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RECORD RIDES:
THE TALE OF A MOUNTAIN, TWO CHALLENGERS AND A
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ SUCCESS

Two competitors fight for a place in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ book in a no holds barred assault on Doi Chang Mountain. Join us as we follow Natasha Chang and KC Montero in their quest to be the fastest driver to complete a 1,000m climb in a production car. There can only be one winner.



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THE CHALLENGE

What is the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt, and what are the challenges to overcome before the record is finally established? There’s a lot more to setting a record than arriving and driving.

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THE CHALLENGE
THE MOUNTAIN
THE POWER
TRAVELLING ASIA’S RECORD-SETTING ROADS

Embrace road-tourism, an automotive travel activity, with these incredible routes

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ARE WE ALREADY LIVING IN THE FUTURE?

There’s a fine line between science and fiction, but these five record-breaking feats of engineering are beginning to blur things.

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THE MOST THRILLING MOMENTS OF A RECORD-SETTING DRIVE

A visual record of the blood, sweat, and tears behind the record-breaking ascent up the Doi Chang mountain road.

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HOW TO ENGINEER A WORLD RECORD

The secret recipe for a successful GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt.

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5 TIPS TO A CLEANER ENGINE

FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO GO FURTHER AND SAVE ON RUNNING COSTS

A healthy car is a happy car – or so the saying goes.

With thousands of moving parts it’s inevitable that a car will be subjected to wear and tear that will have an impact on its efficiency, and over time, even its reliability.

However, following a few simple DIY tips can keep the engine at its best while reducing running costs and the likelihood of an unexpected breakdown.

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KC Montero’s Corolla can never have too much power

Working from the basis that power is king and you can never have enough power, it was clear KC's 1984 1600cc Toyota Corolla was never going to satisfy his extreme demands; but a wild turbocharger, would definitely unleash the much needed horsepower.


Natasha Chang's Honda: An iron fist in a velvet glove

Reflecting her demeanor Natasha opted to follow the route of “less is more,” and turned her attention to shedding every unnecessary ounce of sheetmetal, trim and plastic from her 1600 cc Honda Civic Hatchback. Only the challenge would tell if this was the right route.

The transformation of a record ride

Setting a world record demands world-class equipment, and when that equipment starts out life as an aging production car there’s a lot of work ahead.

From squeezing extra horsepower out of a Toyota Corolla to shedding weight from a Honda Civic, the transformation is fascinating.

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Race day on Doi Chang

All the work and preparation culminates in a few minutes where man and machine challenge Doi Chang’s mountain road for a world record.

Tensions run high on a day where contenders can taste victory and spectators sense the emotion as officials close off the road and ready themselves for the event.

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The mountain through the eyes of the locals

Natasha and KC experience the Doi Chang Mountain like locals do: first competing in Formula Hmong, a local wooden cart downhill race and then joining local guides and mountain experts for game changing advice for the challenge ahead.

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