Thrust 2, 30th Anniversary Event - Coventry Transport Museum
On the 30th Anniversary of Thrust 2 breaking the World Land Speed Record I visited the Coventry Transport Museum to meet driver Richard Noble and designer John Ackroyd.
Thrust 2 is a British designed and built jet propelled car, which held the world land speed record from 1983 to 1997 and is currently on display at Coventry`s Transport Museum. The car (designed by John Ackroyd and driven by Richard Noble) reached a top speed of 650.88 mph (1,047.49 km/h) breaking the World Land Speed record at 633.468 mph (1,019.468 km/h) at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA on October 4, 1983. 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of this achievement and a special event was held at the Coventry Transport Museum (the cars current home) allowing the public a chance to get a close look at the car and meet the team behind it. The Cars successor (and current holder of the Land Speed Record) Thrust SSC is also housed at the museum and is also featured in my video.