Black Rock Desert World Land Speed Record 1997

Black rock desert is situated near the small town of Gerlack, about 100 miles north of Reno, Nevada.

Black Rock Desert is a vast place, very hard to imagine if you have never been there.
I think this is the best picture I have to describe it.

Here is a picture of the car (Thrust SSC)
The car is powered by two spey jet engines from a Phantom jet fighter.
They give a total of around 100,000 horsepower.

Here is a picture of the car on a run in september
It is very hard to get a good photo of the car running due to security restrictions and photographic equipment.


This is a picture of the car on tow back from a new world record run on the 25th of september.
Note the damage to the paint from the heat of the engines.

Rear view picture of the car after the record breaking run of 714.144mph

New land speed record holder Andy Green has his work cut out with the press on his first hour of fame....


...But still finds time to sort me out with a picture for my photo album.

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