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chris
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Posted - 27 Dec 2009 :  21:56:41  Show Profile  Visit chris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
On August 25th, 2009 at Edward's Air Force Base in California, USA, the British Steam Car, driven by Charles Burnett III broke the existing land speed record by a steam powered vehicle with an average speed of 139.843 mph over two consecutive runs over a measured mile. This was recorded and has since been ratified by the FIA.

http://www.steamcar.co.uk


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Tosh
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Posted - 28 Dec 2009 :  18:21:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is pleasing to note that I'm not the only Burnett powered by a bunch of "hot air".
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chris
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Posted - 30 Dec 2009 :  01:25:19  Show Profile  Visit chris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I might add that that Charles Burnett only held the record for a short time. It was broken by his team-mate using the same car on the same track the following day.

"On August 26th, 2009 the British Steam Car, driven this time by Don Wales, broke a second record by achieving an average speed of 148.308 mph over two consecutive runs over a measured kilometer. This was also recorded and again, has since been ratified by the FIA."

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