December 3, 2011 in World Top 10 Cars List
Land speed records are synonymous to those who are an the fastest speed on a wheeled vehicle to reach a destination. It would be a motorcycle, a car; even a jet powered vehicle is eligible. The truth is told, in setting speed records, “cars” are non-existent. Different associations from different countries worked together to establish land speed records. They follow certain criteria when recognizing land speed records. They are as follows: The first recognized land speed record on a vehicle on wheels dating from 1898 in Acheres, France. The speed was just less than 40 miles per hour. Many attempts over the next 40 years were made since the first record created for wheeled vehicles. The last record to stand for vehicles with steering wheel was in 1938, on the Bonneville Salt Flats with a speed of 345 MPH, nearly ten times faster than that of first. The record was 25 years old, after 1938, the world was okopali from WWII, Korean War and the cold war. Suddenly in the 60s that “need for speed” found on the road to men’s psyche. They saw how jet and rocket engines were used to win the wars. No: 01 Thrust SSC – Great Britain (763 mph)Former British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green set the fastest speed recorded in October 15, 1997 at Black Rock Desert, Nevada. In 763 mph, Green is the first to reach supersonic speed on Earth. The ThrustSSC mixed the know-how of 4 British colleagues, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers, Jeremy Bliss and Richard Noble, himself a record holder. They used a gas turbine engine (turbofan) from Rolls Royce, the recognized leader in aircraft engineering.
No: 02 Thrust2 – Great Britain (633 mph)Richard Noble land speed records black babe Rock Desert, Nevada, on account of his Thrust2 scene. October 1983. Six hundred thirty-three miles per hour, using a single Rolls Royce Jet engine inlet, Noble became the first Brit since George Eyston to create a land speed record.
No: 03 The Blue Flame – United States (630 mph)Driver Gary Gabelich, a native of San Pedro, California, sitting on the cab of the rocket powered vehicle while setting a speed record of 630 miles per hour across the Bonneville Salt Flats on October 23, 1970. Built in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, blue flame used in engineering saw the combination of hydrogen peroxide and LNG (liquid natural gas).
No: 04 Spirit of America Sonic 1- United States (600 mph)Craig Breedloves last attempt on the salt flats Dee flat, on 15 November 1965. An updated version of the spirit of America Sonic 1, he passed an average speed of 600 miles per hour using a turbojet engine.
No: 05 Green Monster – United States (576 mph)Art Arfons found itself in the Bonneville Salt Flats 07. November 1965. Horse riding is a turboprop propelled the Green Monster several times, he established the short-lived land speed record of 576 miles per hour. Art Arfons and his brother Walt built vehicles, which ranged from dragsters and turboprop engines, mostly of hydrogen powered motor vehicles, on the Green Monster.
No: 06 Wingfoot Express – United States (415 mph)The vehicle is a jet powered car 2008 directed by Tom Green on in 1965 at Bonneville Salt Flats. The Wingfoot Express is a product of the collaborative effort between the Green and Walt Arfons.
No: 07 Thunderbolt – United Kingdom (345 mph)Using two Rolls Royce R-Type V12 aero engines to drive this vehicle, Captain George Eyston set the record for 25 years. Registration was set on August 28, 1938 at the Bonneville Salt Flats; one year later 2 world war thus began the reason of calm between the records.
No: 08 Campbell-Railton Blue Bird – United Kingdom (301 mph)With the Brits move restrictions Blue Bird was driven by 2300 km 36.7 liter supercharged Rolls Royce, V12 engine in setting the record at the time. Sett
ing the record at Bonneville Salt Flats in September 1935, Malcolm Campbell was first to reach the mark of 300 mph land locked vehicles. No: 09 The record set in March 11, 1929 was done by Henry Seagrave, who holds the distinction of establishing speed records of land and water at the same time. A 925 hp, 23.9 liter Napier Lion W12 aero aspirated (ice, without radiator cooling) provided the impetus for this registry setting run in Daytona Beach.
No: 10 White Triplex Spirit of Elkdom – United States (207 mph)Using the freedom of the three engines from the previous war, aero, Ray Keech, is an American record in the land speed record which was won by British once. It was in the second run later in the same vehicle, Lee Bible, a man died in his second test.