The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a person using a vehicle on land.There is no single body for validation and regulation; in practice the Category C ("Special Vehicles") flying start regulations are used, officiated by regional or national organizations under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.
The motorcycle land-speed record is the fastest speed achieved by a motorcycle on land. It is standardized as the speed over a course of fixed length, averaged over two runs in opposite directions. These are special or modified motorcycles, distinct from the fastest production motorcycles.. The first generally recognized motorcycle speed records were set unofficially by Glenn Curtiss, using ...
Land Speed Record. Fascinating facts on the history, heroes and cars of the land speed record…in numbers. View the complete timeline of speed records, or view pages for individual cars by following the links below.
By Andy Green. BLOODHOUND, along with our competitors, is aiming to set a new Outright World Land Speed Record. In BLOODHOUND’s case, we’re aiming to push the Record past the astonishing target of 1000 mph.
Ed Shadle Driver / Owner. The idea maker, the leader, and the man who will drive the Eagle over 763 mph and bring the world land speed record back to the US to become the Fastest Man on Wheels.
Chasing speed records was, is, and always will be a crucial driving force in developing the kinds of vehicles people dream about. And over the past century, we've seen these speed machines go from ...
This item is from the Bob Trimble Museum Collection and will sell in the 26th Annual Bicycle Auction, April 22, 2017.. Lot 3. Land speed record bicycle. Ridden by John Howard. Published in the Guiness Book of World Records 1989 edition page 555. 152.284 MPH on July 20th 1985.
George Poteet and Ron Main’s Speed Demon has established a new land speed record for a piston engined wheel driven car. During Bonneville Speed Week the car hit 451.933 mph with Poteet at the wheel, setting a new combined record of 437.183 mph smashing the old record by 47.183 mph.
In doing research for Speed Duel: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties, I recorded more interviews and collected more photos, audio from the 1960s, old LSR films and other things than could possibly fit in a book. Rather than hoard all this great stuff, I posted some of it here. I've been adding stuff ever since.
The Reid Railton designed Blue Bird of Malcolm Campbell visits Daytona in 1931. This car features the Napier Lion aircraft engine. The Campbell-Railton Blue Bird was a land speed record car commissioned by Malcolm Campbell the Napier Lion engined Blue Bird had reached the end of its performance life.