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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:40 pm
by Jimbo
That is AMAZING! Thanks for posting it - I had not heard of this incredible bike before.
I can't help but think of the Burt Munro after watching this. What a great film "World's Fastest Indian" is!

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:44 pm
by Jimbo
Has anybody read the book "World's Fastest Coffin on Water" - a biography of Ken Warby? I was wondering if it was worth buying.

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:56 pm
by Renegadenemo
David and I ended up sharing a hymn book at the Corp's funeral and at some point I remember him mentioning that he'd bought a couple of R-R Viper engines for a car - then I promptly forgot all about it.

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:31 am
by malcolm uk
Renegadenemo wrote:David and I ended up sharing a hymn book at the Corp's funeral and at some point I remember him mentioning that he'd bought a couple of R-R Viper engines for a car - then I promptly forgot all about it.
I think that was the intention ................. as the purchases made involved more than some motors.

First public outing of the jet car (Team AirAsia STAY GOLD) was at former RAF Kemble - with the Red Arrows sitting on the taxiway of their former home and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight overhead during the day.

Webmaster will be fettling the site I am told.

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:24 pm
by Renegadenemo

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:47 pm
by jonwrightk7
expensive too!! :)

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:47 pm
by jonwrightk7
not quite the same spectacle as a jet car! still an impressive achievement though. how long will mr wales' steam powered record last? ;)

Nemesis Electric Car

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:01 pm
by Excelsior2007
I was wondering if anyone else had seen any news coverage on the Nemesis Electric car, which earlier this week broke the electric car land speed record, previously held by Don Wales.

(Merged with the existing thread- Mike)

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:13 pm
by malcolm uk
Whilst the Nemesis has indeed gone faster than Bluebird Electric 2, Don Wales retains his records in class II at 137 mph, but his records set with BE1 in Class III (over 1000kg) were 'broken' by the Ecotricity team subject to MSA ratification. There are three weight classes in the electric class (and steam class). Nemesis i9s the fastest electric car recorded on British ground.

The Americans building a steam car will be building a simpler and more aerodynamic streamliner so look to 2013 for that nation to regain the record.

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:39 pm
by Dominic Owen
I'm still rather astounded that, in over a century, the steam record has been challenged only once and raised by a mere 10mph (for the measured mile), even though the 1902 record was ratified using different criteria.
A great effort by the "Inspiration" team, however, and in the face of their fair share of set-backs. Just as importantly, they seem to have done exactly what the name suggested by bringing a virtually forgotten record class back to the fore. I think it could be an interesting one to keep an eye on over the next year or few.