Reinventing the wheel:
Also, video of owner Ian Warhurst & driver Andy Green are at the 2020 Autosport International Show to talk about their famous Bloodhound LSR land speed record car and the recent test runs in South Africa:
Andy Green: "We have proven we can run the car to 800mph comfortably."
From their FB page 30 min. ago:
"⚠️ Bloodhound has arrived safely back in the UK! 😃🙌🏽"
Back at the shop. From their FB page today:
"Back in our HQ, Bloodhound is being moved onto the surface plate, ready for reassembly into Desert Spec for our public open day on the 26th January. [Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bloodhound-lsr-open-day-26th…]
After that she’ll be dismantled for clean up and maintenance 🛠️⚙️"
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Arie Bras version posted at Land & Water Speed Record Modellers & Collectors:
"I was hoping to use a better camera, but one of the kids still had the memory cards, so not the best quality pictures but at least gives an impression of the modified Autodromo 1:64 Bloodhound"
That's impressive if it's really just 1/64!!!
From Bloodhound for those across the pond:
"YOU could be seeing Bloodhound LIVE at our factory this time next Sunday 😃
There are limited tickets remaining for our Bloodhound LSR Supporters' Club day on the 26th January!
Book your place today to see Bloodhound in person and hear all about testing."
Link for reservations:
by Matt Prior 19 January 2020
After storming to 628mph, the project has history in its sights. We sit down with its chief engineer and driver
"The project having been rescued from administration by Ian Warhurst, former owner of turbocharger company Melett, eight days into a retirement he abandoned late in 2018.
Since then, things have moved – if you’ll pardon the expression – quickly. The autumn test programme was only put into place last July. Here, in the words of Bloodhound LSR’s chief engineer, Mark Chapman, and Green, a former fighter pilot and the team’s mathematician, is what Bloodhound is, how you run it and how you drive it."
LEGO will consider building this great design by Brick by Brick Building if we can get it to 10,000 votes!
Vote on their website now to help turn this design into a reality that all Bloodhound LSR fans can enjoy:
Bloodhound LSR - still covered in dust from the Kalahari Desert!
And anyone coming to the open day on Sunday, 26th January: be warned, it’s cold in the workshop! ❄️
From their FB page:
"The team today confirmed plans to challenge for the world land speed record using a zero-emissions rocket!
Powered by concentrated hydrogen peroxide, the rocket will be used alongside the world’s best jet-fighter engine when the Bloodhound LSR car attempts to reach speeds beyond 800mph in South Africa in the third quarter of 2021."
The cleaning continues. From their FB page:
"The titanium floor has been removed for cleaning. Note the Kalahari dust has collected at the front sections of the pockets under heavy deceleration!"
Tomorrow (Sat.) the "Arctic Arrow" and driver Kurt Anderson will attempt to break the ice speed record in this rocket powered sled on a Frozen Lake in Manawa Wisconsin. They have already tested at about 260 mph last year in Ursunda Sweden when the carbide on the ski's started coming off.
Kurt Anderson's rocket powered Arctic Arrow completes it's first test run on the frozen lake.
VIDEO OF THE FIRST TEST SQUIRT:
2nd test run a success. Tomorrow, they go for it!
From Drag Racing Central"
"Kurt Anderson crashed the Arctic Arrow at Manawa WI at just over 241 mph as he passed the timing lights. The car spun 180 degrees sideways and than 360 degrees upside down. Although the car was completely bullet proof, both rear skis, one front ski and the tail ripped off in midair. The rollcage was completely intact and the main chute was pulled."
Video of crash posted by Buddy Rocketman Michaelson
^ lol, yeah, no wonder the record on ice hasn't hit 300 yet.
From Buddy Rocketman Michaelson:
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