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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Supercar Hits 714mph
Powered by two Phantom II jet fighter engines, the Thrust SSC hits 714mph
(1149km/h) in the Black Rock Desert in 1997.
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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
Land Speed Racing & Maxton Mile - 200MPH +
Born on the flats of Bonneville, the Maxton Mile was created to give Land
Speed Racers back East a chance to run fast. Hosted several times a year in
Maxton, NC, you can watch as a Mustang tries for 200 MPH plus the
Maine Barons Team share the iconic story of Sam's roadster.
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
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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
204.185mph in an electric car - a new world land speed record - autocar.co.uk
Can an electric car crack 200mph? Watch Lord Paul Drayson take on the land
speed record for a sub-1000kg electric vehicle.
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We head to Elvington air field, a former NASA Space Shuttle landing site
with a two-mile long runway, to see if Lord Paul Drayson can break a record
which has stood for 39 years. Using a converted Le Mans racing car, he
plans to average more than 200mph and claim the title of fastest sub-1000kg
electric car. With 850bhp the racer can hit 60mph in 3 seconds, but with no
downforce, can he keep it from spinning out at triple-digit speeds?
Autocar, the world's leading motoring magazine and website, delivers
industry-leading news, the most in-depth car reviews and opinion from our
team of experts. Our presenters include some of the world's top motoring
journalists who have unrivalled access to the world's fastest, rarest, most
exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race
Can a supercar beat a superbike? Can a Audi A1 outrun a Nissan GT-R on a
wet circuit? Can a Porsche 911 slay a Corvette on the drag strip? Autocar
pitches the giants of the performance car world against each other to
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