Saudi Comic Con all set for stronger comeback

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Updated 19 March 2018
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Saudi Comic Con all set for stronger comeback

JEDDAH: After a successful first edition, and more than 22,000 comic fans visiting from all around the GCC, Saudi Comic Con is making a stronger comeback on a second round with the best entertainment in their territory.
Tickets will be available at all Virgin Megastores branches across the Kingdom and online on www.ticketingboxoffice.com.
With tickets starting at 115 SAR, comics, anime, manga art, pop art, celebrity appearance, video gaming, competitions, cosplay, books and challenges all under Saudi Comic Con ceiling.
Obada Awad, TIME Entertainment CEO, expressed the huge demand for such an event. “Saudi Comic Con is a phenomena that changed the entertainment seen in the country and plays the trail for different type of entertainment offerings in the kingdom”, he said.
The event is supported by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), which had a great impact on facilitating and empowering the entertainment industry since it started its official operation on 2016.
Saudi Comic Con is independently organized by TIME Entertainment, one of the pioneers in the entertainment industry in the Kingdom that played an essential role in the early stages of establishing the entertainment industry by penetrating successful and very high-quality events in the Kingdom.


Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Stunt driver Terry Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb.
Updated 19 July 2018
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Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Land Rover and international stunt driver Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Grant’s old record for a mile traveled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.
Grant snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Grant managed to complete.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 575hp performance SUV, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174mph — with four wheels on the road, at least. The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run, a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground — both of which were pumped up to 90PSI.
Grant is a multiple world-record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, Grant has bested a 2:55 run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.
Stunt driver Grant said: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other. You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”
The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. From 1948 to 2018, the parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain’s most iconic automotive brands.