed no less.
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I lived in Germany, and I think it was technically illegal to pass in the right I don't remember exactly though. Cars will only pass in the left lane and they won't hesitate to flash and ride your *** till you move.
Location: Maysville, Colorado -- Beyond here be dragons!
140-150-ish in a 55 Chevy -- hard to tell exactly because the F70-14s couldn't hook up at any speed with all 8 throttles wide open. And yes, this was a street car.
140 in my new '69 Camaro -- 4,000 RPM. Stupid tall gears!
138 in an RX-8 whose owner I won't identify for fear of witholding sex.
137 indicated in my Miata -- probably more like 130. Downhill -- big hill.
??? (pulling strong long after pegging the 120 pin) in Dear Li'l Sis's '68 Catalina ragtop with hotrod GTO motor. BIG aero suction -- the roof probably looked like a beach ball. Drum brakes!
~90 in an M151A1 Jeep, secretly modified with port/polish, dual carbs, recurved distributor, and nitrous from stolen from Madigan Army Horsepistol.
Around 75 MPH on a friend's hotrod jet ski -- felt like 200!
What I'd swear was near terminal velocity going over falls buck naked on the Nisqually Rver.
Well, I once saw 120 air speed while not moving relative to the ground. I'm sure I've gone faster in an aeroplane, but I'm always drunk then, so it don't count. Come to think of it, the Nisqually thing can be ruled out for the same reason.
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Last edited by Foureagles; 11-08-2003 at 05:17 PM.