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Encyclopedia > Land speed record
Ralph DePalma in his Packard '905' Special at Daytona Beach in 1919, courtesy Florida Photographic Collection
Ralph DePalma in his Packard '905' Special at Daytona Beach in 1919, courtesy Florida Photographic Collection

The land speed record is the fastest speed achieved by any wheeled vehicle on land, as opposed to one on water or in the air or on rails. It is standardized as the speed over a course of fixed length, averaged over two runs in opposite directions. The current absolute (or unlimited) record holder is ThrustSSC, a twin turbofan jet-powered car which has achieved 763 mph (slightly under 1228 km/h) over one mile, breaking the sound barrier. There are also records for specific classes of vehicle, such as motorcycles (350.884 mph/564.69 km/h, currently held by Chris Carr), and steam-driven vehicles (Fred Marriott, 127.659 mph/205.45 km/h), but this list only includes the absolute speed records for wheeled vehicles on ground, without rails. Early records predate standardisation and are sometimes controversial. Image File history File links Rc05640. ... Image File history File links Rc05640. ... DePalma and his riding mechanic pushing their car at the 1912 Indy 500 Ralph DePalma and his Packard V-12 in 1919 DePalma in his Packard 905 Special in 1919 DePalma in a crowd after setting the World speed record in 1919 Ralph DePalma (January 23, 1884 – March 31, 1956... Daytona Beach Road Course was a race track that was instrumental in the formation of NASCAR. It originally became famous as the location where fifteen world land speed records were set. ... Land Speed Record was the first full-length record by Hüsker Dü, released in 1981. ... This article is about the rock band called Hüsker Dü. For other uses, see Husker Du. ... Land Speed Record was the first full-length record by Hüsker Dü, released in 1981. ... Model of Spirit of Australia in which Ken Warby set the world water speed record in 1978 on Blowering Dam, New South Wales, Australia The World Unlimited water speed record is the officially recognised fastest speed achieved by a water-borne vehicle. ... The SR-71 Blackbird is the current record holder. ... JR-Maglev MLX01 at Yamanashi. ... ThrustSSC at Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA. The ThrustSSC is built with highly protected aluminium wheels The team with ThrustSSC. ThrustSSC (SuperSonic Car) is a British designed and built jet propelled car developed by Richard Noble and Ron Ayers, which holds the world land speed record. ... Schematic diagram of high-bypass turbofan engine CFM56-3 turbofan, lower half, side view. ... U.S. Navy F/A-18 at transonic speed. ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... Chris Carr (right) during an interview in October 2006 World Record Motorcycle on display Chris Carr (born on May 6, 1967 in Stockton, California) is an American dirt-track and road racer. ... // The term steam engine may also refer to an entire railroad steam locomotive. ... The demolished Rocket Stanley Steamer (1907) Fred Marriott was an American race car driver. ...


British RAF pilot Andy Green holds the land speed record for a motor powered vehicle at 1,228 km/h (763 mph) driving the Thrust Super Sonic Car. It was set in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA, on 15 October 1997. The word 'motor' in a conventional sense does not really apply since the monster vehicle was powered by two Rolls Royce jet engines, producing a combined total of 100,000 lbf (440,000 N) of thrust force. During its record-breaking run, Thrust SSC accelerated to 600 mph (970 km/h) in just 16 seconds. It smashed the record in style by becoming the first car to break the sound barrier. RAF is an three letter acronym for: Royal Air Force -- the Air Force of the United Kingdom (see also Air Ministry) Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) -- a German terror organisation Rigas Autobusu Fabrika -- a factory making buses in Riga, Latvia Rapid Action Force in India Računarski Fakultet RAF... Wing Commander Andy Green OBE (born 1962), a British RAF pilot, is the current holder of the land speed record and the first person to break the sound barrier on land. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The pound-force is a non-SI unit of force or weight (properly abbreviated lbf or lbf). The pound-force is equal to a mass of one pound multiplied by the standard acceleration due to gravity on Earth (which is defined as exactly 9. ...

