British steam car challenge reaches 94.9mph so far…

Posted by jerry on August 3rd, 2009 — Posted in Steam, Technology

Testing continues on the British steam car challenge at Edwards Air Force Base. After displaying some problems requiring replacement of two of the 12 boilers, and some loss of steam due to a stuck bypass valve, the team has made the best run yet – reaching 94.9mph with more to spare. So things are looking good for the attempt on the world’s longest standing speed record – which stands at 127.659mph set by Fred Marriott in a modified Stanley steamer.

Don Wales the test driver – holder of 8 UK Land Speed records with his Bluebird Electric project – has been keeping a blog recording the steady progress on the car.

Here is a view from the car at speed


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