BBC News – Australia v Britain in battle for land speed record

20 03 2012

Oo! Game on…

I remember winning a T-shirt from some computer magazine back in the UK, related to the Thrust SSC attempt. Shocked to read that was in 1997… 15 years ago! First-born still wears it as a nightie. Looks like the Aussies are having a bash now too, and some time in the next year or so it seems likely that one or other country will have a man with more guts than sense travelling at 1000mph+ (Mach 1.4 if you prefer) ON THE GROUND. With no seat-back entertainment OR toilet facilities!!)

Good luck and safe travels to both teams (it’s only about 20 seconds long… if you arrive in one piece!)

BBC News – Australia v Britain in battle for land speed record.

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5 responses

20 03 2012
misfits' miscellany

It looks like an electric toothpick.

20 03 2012
Quieter Elephant

Is that what they call them these days?
Do the curly hairs get stuck between your teeth still?

21 03 2012
misfits' miscellany

Not anymore, I figured out that you gotta work lower down, now they tickle my nose.

20 03 2012
lanceleuven

No toilet facilities??!! If it was me travelling along the ground at 1,000 mph that would be a must!

20 03 2012
Quieter Elephant

Yeah, I think even 20s would seem like a lifetime, if the wheels started to lift…

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