Speed Queen on Salt
Christchurch-born Miriam MacMillan is the third New Zealander and first New Zealand woman to earn a “2 MPH hat”, which she claimed driving a 2.1 litre Honda CRX at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, during Speedweek. Qualification for the 2mph club consists of not only exceeding 2mph, but breaking an existing record as well. By way of comparison, MacMillan’s CRX ran straighter and faster than an Enzo Ferrari, which was also competing at Speedweek. “My Honda CRX was very well behaved,” MacMillan said. “It was smooth, stable and handled everything we could throw at it.” MacMillan’s husband Doug earned his 2 MPH hat in 28. They live in Los Angeles.