Terry Grant and The Caterham Seven Reclaim The Guinness World Record For The Number of Donuts Completed in A Car
Terry allowed the rival to beat the record, achieving a new record of 283 donuts at Silverstone's Trax event, before recruiting the Caterham Seven to beat the new target, and the next day Terry spun the Caterham Seven through 566 donuts in 40 minutes, doubling the record!Published 7 September 2011
Less than 24 hours after a new record was set for the Guinness World Record number of donuts completed in a car, Caterham Cars and stunt driver Terry Grant have teamed up in order to reclaim the title.
Terry has held the world record three times, but then discovered that a rival car manufacturer had been invited to beat his record of 161 donuts in his own stunt arena.
Terry allowed the rival to beat the record, achieving a new record of 283 donuts at Silverstone's Trax event, before recruiting the Caterham Seven to beat the new target, and the next day Terry spun the Caterham Seven through 566 donuts in 40 minutes, doubling the record!
Grant said: "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.
"There's been no messing about today, we just got on and did it. The car was perfect - I think if we had to do 1000 donuts, we would have been able to, although it was getting a bit monotonous by the end."
Caterham Cars sales and marketing director, Andy Noble, said: "We've known Terry for years and it was hilarious to hear about his guerrilla plan to win back his rightful place as the record-holder. We were only too pleased to provide him with the tools he needed to achieve it."
The paperwork has been submitted to make the new record official and the formalities to hand Terry the record are underway. Terry dedicated the achievement to British Karting supremo Martin Hines, who passed away just over a week earlier.