IDRIS ELBA: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT SPEED SETS RECORD!

Award-winning actor breaks Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 88-year old record, runs 180.361 mph on Pendine Sands, Wales. Idris Elba, star of Luther and The Wire, piloted a Bentley to break the historic ‘Flying Mile’ UK land speed record – 174.8 mph - set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927. Hitting more than 180 mph in a new Bentley Continental GT Speed, Elba broke Campbell’s record set nearly 90 years ago in his legendary Napier-Campbell Blue Bird. The record was independently verified by the UK Timing ...
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BONNEVILLE, A CENTURY OF SPEED: SAVE THE SALT!

The Bonneville Salt Flats is a magical place and a national treasure; David Fetherston’s latest tome chronicles 100 years of racing there.  While the first known attempts at land speed record setting were on just a little-over-a-mile road outside of Paris in 1898, Land Speed Racing is as American as hot dogs, hot rodding and Motown! In 1898 Count Gaston set the first land speed record at 39.34 mph in a 36-horsepower Jeantaud electric racecar built in Belgium. Over the next couple of y...
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BOSS 429 GPT-SPECIAL TORINO: POTEET POWER!

 Bonneville racer George Poteet nails Street Machine of the Year honors. Under brilliant sunshine and in front of record crowds, Tennessee’s George Poteet collected the Goodguys 2013 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award for his vintage NASCAR-inspired ’69 Ford Torino at the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH. Poteet’s Torino captures the essence of hot rodding’s current trend of blending retro styling cues from bygone eras with modern technology and masterful bui...
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LAND SPEED RECORD BREAKERS: BLUEBIRDS AT BEAULIEU!

Sir Malcolm Campbell’s world-famous Bluebird V joins the two other Bluebird record breakers at UK’s National Motor Museum. Sir Malcolm Campbell set a land speed record of 276.82 mph in the Bluebird V at Daytona Beach, FL, in February 1935. He then went on to become the first person to exceed 300 mph when he set a record of 301.129 mph in it at Bonneville in September. This is only the second time in the vehicle’s history that Bluebird V has crossed the Atlantic from its home at the Dayt...
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