High-Speed History 2

Written by Mighty Max

By popular demand, from the makers of “High-Speed History”, comes a sequel you have all been waiting for, High-Speed History 2: A Continuation of the History of Land Speed World Records 1963-Present. Delve into the history of those who live to be the fastest. Included is wheel-driven speed records, absolutely land speed records and records for other, more obscure vehicle types and categories.

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High Speed History 2: A Continuation of the History of Land Speed World Records 1963-Present

Wheel-Driven Land Speed Record

Car MPH Driver and (Country of Origin) Location and Year Power
Bluebird CN7 403.10 Donald Campbell (United Kingdom) July 17, 1964
Lake, Eyre,
Australia
Turboshaft
Goldenrod 409.27 Bob Summers (USA) November 12, 1965
Bonneville Salt Flats, United States
Internal Combusion
Spirt of ’76 Speed-o-Motive 425.05 Elwin Teague (USA) August 21, 1991
Bonneville Salt Flats, United States
Internal Combustion
Vesco Turbinator 470.44 Don Vesco (USA) October 18, 2001
Bonneville Salt Flats, United States
Internal Combustion

Absolute Land Speed Record

Car MPH Driver and (Country of Origin) Location and Year Power
Spirit of America 407.45 Craig Breedlove (USA) August 5, 1963
Bonneville Salt Flats, USA
Turbojet
Wingfoot Express 413.20 Tom Green (USA) October 2, 1964
Bonneville Salt Flats, USA
Turbojet
Green Monster 434.03 Art Arfons (USA) October 5, 1964
Bonneville Salt Flats, USA
Turbojet
Spirit of America – Sonic 1 555.49 Craig Breedlove (USA) November 2, 1965
Bonneville Salt Flats, USA
Turbojet
Spirit of America – Sonic 1 600.60 Craig Breedlove (USA) November 15, 1965
Bonneville Salt Flats, USA
Turbojet
Blue Flame 630.48 Gary Gabelich (USA) October 23, 1970
Bonneville Salt Flats, USA
Rocket
Thrust2 634.05 Richard Noble (United Kingdom) October 4, 1983 Turbojet
ThrustSSC 714.14 Andy Green (United Kingfom) September 15, 1997 Turbofan
ThrustSSC 763.04 Andy Green (United Kingdom) October 15, 1997 Turbofan

Other Vehicle Type Speed Records

Diesel-Powered

Vehicle MPH Driver and (Country of Origin) Location and Year
JCB DieselMax 350.45 Andy Green (United Kingdom) August 23, 2006
Bonneville Salt Flats, USA

Steam-Powered

Vehicle MPH Driver and (Country of Origin) Location and Year
Inspiration 139.85 Charles Burnett III (United Kingdom) August 25, 2009
Edwards Air Force Base, USA

Electric-Powered

Vehicle MPH Driver and (Country of Origin) Location and Year
Buckeye Bullet 2.5 307.67 Roger Schroer (USA) August 24, 2010
Bonneville Salt Flats, USA

Wind-Powered

Vehicle MPH Driver and (Country of Origin) Location and Year
Ecotricity Greenbird 126.19 Richard Jenkins (United Kingdom) March 26,2009
Ivanpah Lake, USA

Human-Powered

Vehicle MPH Driver and (Country of Origin) Location and Year
VeloX3 83.13 Sebastiaan Bowier (Netherlands) September 14, 2013
Battle Mountain, USA

Solar-Powered

Vehicle MPH Driver and (Country of Origin) Location and Year
Sunswift IV “IVy” 55.20 Barton Mawer (Australia) January 7, 2011
HMAS Albatross, Australia

Radio-Controlled

Vehicle MPH Driver and (Country of Origin) Location and Year
RC Bullet 202.02 Nic Case October 25, 2014
St. George, USA

Motorcycle

Vehicle MPH Driver and (Country of Origin) Location and Year
Ack Attack 376.36 Rocky Robinson (USA) September 25, 2010
Bonneville Salt Flats, USA

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