Records are meant to be broken. And whether that record is eating pizza or putting 28 gymnasts in a Mini Cooper, all are equally important and impressive. These are the 10 wildest automotive world records.
10.) 28 female gymnasts in a Mini Cooper
Have you ever wondered how many people would fit inside a MINI? Me neither, but November 15 being the eighth anniversary of Guinness World Records attaining best-selling copyright book status, people have been doing all sorts of kooky things to gain entry.
9.) Tightest parallel parking
The record has changed hands five times in the past two years, with our video of German driving ace Ronny Wechselberger 's successful attempt last year becoming something of an internet sensation with viewing figures hitting the millions. When Patrik Folco neatly slid his way into a gap measuring just 22 cm (8.66 in) longer than the car he was driving last month it set a benchmark that looked unlikely to be broken. However, the record has indeed once again been smashed , this time by Chinese master wheelman Han Yue. Han managed to shave off an incredible 7cm from the record, drifting into a space of just 15 cm (5.91 in) longer than his vehicle.
8.) The longest drift
51.278 miles sideways with a BMW M5. Give me an M5 with enough gas and tires on a track, and I'll keep trying!
7.) The lowest street legal car
GT40? Hah! The highest part of this is just 17.79 inches from the ground. Running on six batteries, the Mirai was made using a Q-car and a motorcycle at the Okayama Sanyo High School. Not bad for a school project!
6.) The longest car
Built by legendary custom car guru Jay 'Hollywood' Ohrberg, the American Dream was a 100 feet long limo powered by two Cadillac V8s, running on 26 wheels with a pool and a helipad at the back. A true 75-seater.
5.) The heaviest vehicle pulled by hair
Welcome to India, where women can pull a 19,478 pound truck with their hair. Choose your shampoo wisely!
4.) Balancing cars on the head
Former bricklayer John Evans can hold a Mini on his head. Not a Countryman of course. That would crush even his neck.
3.) The most parking tickets
Jennifer Fitzgerald managed to collect $100,000 in parking tickets simply by leaving her car in the wrong hands.
2.) Longest distance pushing a car
Ashrita Furman is a real record junkie having set 187 since he started in his 20s, but his best so far was pushing a Ford Festiva more than 17 miles in a little over six hours.
1.) Farthest distance limbo skating under cars
5 year old Shreeya limbo skated under 27 cars in just 23 seconds on May 31, 2012. Because India!
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