Bloodhound SSC

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This evening I went to an inspiring talk given by Andy Green who drove the first, and to date, only car to break the sound barrier. The car was called Thrust SSC and the record run was made in 1997.

Andy and his team are planning another record breaking run at Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape in 2013 when they are planning to exceed 1000 mph (a bit over 1600 km/h) in a car called Bloodhound SSC.

Have a look at their website  http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/ it is very interesting.

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http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/record-attempt-timing

I have been waiting for this event ever since I first learnt of it in late 2010.
Roll on 2015 Smile

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Thanks Cecil.

Are you thinking of going to take a look? Perhaps we can plan a ride up when the time comes.

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Hi Geoff

I have every intention of witnessing the record attempt, so yes, we can ride up together!

I am, in fact, contemplating a "recce" ride to the pan some time over the next 12 - 13 months (probably next June) now that I know of the 2015 target.

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You are on Cecil - for the recce as well.

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Depending on the dates and the number of riders making the trip to Hakskeenpan, you guys are welcome to sleep over with us in Upington.

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Cani join

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Pepe wrote:

Depending on the dates and the number of riders making the trip to Hakskeenpan, you guys are welcome to sleep over with us in Upington.

Thanks Pepe, we will, at the very least, pop in to say hello.

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Andre Cornelissen wrote:

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Absolutely!

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Thanks Cecil. To a non technical person like me, it was amazing to see, in the video, the delicacy with which that enormous press can be operated.

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Hi guys

I was up on the pan last weekend doing a survey for the event next year - the GS was a dream except I broke the wind deflector when I hit a hole I failed to notice! We had three bikes and a quad doing the entire track.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the bikers up there during the runs.

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Please count me in, if possible

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  1. The car will debut on 17 Nov 2015 at Newquay Aerohub, Cornwall, for 200mph trials
  2. Advance party will set up base at Hakskeen Pan in Apr/May 2016
  3. Hakskeen Pan trials probably from Jul 2016
  4. 1000mph attempt dependant on above trials Oct 2016 / Jul 2017?

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/bloodhound-ssc-world-debut-date-announced

 

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I definitely do not want to miss this one!

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Mwendo wrote:

  1. The car will debut on 17 Nov 2015 at Newquay Aerohub, Cornwall, for 200mph trials
  2. Advance party will set up base at Hakskeen Pan in Apr/May 2016
  3. Hakskeen Pan trials probably from Jul 2016
  4. 1000mph attempt dependant on above trials Oct 2016 / Jul 2017?

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/bloodhound-ssc-world-debut-date-announced

Not entirely surprisingly, the project schedule has been adjusted again.

The SSC made its debut a week ago, with the 800mph record attempt at Hakskeen Pan now set for the weekend of Sat 15 Oct 2016.

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/blog/andy-green%E2%80%99s-diary-%E2%80%93-s...

Roll on 2016!

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"The BLOODHOUND Project today announced a revised schedule for the running of its Land Speed Racing car, BLOODHOUND SSC, which debuted to international acclaim in September 2015. UK runway trials are planned for later in 2016 with the first (800mph) record attempt projected to take place the following year."

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/bloodhound-project-uk-runs-update

Roll on 2015, 2016, 2017 angel

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BLOODHOUND SUCCESSFUL FIRST PUBLIC RUNS

PUBLIC EMBRACE BLOODHOUND AT NEWQUAY EVENT

Mwendo wrote:

"The BLOODHOUND Project today announced a revised schedule for the running of its Land Speed Racing car, BLOODHOUND SSC, which debuted to international acclaim in September 2015. UK runway trials are planned for later in 2016 with the first (800mph) record attempt projected to take place the following year."

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/bloodhound-project-uk-runs-update

Roll on 2015, 2016, 2017 angel

Roll on 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 angelangel

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"There have been many false dawns over the life of the Project and we have, regrettably but unavoidably, tested the patience of our friends, supporters and team."

Record attempt scheduled for Quarter 4 2019

Roll on 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019angel angelangel

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Bloodhound has arrived, finally!
And it's actually running. The only downside is that it is not yet open to the general public.
The 1000 mph record attempt, which is expected to be open to the public, is planned for about this time next year.

We do have access to the daily run reports though - scroll down to the "Latest News":
http://www.bloodhoundlsr.com
 

Roll on 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 smiley

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