Once a year in Idaho, the Sun Valley Road Rally transforms Highway 75 north of Ketchum into a “No Speed Limit” zone where drivers can run as fast as they want past throngs of spectators cheering them on. The event, now in its 5th year, raises money for the Blaine County Community Drug Coalition.
One of the videos we caught of the event featured a C5 Corvette that hit a top speed of 166 mph on the two lane road.
But that’s not all. Driving the yellow Corvette, according to the PA announcer, was an 81 year old grandmother.
With the Beach Boy’s “The Little Old Lady in Pasadena” playing on the loudspeakers, the announcers tell the crowd that the next car coming up on the top speed run is driven by an 81 year old grandmother. The Corvette is then seen topping a small rise before flying past a group of spectators watching from lawn chairs.
After she fly’s by in her yellow C5 Corvette, the announcer reads her speed: 166.3 mph and the crowd cheers her on!
It’s sort of a shame that we don’t have more info to share about the fast moving grandma and her Corvette so we can give her the credit she deserves. But then again, that may also be part of the charm of this video as I immediately thought of my recently-passed grandmother who never even had a drivers license let alone hit 166 mph in a Corvette.