let me know when you fire it up, ill stick my head out the door
to see what I think, keep up the work Skip, hope to see you and
the car soon
Skip Higginbotham wrote:
>Hey Malcolm.....don't forget Pahrump!!!! If you have enough thrust....you
>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
>>Malcolm Pittwood, Derby, England.
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