Articles tagged CRAIG BREEDLOVE

Page 17 of December 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1964

Continental notes

I have never been a great enthusiast for the Drivers' World Championship system of points chasing, for many reasons, and in the past it has been shown to give the Championship to the wrong man, or to the right man by reason of luck. This year's win by John Surtees is a typical example, for with one lap to go in the Mexican Grand Prix he had no chance at all of being World Champion and then,...

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1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe

It was Ferrari's own fault. By squeezing its svelte GTO through a tiny 'body option' loophole in the GT regs, it made room for this, the fastest Cobra of all. With Target One, the Corvette, comprehensively licked in 1963, Shelby's sights switched to the FIA GT title. But for the faster European circuits the roadster's draggy shape chewed up horsepower until Pete Brock shaped the streamlined blue...

Page 4 of December 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, December 1997

How we broke the Sound Barrier

by Richard Noble There were never any problems with ThrustSSC just opportunities. The first came with the completion of the Thrust2 project, and the achievement of the first British World Land Speed Record since Donald Campbell's record in 1964. We were the best in the world again and there was every expectation the record would be retaken by well funded Americans the following year. I talked to...

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Record team head for supersonic target

Squadron leader Andy Green officially became the fastest man on earth on Thursday, September 25, when he drove Thrust SSC to a new absolute Land Speed Record of 714.144mph (subject to FIA ratification) in Nevada's Black Rock Desert in the USA. But with winter fast approaching, time was running out for Green to achieve the project's ultimate ambition by becoming the first man through the sound...

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R.A.C. Hill-Climb Championship

The 1964 R.A.C. Hill-Climb Championship series got under way on April 26 with the Severn Valley M.C.'s Loton Park Hill-Climb. Current Champion Peter Westbury appeared with the four-wheel-drive Ferguson-Climax P99, the car he will use for all the British Championship events, and set up a new record at 35.56 sec. (old record—Peter Boshier-Jones' 1.3 supercharged Lotus-Climax-36.16 sec.), as well as...

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"Been there, done that."

In 1979, Stan Barrett lit the blue touch paper and sat back on his journey towards the sound barrier. In his own words he explains why he beat Andy Green and ThrustSSC to Mach One It is now close to 20 years since I sat strapped into the tiny cockpit of a multi-thousand horsepower rocket car, about to ignite enough power to light a small city in an effort to go faster than any man on earth....

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RUMBLINGS

EASTER 1970.—Last year we had quite a lot of motoring to do over Easter, in the comfort and security of a Rover V8. This year the Editorial Easter egg, as recounted elsewhere, was a Vauxhall Ventora II, but in England one does not venture out on the overcrowded roads unless one has to. So the Editor contented himself with checking up on some vintage cars on Good Friday, returning hastily from...

Page 30 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1995

All revved up - and nowhere to go?

It’s got 5000 bhp and the aerodrag of a knitting needle, but Chet Herbert’s streamliner with no name is in danger of having no track, either, on which to prove its ability to top 500 mph We're all familiar with the supersonic cars lining up for a crack at Richard Noble's land speed record – Noble's own Thrust SSC, Craig Breedlove's Spirit of America and McLaren's Maverick – and with Rosco...

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Letters from readers

Come join the club… Sir, I read with great interest your editorial in the last issue of Motor Sport in which you make an appeal on behalf of Richard Noble's ThrustSSC team. As a member of the Mach One Club, I have been following the team's efforts in raising budget to build, test and transport the car to its ultimate success at Black Rock. I presume that I have been contributing a small part to...

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Lunch With... Richard Noble

A chance encounter watching John Cobb inspired a love of speed record breaking. Now he heads the team that’s aiming for 1000mph "For Britain, and for the hell of it.” Just after he had finally become the fastest man on earth, Richard Noble was asked why he’d done it. Why, in pursuing his life’s goal, had he remained single-mindedly determined despite years of frustration, disappointment,...

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