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      10-15-2007, 11:33 AM   #1
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Cool New York to L.A. in 31 hours, 4 minutes. A new record set in a BMW E39 M5.



The statutes of limitation are up, and that means Alex Roy can release the media hounds, revealing a secret coast-to-coast run he says he and co-driver Dave Maher accomplished in a record-breaking 31 hours, 4 minutes last October. That revelation corresponds with a blitz including pieces in Wired and Esquire, and a memoir, The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World, HarperCollins will release this week. The numbers, Roy says, can be verified by a combination of time-coded video, toll and gas receipts, GPS tracking, eyewitnesses and other empirical info, though won't be certified by the Guinness people, who'd as soon down a cold Budweiser as verify an illegal act. All considered, Roy and Maher apparently bested not only an attempt made earlier this year by Richard Rawlings and Dennis Collins in a Ferrari 550, but also the famed "32:07" David Diem and Doug Turner clocked in a Ferrari 308 during the 1983 US Express run. The drive was also recorded for an upcoming documentary. More to come, including impressions from Spinelli and Johnson, later today. (Full disclosure: Jalopnik acted as a third-party witness to the run's departure from Manhattan Classic Car Club in New York on the evening of October 7, 2006 and its arrival at Santa Monica Pier on the morning of October 9, 2006, and agreed not to disclose the trip until now.)

http://jalopnik.com/cars/speed-recor...ord-310735.php
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      10-15-2007, 12:22 PM   #2
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      10-15-2007, 12:26 PM   #3
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Out of curiousity, how many of you would still consider purchasing an E39 M5?
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      10-15-2007, 12:40 PM   #4
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That's awesome.


This picture gives me some doubt tho...why take a pic supposedly 3 hrs after you stop?

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      10-15-2007, 12:41 PM   #5
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I think that says max speed 150?? Right??
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      10-15-2007, 02:04 PM   #6
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There was a page in the first issue of "0-60" magazine describing all the toys that are installed in this M5. This is extremely useful guide on how to equip your car in order not to get busted by cops.
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      10-15-2007, 02:37 PM   #7
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Out of curiousity, how many of you would still consider purchasing an E39 M5?
I would...just not that one...
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      10-15-2007, 02:45 PM   #8
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Wow that means he must have averaged 85-90 mph. Highest I've ever averaged on a trip is 75mph.
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Man Drives M5 From NY to LA in 31 hours and 4 minutes (Gadgets Helped)

He used scanners, jammers, V1, police lights, 2 GPS, extra fuel cell and airplane spotter.
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      10-15-2007, 09:05 PM   #10
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was done in a m5 too
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Awesome!


And here some of you cry about your 30 minute commute to work....
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      10-15-2007, 09:18 PM   #13
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wonder how many time he has to fuel up since the fuel tank on the M5 is pretty small
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      10-15-2007, 09:19 PM   #14
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crazy night vision on the dash is cool.
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Good stuff. Gizmodo ftw!
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      10-15-2007, 09:29 PM   #16
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I made the 7.5 hour trip from Knoxville, TN to Cleveland, OH in 6.25 hours last weekend. I was driving a E90 330i with ZSP, avg. speed was 86mph and mpg was 28.6. I tore it up through TN and KY haha, if the Ohio troopers didn't have planes to run speed traps I would have did waaaay better. Do I win anything?
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      10-15-2007, 09:33 PM   #17
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i think you can just do that with a v1 and jammer lol. cool though.
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      10-15-2007, 09:36 PM   #18
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wonder how many time he has to fuel up since the fuel tank on the M5 is pretty small
thats why he added more "fuel cells" ... which i think is a facy way of saying that he threw a few tanks in the trunk
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      10-15-2007, 09:37 PM   #19
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Cincinnati to Germantown TN (outside Memphis), 6 hours 4 minutes on the clock. Left Cincinnati at 4am sharp, rolled into Germantown TN at 9:04am (one hour time change). My V1 was my only protection. I feel kinda naked compared to our boy in the OP!
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      10-15-2007, 09:47 PM   #20
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that seems like the same car from this video: (gumball 3000 2007)


look at 5:20 in the timeline
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I think its this guy



hes the m5 polizei lol


Lets get a group together and do it in 30 Hours!!!
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hes the m5 polizei lol


Lets get a group together and do it in 30 Hours!!!
You buy, I'll fly! .....hmmmm.....gonna need a license...
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