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)
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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ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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Supersonic Flight, Sonic Booms
Sound travels at about 760 miles per hour, or 340 meters per second and
about 661 knots on an average day at sea level. And sometimes, you can
almost see it. Going close to that speed through air can cause some unusual
visual effects. This compiled footage includes F-14s, standard and Blue
Angels F-18s, plus the SR-71 and an Atlas Rocket launch. AVweb contacted
sources at NASA to research the phenomena.
Video researched, edited, narrated by Glenn Pew
Clip Credit: 0:14-0:20 Andy Painter; watch the full-length video here:
F-18 credit at 1:05 by Jorg Amann
The Best Burnout EVER!!!!
$300.00 special catching HELL!!! At the 2011 Burnout party!!!
This vehicle was bought to finish the show with a bang!! This was done in
front of the house on a PRIVATE road and IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE A BURNOUT
DON'T CLICK THIS LINK!!! And don't ask WHY?? If you want to see pics of the
road after the burnout go to my channel click on website!!!
Bloodhound SSC 1000 mph rocket car, land speed record attempt
Equinox Graphics is proud to present the visualisation of Bloodhound SSC,
the trans-sonic rocket car aiming to smash the current land speed record
and raise it to a mind-bending 1000 mph (Mach 1.4). The car is being
designed and built in Britain, and Equinox Graphics has had the privilege
of working in association with the design team to bring the car to life.
The minute-long viral video was produced on time and at High Definition
(1920x1080, 25fps, full GI/radiosity) in just three weeks - including
rendering time on our computer cluster.
The animation has proved extremely popular with the world's media, and has
proved to be the ideal medium for engaging the public's imagination. It has
so far been featured on BBC news (TV and online), and on stations as
diverse as CNN and Al Jazeera.
More detail at www.bloodhoundssc.com and www.equinoxgraphics.net
1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
• Gordon Tronson
In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as
big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as
"Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated
from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with
four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for
an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the
rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling
a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all
your naughty bits tingle.
2009 MCAS Miramar Airshow - Shockwave Jet Truck
Shockwave Jet Truck
2009 MCAS Miramar Airshow
Friday October 2, 2009
IN THIS VIDEO, Kent Shockley fires up the newly rebuilt Shockwave Jet Truck
and takes it down Runway 24R at Miramar for a dry run. This newly rebuilt
Shockwave features many more and much-improved safety features than the
original. It is those safety features that were on the original Shockwave
that Kent is able to bring to you this "second-generation" Shockwave.
I apologize for any bad color and/or vertical lines or American flag
intrusion that may or may not be in this video. Unfortunately there were
American flags that got in the way of the video during some critical parts
of the videos and I have had some camera trouble throughout the weekend.
For more aviation and airshow videos please check out ZINGER AVIATION MEDIA
at http://www.zingeraviation.com .
Lockheed U-2 Flight - 70,000ft (2 Seat TU-2 Trainer)
If you have any questions about this vid, please have a read of these notes
It covers the most frequently asked ones.
- Yes, it's James May, aka, Captain Slow of Top Gear fame.
- No, this isn't from an episode of Top Gear. This was from a TV special
called "James May On The Moon", which was made to celebrate the 40th
Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landings. James May has made several series
that are completely unrelated to Top Gear.
- The music is called "Flight" performed by Ty Unwin especially for this
I'm sad to say that it is not currently available on its own.
- The chase cars on take off and landing are a standard part of U-2
operations. They are there to assist the pilot, especially on landing.
A combination of fragile and unstable rear landing gear, the aircrafts
reluctance to descend and a high approach attitude that gives the pilot
poor visibility of the ground has made the U-2 very difficult to land and
so another U-2 pilot follows behind in the chase car to quite literally
talk them down for the last few feet.
A fair word of warning. I've been maintaining this video for over 3 years
now and my patience for bad Call of Duty and drug jokes has worn rather
Either will have a pretty high chance of being deleted and the user
When you get half a dozen of those comments a day, it becomes nothing more
Please try to keep it clean and family friendly. In the spirit of the
For clips from the training as well as some alternative scenes from the
Surely the most amazing and humbling views to be seen by any human on a
regular basis. The view from a U-2 cruising at 70,000ft as the sky above
turns black and the curvature of the Earth is visible.
Despite first flying over 50 years ago, the U-2 continues to serve in the
USAF, having outlasted its Mach 3 replacement, the SR-71 (also from
The only people to have gone gone higher on any sort of regular, day-to-day
basis were SR-71 pilots.
Emphasis on the day-to-day part.
Astronauts have, of course, gone higher still, but their missions are few
and far between.
Same goes for special one-off record setting flights such as those by the
MiG-25 prototype, F-15 Streak Eagle or any other zoom climb that exceeded
There is a special message at the end of the video that I hope can be taken
to heart by all.
NHRA Drag Racing Pro Mods & Doorslammers - Mission, BC - June 27/09 part 1 of 4
CanadaMotorSports - Drag racing at Mission Raceway Park, Mission BC, part 1
of 4. June 27, 2009. Check out parts 2, 3 and 4 for more amazing drag
racing including top end 200+ mph passes! Pure Sound! No music, just cars!
NHRA Drag Racing, featuring 8 second door-slammers, pro-mods, pro streets.
Look for Rick DiStefano's beautiful Pro-mod 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.
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