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Record Cars 1899-1997



Record car

Jenatzy "La Jamais Contente " C.I.T.A. No.25

Record runs
1. Run setted up 29-Apr-1899 Land Speed Record 65.79 mph 105.26 km/h Record Place Achéres, France
Chassis Engine Team (France)
Overall Car Length 3,600 mm
Wheelbase 1,820 mm
Front Track 1,340 mm
Rear Track 1,280 mm
Heigth 1,380 mm
Width 1,580 mm
Wheels 8HS
Tyres Michelin 650x90
Weight 1,500 kg
Engine 2 x electric engines
Type Fulmen-Jenatzy
Power 2 x 34 hsp
Rotation 900 rpm
Power-to-Weight 0.022 to 1
Driver CamilleJenatzy
Constructor CamilleJenatzy, Leon Auscher

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Record car

200-PS-Benzen No.1 "Lightning" Blitzen Benz

Record runs
1. Run setted up 16-Mar-10 Land Speed Record 131.27 mph 210.03 km/h Record Place Daytona Beach, Fla, USA
Chassis Engine Team (Germany)
Wheelbase 2,775 mm
Front Track 1,330 mm
Rear Track 1,320 mm
Width 1,600 mm
Wheels DS
Tyres Palmer Cord, Firestone
Weight 1,450 kg
Engine 2 x electric engines
Type Benz  R4
Power 220 hsp
Rotation 1,600 rpm
Power-to-Weight 0.15 to 1
Driver Barney Oldfield
Constructor Georg Diehl, L.de Groulart, Hans Nibel

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Record car

Bluebird

Record runs
1. Run setted up 04-Feb-27 Land Speed Record 174.88 mph 279.81 km/h Record Place Daytona Beach, Fla, USA
2. Run setted up 19-Feb-28 Land Speed Record 206.96 mph 331.14 km/h Record Place Daytona Beach, Fla, USA
3. Run setted up 05-Feb-31 Land Speed Record 246.09 mph 393.74 km/h Record Place Daytona Beach, Fla, USA
4. Run setted up 24-Feb-32 Land Speed Record 253.97 mph 406.35 km/h Record Place Daytona Beach, Fla, USA
5. Run setted up 22-Feb-33 Land Speed Record 272.46 mph 435.94 km/h Record Place Daytona Beach, Fla, USA
6. Run setted up 07-Mar-35 Land Speed Record 276.82 mph 442.91 km/h Record Place Daytona Beach, Fla, USA
7. Run setted up 03-Sep-35 Land Speed Record 301.13 mph 481.81 km/h Record Place Daytona Beach, Fla, USA
Chassis Engine Team (Great Britain)
Weight 1,450 kg
Engine 2 electric engines
Type V12 Kompresser
Power 220 hsp
Rotation 1,600 rpm
Power-to-Weight 0.15 to 1
Driver Malcom Campbell
Constructor Georg Diehl, L.de Groulart, Hans Nibel

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Record car

Thunderbolt (1937)

Record runs
1. Run setted up 19-Nov-37 Land Speed Record 312.00 mph 499.20 km/h Record Place Bonneville,Utah, USA
Chassis Engine Team (Great Britain)
Overall Car Length 9,449 mm
Wheelbase 1,250 (+3,886=5,136) mm
1.Front Track 1,245 mm
2.Front Track 1,715 mm
Rear Track 1,511 mm
Heigth 2,286 mm
Width 2,172 mm
Wheels Dunlop
Tyres Dunlop 31x7    0.5 mm Profile
Weight 6,960 kg
Engine 2 x engines
Type Rolls-Royce "R25/27"  12V
Power 2 x 2,400 hsp
Cubic Capacity 2 x 36,696 ccm
Rotation 3,200 rpm
Power-to-Weight 0.69 to 1
Driver George Eyston
Constructor Jean Andreau

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Record car

Thunderbolt (1938)

Record runs
1. Run setted up 27-Aug-38 Land Speed Record 345.50 mph 522.80 km/h Record Place Bonneville,Utah, USA
2. Run setted up 16-Sep-38 Land Speed Record 357.50 mph 572.00 km/h Record Place Bonneville,Utah, USA
Chassis Engine Team (Great Britain)
Overall Car Length 10,592 mm  and 10,973 mm
Wheelbase 1,250 (+3,886=5,136) mm
1.Front Track 1,245 mm
2.Front Track 1,715 mm
Rear Track 1,511 mm
Heigth 2,337 mm  and 1,397 mm
Width 2,172 mm
Wheels Dunlop
Tyres Dunlop 31x7    0.5 mm Profile
Weight 6,000 kg
Engine 2 x engines
Type Rolls-Royce "R25/27"  12V
Power 2 x 2,400 hsp
Cubic Capacity 2 x 36,696 ccm
Rotation 3,200 rpm
Power-to-Weight 0.80 to 1
Driver George Eyston
Constructor Jean Andreau

