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Thrust2 British Land Speed Record

37 years ago today, Richard Noble in his Thrust2 car set the new British Land Speed Record of 248mph on the runway at Greenham Common.

Richard and Thrust2 went on to claim the World Land Speed record of 634mph in October 1983. A record he held for 14 years.

 

 

Images by kind permission of the Ackroyd Trust.

 

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