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A 14-Foot Tire and Other Crazy Car and Tire World Records

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What’s the biggest tire you’ve ever seen? How about the fastest tire flip? Check out these three crazy car and tire world records:

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1. The World’s Largest Tire
Tire giant Michelin would have to be involved in the world’s largest tire, which is fourteen feet and can be found in North Carolina.

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2. Fastest Tire Flipping
Ever seen anybody flip a tire for sport? It happens. The fastest twenty meters was set by a Spaniard by the name of Israel Garrido Sanguinetti, who flipped a Michelin tire that weighted 925 pounds 20 meters in just over 56 seconds.


3. Most Simultaneous Donuts

When’s the last time you whipped a donut? And no, not the doughy kind with the hole in the middle. Ever done donuts with friends?
These guys have. 75 cars at the same time for 15 seconds equals a world record. Here’s a video of multiple cars doing donuts:

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Ouch! Those Poor Tires! Car Drifts for 1.5 Miles and Breaks World Record (VIDEO)

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Drifting practice

Ever tried to drift with your car? It ain’t easy, and it’s murder on your tires. But what’s the world’s longest drift? Thirty seconds? A mile? How about a mile and a half? It’s murder on the tires, but it’s fun to watch.

World Record Drift
In Surrey, UK one Mr. Mauro Carlo managed to drift for drifted for 1,44 miles or 6 686.35 feet (2,038 meters- 8.5 laps) around the Mercedes-Benz World perimeter track. He managed this marvel with a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. This, indeed, was the world record.

Watch the video of Mr. Carlo’s record-breaking drift and see for yourself:

Get the drift? Ha. Well if you do drift, odds are you’re almost perpetually in the market for new tires. Check out Discount Tire Centers, and leave us a comment: ever tried drifting, and if so, is it as difficult as they say?

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