World Land Speed Record

Another Pair of Steamin’ World Land Speed Records

For on-site, original photographs and reproduction rights contact Louise Ann Noeth at 805.312.0893 or louise@landspeedproductions.biz Development driver Don Wales suited up today on the Muroc dirt at Edwards Air Force Base to lay down a sizzlig pair of runs that qualify for another flying mile and flying kilo record — the second in two days for the British Steam Car Challenge! (see yesterday’s post for details) After weeks of grueling toil in withering desert heat, the Brits kept their wits and saved the best for last. Wales averaged 148.308 in the kilo and 148.166 in the mile. The team now …

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World’s Fastest Kettle Gets Its Steam On

British Steam Car Challenge financed and driven by American Charles Burnett III breaks the oldest World Land Speed Record For on-site, original photographs and reproduction rights contact Louise Ann Noeth at 805.312.0893 or louise@landspeedproductions.biz Boiling across Edward’s Air Force Base in California on Tuesday,  August 25th, at 8:19am (PST) Charles Burnett III successfully broke the land speed record for a steam powered car – which has stood for more than 100 years – achieving an average speed of 139.843mph on two runs over a measured mile. Driver Charles Burnett III piloted the car for both runs reaching a peak speed of 136.103mph on …

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