Six years ago this week 30th March 2010, a bit of history was made, a massive kite buggying mile stone, the first man on the planet to break 80mph in a standard race type buggy, at that speed the amount of drag created from the position of the pilot is immense, when you consider the Speed Buggy
with its laying position is only 2mph faster, it shows for all what an outstanding record this is, one I cannot ever see anyone breaking, hats off to Fast Arie aka Arjen van der Tol one very brave pioneer of this sport.
I remember reading Dean Jordan’s words below, I was buzzing for days after
New World Record March 30,2010At 07:20 the 30th day of March,2010 Fast Arie shattered his old record of 77.05 mph with a top speed of 82.9 mph at the North American Buggy eXpo, Ivanpah Dry Lake, California!
Flying a Peter Lynn 2.7 Vapor in very high wind while riding an Xxtreme Apexx buggy with Haan wheels!
As the NABX Team was doing damage control to the main event tent Arjen van der Tol, a Dutch rider made his high speed run across the lake bed. Winds were out of the south southwest and fast Arie made his way right in front of buggy town.
Witness knew it was a record run right away and this was confirmed when we saw Arie jumping up and down.
dean jordan reporting using George Browns acount.
Below is Arjen’s Account (Badly translated by Google)
Hi, Arjen here.
Well they call me here also called Fast Arie, no idea how to get there …….
Pfff, I lie awake again from 4 hours the wind roars around the hotel.
Are there drugs for that virus?
There’s definitely a different record, the least sleep in 1 week …….
But even here small update yesterday:
So it was half 5 and Stephan and I were already awake. We need to pop! but how do we deal with it?
Fortunately we have the car keys so we would be away, but hey ….. problems, problems
1 Buggies are locked
2 Perhaps the rest called it
3 small kites, which are still needed in the camper of the Dragon men
One quickly found the solution: Just to wake everyone!
Jeroen first sent an sms: who was already awake.
When Mary, who had the key of the buggy. With a sleepy head she opened the door and asks what we are doing. Well we want to have the key!
“What?? Do you want to kill your self so early?? She says. No, I say only about a quarter since then we are only at drylake.Al quickly they come back we are unstoppable and she decides also come along.
Ruud has not been very happy with the situation but there is a camera man needs so he dressed himself too.
Nobody dares …… now pilots the boss (Michel) to call, but yes we have a mission so I’m still trying. The phone rings, there is included! But the man on the other hand, pretends he does not understand me and I hang up again. Well then, but the pilots we have.
(Later that it was Michel, but he did not feel ……..)
For an hour or 6 we are on the drylake.Het blows well, 5 Stephan does the deal! I warn him that if he does that I kite pull apart that the air can. Do not want to bring to a bodybag Netherlands. (Excessively overweight than)
It can go with a 3.5 combat.Na a few nice runs, he has 112. Jeroen goes opuit with his new wheels and discs Haan Vapor 2.3, but soon he line break. No fun with that wind. He says that I can try. I get the 2.7 vapor and Jeroen are buggy. After a few runs, I’m good at it, and I tapped on the 116. Fortunately faster than Stephan, we can go have breakfast.
On the back of my 116 run again I get a wind box and decides there is still just to sit.
Counter continues to run when I get the kite 130 row behind me, but fortunately also quickly terug.Oei the edge of the drylake will very soon close. Oh, it must also inhibit ofzo.Ik try to brake, but a full house at the edge is loose stuff and go full bucket small transverse dunes. At the last moment I have to throw him right because otherwise I cannot go on the dunes. Dune which is a 50 cm high, and come with all-wheel loose. Fortunately, I quickly stil.Er gpsen are 2 to 1 in 134 and 133. I like the GPS of 133 miles put on shows that he is 133.4 km 82.9 mph.
Now it’s almost 6 hours, is so light again. We gotta go.
Say you guys later.
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