19 Year-Old Becomes Youngest To Fly Solo Around The Globe

Matt Guthmiller's Twitter profile reads like an impressive résumé. "Entrepreneur. Software Engineer. Pilot. MIT... Youngest person to fly solo around the world." Matt earned that title last week, upon safely landing his Beehcraft A36 Bonanza in San Diego — with nowhere near the fanfare he deserved. » 7/22/14 2:12pm 7/22/14 2:12pm

Canadians Start 28,000-Mile Voyage In Veggie-Fueled Van, Attempt World…

A pair of Canadian environmentalists have embarked on a four-month journey to break the Guinness World Record for "longest journey by a car using alternative fuel" by traveling 45,000 km (27,961 miles) across North America in a Japanese-import Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 van converted to run on waste vegetable oil (WVO/SVO)… » 12/01/08 2:30pm 12/01/08 2:30pm

Hypermiling Couple Sets World Record With 90 MPG Drive Around…

Remember when we drove a European-spec Honda Civic 2.2 i-CTDi on a 100-mile road trip? We did pretty well, averaging 72 MPG. While we were throughly impressed, it was nothing compared to earning two spots in the Guinness Book Of World Records. Helen and John Taylor, a British couple, earned their two spots of fame in… » 5/28/08 9:20am 5/28/08 9:20am

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Sells For $10,976,000 Setting World…

How much would you pay for the car of your dreams? Well, the official record for the highest price anyone ever paid for any car anywhere was just recently set when a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT short-wheelbase California got hammered down at auction for €7,040,000. Converted to 'merican dollars, that's about $10,976,000. That… » 5/19/08 12:40pm 5/19/08 12:40pm

AMS Mitusbishi Lancer Evolution VIII Makes 1130 HP

AMS claim this is the world's most powerful Evo, and they've got the dyno sheets to back it up. This Mitsubishi monster supposedly makes 1130 HP, and that's not at the flywheel, but at the wheels. And we're told it's "true" power, no nitrous-oxide assistance, just a motor built up big as can be and 51 PSI of boost.… » 4/22/08 3:45pm 4/22/08 3:45pm

Guinness Verifies Shelby SuperCars' Production Speed Record

Sorry Bugatti. The dark-beer company that's been tracking the best, fastest and biggest — ever since the company's managing director, Sir Hugh Beaver first argued over which was the fastest game bird in Europe — Guinness World Records has verified the SSC Ultimate Aero as the "Fastest Production Car." As we reported… » 10/08/07 2:45pm 10/08/07 2:45pm

Too Many Ferraris Crowd Silverstone, Guinness Notes Record

With the exception of the current "fastest production vehicle in the world" chase, is there a record Ferrari isn't interested in? The cats from Maranello herded 385 prancing horses onto the track at Silverstone; everything from vintage iron like a 250 GTO up to the latest and most fabulotastic 599 Fiorano. Ferrari… » 6/11/07 11:15pm 6/11/07 11:15pm