There are still many tenacious individuals and groups that push the boundaries of what is humanly possible within Guinness’ records catalog. A few of these are listed here, but there is also a new category of competitor.
You’ll find a record in the Guinness Book or the website if you flip through it in 2019. This could be the result of an “experiential market campaign” or “business solution” by an international brand, individual or company with a large budget that has partnered with Guinness.
Guinness World Records will give you a world record for most of your design, at a reasonable price. You can do it. Corporations do it. Dictators do it. If you have the money and desire to be famous for something obscure like “farthest shot in a moving vehicle” or “worlds most hairiest car,” you can do it too.
The longest time it takes to stop a car
Before brakes existed, there were Austrian strongmen. Gerald Gschiel was one such example. He held the Corvette Z06 upright while its wheels spun for 22.33 seconds. Why? He’ll tell you.
Fastest jet-powered firetruck
It is absurd to think of a jet-powered firetruck. The truck is basically a bomb on wheels, pretending to put out fires. Shannen Seydel, a Florida resident, built it out of a 1940 Ford with two Rolls-Royce Bristol Viper engines that produced 6,000 horsepower each. He then took it to 655 km/h in Southern Ontario in 1998.
Farthest barrel roll
Tightest car parallel parking
This is not parallel parking, but power-sliding. The driving surface does not need to be lubricated in order to parallel park. Alastair Moffat is the official driver for tightest parallel parking. He set the record at 7.5 cm, plus the length of his Fiat 500C 1.2 Cult, live during an U.K. autosports event.