Wednesday 16th January 2008


Terry Grant completes record j-turn

Stunt driver Terry Grant has set a new Guinness World Record in a Renault Twingo.

During a performance at the Autosport Show, which ran alongside the PH Show, Grant spun the small French hatchback through a gap 18 centimetres more than the length of the car.

In front of a sell-out crowd at the Live Action Arena at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre Grant reversed the Twingo and spin it through barriers that were just 378 centimetres apart.

The crucial measurement for Grant was the diagonal size of the Twingo. 

At 370 centimetres, this left Terry with just four centimetres gap between the barriers.

Terry said: ‘For this record, the car needs great agility, visibility and pinpoint accuracy.

‘The Twingo has it in spades!   Best of all, despite up to six shows each day and numerous practice runs, it was bomb-proof! You couldn't drive many cars home after that sort of punishment.’

The previous World Record for a J-turn was set on 9 April 1999 in Munich Germany when Russ Swift spun a car though a gap 172 centimetres longer than the length of the car.

A J-turn is defined by Guinness World Records as turning a car through 180º from reversing in a straight line to driving forwards in a straight line.

Author: Oli S
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