Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In light of the fact that Illinois now insist State Troopers call and get permission before doing more than 20 over the speed limit... here is a somewhat grainy clip from the UK way back in 1991.
On a warm July evening a couple of officers doing 92 MPH (in itself 20 over the limit) in an unmarked Rover 827 - basically a British Honda Legend with a somewhat tuned 2.7 V6 engine - were undertaken by a guy in a Porsche 911 (passing on the left is an offence in the UK) who then proceeded to crank it up to no less than 145 MPH!
This guy isn't as unobservant you might think, because British unmarked cars don't stand out a mile like American ones do.
All the same, I bet he had a bit of a red face when they pulled him over and showed him this film!