Reply to post: Not the real land speed record?

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Man inna barrel

Not the real land speed record?

Call me old-fashioned if you like, but I think the last real land speed record was Bluebird (Donald Campbell, 1964, 403.1 mph), because the motive power was driven via the wheels. Ever since then, land speed record vehicles have in effect been jet or rocket aircraft that do not take off. I remember thinking at the time that Craig Breedlove's jet-driven Spirit of America was cheating.

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