Land Speed Record Vehicles Part One: The Pioneers - The latest article at Dark Roasted Blend
Check out the latest article at Dark Roasted Blend, entitled Land Speed Record Vehicles Part One: The Pioneers This article takes a look at just a few of the amazing vehicles that have broken or attempted to break land speed records, since the very first record was established over a century ago. Part One of "Land Speed Record Vehicles" series, features the pioneers who steadily pushed top speeds higher and higher as they broke one record after another in the first half of the twentieth century.
The land speed record is awarded for the highest speed achieved by a wheeled vehicle driven on land. This is calculated from the speed achieved over a fixed length course, taking the average from two runs or passes. Vehicles must make two separate runs in opposite directions within an hour. To break the record, the speed has to be at least one percentage point higher than the previous record. Today, there are records for different classes of cars, such as those for steam driven vehicles, cars using gasoline or diesel engines, electric cars, records dependent on engine size and more.
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