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1898 to 1947

Date Location Driver Vehicle Power Speed over
1 km
Speed over
1 mile
Comments
mph km/h mph km/h
December 18, 1898 Achères, Yvelines, France Flag of France Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat Jeantaud Duc Electric 39.24 63.15
January 17, 1899 Achères, France Flag of Belgium Brandon Kesler CGA Dogcart Electric 41.42 66.66
January 17, 1899 Achères, France Flag of France Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat Jeantaud Duc Electric 43.69 70.31
January 27, 1899 Achères, France Flag of Belgium Camille Jenatzy CGA Dogcart Electric 49.93 80.35
March 4, 1899 Achères, France Flag of France Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat Jeantaud Duc Profilée Electric 57.65 92.78
April 29, 1899 Achères, France Flag of Belgium Camille Jenatzy CITA No 25, La Jamais Contente Electric 65.79 105.88 First record over 100 km/h
April 13, 1902 Nice, France
Promenade des Anglais
Flag of France Leon Serpollet Gardner-Serpollet Oeuf de Pâques (Easter Egg) Steam 75.06 120.80
November 5, 1902 Ablis, France Flag of the United States William K. Vanderbilt[1] Mors Z Paris-Vienne IC 76.08 122.44
November 5, 1902 Dourdan, France Flag of France Henri Fournier Mors Z Paris-Vienne IC 76.60 123.28
November 17, 1902 Dourdan, France Flag of France M. Augières Mors Z Paris-Vienne IC 77.13 124.13
July 17, 1903 Ostend, Belgium Flag of Belgium Arthur Duray Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid IC 83.46 134.32
November 5, 1903 Dourdan, France Flag of Belgium Arthur Duray Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid IC 84.73 136.36
January 12, 1904 Lake St. Clair, USA Flag of the United States Henry Ford Ford Arrow IC 91.37 147.05 On frozen lake
March 31, 1904 Nice, France Flag of Belgium Arthur Duray Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid IC 88.76 142.85
March 31, 1904 Nice, France Flag of France Louis Rigolly Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid IC 94.78 152.53
May 25, 1904 Ostend, Belgium Flag of Belgium Pierre de Caters DMG Mercedes Simplex 90 IC 97.25 156.50
July 21, 1904 Ostend, Belgium Flag of France Louis Rigolly Gobron Brillié Gordon Bennett Cup IC 103.56 166.66 first over 100mph
November 13, 1904 Ostend, Belgium Flag of France Paul Baras Darracq Gordon Bennett IC 104.53 168.22
January 24, 1905 Daytona Beach, USA Flag of France Arthur MacDonald Napier 6 IC 104.65 168.42
December 30, 1905 Arles, France Flag of France Victor Hémery Darracq V8 Special IC 109.65 175.44
January 26, 1906 Ormond Beach, USA Flag of the United States Fred Marriott Stanley Rocket Racer Steam 127.66 205.44 first over 200 km/h
January 24, 1907 Ormond Beach, Florida Flag of the United States Glenn Curtiss Curtiss V8 40 hp (30 kW) motorcycle IC 136.27 219.31 Motorcycle record stood for about 30 years
November 6, 1909 Brooklands, United Kingdom Flag of France Victor Hémery 200 hp (150 kW) Benz No 1 IC 125.94 202.68 115.93 186.57
June 24, 1914 Brooklands, United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom L. G. Hornstead 200 hp (150 kW) Benz No 3 IC 124.09 199.70 First 2-way record
February 12, 1919 Daytona Beach, USA Flag of the United States Ralph DePalma Packard 905 IC 149.875 241.200 Recognized in the USA, not recognized by AIACR
May 17, 1922 Brooklands, United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom Kenelm Lee Guinness 350 hp (260 kW) Sunbeam IC 133.70 215.17 129.17 207.88 Last record set on a closed course
July 6, 1924 Arpajon, France Flag of France René Thomas Delage La Torpille IC 143.21 230.47 143.31 230.64
