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Old 04-08-2011, 12:10 PM
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Driving 200 miles per hour has always been at the top of my bucket list. Unfortunately, accomplishing this dream has always eluded me as it is laden with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. First, the task requires a machine capable of the speed. Second, one needs a very long, straight piece of pavement. Lastly, there is the hurdle of the law - getting tagged at three times the typical legal limit will not only seriously ruin your weekend, but also take a sizable chunk of money (and probably a driver's license) out of your leather wallet.

After decades of frustration, World Class Driving has come to my rescue. The same company that has been touring the nation with its fleet of expensive exotics, offering regular civilians the opportunity to drive on road and track, offers the "200 mph Challenge." In a nutshell, they provide the cars, pavement and amnesty from the law in one turnkey package. It isn't cheap ($4,995 for this program), but successful completion puts participants in a very exclusive group of non-professionals who have driven 200 mph. To put it into perspective, more people have been launched into space.

Participants are an eclectic group. Of the 16 in my class, there are prominent physicians, attorneys, CEOs and wealthy adventurists who do it for sport (you know, the kind who travel to Russia for a supersonic flight in a Mikoyan MiG-29). There is also young 16-year-old Alec Feintuch, attending through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Poignantly, I'm not the only one with the dream of driving 200 mph.

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Old 04-09-2011, 11:58 PM
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Dang, a bit expensive to break your 200mph cherry.

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Old 04-10-2011, 02:38 AM
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Almost $5,000 USD ?

I'll bet for a lot less
(What with these economic times)
You could RENT I-16 between,Say... Dublin and Metter.
AND make a SUBSTANTIAL Contribution to the Georgia Peace Officer's Fund.
Between the Hours of 2-4 A.M.

GSP got any chase vehicles,for escort duty,that'll do 200 MPH?
'84 300SD sold
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:32 PM
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Sounds fun if the $ are not an issue . . .

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