The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

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Post by lsrdatabase » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:35 am

Andy Green has a mishap at Goodwood
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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:08 am

Ouch! I suspect there'll be lots of jokes about him only being able to drive in straight lines, lots of nice extra free publicity, and a replacement car from Jaguar. Here's the crash-


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Post by Mike Bull » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:39 pm

Bloodhound almost complete and unveiled...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34341017

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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:13 pm

Fantastic machine!

Did anyone but me see Seb Vettel at the weekend being shown a picture of it and saying, 'That's ugly, I wouldn't like to to 1000mph in that!'

I had to chuckle - I'd imagine a few people being most indignant at that remark but it was typical, off the cuff Vettel
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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:12 pm

Andy Green's latest diary is quite the read...it makes K7's cockpit seem even more antiquated than ever!

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/blog/andy- ... tober-2015

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Post by Mike Bull » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:37 am

Another delay- can't say I'm surprised-

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/blood ... uns-update

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:45 pm

An extraordinary achievement to get this far. Incredible. Especially in today's climate, with sponsorship budgets being cut across the board.

It's only a matter of time until that 1997 record falls.

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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:30 pm

Completely understandable. Even building that machine is an amazing achievement and I can't imagine how much work is going on behind the scenes to get it running in anger. It's frantic enough trying to get a little tin boat back into working order!
I've every faith that Richard will pull it off.
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Post by rob565uk » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:26 pm

Mike Bull wrote:A year until the car runs-

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/blood ... tober-2017
Good news that the final sponsorship/partnership deals seem to be in place and the Team can finally press on towards the attempt. I wish them every good fortune.

A great piece of British engineering and in the true spirit of Donald Campbell who was proposing his own 800 mph plus attempts 50 years ago!




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