July 12, 1924 Arpajon, France Flag of the United Kingdom Ernest A. D. Eldridge FIAT Special Mephistopeles II IC 146.01 234.98 145.89 234.79 Last record set on a public road
September 25, 1924 Pendine Sands, Wales Flag of the United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell 350 hp (260 kW) Sunbeam Blue Bird IC 146.15 235.21 146.16 235.22
July 21, 1925 Pendine Sands, Wales Flag of the United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell 350 hp (260 kW) Sunbeam Blue Bird IC 150.86 242.79 150.76 242.62
March 21, 1926 Southport, United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom Henry Segrave 4 Litre Sunbeam Ladybird IC 152.30 245.10 149.32 240.31
March 2, 1927 Pendine Sands, Wales Flag of the United Kingdom J.G. Parry-Thomas Higham-Thomas Special Babs IC 169.29 272.45 168.07 270.48
March 3, 1927 Pendine Sands, Wales Flag of the United Kingdom J.G. Parry-Thomas Babs IC 171.01 273.60 170.62 274.59 Killed at end of run
February 4, 1927 Pendine Sands, Wales Flag of the United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell Campbell-Napier Blue Bird IC 174.88 281.44 174.22 280.38 Last record set in Europe
March 29, 1927 Daytona Beach, USA Flag of the United Kingdom Henry Segrave 1000 hp (750 kW) Sunbeam 1000 hp Slug IC 202.98 326.66 203.79 327.97
February 19, 1928 Daytona Beach, USA Flag of the United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell Campbell-Napier Blue Bird IC 206.95 333.05
April 22, 1928 Daytona Beach, USA Flag of the United States Ray Keech White Triplex Spirit of Elkdom IC 207.55 334.02
March 11, 1929 Daytona Beach, USA Flag of the United Kingdom Henry Segrave Irving-Napier Golden Arrow IC 231.56 372.66 231.36 372.34 Golden Arrow never ran again
February 5, 1931 Daytona Beach, USA Flag of the United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell Campbell Napier Railton Blue Bird IC 246.08 396.03 245.73 395.46
February 24, 1932 Daytona Beach, USA Flag of the United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell Campbell Napier Railton Blue Bird IC 251.34 404.49 253.96 408.71
February 22, 1933 Daytona Beach, USA Flag of the United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell Campbell Rolls-Royce Railton Blue Bird IC 272.46 438.48 272.10 437.90
March 7, 1935 Daytona Beach, USA Flag of the United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell Campbell Rolls-Royce Railton Blue Bird IC 276.16 444.44 276.71 445.32 Last record set on a beach
September 3, 1935 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell Campbell Rolls-Royce Railton Blue Bird IC 301.129 484.620
November 19, 1937 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United Kingdom George E. T. Eyston Thunderbolt IC 312.00 502.11 311.41 501.17
August 27, 1938 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United Kingdom George E. T. Eyston Thunderbolt IC 345.20 555.55 345.48 556.00
September 15, 1938 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United Kingdom John Cobb Railton Special IC 350.06 563.37 350.19 563.58
September 16, 1938 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United Kingdom George E. T. Eyston Thunderbolt IC 357.33 575.07 357.49 575.32
August 23, 1939 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United Kingdom John Cobb Railton Special IC 369.74 595.04 367.91 592.09
September 16, 1947 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United Kingdom John Cobb Railton Mobil Special IC 393.82 633.79 394.19 634.39 First one-way over 400 mph (640 km/h)

Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Achères is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat was a French race car driver. ... The Jeantaud was a French automobile manufactured in Paris from 1893 until 1906. ... For electric vehicles other than battery powered passenger automobiles, see electric vehicle. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Jeantaud was a French automobile manufactured in Paris from 1893 until 1906. ... 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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 1903 Gardner-Serpollet now at Larz Anderson Auto Museum Gardner-Serpollet was a French manufacturer of steam-powered cars in the early 1900s. ... 1903 Gardner-Serpollet now at Larz Anderson Auto Museum Gardner-Serpollet was a French manufacturer of steam-powered cars in the early 1900s. ... 1903 Gardner-Serpollet now at Larz Anderson Auto Museum Gardner-Serpollet was a French manufacturer of steam-powered cars in the early 1900s. ... The 1923 Stanley Steam Car A steam car is a car (automobile) powered by a steam engine. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... William Kissam Vanderbilt II was born on October 26, 1878. ... An internal combustion engine is an engine that is powered by the expansion of hot combustion products of fuel directly acting within an engine. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (also known as DMG or Daimler Motor Company) was a German automobile manufacturer operating from 1890 to 1926. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... There are three Gordon Bennett Cups: Gordon Bennett Cup in auto racing Gordon Bennett Cup in ballooning (For a time, also awarded a separate cup for powered air racing) James Gordon Bennett Cup for schooners ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Darracq poster ad, London, England Automobiles Darracq S.A. was a French motor vehicle manufacturing company founded in 1896 by Alexandre Darracq. ... Daytona Beach Road Course was a race track that was instrumental in the formation of NASCAR. It originally became famous as the location where fifteen world land speed records were set. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Napier & Son were one of the most important English aircraft engine manufacturers in the early to mid 20th Century. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Victor Hémery, 1912 Victor Hémery (November 18, 1876 - September 9, 1950) was a champion driver of early Grand Prix motor racing who was born in Brest, Finistère, France. ... Daytona Beach Road Course was a race track that was instrumental in the formation of NASCAR. It originally became famous as the location where fifteen world land speed records were set. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The demolished Rocket Stanley Steamer (1907) Fred Marriott was an American race car driver. ... The 1923 Stanley Steam Car The Stanley (nicknamed Stanley Steamer) was a steam-powered automobile produced by the Stanley Motor Carriage Company. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Glenn H. Curtiss at the Grande Semaine dAviation in France in 1909 Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930) was an aviation pioneer and founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, now part of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. ... Brooklands was a motor racing circuit built near Weybridge in Surrey, England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Victor Hémery, 1912 Victor Hémery (November 18, 1876 - September 9, 1950) was a champion driver of early Grand Prix motor racing who was born in Brest, Finistère, France. ... Karl Benz Replica of the Benz Patent Motorwagen built in 1885 Karl Friedrich Benz (November 25, 1844 – April 4, 1929) was a German automobile engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the petrol-powered automobile. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Karl Benz Replica of the Benz Patent Motorwagen built in 1885 Karl Friedrich Benz (November 25, 1844 – April 4, 1929) was a German automobile engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the petrol-powered automobile. ... Daytona Beach Road Course was a race track that was instrumental in the formation of NASCAR. It originally became famous as the location where fifteen world land speed records were set. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... DePalma and his riding mechanic pushing their car at the 1912 Indy 500 Ralph DePalma and his Packard V-12 in 1919 DePalma in his Packard 905 Special in 1919 DePalma in a crowd after setting the World speed record in 1919 Ralph DePalma (January 23, 1884 – March 31, 1956... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Sunbeam was a marque used by John Marston Co. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... René Thomas (March 7, 1886 – September 23, 1975) was a French motor racing champion. ... The Delage emblem The Delage Automobile company was established in 1905 in Levallois, a northwesterly suburb of Paris, France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Fiat S.p. ... Pendine Sands is a 7 mile long beach on the shores of Carmarthen Bay on the south coast of Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Portrait of Sir Malcolm Campbell (undated), courtesy of the Florida Photographic Collection Sir Malcolm Campbell (born March 11, 1885 in Chislehurst, Kent, England - died December 31, 1948 in Reigate, Surrey, England) was a racing motorist and motoring journalist. ... Sunbeam was a marque used by John Marston Co. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Portrait of Sir Henry Segrave (ca. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Reid A Railton (1895 - 1977) was an automotive engineer, and designer of land and water speed record vehicles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Rolls-Royce Limited was a British car and aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Henry Royce and C.S. Rolls on 15 March 1906 and was the result of a partnership formed in 1904. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... A land speed record being set at Bonneville Salt Flats Bonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motor sports. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... John Rhodes Cobb (December 2, 1899 - September 29, 1952) was a British racing motorist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The Railton Special, also known as the Railton Mobil Special or the Napier Railton, is a one-off motor vehicle built for John Cobbs successful attempts at the land speed record. ...

