Monday, February 04, 2008

On this day

In 1927, Malcolm Campbell reached over 174 mph in Bluebird on the Pendine Sands in Wales to set a new land speed record. A year later in 1928 at Daytona Beach, Florida, he reached 206.35 mph. Four years and one day later, in 1931, he reached a record-breaking 245 mph, again at Daytona Beach.

The current land speed record is 766mph (1233.704) set on 15 October 1997 by Andy Green in ThrustSSC.

This is a nice geeky site about the history speed records.

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