cars: September 2011 Archives


It's not too often we get you use the phrase 'couch-potato daredevil' -- but in the case of Paul McKinnon it seems entirely appropriate.

That's because the Australian couch-potato daredevil and his team have just set a new speed record by driving a sofa at 101mph.

Powered by a Suzuki GSX 1400 motorcycle engine, their leather two-seater was put through its paces at Camden Airport in Sydney - reaching 101mph.

And we think there is more to come. After-all they could certainly improve on the aerodynamics… the record was set with a coffee table (and bowl of fruit) attached.

Runaway dog causes motorway chaos (Video)


A runaway dog caused traffic chaos in Portland, Oregon after escaping from her owner as she was taken for a walk and when for an impromptu run on a motorway.

CCTV footage shows the moment tiny Mango jumped onto Interstate 84, bringing cars to a standstill.

Drivers then tried to grab the little pooch as it scurried from vehicle to vehicle… but initially had little success.

One blanket-wielding would-be dog catcher even ended up falling face first on the road before the dog ran towards a nearby school.

275x250.jpg Brides can forget about getting to the chapel on time, this one will get to them in record speeds -- meet the worlds fastest wedding chapel which can drive at 62mph.

Two years ago Rev. Darrell Best, of Illinois, converted his 1940s fire truck into a wedding chapel on wheels to allow loved-up coupled to tie the knot while they're on the road.

And since then Rev. Best who has married over 40 couples in the vehicle -- dubbed 'The Best Man' -- which today became world's fastest wedding chapel… not that it had much competition.

The vehicle is capable of doing 62mph and several of the ceremonies have been conducted at this speed with the bride and the groom, the two witnesses, and the minister all in the back.




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