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(BBC-US)   A 10,000-lb car, 10 feet longer than a Suburban, reached an unofficial speed of 330 mph -- in 1935   (bbc.com) divider line 19
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2013-06-13 12:40:12 AM
fta the two-way run was made at low tide on Daytona Beach, just a few feet from the Atlantic Ocean.

In an open cockpit and without a seatbelt. Grandpa laughs at your x-treme sports, punk.
 
2013-06-13 12:45:38 AM
www.uaw-chrysler.com
 
2013-06-13 01:19:29 AM
and those were 1935 mph. in todays speed, that'd be like 1200mph.
 
2013-06-13 01:44:04 AM
That Bluebird was fast

/but it was the one that actually flew that got Sir Malcolm
www.lesliefield.com
 
2013-06-13 04:50:37 AM
Notabunny: In an open cockpit and without a seatbelt.

Hmm, hit something at 330 and what's a seatbelt supposed to do?

// I wonder if you would just die from the violence of the impact, or would you actually get sliced apart by the seatbelt?
 
2013-06-13 04:59:17 AM
You don't watch top gear much do you.
 
2013-06-13 06:26:18 AM
Is that with power to the wheels or just strapping the jet engine to the frame?
 
2013-06-13 06:41:18 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Is that with power to the wheels or just strapping the jet engine to the frame?


I'm pretty sure that's axle driven. It wasn't until the 80s that they said screw it, lets just strap a big-ass rocket to a skateboard and see what happens.
 
2013-06-13 07:19:23 AM
The hell's this!??!

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/British
//In Britain
 
2013-06-13 08:12:42 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: That Bluebird was fast

/but it was the one that actually flew that got Sir Malcolm
[www.lesliefield.com image 472x384]


but not Mr. Whoppit.
 
2013-06-13 08:21:07 AM

Archie Goodwin: I'm pretty sure that's axle driven. It wasn't until the 80s that they said screw it, lets just strap a big-ass rocket to a skateboard and see what happens.


first rocket-powered car in 1928

Art Arfons in 1962
 
2013-06-13 09:58:42 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: That Bluebird was fast

/but it was the one that actually flew that got Sir Malcolm
[www.lesliefield.com image 472x384]


That was Donald.
 Mr Whoppit, Campbell's teddy bear mascot, was found among the floating debris and the pilot's helmet was recovered. Royal Navy divers made efforts to find and recover the body but, although the wreck of K7 was found, they called off the search, after two weeks, without locating his body.
 
2013-06-13 10:15:32 AM
Donald was found however, in 2001. I believe Bluebird Bitter is named for him and K7.
 
2013-06-13 11:32:35 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: That Bluebird was fast

/but it was the one that actually flew that got Sir Malcolm
[www.lesliefield.com image 472x384]


Wasn't that Donald?
 
2013-06-13 11:34:35 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Is that with power to the wheels or just strapping the jet engine to the frame?


It was power to the wheels. Back then, regulations said that it had to be.
 
2013-06-13 11:43:31 AM

Tillmaster: MaudlinMutantMollusk: That Bluebird was fast

/but it was the one that actually flew that got Sir Malcolm
[www.lesliefield.com image 472x384]

Wasn't that Donald?


Yeah... I think I crossed my Campbells

/brain powered by beer
//oops
 
2013-06-13 11:52:14 AM
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2013-06-13 05:35:52 PM
17 posts before Canyonero?  for Shame, for Shame...

Was it endorsed by a clown?
 
2013-06-14 09:23:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Is that with power to the wheels or just strapping the jet engine to the frame?


Jet Engine? In 1935? Not very likely. WW2 would have turned out VERY differently if a functional jet engine with decent thrust-to-weight ratio had been available before the war.
 
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