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To: Malcolm Pittwood <>,
Subject: Venues
From: Skip Higginbotham <>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 16:51:36 -0500
Hey Malcolm.....don't forget Pahrump!!!! If you have enough
don't need 10 miles.......
Skip (about ready to fire this thing up!!!!!)

At 02:20 PM 9/1/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Wes and List
>The Jordan location is actually limited in length by two camel tracks
>across the likely max 10 mile long course.  Thrust SSC were not able to get
>the surface stabilised and the car (all 10.5 tonnes) would leap off the
>surface when it hit one of these tracks.  The site is also controlled by
>the military that makes it more difficult to access (Richard Noble used the
>Late King as a point of contact) - but once they were there the SSC team
>got plenty of support from the same military.
>Andrew Noble visited many alkali playa sites on behalf of Thrust SSC but
>did not find one that was as good as the Black Rock for their vehicle. 
>Their environmental approach meant that they got the permit from the BLM
>fro use of the Black Rock, but this is thought to be a thrust + metal wheel
>site only.  Not sure many teams can get through the risk assessment process
>Tunisia remains a possibility of course.
>The exchange rate and value of the Rand does make the Country of SA
>attractive too.
>Malcolm Pittwood, Derby, England. 

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