You may suspect that there is a Guinness world record for everything known and yet to be discovered in the world. In fact, Guinness used to produce a book of the great accomplishments they granted prizes for every year. But I bet there are just too many prize events to even try to keep in a book. BTW, Guinness is probably the most famous beer brewery in England, maybe not for their beer, but for their prizes.
Paul Swift, a prominent figure in motorsports, pushed his limits to establish a new record for the fastest time to complete five car stunts shown in the video below. This remarkable feat took place on August 20, 2023. Set within the arena of Farnborough Airfield and witnessed by a massive audience, the event took place under the supervision of official Guinness World Records adjudicators, Jack Brockbank and Craig Glenday. The event required completing 5 events in one timed period:
Drive on Two-wheels
J-turn driving in reverse vehicle is spinning facing forward, without changing the direction of travel.
Ramp jump all wheels leaving the ground
Parallel park without stopping
Three consecutive doughnuts
The stunt pro successfully performed a series of incredible stunts in a car, breaking the record for the fastest time to complete five car stunts. After a rocky start, he didn’t encounter any more technical setbacks and successfully completed all the stunts in 1 minute and 15.72 seconds, setting the third world record of his racing career so far. Paul has also broken the Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel park in an electric car. “Paul was so nervous, attempting the world record for the tightest parallel park in an electric car,” Mr. Lower said in another video, which was viewed by over 3.5 million people worldwide. The 43-year-old professional driver from Darlington was presented with a certificate from a Guinness World Record official at the event. “My family is watching; I can’t let them down,” he said. The stunt driver and precision driving expert Paul Swift was awarded the record after successfully reversing and squeezing into a small spot 10 inches longer than his electric Mini “Mini-e” car.
When I served in the Navy my vocabulary got very salty. I was reminded of this one day when I was driving with my 6 year old daughter in the car. Everyone on the road was annoying me and I let them know it. Eventually my daughter asked, “Daddy, why are all the bad drivers around you and not Mommy?”
Race Car Driver Stan Friesen, interviewed while on the Silver State classic challenge road race, where some amateurs can hit speeds of more than 200 mph on a two-lane road: “I feel safer in this race than I do during my commute. Nobody is making phone calls, putting on makeup or reading the newspaper while they drive.”
Policeman: How did this accident happen?
Driver: My wife fell asleep in the back seat.
The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.
August 29th Birthdays
1987 – Lea Michele, 1991 – Nicola Anderson, 1972 – Caral Gugino, 1915 – Ingrid Bergman
1958 – Michael Jackson, 1981 – William Levy, 1941 – Robin Leach, 1967 – Neil Gorsuch