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Re: [Land-speed] British Steam effort 139.843mph

To: "'John Szalay'" <>,
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] British Steam effort 139.843mph
From: "Joe & Lynne Lance" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 17:28:34 -0400
What is that--about 200 MPH SLOWER than the Buckeye Boy college students
with their battery and fuel streamliners?


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[] On Behalf Of John Szalay
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:22 AM
Subject: [Land-speed] British Steam effort 139.843mph

British team breaks oldest land speed record

Edward's Air Force Base, California: Tuesday August 25th:
 at 8.19am (California time) Charles Burnett III successfully broke the land

speed record for a steam powered car - which has stood for more than 100 
years - achieving an average speed of 139.843mph on two runs over a measured

Driver Charles Burnett III piloted the car for both runs reaching a peak 
speed of 136.103mph on the first run and 151.085mph on the second. The new 
international record, which is subject to official confirmation by the FIA, 
breaks the previous official FIA record of 127mph set in 1906 by American, 
Fred Marriott, driving a Stanley steamer at Daytona Beach.
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