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First time over a buck, buck and a quarter, buck-fifty

Post by michigander » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:16 pm

The first time I drove over 100 mph was about 1980 in my Dad's 1977 Mercury Capri II (a Ford Europe import). It had a 158 HP 2.8L V6 and Four on the Floor.

It was on I-275. I was shifting through the gears, and as I broke 100 I remember my friend sitting in the passenger seat say "hey, Kent, maybe you should put both hands on the wheel".

I'm pretty sure I broke 125 a few times on my 2009 Kawasaki Concour 1400 (153 HP), but wasn't looking at the speedo. I was too busy watching the lines on the road converge to a point.

Never hit150. Probably never will.

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Post by OldWorldSwine » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:20 pm

First and only time over a hundred was in my dad's Ford F-100. It was a crazy stunt to pull on that undulating county blacktop. Several times in my youth I got away with things that might have killed me.
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Post by DepartedLight » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:28 pm

I was about 150 in the 4th grade.
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Post by JimVH » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:45 pm

My mom's '77 Caprice station wagon - brown with simulated wood panels. I think I was on the 610 loop.

The scariest ride over 100 was in an ambulance - a late 70's big block Chevy chassis. At 105ish the thing started shaking and the steering wheel felt like I was holding a jackhammer. Those were the days.

I don't think I've ever gone over 110 in anything.
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Post by Roadmaster » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:52 pm

First time for 100 was probably on the way home from the hospital 2 days old in a 1955 Plymouth Belvedere knowing my Dad.
First time I remember going 100+ was Dad at the wheel of his 1959 Buick
First time to do 125+ was in my 1969 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum 4 speed
Several years later got my 1970 Cadillac to 125+ once.
First and only time to do 150 was in my friends 1969 Charger 440 Magnum Automatic.
Done 100+ in a 18 wheeler several times down hill out of gear.
Top speed in a 18 wheeler on level ground was 85-90 MPH. It was a 1987 Freighterliner Conventional 425 Cat with 13 speed transmission. Pulling a liquid bulk non-baffled tanker.
Had my 1999 Goldwing to 100-105 a few times.
Anymore I have seen so many bad crashes through the years I drive the speed limit.
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Post by Goose55 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:57 pm

I maybe hit 100 in a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. 426 Hemi w/ Hooker Headers and oversized valves. Darn near killed myself w/ that car.
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Post by Roadmaster » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:10 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:57 pm
I maybe hit 100 in a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. 426 Hemi w/ Hooker Headers and oversized valves. Darn near killed myself w/ that car.
426 Hemi!!!
I have never even ridden in an elephant powered car.
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Post by Goose55 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:17 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:10 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:57 pm
I maybe hit 100 in a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. 426 Hemi w/ Hooker Headers and oversized valves. Darn near killed myself w/ that car.
426 Hemi!!!
I have never even ridden in an elephant powered car.
It was an B&M automatic transmission with reversed linkage and shifter on the column so one could just tap down on it. Had two 750 cfm Carter four barrel carburetors. One would reach a hard spot in the gas pedal 1/2 down. That was the 2nd one. It was a beast that got 7 mpg and fed on Sunoco 260.
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Post by DepartedLight » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:31 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:52 pm
First time for 100 was probably on the way home from the hospital 2 days old in a 1955 Plymouth Belvedere knowing my Dad.
First time I remember going 100+ was Dad at the wheel of his 1959 Buick
First time to do 125+ was in my 1969 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum 4 speed
Several years later got my 1970 Cadillac to 125+ once.
First and only time to do 150 was in my friends 1969 Charger 440 Magnum Automatic.
Done 100+ in a 18 wheeler several times down hill out of gear.
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Had my 1999 Goldwing to 100-105 a few times.
Anymore I have seen so many bad crashes through the years I drive the speed limit.
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Post by Jake » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:05 pm

I only remember going over a hundred once when I was around 19. Boyfriend was a Navy Seal, and let me drive his LeCat Black Capri while he was out to sea. Lowered and flared, it glided at 110.
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Post by Jocose » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:09 pm

Ive never traveled beyond the posted speed limit.
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Post by John-Boy » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:27 am

Jocose wrote:
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Ive never traveled beyond the posted speed limit.
And always in the left lane.
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Post by JudgeRusty » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:53 am

John-Boy wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:27 am
Jocose wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Ive never traveled beyond the posted speed limit.
And always in the left lane.
I was in the line of traffic backed up behind her on 81 South Thursday.
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Post by Joshoowah » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:49 pm

2002 in a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. I had a friend with me. I took it to 125 before the sunroof blew out, from trapped air between the glass and cover (glass was everywhere). Try explaining that to your mother when you're 16 years old.

2011 in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Supercharged. I was on a back road in Kentucky, near Wilmore (I was in seminary at the time). I had two fellow seminarians with me when I topped it out at 135.
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Post by ReverendThom » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:32 pm

I hit 100 in my dad's work suburban when I was 16. Governor was set at 160km/h I believe. So really I hit 99.6mph or so

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Post by coco » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:45 pm

The first time I passed 150 I was not using a motor.




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Post by TNLawPiper » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:48 pm

I've never driven over the speed limit, and I've certainly never done so in a vehicle owned by the company for which I work, but there are some smooth freeways between here and Atlanta that might lend themselves to some fast driving.

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Post by Gabriel » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:49 pm

coco wrote:
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The first time I passed 150 I was not using a motor.




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Post by Gabriel » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:51 pm

Joshoowah wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:49 pm
2002 in a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.
My first time over 100 was also in a mid-nineties Cutlass Supreme. The young lady sitting in the passenger seat (who’s car it was) wasn’t super pleased... :)

I’ve also hit 100 in our 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. My wife was being flown via helicopter to a hospital an hour away and I was driving to meet them. I won.

I don’t believe I’ve been faster than 113mph.
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