well apart from the obvious bloke and his blue boat, it was really richard noble who kindled my interest. the ssc project was a total triumph over all the "experts" who said it couldnt be done and the sheer scale of the problems involved in preventing the car ploughing or flying. Mr Noble and Mr Green in particular deserve much respect!! donalds trials with the cn7 do not grab me in the same way, but to soldier on in the face of such adversity and doubt of his ability to do the job was a stupendous display of his courage and grit . art arfons, the "junkyard genius of the jet set" is right up there too. a demonstration of backyard ingenuity over corporate millions. ken warby, who i met in the black bull in coniston two years ago is another hero in the truest sense of the word. finally, craig arfons, a very brave man. but how he thought he was going to get the wwsr in basically a drag boat on steroids on a lake as short as lake jackson is beyond me. as ken warby said to me in the bull, "peak speeds stand for nothing, its the average that gets the record" brave men one and all!!