Redusernab Asks: What’s the hardest you’ve pushed your car or truck?

This is a pretty broad question in terms of what I’d like to hear from you. Have you jumped a truck? Perhaps you’ve raced your vehicle on a track? With the sun setting over a serene dry lake bed, have you hunted for a certain figure on your speedometer? A long road trip answers this question, especially in older cars or trucks.

My brother and I pushed pretty hard when we ran that 1972 Datsun 240Z from California to Boston. This was quite a few years back now, but it’s a trip that’s managed to stay fairly fresh in my memory. Someday I want to sit down and put the entire trip into book form, because it involves a test of the metal and a hard push on our own mettle. The car made it. My brother and I arrived on the other end with a stronger relationship. And it helps cement the idea in my head that even seemingly sorted old cars are never perfect.

That wasn’t my own car though, so I’d like to hear about tales from behind the wheel of your own personal vehicles. What have you done where you considered the notion that you were “pushing it”? Maybe you went for a personal wheelie record, an insane drift, or wanted to see how fast you could drive down the road in reverse.

Tell us all about it in the comments below.

By |2019-05-07T22:00:41+00:00May 8th, 2019|Redusernab Asks|28 Comments

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Jeff Glucker is the co-founder and Executive Editor of He’s often seen getting passed as he hustles either a dark blue 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 or 1991 Mitsubishi Montero up the 405 Freeway. IG: @RedusernabJeff Benson