On 2 April 2010, Metin Şentürk, a popular Turkish folk singer, was acknowledged as the new Guinness World Records™ record holder in the category for the ‘fastest speed for a car driven blindfolded’.
The event was held at the ŞanlıUrfa airport, ŞanlıUrfa, Turkey, under the warm spring sunshine, which made it ever so slightly more pleasant for everyone on site.
From the number of people involved in the record attempt, I could clearly see that this was a well organised and dedicated team that only had one aim – to beat the previous record. Mike Newman (UK) was the previous record holder in this category, when he reached a speed of 269.28 km/h (167.32 mph) in a BMW M5 Saloon at Elvington Aerodrome, North Yorkshire, UK, on 11 October 2005. Being a fine English gentlemen, Mr. Newman rang Mr. Şentürk the night before the event to wish him the best of luck. Encouraged by this great gesture, Metin was in excellent spirit on the day of the event, smiling and talking to vast number of journalists without hesitation. Read full story from publisher