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Record car

Railton "Mobil Special"

Record runs
1. Run setted up 15-Sep-38 Land Speed Record 350.20 mph 560.32 km/h Record Place Bonneville,Utah, USA
Chassis Engine Team (Great Britain)
Overall Car Length 8,738 mm
Wheelbase 4,115 mm
Front Track 1,676 mm
Rear Track 1,067 mm
Heigth 1,295 mm
Width 2,434 mm
Wheels Dunlop
Tyres Dunlop 31x7   0.5 mm Profile
Weight 3,674 kg
Engine 2 x engines
Type Napier "Lion VIID" W12 26,900 ccm
Power 2 x 1,318 hsp
Rotation 4,000 rpm
Power-to-Weight 0.72 to 1
Driver John Cobb
Constructor Reid A.Railton

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Record car

Bluebird (1964)

Record runs
1. Run setted up 17-Jul-64 Land Speed Record 403.10 mph 644.96 km/h Record Place Lake Eire, Australia
Chassis Engine Team (Great Britain)
Overall Car Length 14,580 mm
Wheelbase 8,110 mm
Front Track 2,810 mm
Rear Track 290 mm
Heigth 2,140 mm
Width 3,340 mm
Wheels diameter 780 mm
Tyres non
Weight 1,450 kg
Engine turbo engine
Type Bristol-Siddeley-Proteus
Thrust 4,100 hsp
Power 220 hsp
Rotation 1,600 rpm
Thrust-to-Weight 0.15 to 1
Driver Donald Campbell
Constructor Georg Diehl, L.de Groulart, Hans Nibel

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Record car

Wingfoot Express

Record runs
1. Run setted up 05-Oct-64 Land Speed Record 434.02 mph 694.43 km/h Record Place Black Rock, Nevada, USA
Chassis Engine Team (USA)
Overall Car Length 7,310 mm
Front Track 2,220 mm
Wheels Goodyear
Tyres Goodyear 7x21
Weight 2,400 kg
Engine turbojet engine (three steps)
Type 1 x Westinghouse J-46-WE-8
3x Aerojet 15KS1000
Thrust 43.5 kN (4,440 kp)
Thrust-to-Weight 1.85 to 1
Driver Tom Green
Constructor Walt Arfons, Tom Green

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Record car

Spirit of America (1963)

Record runs
1. Run setted up 05-Aug-63 Land Speed Record 407.45mph 651.92 km/h Record Place Bonneville,Utah, USA
Chassis Engine Team (USA)
Overall Car Length 12,040 mm
Wheelbase 5.791 mm
Front Track 0 mm
Rear Track 3.150 mm
Heigth 3.200 mm
Width 3.353 mm
Wheels Goodyear
Tyres Goodyear 8x39  17,5 bar
Weight 3,550 kg
Engine turbojet engine
Type General-Electric J-47-GE-15
Thrust 23 kN (2,460 kp)
Thrust-to-Weight 0.69 to 1
Driver Craig Breedlove
Constructor Craig Breedlove, Walt Sheehan, Rod Schapel

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Record car

Spirit of America (1964)

Record runs
1. Run setted up 13-Oct-64 Land Speed Record 468.72 mph 749.95 km/h Record Place Bonneville,Utah, USA
2. Run setted up 15-Oct-64 Land Speed Record 526.28 mph 842.05 km/h Record Place Bonneville,Utah, USA
Chassis Engine Team (USA)
Overall Car Length 12,040 mm
Wheelbase 5.791 mm
Front Track 0 mm
Rear Track 3.150 mm
Heigth 3.200 mm
Width 3.353 mm
Wheels Goodyear
Tyres Goodyear 8x39  17,5 bar
Weight 3,048 kg
Engine turbojet engine
Type General-Electric J-47-GE-17
Thrust 25,3 kN (2,585 kp)
Thrust-to-Weight 0.83 to 1
Driver Craig Breedlove
Constructor Craig Breedlove, Walt Sheehan, Rod Schapel

