Two Guinness World Record Attempts in Early November

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Here is general info about the event as can be found in the description of the Facebook event:


Mach-Speed Whippets & glennSKii Meyer

Erin Hemmings
Professional Disc (Frisbee) Athlete.
Holds the world record for longest thrown (non-velocity aided) object.
Set with an Aerobie in 2003 with a throw of 1,333 feet (more than 1/4 of a mile)
Alan Adler – Inventor of the Aerobie  (among many other inventions)
* Watch Erin Hemmings and Rocket the Whippet set a new
official world record for “Farthest Thrown Object Caught
by a Dog” (they will be using an Aerobie)
* Watch Erin Hemmings and 3 of the Mach-Speed Whippets
attempt to set a new official world record for “The
Farthest Thrown Disc (Frisbee) Caught by a Dog”
* See “The Whippster”, a new carbon-fiber racing sulky
prototype. Mach-Speed Whippets is planning on setting
a world record for top speed for dog-powered vehicles.
This is the first vehicle of its kind built for speed.
* During the breaks:
– see how far you can throw a frisbee (distance
measured with a laser)
– meet Erin, Dr. Adler, glennSKii, and the Whippets.
– learn about the Aerobie and discs (Frisbees),
Whippets, dog-sulkies, inventions.
The present standing records (for both records) were set with a disc(frisbee):
390feet1inch (118.9meters)
Human Athlete: Mark Molnar
Dog Athlete: Cheyenne the Whippet (owner: Irv Lander)
October 12th, 1994 in Pasadena, CA
ATTENTION! Please don’t bring your dogs. They will not be allowed onto the field area! Among other reasons, they would highly distract the dog that is trying to set the record! THANK YOU!* Rain Date: Monday Nov 12th, 2012 (same place and time).
* We are looking for volunteers to help us with this event. Please contact if you would like to join us and help.
* After-Party will planned for organizers, volunteers, and sponsors for the evening on the day of the event (Friday).
more info will be added here as the date approaches


This is the Whippster — Speed Dog-Sulky


Big thanks to Bob Knoss (Builder & Primary Designer) in Minnesota.  Also, thanks to people like Daphne Lewis (Chalo Sulky in Georgia), and Jim Benson.  Daphne has given valuable advice and is taking care of the harnesses and Jim helped with lift balance testing.  Also thanks to others who have been giving advice, guidance, support, etc  (directly and indirectly)…. people like Jim Walsh (Regal Sulky in Australia), and others (I will try to add some more names here later when I think things through).   Also, thanks to the positive and friendly people of the carting groups and pages on the internet — for example,  the Dog-Carting Facebook page

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For now, here are some photos.  Most likely there will be various adjustments and changes and maybe fixes as we start to test-tun it with the “jackals” all hooked up.  This is just an introductory blog post to show that we are “on our way”.

There is still a significant amount of preparations to do.  Buying elbow-pads and knee-pads being just 2 examples.  The harnesses are still in process as well.  They are somewhat custom to fit the crazy body-shape of the Whippet breed.

this vehicle is carbon-fiber and aluminum.  we hope, after training and practice and adjustments, to set a world speed record for dog-powered vehicles.  probably this winter is things go as planned.  First of all, we need to be safe as we reach for higher speeds.

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