Watch It: Juke Attacks Goodwood Hillclimb on Two Wheels

Ed
By Ed Higginbotham
Jun 29, 2015 | Nissan

This past weekend, stunt driver Terry Grant joined in the festivities at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and set a Guinness world record for fastest time over one mile on two wheels: 2 minutes and 10 seconds.

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KyAllroad
KyAllroad Dork
6/29/15 10:32 a.m.

I watched that. I can't even begin to imagine the skill level needed.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/29/15 10:41 a.m.

That's cool. Plus, how fan can you realistically go before the tires give up?

rob_lewis
rob_lewis GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/29/15 11:13 a.m.

I thought it was pretty cool. I wonder how long it'll take for someone to break that record on a straight shot, rather than up the hill at Goodwood?

It was incredible to see how close he gets to the hay bales in a couple of his runs.

-Rob

slefain
slefain UberDork
6/29/15 12:55 p.m.

This guy is not impressed:

iceracer
iceracer PowerDork
6/29/15 1:50 p.m.

I have always wondered, on these two wheel cars. Do they lock the differential ?

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Editorial Assistant
6/29/15 1:53 p.m.

I was wondering the same thing because the wheels in the air don't move. And with an open diff, the wheel in the air would be spinning, not the one on the ground.

Kreb
Kreb GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
6/29/15 1:58 p.m.

They hid a big-ass gyroscope in there!

Or he's just talented as hell.

rcutclif
rcutclif GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/29/15 3:25 p.m.
Ed Higginbotham wrote: I was wondering the same thing because the wheels in the air don't move. And with an open diff, the wheel in the air would be spinning, not the one on the ground.

You can run a torsen and 'half-set' the handbrake. That is how they suggest you drive a hummer with one or more wheels off the ground.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Editorial Assistant
6/29/15 3:55 p.m.

Ah. Very interesting. You learn something new every day.

iceracer
iceracer PowerDork
6/29/15 5:56 p.m.

I saw a guy circle a half mile dirt track on two wheels at the local fair.

A lock would cause the free wheel to spin. Remove the axle ?

Or maybe a separate braking system .

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UltraDork
6/29/15 6:55 p.m.

Joie Chitwood was the guy who traveled around dirt tracks circling z28s on two wheels and jumping sidekicks through rings of fire. He's Indy racings leader now right?

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