Land Speed Record

The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a wheeled 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 record is standardized as the speed over a course of fixed length, averaged over two runs (commonly called "passes"). Two runs are required in opposite directions within one hour, and a new record mark must exceed the previous one by one percent to be validated. There are numerous other class records for cars; motorcycles fall into a separate class.

Read more about Land Speed RecordHistory, Women's Land Speed Record

Other articles related to "land speed record, speed record, speed, record":

Bloodhound SSC
... Its goal is to attain a 1,000 mph world land speed record ... The team aims to break the land speed record with the pencil-shaped car, powered by a jet engine and a rocket designed to reach 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/h) together with a Cosworth CA2010 Formula 1 V8 ... and built with the intention of breaking the land speed record by 33%, the largest ever margin ...
List Of Bluebird Record-breaking Vehicles - Cars - Donald Wales
... Campbell, has contested the world electric powered land speed record ... for the British Steam Car which will be attempting to break the steam-powered land speed record ... the driver for Project Runningblade, an attempt to break the world land speed record for a lawnmower ...
Rolls-Royce R - Production and Individual Engine History - Individual History Table
... Mid-September 1929 Post race, installed in S.6, N248, for speed record attempt. 1930 Direct-drive engine for Sir Henry Segrave's water speed record boat Miss England II, sponsored by Lord Wakefield ... number 1935 Lent by Lord Wakefield to Sir Malcolm Campbell as a spare for land speed record attempt ...
Land Speed Record - Records - 1963–present (jet and Rocket Propulsion)
... On July 27, 1964, Donald Campbell's Bluebird CN7 posted a speed of 403.10 miles per hour (648.73 km/h) on Lake Eyre, Australia ... Paris and agreed to recognize as an absolute LSR the higher speed recorded by either body, by any vehicles running on wheels, whether wheel-driven or not ... belatedly recognized as the absolute LSR holder, Bluebird the holder of the wheel-driven land speed record, and Spirit of America the tricycle record holder ...
List Of Nicknames In Motorsport
1975 Vauxhall Firenza Droopsnoot "Back in Black" = 1991 Racing Beat Mazda RX-7 FD3S, land speed record car "Baby Grands" = Dodge Dart, touring car "Batmobile" = BMW 3.0 CSL, touring car McLaren M8D ... Gurke" (German Cucumber) = Manfred von Brauchitsch's 1932 Mercedes-Benz SSKL, Land speed record car "Hippie Car" = 1970 Porsche 917LH, sportscar "Hondola ...

Famous quotes containing the words record, land and/or speed:

    The case of Andrews is really a very bad one, as appears by the record already before me. Yet before receiving this I had ordered his punishment commuted to imprisonment ... and had so telegraphed. I did this, not on any merit in the case, but because I am trying to evade the butchering business lately.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    His genius can cover all the land with gorgeous palaces, but the reader does not abide in them, but pitches his tent rather in the desert and on the mountain-peak.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man’s adjustment to it—the speed of his acceptance.
    —E.B. (Elwyn Brooks)