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What was the most powerfull thing you have driven?

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What was the most powerfull thing you have driven?
Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:04 PM

For me, it was something like this. It has been a long time so I don't remember the exact number, but there were lots of horses Smile

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:27 PM

Nothing quite that big. 550hp.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:28 PM

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:32 PM

I just remembered, i did steer this for a bit, though i am not sure i could claim to have driven it.

Whats the HP rating for a nuclear reactor?

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:32 PM

That'd be my ex wife.

Drove her right into divorcing me.

-Greg

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Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:37 PM

This beast:

Well, at least in 2001 it was a beast. Now, it's rather tame to the newer bikes.

142HP, but, I did have some decent lap times! 

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:38 PM

Greg

That'd be my ex wife.

Drove her right into divorcing me.

 

LOL! Greg, you made my day! Thank you!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:32 PM

Now how couild you forget that thing?  That's like saying, "Oh, I just remembered, I am armed."

The road test for that must be severe.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 1, 2020 6:07 PM

Either a 1986 Corvette or a 5 ton dump when I was in the service.

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, March 1, 2020 6:53 PM

69 Mach 1 Mustang with around 425 ponies in the stall.

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, March 1, 2020 6:54 PM

My 1975 Cadillac Hearse.

500 C.I. motor. I have had her up to a confirmed 140 MPH. ( I was scared to go any faster )  And in the second picture, she's pulling a 14700 lbs trailer.

other than my Hearse, I guess the vehicle with the most power that I have ever driven was a Mack concrete pumper truck, I dont have any picture's of it, but it weighed in just over 85,000 lbs.

( BTW: My Hearse weighed 5654 lbs...... and that was without my fat butt in the drivers seat ! )

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:20 PM

Ha - funny stuff Greg.  I think you win Castel

My 09 Charger - 760RWHP on Q16 race fuel :)

Thanks,

John

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:32 PM

Mack 10 wheel dump truck, 450 hp or so. Had to look it up.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:07 PM

Bish

Nothing quite that big. 550hp.

 

 

Not as big but seems like more fun Smile

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:08 PM

Greg

That'd be my ex wife.

Drove her right into divorcing me.

 

 

LOL Smile

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:10 PM

keavdog

Ha - funny stuff Greg.  I think you win Castel

My 09 Charger - 760RWHP on Q16 race fuel :)

 

 

Certainly much more elegant than that beast of mine Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:26 PM

A few of these things.

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, March 2, 2020 6:45 AM
2002 Fourth Generation Camaro which I did my driving test in of all things. Every car I’ve driven since then has seemed slow.

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Posted by ajlafleche on Monday, March 2, 2020 8:21 AM

Borrowed a co-worker's big block Chevelle, possible an SS 427 back in the early 70's. You'd look towards the accelerator and the car jumped forward. 

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, March 2, 2020 8:43 AM

Hey!

      What is this a competition? Okay, here's a description. Two Wartsilla diesels  driving Azipods, each engine, 7,700hp. 1,345 foot long at the W/L. Approximate ahead full speed 24.5 knots loaded-Load 8.5 Million Barrels of the stuff you eventually burn in your Hot-Cars!

     Cannot use, well couldn't use the P-Canal till they made the wider part! She held Twenty eight crew, Four officers and Sixty two passengers, What was she? One Big Honking hunk of steel called a "Mega" Tanker, Then. ( I think they are even bigger now)

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, March 2, 2020 8:54 AM

Let's see. Back in 70 or 71, I got to drive a 69 Z-28 Camaro. I mean wow! Scared me pretty bad, lots of fish-tailing. In 74 or 75, I got to drive a 1964 Corvette, 327 CU. IN., 365 HP. The car maxed out around 130 mph. But the best was at Bike Week maybe ten years ago, I rode a Boss Hoss V-8 motorcycle. Now that was something!

To start it, you had to be sure the motorcycle was supported by its side stand. If not, when you pushed the button, the torque would flip the motorcycle on its side. Also when the motorcycle was on the side stand, that's when you put in gear. One gear forward, no clutch. After that, off you went. I was surprised how easy the motorcycle was to ride and how smooth the ride was. Of course the ride was escorted by factory reps but we did get to stretch the motorcycle's legs out on I-95. One little twist of the throttle and you were over the horizon in the blink of an eye. When we got back from the demo ride, I threw my leg over the saddle of my humble 1100 cc Honda Shadow and went on down to Main Street, savoring an awesome ride on that Boss Hoss V-8 motorcycle.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Greg on Monday, March 2, 2020 9:47 AM

You guys have had some extremely interesting rides!

Cool thread. Yes

(and thanks Bruce, John, Castel, for your comments. :))

-Greg

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, March 2, 2020 10:36 AM

Well, as a former US Army tanker and combat engineer vehicle crewman, I learned to drive an M113A2 first. Then an M728 CEV and M60 AVLB followed by an M48A5 AVLB.

The first "true" tank I drove was an M48A5. In the armor school, I learned how to drive an M3 Bradley, M60A3 and M1IP Abrams. My first M1A1 was in NET (New Equipment Training) training in 1989.

At the Battalion Maintenance Officer course, I learned how to operate an M88A1. I learned how to drive an M1A2 at NET training.

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Posted by lowfly on Monday, March 2, 2020 10:51 AM

Well it is either a Humvee or the Porsche 911 Carrera.  I actually got to drive the Porsche on a runway so i let her eat and man was it fast

 

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Posted by WillysMB on Monday, March 2, 2020 11:28 AM

Certainly one of the best days of my life. I was volunteering almost full time at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo and we were taking the B-17 (Fuddy Duddy) to an airshow in New Jersey. I had my private pilots license, instrument rating, and some time on my multi rating. About half way there, Austin turns to me and asks if I wanted to sit in the co-pilots seat. I actually got to fly her for 15 min or so. So "driving" 4800 hp (4x1200). I doubt I'll be able to top that one in the foreseeable future.

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Posted by gregbale on Monday, March 2, 2020 11:35 AM

Don't know whether it had the most HP...but the '71 Hemi 'Cuda had the most rumble!

Greg

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, March 2, 2020 12:40 PM

The Enterprise, no bloody A,B,C, or D!

 

But really this:

 

 

I flew both the C-5 and the C-23.

The Galaxy has 175,000 lbs of thrust.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, March 2, 2020 12:58 PM

T-37.  Don't know horsepower.

My first drivable car was a '47 Crosley, with 26 hp.  But the most fun car, fifty years later was a Crosley powered 3/4 midget race car,  I'd estimate hopped engine a 50 hp or so, but with the car weighing less than 700 lb, it was a blast and cornered like a demon.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 2, 2020 2:13 PM

Some visiting stars on red flag & collar theater commander in an armored suburban

Wink 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, March 2, 2020 2:23 PM

 

Don Stauffer

T-37.  Don't know horsepower.

My first drivable car was a '47 Crosley, with 26 hp.  But the most fun car, fifty years later was a Crosley powered 3/4 midget race car,  I'd estimate hopped engine a 50 hp or so, but with the car weighing less than 700 lb, it was a blast and cornered like a demon.

 

 

 

2000 pounds of thrust!

The midget racer must have been a wild ride!

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