World Record At PH Show


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.


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  • lost in espace 19 Jan 2008

    Can the techniques exhibited here be applied to an Avis Laguna with electronic parking brake?


  • Volte 19 Jan 2008

    Simond001 said:
    Volte said:
    I saw this at the 12.30 Sunday show when he broke the record again, but to be honest it looked completely underwhelming. Maybe if he'd done it in between some expensive cars it might have been different. I remember years ago seeing Russ Swift doing all this and more in an MG Montego around a car park full of cars very close together, and now that was exciting.

    I'm going to sound like a real meathead here, but the Lambo donuts he did afterwards were more like it!

    Precision driving is so much more exciting when there is the chance of crunching some expensive metal! spin

    I like the guy having seen some of his stuff before, but this stunt just lacked danger. Sorreee. frown
    Is this post missing a link? confused

    Russ in a mondeo, aopolgies for quality, but it was an 80's advert for a Montego!

  • WombatinSwansea 19 Jan 2008

    joz8968 said:
    It's okay, I didn't really mean what I said. I'm not really a woman-hater - just said it as a 'wind up', but you responded admirably. smileclap
    Umm Thank you.

    beer

  • joz8968 18 Jan 2008

    WombatinSwansea said:
    No dear, I think you were actually the one who took the bait.
    Yes obviously womens' presence in motorsport is virtually non-existant, and it's unfortunate that a lot of doors remain closed to those women that may actually have some talent.

    But my point was that you don't need to ridicule us all with obvious stereotype jokes like that. I think it was a justified slap.

    biggrin
    It's okay, I didn't really mean what I said. I'm not really a woman-hater - just said it as a 'wind up', but you responded admirably. smileclap

  • Simond001 18 Jan 2008

    Volte said:
    I saw this at the 12.30 Sunday show when he broke the record again, but to be honest it looked completely underwhelming. Maybe if he'd done it in between some expensive cars it might have been different. I remember years ago seeing Russ Swift doing all this and more in an MG Montego around a car park full of cars very close together, and now that was exciting.

    I'm going to sound like a real meathead here, but the Lambo donuts he did afterwards were more like it!

    Precision driving is so much more exciting when there is the chance of crunching some expensive metal! spin

    I like the guy having seen some of his stuff before, but this stunt just lacked danger. Sorreee. frown
    Russ in a mondeo, aopolgies for quality, but it was an 80's advert for a Montego!

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