Articles tagged Andy Green

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Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Air power in action How Justin Maeers and his GN special lifted the Motor Sport Brooklands Trophy If on your way to a VSCC meeting you’re overtaken in a blast of noise by a spindly pointy-tailed cyclecar going unfeasibly quickly, chances are it has Justin Maeers at the wheel, winner of the 2013 Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial trophy. Maeers has been a GN addict for many years, and his current hit...

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A record worth its salt

Fifty years ago Donald Campbell’s outdated Bluebird defied the jet age by setting a new Land Speed Record. The scene remains one of the most inhospitable places in the world Writer James Nicholls It is 50 years since Donald Campbell broke the world land speed record on Lake Eyre in South Australia with his gas-turbine car Bluebird. On July 17 1964 he recorded the incredible speed of 403.100mph in...

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Matters of moment

News, views & comment Record breakingJCB bids to take diesel mark up to 300mphBamford signs up the world's first supersonic driver, Andy Green Land Speed Record holder Andy Green will return to the cockpit in August to pilot Britain's latest record contender – for world's fastest diesel vehicle. Designed and built by excavator company JCB, 'Dieselmax' aims to smash the present diesel record...

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Rob Widdows

Desert warrior in village hall “Richard Noble is a legend. If only there were a few like him in government.” I quote from responses to our recent podcast with the man who, 30 years ago, became the fastest man on earth. On October 5 1983, Noble drove his Thrust 2 jet-powered car across the Black Rock desert in Nevada, clocked 633mph through the measured mile and put his name alongside the Cobbs...

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Modern Times

If a litre of optimism is worth a second a lap, a lot of lap records will be broken this year. As each Formula One team has launched its new car to the press we've been subjected to buckets of fine words and dry ice. And the more there is to prove, the more theatrical the launch - none more so than for this season's completely new team, British American Racing. Actually, these days no team is...

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Diesel on the salts

JCB dieselmax breaks 300mph Wing Commander Andy Green OBE adds wheel-driven record to jet car achievements It's a little after 8am on the Bonneville Salt Flats and a yellow streamliner is easing to a halt. Wing Commander Andy Green clambers out. There is a crackle on the radio and a cheer — the JCB Dieselmax has just set a new diesel land speed record of 328.767mph, smashing the previous record...

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Coventry's supersonic show

A very significant British museum development is the opening of its Spirit of Speed Gallery by the Museum of British Road Transport in Coventry. This is a reminder of LSR history and that Britain currently holds the record with Thrust SSC at 763.035mph, set by Andy Green, OBE. Prior to that, Richard Noble had held the LSR at 633.468mph, in Thrust 2, both cars very much his work. Both these...

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Matters of moment

I’ll be honest with you. Sam Posey was not the first person I asked to write an appreciation of the extraordinary Mark Donohue. Though I knew Posey to be an accomplished racer in both Indycars and sportscars (at Le Mans in '70 and '71 his Ferrari 512 was first car home behind the uncatchable Porsches), I did not consider him as I had always had Brian Redman in mind for the job. Redman thought...

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Bloodhound to run in 2011

Richard Noble’s 1000mph Bloodhound project is on course for a 2011 record run, with a radical redesign, a new HQ, and a location for the supersonic record attempt. Bloodhound aims to smash the current 763mph Land Speed Record, set by Andy Green in Noble’s previous device, ThrustSSC, before hitting four figures on four wheels. Since the mock-up of the twin-engined device was displayed, Bloodhound...

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LSR Attempt fossett in bid to top 800mph

1997 challenger to be revised for 2007 record run Serial adventurer Steve Fossett has announced his intention to break the Land Speed Record in 2007 after buying Craig Breedlove’s unsuccessful ’97 Spirit of America LSRV jet car. The American’s aim is to beat current record holder Andy Green’s best of 763mph, set in 1997 aboard Thrust SSC, by at least 40mph. The balloonist and Le Mans occasional...

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