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Andy Green's Diary

Every month, driver Andy Green writes his diary page bringing the project up to date from his perspective, and looking forward to what is planned next on the way to breaking the World Land Speed Record

 

Andy Green's diary

Thursday, 7 September, 2017

Just a few weeks now until the BLOODHOUND team deploys the Car to Newquay for the first time. We’re planning to be down there before the end of September, to get the workshop set up in one of the old hardened aircraft shelters, ready to start testing at the beginning of October.

Tuesday, 1 August, 2017

As we complete each piece of the BLOODHOUND SSC, the October runs at Newquay feel a little closer. The surprising part of this process is that there are a lot of engineering judgements to be made as we build up the Car.

Wednesday, 5 July, 2017

BLOODHOUND is Go! That’s the phrase we’ve been waiting for and now the dates are confirmed: we’ll be blasting the Car down the runway at Newquay in Cornwall at the end of October.

Tuesday, 6 June, 2017

I never fail to be struck by the power of BLOODHOUND to tell its science and technology story. Perhaps this should not be a surprise.

Thursday, 4 May, 2017

Work continues as we prepare BLOODHOUND SSC to run at Newquay later on this year. While it’s tempting to become frustrated about how long this is taking, a recent comment by an independent project management company put it in perspective for me.

Monday, 13 March, 2017

Piece by piece, BLOODHOUND SSC is coming together. While the process is slow, it’s exciting to see more bits of the Car working for the first time, ready to start testing the Car later on this year.

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017

It’s been an interesting start to the New Year, with various bits of the Car being tested as we slowly get BLOODHOUND SSC ready to run. We’ve still got a long way to go, but it’s terrific to see systems being assembled for final installation in the most advanced straight-line racing car ever.

Monday, 5 December, 2016

I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in India this month with the ‘GREAT Britain’ Campaign, supporting the India/UK TECH Summit. It was a very high-powered event, with opening speeches by Prime Minister Modi of India and the UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

Friday, 4 November, 2016

With just one year – 365 days – to go until we’ll be running BLOODHOUND SSC on the desert in South Africa, work continues to get the Car ready.

Tuesday, 4 October, 2016

Exactly 12 months ago we held the public launch of the nearly completed Car. It was obvious that we had a winner, now we just had to find the right partner to help us get it finished.

Monday, 1 August, 2016

As Project BLOODHOUND starts its preparations to run the Car in South Africa next year, the many complex pieces of our ‘Engineering Adventure’ are gradually coming together.

Sunday, 10 July, 2016

After some intensive planning, the target date has been chosen. BLOODHOUND plans to set a new Outright World Land Speed Record, aiming at 800 mph, in October 2017.

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