Smallest Roadworthy Car Guinness World Records 2014 (5)

Το Guinness Book of World Records, ανακοίνωσε πως ο κάτοχος του ρεκόρ του μικρότερου street legal οχήματος είναι πλέον ένα όντως μικροσκοπικό -μήκος 1,2 μέτρα και πλάτος 0,6 μέτρα- εγγεγραμμένο στα μητρώα του Texas. Το “όχημα”, είναι βασισμένο πάνω σε ένα ATV, έχει δίλιτρο ρεζερβουάρ και είναι τροποποιημένο ώστε να θεωρείται road legal.

Όμως, χάρη στους “ντετέκτιβ” της USA Today, διαπιστώθηκε μία κατάφορη αδικία. Το όχημα, έχει τελική 33mph (53 χλμ/ώρα) και άρα ανήκει στην κατηγορία οχημάτων “χαμηλής ταχύτητας” που σημαίνει πως μπορεί να κυκλοφορεί μόνο σε δρόμους με όριο ταχύτητας 25mph. Με λίγα λόγια, είναι νόμιμο σε μερικούς δρόμους αλλά όχι σε όλους.

Συγνώμη, αλλά θα συμφωνήσω απόλυτα. Ένα street legal όχημα πρέπει να είναι σε θέση να κυκλοφορεί νόμιμα σε όλους τους δρόμους και όχι σε μερικούς. Δηλαδή ο αυτοκινητόδρομος δεν είναι δρόμος; Ένα χωριό στην Αμερική με όριο τα 30mph; Ωραία, να κάνω και εγώ ένα όχημα που θα είναι νόμιμο μόνο στον δρόμο που περνάει μπροστά από το σπίτι μου. Γενικά, οι κανόνες για τα street legal οχήματα στην Αμερική είναι λίγο ελαστικοί… έχουμε δει μέχρι και αγωνιστικά drag cars με roll cage, 2.500 άλογα, ένα κάθισμα, αλεξίπτωτο και “μπαλόνια” να θεωρούνται street legal αλλά τουλάχιστον εκείνα μπορούν να κυκλοφορήσουν νόμιμα παντού. Το ίδιο πρέπει να ισχύει και για τον κάτοχο του παγκόσμιου ρεκόρ για το μικρότερο street legal όχημα. Πρέπει να είναι street legal παντού!

[Πηγή: Guiness Book of World Records, USA Today]

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This Year’s Book Features Tiny Cars, Pint-Sized Pooches, Diminutive Donkeys, Prodigious Pogo Sticks, and Much More!

NEW YORK – September 12, 2013 – Get ready to be “officially amazed” as the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® 2014 Edition hits stores around the globe today. From the wacky to the wonderful, this year’s book is bursting with fantastic new records and images, sure to capture the imaginations of knowledge-seekers everywhere.

Though many people associate GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS with the “tallest” and “largest” on the planet, some people make a mark by going small. Enter Phoenix’s Austin Coulson, creator of the “Smallest Roadworthy Car.” Measuring 2 ft 1 in high, 2 ft 1.75 in wide, and 4 ft 1.75 long, and sporting a license plate that reads “IM BIG,” the tiny vehicle can zip along at 25 MPH. If Coulson can’t find a spot to park, he says he “can just drive it right in the front door and park inside!”

In the canine world, Milly, a Chihuahua residing in Puerto Rico, holds the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for “Smallest Living Dog.” Standing at only 3.8 in tall, the peppy pooch was “so small she could fit on a teaspoon when she was born” according to owner Vanessa Semler. Full grown she is tinier than a running shoe. Her small stature hasn’t stopped her from being one of the most energetic dogs around. Her owner describes her as playful, outgoing, and as having an addiction to cartoons!

KneeHi the Mediterranean donkey has earned the title for “Shortest Donkey.” Standing only 2 ft 1 in at the top of the withers, the six-year-old donkey still acts like the man of the house. Says owner Jim Lee, “he is very spoiled and behaves as if he is as big as our biggest horse! He has a big attitude, especially if he wants his way!”

The 2014 book also features “big” news, too. Pogo performer Fred Grzybowski reached new heights when he displayed a 9 ft 6.5 in pogo stick at the Toronto International Busker Festival, where he bounced his way into the 2014 edition with the title of “Tallest Useable Pogo Stick.” Fred is no stranger to GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS; he also owns the “Shortest Usable Pogo Stick” that stands at a mere 2 ft 1 in.

To celebrate the launch of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 edition, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS spokesperson and star of truTV’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Gone Wild Stuart Claxton will be participating in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) for the first time on Monday, September 16th from 7 – 10 pm ET. Everyone from devoted followers of all things GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS to casual fans interested in the realm of the amazing can log in to chat with Claxton about all of the amazing record breakers included in this year’s book and more.

Containing the most comprehensive collection of superlatives from around the globe and beyond GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 Edition will be available on September 12, 2013 for the suggested retail price of $28.95. The free augmented reality app that launched last year is back in a big way. Download the app for Apple and Android devices and bring the book to life before your eyes! Watch as the “Shortest Living Woman,” “Largest Carnivorous Dinosaur,” “Largest Wasp” and more burst off the page in incredible 3D. Fans can also use the brand new photo booth option to see just what they’d look like if they were a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS holder: elongate your tongue, facial hair, and nose to “become” the iconic title holders themselves!