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Record car

Green Monster

Record runs
1. Run setted up 27-Oct-64 Land Speed Record 536.71 mph 858.74 km/h Record Place Bonneville,Utah, USA
2. Run setted up 07-Nov-65 Land Speed Record 576.55 mph 922.48 km/h Record Place Bonneville,Utah, USA
Chassis Engine Team (USA)
Overall Car Length 6,401 mm
Wheelbase 4,318 mm
Front Track 1.651 mm
Rear Track 1.727 mm
Width 1,880 mm
Wheels Firestone
Tyres Firestone 7x18  13+ bar
Weight 2,950 kg
Engine turbojet engine
Type General-Electric J-79-GE-3A
Thrust 78 kN (7,940 kp)
Thrust-to-Weight 2.69 to 1
Driver Art Arfons
Constructor Art Arfons, Ed Snyder

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Record car

Spirit of America "Sonic I"

Record runs
1. Run setted up 02-Nov-65 Land Speed Record 555.48 mph 888.77 km/h Record Place Bonville USA
2. Run setted up 15-Nov-65 Land Speed Record 600.60 mph 960.96 km/h Record Place Bonville USA
Chassis Engine Team (USA)
Overall Car Length 10,541 mm
Wheelbase 5,131 mm
Front Track 1,115 mm
Rear Track 1,778 mm
Heigth 3,200 mm
Width 2,159 mm
Wheels Cragar
Tyres Goodyear 8x25  8x39  17,5 bar
Weight 4,082 kg
Engine turbojet engine
Type General-Electric J-79-GE-3A
Thrust 23 kN (7,940 kp)
Thrust-to-Weight 1.95 to 1
Driver Craig Breedlove
Constructor Craig Breedlove, Walt Sheehan, Rod Schapel

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Record car

The Blue Flame

Record runs
1. Run setted up 23-Oct-70 Land Speed Record 630.39 mph 1008.62 km/h Record Place Bonneville, Utah, USA
Chassis Reaction Dynamics Inc. (RDI) Engine Team (USA)
Overall Car Length 11,394 mm
Wheelbase 7,785 mm
Front Track 229 mm
Rear Track 2,134 mm
Heigth 2,667 mm
Width 2,337 mm
Wheels Cragar
Tyres Goodyear  8x25  25 bar
Weight 3,175 kg
Engine fluid rocket
Type RDI HP-LNG 22,000 V
Thrust 58 kN (5,900 kp)
Thrust-to-Weight 1.86 to 1
Driver Gary Gabelich
Constructor Richard Keller, Pete Farnsworth, Ray Dausman
Cerificate Certificate a credit by Richard Keller

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Record car

Thrust 2

Record runs
1. Run setted up 04-Oct-83 Land Speed Record 633.47 mph 1,013.55 km/h Record Place Black Rock, Nevada, USA
Chassis Engine Team (Great Britain)
Overall Car Length 8,331 mm
Wheelbase 6,350 mm
Front Track 2,007 mm
Rear Track 2,464 mm
Heigth 2,134 mm
Width 2,540 mm
Wheels Thrust f:6x30  r:4x30
Tyres non
Weight 3,900 kg
Engine turbojet engine
Type Rolls-Royce RB 146 "Avon Mk.302C"
Thrust 74,7 kN (7,620 kp)
Thrust-to-Weight 1.95 to 1
Driver Richard Noble
Constructor John Ackroyd

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Record car

Thrust SuperSonic Car

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Thrust SuperSonic Car

Record runs
1. Run setted up 25-Sep-97 Land Speed Record 714.144 mph 1,142.00 km/h Record Place Black Rock, Nevada, USA
2. Run setted up 15-Oct-97 Land Speed Record 763.035 mph 1,220.86 km/h Record Place Black Rock, Nevada, USA
Chassis Engine Team (Great Britain)
Overall Car Length 14,580 mm
Wheelbase 8,110 mm
Front Track 2,810 mm
Rear Track 290 mm
Heigth 2,140 mm
Width 3,340 mm
Wheels diameter 780 mm
Tyres non
Weight 10,000 kg
Engine 2 x turbojet engine
Type Rolls-Royce  MK 202s
Thrust 2 x 20,500 lbs
Thrust-to-Weight 2.75 to 1
Driver Andy Green
Project Director Richard Noble
Side #1 view

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*TSSC 1996

Side #2 view

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*record run 15th November 1997

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