World Driving Records of Which We Hadn't Heard
and listen later
Letter sent by Pete Daggett
This one is new to me, and I immediately thought of Car Talk when Iread it:
Car Parking (Women):
The smallest curbside space successfully reversed into by awoman was one of 19.36m--equivalent to three standard parkingspaces--by Mrs. Caroline Wizz (GB) driving an unmodifiedVauxhall Nova Swing on 12 October 1993. She started themaneuver at 11:15 a.m. in Ropergate, Pontefract, and successfullyparked within three feet of the pavement eight hours and 14 minutes later.There was slight damage to the bumpers and wings of her own andthe two adjoining cars, as well as shop frontage and two lampposts.
Incorrect Driving (Women):
The longest journey completed with the hand brake on was one of313 miles from Stranraer to Hollyhead by Dr. Julie Thorn, atthe wheel of a Saab 900 on 2 April 1987. Dr. Thorn smelledburning two miles into her journey at Aird, but pressed on toHollyhead with smoke billowing from the rear wheels. Thisjourney also holds the record for the longest completed withthe choke fully out and the right indicator flashing.