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The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:48 am
by Mike Bull
For anyone interested, Richard Noble is the latest guest in 'Scrapheap Challenge' presenter Robert Llewellyn's online series 'Carpool'-

http://www.llewtube.com/

As Robert gives him a lift, Richard talks about both Thrust cars, Bloodhound, etc. Interesting stuff.

LMAO @ '4.12 cows'! :lol:

Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:47 pm
by tas
Good vid, especially the cows bit.

I wonder if there could be a way to get Mister Noble interested in getting back the WWSR?

Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:18 pm
by Renegadenemo
tas wrote:Good vid, especially the cows bit.

I wonder if there could be a way to get Mister Noble interested in getting back the WWSR?

What do we need him for?

Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:07 pm
by tas
Renegadenemo wrote:
tas wrote:Good vid, especially the cows bit.

I wonder if there could be a way to get Mister Noble interested in getting back the WWSR?

What do we need him for?
Well he's got a good track record with the Land Speed Record and there doesn't appear to be any serious Water Speed contenders at the mo. I mean Quicksilver talk the talk and all that, and quite rightly K7 isn't going to be going flat out again.

Unless you've got something up your sleeve for when the blue boat is finished?

Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:21 am
by Renegadenemo
We've discussed building a new boat many times. And, let's face it, we'd certainly hit the ground running. We have a wealth of data from a genuine record breaker, a workshop, sponsor base, more engineers than you can shake a stick at not to mention our volunteer team and working with new material is a laugh and a joke compared to mending squashed stuff. I suppose all it would take is some motivation but at the moment a year off at the end of this little lot sounds more tempting.

Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:42 am
by Mike Bull
Anyone else follow the monthly diary by Wingco Green on the BBC? Always a jolly read, though perhaps not as amusing as a certain other diary!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8255322.stm

Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:55 pm
by Renegadenemo
Nice little piece, is that. And better still it's called a 'diary' and not that other word. Wonder where they came up with the idea?

Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:21 pm
by klingon
Renegadenemo wrote:Nice little piece, is that. And better still it's called a 'diary' and not that other word. Wonder where they came up with the idea?
Bloody Log!

Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:11 pm
by jonwrightk7
thanks for pointing that blog out, ill keep an eye on that :)

Re: Off Topic- Richard Noble/Bloodhound SSC

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:14 am
by Mike Bull
Interesting 'blog' (Sorry Bill!) from Ron Ayres-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/ ... rsonic-car