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2011-07-14 00:00:28

Leslie Porterfield, (in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest woman on two wheels), will drive the North American Eagle at speeds twice her current record in an attempt to establish a new World Land Speed Record for a woman driver. Spanaway, WA (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 Take a converted F-104 Star fighter powered by the 50,000hp GE J-79 turbo-jet engine, place Leslie Porterfield behind the wheel and this October we may see a New World Record set for the Fastest Woman on Earth....

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2011-03-06 09:10:00

A rocket that is planned to power a British car to over 1,000 mph will get its first test firing in the coming months.Producing 27,000 pounds of thrust, the hybrid Falcon motor will be the largest rocket to be ignited in the United Kingdom in nearly two decades.However, it will not be the only power source in the Bloodhound vehicle when it attempts to break the land speed record next year. A jet engine from a fighter plane and an engine from an F1 car will also power the car.The team behind...

2011-01-27 13:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a healthy rivalry brewing between three racing adversaries -- a Canadian/American team, an Australian team, and the current record holder UK team. All are bent on having the first vehicle to travel faster than 800 mph for the World Land Speed Record. The Canadian/American team, North American Eagle, once they have secured sponsorship funding could attempt the record this year. The UK team, Bloodhound SSC, appears ready to attempt the record...

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2010-11-22 09:15:00

A British project to design and build a car that can travel 1,000mph is proceeding as planned, and the vehicle could be ready to make a run at the World Land Speed Record within the next two years, according to BBC News reports on Sunday. According to Jonathan Amos, a science correspondent with the British news bureau, construction on the rear end of the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) will start in January 2011, and the super-quick vehicle could make a run at the record sometime in 2012. In...

2010-11-17 00:01:10

GL Studio Is Instrumental in Display Development for the Bloodhound Prototype Vehicle Set to Reach 1000 mph Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 16, 2010 The DiSTI Corporation announces its strategic sponsorship of the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) project, a U.K. program intending to break the land speed record with a vehicle capable of reaching 1000 mph. DiSTI's industry leading graphical user interface toolkit, GL Studio, has been used for the development of the vehicle's dashboard displays...

2010-08-18 14:41:00

WENDOVER, Utah, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Piloting American Suzuki Motor Corporation's (ASMC) modified 2010 Suzuki Kizashi Bonneville Special, Road & Track's Sam Mitani injected the Kizashi into the record books (and himself in the 200 mph club) with his 203.720 mph run at this year's Bonneville Speed Week, exceeding the previous record of 202.301 mph. Despite a multitude of records - and record attempts - achieved by Suzuki motorcycle riders, this was the first official crack at the...

2010-08-18 07:00:00

BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, Utah, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Fastest Woman in the World," Leslie Porterfield is on the Bonneville Salt Flats on her Sir Speedy Honda attempting to set new records this month and become "Fastest Person in the World on a Motorcycle." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100818/LA52051) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100818/LA52051) Monday, Leslie set a record breaking speed of 201 mph in the 1000cc Production Class, besting the current...

2009-09-15 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Motors, a San Francisco based company redefining the world of performance motorcycles, announced today that its zero-emissions Mission One electric superbike has claimed the national AMA top speed record for an electric motorcycle, achieving a record 150.059 mph two-pass average run sustained for one mile at Bonneville Speedway on September 1st, 2009. Lead up to runs for the record saw one-way speeds across the mile stretch at 161mph....


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