Scot Burner holds the Guiness World Record for driving the fastest mile in reverse. He’s been perfecting his backwards technique since 2000 and has reversed at up to 56 miles per hour.
Burner stated that he got into this unusual sport in 2000 when he decided to see how fast he could go in reverse. From there, he was hooked despite the naysayers.
The year 2000 I needed to back up about a half a mile. As I was driving backwards I just decided to floor the car and I thought it was funny and here we are. …When I’m telling people about this record they’re like why would you ever do that? That’s dumb. I like to do dumb things. It’s fun.