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Watch a stunt driver break the record for fastest mile on two wheels

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(In a car, that is)

For more than 20 years, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has served as one of the world's biggest automotive celebrations. International motorheads come from all over the planet to race Lamborghinis, production cars, and even Formula One cars up a twisty course known as the "hill climb." But it's not all stopwatches and speedometers — plenty of awesomely weird stuff also happens every year at Goodwood.

Take this run made over the weekend by Terry Grant, seen above, for example. The stunt driver made the entire hill climb run — more than a mile long — on two wheels. More impressively, he completed it in a Guinness World Record-setting 2 minutes and 10 seconds, which — considering he had to balance the one-and-a-half-ton car the whole way uphill — doesn't seem that much slower than the hill climb record of 41.6 seconds set by Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld in 1999. That run, by the way, is one of the scariest things you can find video of:

Needless to say, the course isn't easy at any speed. On the same day that Grant made his two-wheeled run, former NASCAR series champion Bobby Labonte wadded a stock car into the hay bails.

What really makes the video of Grant's special, though, is the Goodwood broadcasters' tame narration. During most hill climbs they have to speak over squealing tires and roaring engines, but Grant's run was particularly quiet. That left plenty of room for talk of tire pressure levels and "suspension travel." While weird history is being made you can, quite literally, hear the creaking of their chairs. Thank you, Goodwood.


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