Richard Noble held the land speed record for 14 years. His record run, a 633.468 mph blast, stood from 1983 until 1997.
That year, Andy Green slashed the record with a 763.035 mph run, the first driver to pilot a wheeled vehicle to supersonic speeds.
But this year, they are seeking for more. Noble and Green have their eyes on another record: 1,000 mph. The Bloodhound SSC, a 135,000 horsepower testament to humanity’s obsession with speed.
They both have came from aviation. The latter was a Royal Air Force pilot when he volunteered to drive Noble’s 100,000 HP Thrust SSC, the first car to break the sound barrier at Mach 1.020.
He’s also the only person who was on site that record-breaking day that didn’t hear the sonic boom his car created (a pilot never hears the sonic boom inside the cabin).
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