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)
Thrust SSC -over the sound barrier !
October 1997, UK managed to break the sound barrier on earth, using the
fantastic Thrust SSC vehicule. I made this video because there was too few
videos about this remarkable event on the web. (music credits: Spa 24 hours
- Stephen Baysted)
Challenging The Land Speed Record
The current land speed record stands at 1,223 kilometres per hour but
Roscoe McGlashan wants to go even faster and he has a rocket-powered dream
machine that might just let him do it. As seen on Catalyst, ABC TV
Australia, 3 Jun 2010.
Bonneville: The Great American Playground - The Downshift Episode 13
On this episode of The Downshift, we meet the original speed freaks! The
Bonneville Salt flats in Utah are the veritable Valhalla of land speed
racing. The world's fastest wheels have been competing here since the early
1900s, from Sir Malcolm Campbell's Blue Bird to today's fastest jet-powered
streamliners. What started as just a sport has evolved into a vibrant
culture anchored in history and a shared love for living life at the
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New Bonneville Record! Plymouth TT 572 Chrysler Hemi. Nelson Racing Engines. Chrysler,GM Engines.
Tom Nelson, Paul Ogden, and the Shasta Roadster Team return to Bonneville,
this time to take home the record. Go inside this crazy Bonneville car to
see what it takes to become a winner at the World's Fastest Track. This
car has only begun it's journey. Less than half the engine's power was
used for these runs. Paul Ogden will return to Bonneville next year to see
what beastly number this car can actually achieve. More info at
http://nelsonracingengines.com and http://nelsonsupercars.com. Also go to
Speed Demon 426 mph Run - Cockpit View
The Speed Demon streamliner makes a 426 mph pass at Bonneville this week.
This video shows the cockpit view from just over driver George Poteet's
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!
north american eagle- supersonic land speed challenger
The shattering of Land Speed Record (LSR) by the North American Eagle will
be the most watched sporting event of 2007. This international event,
scheduled for October 15th, 2007, will raise excitement and inspire people
all over the world. The spectacle of seeing a dedicated team of Canadian
and American aerospace engineers and race car enthusiasts, who are
volunteering without pay, reach uncharted heights and transcend new goals
will give a lift and re-ignite the spirit of anyone following the event.
And the goal? Traveling over 800 MPH on land and breaking the current Land
Speed Record of 763 MPH that has been set for ten years.
visit North American Eagle at:
How Thrust 2 became the world's fastest car, achieving 633mph in 1983
October 2013 marks 30 years since irrepressible British businessman Richard
Noble took back the world land speed record "for Britain", driving his
jet-powered Thrust 2 on Nevada's Black Rock Desert at 633mph.
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Since then, he has masterminded Andy Green's supersonic record with Thrust
SSC and now he and Green want to beat 1000mph in a new jet and
rocket-powered car called Bloodhound in South Africa in 2015. Here, he
talks about his achievements and explains how and why he's still going for
new land speed records to this day.
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Mickey Thompson Breaks 400 MPH Speed Barrirer
Thompson's life in the fast lane provides ample material for the
filmmakers. From the drag strips, to desert racing to land speed record
challenges, to car building, designing and race promotion Thompson earned
his place as a certified automotive icon.
He started calling himself the Fastest American on Wheels in 1958 after
setting a record of 194 miles per hour. His goal was to break the world
record of 394.2 miles per hour set in 1947. He began to build a world land
speed record car -- the Challenger 1.
Thompson took his new car out to the Bonneville Salt Flats on October 6,
1959 and piloted it to a World Speed Record of 363.48 miles per hour. He
also set a world speed record in A/BFS Class that remained unbeaten
until1990 when Al Teague broke it at 389.372 miles per hour in his
In 1960, Thompson returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats with a modified
Challenger 1 for another record attempt. Its four 410 cubic-inch engines
secured his title when he set a new American record at 330.51 miles per
hour. He bested the world speed with a run at 407 miles per hour (which
was faster than any man had drive
a car before) but crashed before he could make a second run and thus secure
the official record.
The Challenger 1 had its last record run two year later on July 24, 1962.
The poor conditions of the salt flats halted the first attempt because he
couldnt get any traction as the car bounced on the salt bed. He found a
smoother part of the Flats for another run and turned in a speed of 357
mph. But he announced that the Challengers days on the Salt Flats were
Thrust SSC - Supersonic Land Speed Record Holder
On the 15th October 1997 Thrust SSC became the first land vehicle to break
the sound barrier. Piloted by Wing Commander Andy Green of the RAF, an
average speed of 763.035mph over the flying mile was achieved
The music is from the game GTR2 and is called Spa 24hrs.
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