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Andy Green is the current holder of the Unlimited World Land Speed Record, and the first person to break the sound barrier on land. On 25 September 1997 in ThrustSSC he beat the previous record in Black Rock Desert, USA, reaching a speed of 714.144 mph (1149.30 km/h).

Faster than sound – Andy Green

On October 15, 1997, exactly 50 years and 1 day after the sound barrier was broken in aerial flight by Chuck Yeager, Andy Green reached 763.035 mph (1227.99 km/h), the first supersonic record (Mach 1.016). His call sign was “Dead Dog”.
(Andy Green-breaking the sound barrier-below)

Andy is now working with Richard Noble again on their new record attempt to break the 1,100 mph mark with Bloodhound SSC.
(Video of Bloodhound below)

It has became a full blown international project as many European conglomerates and US Corporations have thrown in there technical support and resources.

Is it possible to break 1,000mph on land ?

Can it be done ?

Are you ready to take his seat ?

Art Boune, Racing freelance writer


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