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Author Topic: Youtube Video titeled "The Land Speed Record Cars - where are they now?" 9/2018  (Read 1684 times)

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Video shows Thrust Powered cars starting at 14:40 with Craig Breedlove until ThrustSSC. Click on the video link below.

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They got the absolute world record speed wrong again. The Blue Flame's absolute world record was the KILOMETER speed, 630.388 mi/h (1,014.656 km/h). The slower MILE record speed was 622.407 mi/h. I left a comment on the YouTube site. Hope they fix that.

Actually, the natural gas industry's New York PR firm published the mile record speed in error immediately following the runs. I have been trying to correct that ever since. Noble only broke The Blue Flame's absolute record by 3 mi/h with the mile record in 1983 (needed +1% to break the kilometer record). The kilometer record was never actually broken until 1997!
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