Andy Green news post:
I’ve just been to inspect the work on Hakskeen Pan, in the Northern Cape, where we’ll be running BLOODHOUND SSC next year, as we test and develop the Car up to our astonishing target of 1000 mph. The scale of the work required to prepare this surface is truly vast.
The Car will need to do a number of test runs, so our Main Track is 500 m wide, to give us multiple lanes to run on (each time the Car runs on the hard soil surface, its metal wheel cut ruts, so each lane is one-use-only). The Track is 12 miles (19 km) long – which is just long enough to accelerate to 1000 mph, then stop again before the desert ends. This process will only take 2 minutes, from setting off to coming to a halt 12 miles away
Here's a link to Artist Stefan Marjoram's page on Vimeo. Good to see his caliber of talent and passion dedicated to documenting the Bloodhound project. There's a fantastic six minute piece on Thrust2 with Richard Noble stirring emotions with in the drivers-seat stories of the project and record attempts.