RICHARD BROWN WROTE: "The video shows run 5 on the salt flats, this was the first run we made averaging over 300MPH, with a peak of 335MPH. Initially you will see the the bike being towed for a short distance followed by a release signal and the tow truck swerving off line, the bike is then coasting at about 40MPH during which time I retract the skids and await the "In zone" signal that tells me I have reached the optimum position relative to the timming traps to ignite the rocket motor, take a look at the speed the mountains in the background are passing by!
ROCKET BIKE BONNEVILLE 1999 PEAK SPEED 365 mph
A MINIATURE CAMERA FITTED BETWEEN THE ExhaustS OF A ROCKET POWERED BIKE DRIVEN BY
RICHARD (ROCKET MAN) BROWN FILMED AND RECORDED BY LINDSAY DODD
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/188755.stm THE RECORD ATTEMPT WAS
UNSUCCESSFUL BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE ROCKET POWERED BIKE PEAKED AT
365mph! http://www.billet.co.uk/links.htm MORE INFO HERE AT RICHARD BROWN'S
aa31c The Markers are approximately one quarter of a mile apart
200 MPH Motorcycle Crash
wiped out twice while trying to set a world record
Mazda RX-7 Crash at 225 MPH!!
Bonneville Salt Flats:
3rd gen Mazda RX-7 race car trying to beat the land speed record for a
At this speed, the tire patch that is touching the ground is LESS than the
width of your index finger across each tire.
Furthermore each patch is encountering dust and small sand-like particles
often. If you could keep the pace with this car and remain standing next
to it, you could reach over and push it away from you sideways with little
The announcer claims that an additional burst of oxygen in the fuel causes
a loss of control, but in all likelyhood, the wind just changes ever so
slightly, or began to blow (even lightly) and it was actually this that
nudged the cars nose off by just enough to start a flat spin.
Yes, a flat spin, like an airplane goes into!
No rudder on this vehicle, so no control!
In the memory of Herbert Burt Munro, rare pics of him.
278.6mph, 448.36km/h, Worlds Fastest Turbo Charged Hayabusa Streetbike. On-board Video
At the Texas Mile, October 2010, Bill Warner of Wild Bros Racing goes 278.6
mph in a standing start mile, on a 650rwhp turbo charged Suzuki Hayabusa Streetbike. On board
video taken facing rearward using an AiM Sports SmartyCam with in-video
display of GPS speed. (sample rate of the in camera GPS does not allow
recording of the top speed that was set in the timing traps)
Thrust SSC | SSC | Thrust SSC : Breaking The Sound Barrier
A Short Video of the Thrust SSC. Thrust SSC broke the sound barrier back in
October 15, 1997. It achieved a speed of 1,228 km/h (763 mph) and the SSC
became the first land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier. Thrust
SSC also has the the manned land speed record under its belt and has not
been beaten to this day.
The twin engines developed a thrust of 223 kN (50,000 lbf) and burned
around 4 Imperial gallons per second (18.2 l/s or 4.8 US gallons/s).
Bonneville 2010: New Land Speed Record!
The Spectre SpeedLiner sets a new land speed record in the Spectre
Performance SpeedLiner with Amir Rosenbaum at the wheel. The hpR Filter
equipped, twin turbo Cadillac (by Cad
Company) powered streamliner went 344mph at the exit and set an A/BGS
record of 324mph (the old record was 286mph)
ACK ATTACK STREAMLINER CRASH BUB'07
The ACK Attack motorcycle streamliner crashed during the '07 BUB Speed
Trials at Bonneville. The driver, Rocky Robinson, walked away uninjured.
The motorcycle suffered significant damage. The streamliner simply
overpowered the course at 290 mph, lost traction and entered a terminal