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Land Speed Record Attempt -- Check Daily Diary
Posted by: Jeff Theobald (Moderator)
Date: July 14, 2009 04:50PM


Hi All,


Check out the latest news......... [www.steamcar.net]

Jeff.

Re: Land Speed Record Attempt -- Check Daily Diary
Posted by: Jeff Theobald (Moderator)
Date: July 28, 2009 01:39PM

Hi All,

I have just been informed that the team has carried out the first test run at 9.38am their time, the run was timed at 77mph, the second run was aborted, fingers crossed they will continue to have a good day.

Iíll keep you posted tomorrow morning.

All the best, Jeff.


Re: Land Speed Record Attempt -- Check Daily Diary
Posted by: (---.grapevine.net.au)
Date: August 4, 2009 05:57PM

They have now made a test up to 94.9mph and seem to be on track to sort out the few remaining issues in time for a speed run in a couple of weeks

Cheers
Jerry

Re: Land Speed Record Attempt -- Check Daily Diary
Posted by: (---.grapevine.net.au)
Date: August 7, 2009 07:32PM

The team has now made an unofficial run at 131mph - faster than Fred Marriott's official speed of 127mph!

They are going for an official attempt on 17 Aug - Good luck guys!

Cheers
Jerry

Re: Land Speed Record Attempt -- Check Daily Diary
Posted by: (---.range81-156.btcentralplus.com)
Date: August 20, 2009 04:13PM

Does anyone know if there is any media coverage planned? - but I guess access at Edwards might make it a bit difficult. Are they making a documentary (of course, we don't want to count our chickens just yet) - but they certainly seem very close now.

Finally, what is the plan for the car after the attempt?

(it would make a great exhibit at GDSF if it could be brought back in time! - oops, perhaps 'the pressure police' might have an opinion or two about that!)

Re: Land Speed Record Attempt -- Check Daily Diary
Posted by: Jeff Theobald (Moderator)
Date: August 20, 2009 05:33PM

Hi Colin,

The BBC have a team on site at Edwards base, we are all on tenderhooks here waiting for news!!

The cars final resting place will be Beauleu Motor Museum

Re: Land Speed Record Attempt -- Check Daily Diary
Posted by: Jeff Theobald (Moderator)
Date: August 21, 2009 12:26PM

Hi Everyone,

Just received the news at 17.07 U.K. Time.......

First run officialy timed at 128.62mph over measured mile, peaked at 133.49mph

Car is being turned around now!!

Re: Land Speed Record Attempt -- Check Daily Diary
Posted by: (78.150.26.---)
Date: August 23, 2009 03:35AM



It would take P. William's quite a while to check that one for fuel leaks if it went to the GDSF! I assume he does not use a lighted match!!

John H

Re: Land Speed Record Attempt -- Check Daily Diary
Posted by: Jeff Theobald (Moderator)
Date: August 25, 2009 02:12PM

Hi All,

They've done it, congartulations to all the team from all here at The Steam Car Club of Great Britain.

The car peaked at 136.103mph on the first run and 151.085mph on the return run, The average over the measured mile of both runs was 139.843mph!!!

Well done, Jeff.

Re: Land Speed Record Attempt -- Check Daily Diary
Posted by: Mike Clark (---.leed.adsl.virgin.net)
Date: August 25, 2009 03:42PM

Good news! It was on the BBC evening news tonight. Congratulations to all involved.

Mike



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