Caterham and Terry Grant Set New Guinness Record for Donuts in a Car
Now that we got the nauseating idea out of the way, we’ll tell you that stunt driver Terry Grant has teamed up with Caterham Cars to secure the new Guinness World Record for the number of donuts completed in a car.
Grant’s last record stood at 161 and was set in his own stunt arena. Yet he was gracious enough to allow a rival to set a new record of 283 donuts in his playing ground at Silverstone’s Trax event on Sunday, after which he recruited the legendary Seven sportscar, famed for its lightweight frame and perfectly intuitive handling, and set about going after his challenger.
This Monday, only a day after new benchmark was set, Grant trounced it by spinning one of Caterham’s 150bhp Roadsport models 566 times non-stop – exactly double that achieved on Sunday. Way to lay down the law!
“I couldn’t believe it when I was told that someone was going to come into my own arena and take my record off me. And Westfield said they weren’t just going to beat it by a little bit – they came right out and said they were going to try to double my existing record. I wasn’t very pleased about that – there are unwritten rules about the game of beating records. Typically, you beat the record by just a bit so that you’re allowing someone else to have a go next. I wouldn’t normally try and beat their record by so much but, because of the way they went about this, I’ve been forced into this situation,” Grant explained after the event.