1963 to 1970

Date Location Driver Vehicle Power Speed over
1 km
Speed over
1 mile
Comments
mph km/h mph km/h
September 5, 1963 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Craig Breedlove Spirit of America Turbojet 408.312 657.114 407.447 655.722 Ratified by FIM as vehicle has 3 wheels
July 17, 1964 Lake Eyre, Australia Flag of the United Kingdom Donald Campbell Bluebird CN7 Gas-turbine 403.10 644.96
October 5, 1964 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Tom Green Wingfoot Express Turbojet 415.093 668.027 413.199 664.979
October 7, 1964 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Art Arfons The Green Monster Turbojet 434.356 699.028 434.022 698.490
October 13, 1964 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Craig Breedlove Spirit of America Turbojet 468.719 754.330
October 15, 1964 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Craig Breedlove Spirit of America Turbojet 526.277 846.861
October 27, 1964 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Art Arfons The Green Monster Turbojet 544.134 875.699 536.710 863.791
November 2, 1965 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Craig Breedlove Spirit of America - Sonic 1 Turbojet 555.485 893.966 555.485 893.966
November 7, 1965 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Art Arfons The Green Monster Turbojet 572.546 921.423 576.553 927.872
November 13, 1965 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Bob Summers Goldenrod IC 409.277 658.526 Last record using a piston engine
November 15, 1965 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Craig Breedlove Spirit of America - Sonic 1 Turbojet 600.842 966.961 600.601 966.574
October 23, 1970 Bonneville Salt Flats, USA Flag of the United States Gary Gabelich Blue Flame Rocket 630.389 1014.52 622.407 1001.67 First record over 1000 km/h; record stood for 13 years

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1983 to 2007

Date Location Driver Vehicle Power Speed over
1 km
Speed over
1 mile
Comments
mph km/h mph km/h
October 4, 1983 Black Rock Desert, USA Flag of the United Kingdom Richard Noble Thrust2 Turbojet 633.468 1019.47 Record stood for 13 years
September 25, 1997 Black Rock Desert, USA Flag of the United Kingdom Andy Green ThrustSSC Turbofan 760.343 1223.65 763.035 1227.99 First supersonic record (Mach 1.016)

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World solar car speed record

Date Location Driver Vehicle Power Speed over
1 km
Speed over
1 mile
Comments
mph km/h mph km/h
2005 Greece Flag of Japan Sky Ace TIGA Solar 93 150
September 19, 2006 Taiwan Flag of Japan Sky Ace TIGA Solar 102.5 165 [2]

Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Look up solar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Look up solar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

See also

The British land speed record is the fastest land speed achieved by a vehicle in the United Kingdom, as opposed to one on water or in the air. ... Fast Cars redirects here. ... JR-Maglev MLX01 at Yamanashi. ... The motorcycle land speed record is the fastest speed achieved by a motorcycle on land. ... Pioneer 2M on display at Riga Motor Museum. ... The Budweiser Rocket was a 3-wheeled land vehicle powered by a hybrid liquid and solid-fuel rocket engine that is claimed to be the first vehicle to have broken the sound barrier on land (near sea level) driven by Stan Barrett and designed and built by William Fredrick. ... North American Eagle project poster The North American Eagle project intends to challenge the current land speed record of 763 mph held by Andy Green and ThrustSSC. It is a cooperation of Canadian and American engineers, pilots, and mechanics. ...

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References

Citations

  1. ^ Land Speed Record
  2. ^ Japanese solar car breaks world record in Taiwan rally

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Land speed record - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (241 words)
Additionally, the records below do not distinguish between different recognized classes of the land speed record, such as top speed for a motorcycle (333.117 mph), top speed for a steam-driven vehicle (145.607 mph), or other top speeds that are not absolutes.
Two figures are given, one for the speed measured over a kilometre long course, and one for a mile long course.
Early records were not set according to clearly defined rules and thus some of them are controversial.
Talk:Land speed record - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (682 words)
The speeds are in mph they are actually 2 records the record of km and record of the mile.
After 1914 the LSR as always been established by an automobile except the first Spirit of America wich was a tricycle and then assimilated to a motorcycle.
The Budweiser Rocket entry is not an official land speed record.
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