Land speed record attempt in Fairford fails

Contact Us

Website design and hosting by Commatic

Cotswold Blog

The Cotswold Blog is a collection of diary entries, news, gossip and other Cotswold related information.

Land speed record attempt in Fairford fails

A pair of jet-powered cars have failed in bids to break the British land speed record after suffering technical problems at RAF Fairford.

The vehicles were aiming to achieve average speeds over 300mph to reach the highest speed ever recorded on UK soil.

Body panels on one of the cars came loose and an inspection of the second car revealed that two front tyres were damaged so it was not able to complete the second attempt (the record is calculated as the average speed over two runs).

Posted : 10/07/2006 11:32:36

Other recent Cotswolds news items

Woodstock's outdoor heated pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22

Woodstock's outdoor heated swimming pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22 April. With a 25 metre main pool and a depth of 3.5 metres, it is ideal for diving enthusiasts and there is a separate pa... [more]

Youth club to build new home after major grant funding

Members of a youth club are celebrating after councillors agreed a 50,000 grant to help build their new purpose-built home. The Woodstock Youth Centre will now press ahead with its plans to const... [more]

Eastern promise for Cotswolds tourism

Tourism is set for a boost from afar after a glowing report from a Middle East delegation. A seven-strong party made up of TV representatives and social media influencers from Saudi Arabia and Duba... [more]

To view the full Cotswold Blog, click here