Posts Tagged ‘speed records’
1997 thrust ssc..

Thrust SSC 1997

Without giving rise to any polemics, the first car to exceed the sound barrier officially is Thrust SSC. Thrust SSC, which had two Rolls Royce turbo fan engines, was consuming 19 liters of oil per second. The next day of 50th a...


1979 budweiser rocket

Budweiser Rocket Car 1979

  Budweiser Rocket Car has a history full of polemics. It is still debated if the vehicle, which was financed by director Hal Needham and made by William Fredrick, exceeded the speed of sound in 1979. Driven by Stan Barret...


1964 green monster

Green Monster 1964

Art Arfons improved his mechanical knowledge and skills by working in the feed factory of his family in Ohio. In the drag racing which he had attended with his big brother, he achieved an important success outstripping the lege...



1938 mercedes

Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen 1938 – :

The special vehicle made for speed began its journey as Mercedes-Benz W125 Grand Prix racing car. The car equipped with a casing cladding, which surrounded the wheels, and 725 hp V12 engine, reached the speed of 431 km/h in Jan...


1933 blue bird

1933 – Blue Bird

Racing pilot and motorsports editor Malcolm Campbell broke numerous records with his car called Blue Bird. The biggest problem of this car with 2000 hp V12 Rolls Royce engine, was being not able to transfer the incredible power...


1904 ford-999

Ford 999 : 1904

  On a cold January day in Detroit, Lake St. Clair seemed to be the most suitable track for speed record trial in that time. Henry Ford had broken the speed record of that time by speeding up to 147 km/h by Ford 999 which ...



1979 budweiser

The History of The Speed on Land

From the invention of the motor vehicles to today, the speed has become an irrepressible passion. Several companies from different countries has competed each other in order to break the land speed record. The land speed record...