The Bloodhound Project Andy Green's Diary

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

Friday, 1 May, 2015

A fascinating thing about prototype engineering projects in general, and Land Speed Records in particular, is how they appear to move forwards in fits and starts.

Tuesday, 31 March, 2015

As we get closer to completing the most extraordinary straight line racing car in history, it's easy to forget the most important part of building the world's first 1000 mph Car.

Sunday, 1 March, 2015

The pace of engineering activity on Project BLOODHOUND is simply extraordinary. We currently have some 700 unique components in manufacture

Saturday, 31 January, 2015

Happy New Year to everyone.  I don’t know what you’re planning in the next 12 months, but for BLOODHOUND, 2015 is the year that we start running the world’s fastest Car!

Wednesday, 31 December, 2014

2014 has been the most remarkable year yet for BLOODHOUND.

Sunday, 30 November, 2014

Great news this month, with the announcement of Jaguar as a main partner in our World Land Speed Record attempt. Jaguar has been involved in the Land Speed Record for over 30 years, supporting Thrust 2 in the 1980s and then helping Thrust SSC to the set the current supersonic record in 1997.

Thursday, 30 October, 2014

'The design is pretty much done, now we’ve just got to assemble it'. Mark Chapman was sounding confident at our recent 1K Club open day.

Monday, 29 September, 2014

The assembly of the world’s first 1000 mph Car continues at the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre near Bristol. It started over a year ago, with the build of the lower chassis, seen in timelapse in this video.

Tuesday, 2 September, 2014

With just about a year to go until we are planning to run BLOODHOUND, a lot of things are coming together and it’s feeling more ‘real’ every month. After more than 7 years of work, our 3-engined Car, weighing 7.8 tonnes fully fuelled, is coming together as planned.

Thursday, 31 July, 2014

We got a chance to show off all our progress this month to one of our long-term supporters. HRH Prince Philip has been a keen follower of the Land Speed Record since the Thrust SSC days, so it was a great pleasure to welcome him to the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre to see our latest efforts. He lived up to his reputation for being great fun as well as very quick on technical details

Tuesday, 1 July, 2014

It was great to see the cockpit finished and unveiled in public this month. This is my ‘1000 mph office’, which I first started to design over 6 years ago. It’s been exciting to see it come together, but as the design of the Car became more detailed, I’ve had to change some of the requirements as we went along. I’m thrilled and – I can now finally admit – slightly relieved that it does all fit in the space available.

Friday, 23 May, 2014

It was just over 3 years ago that Rolex became BLOODHOUND’s official timing partner. Their support has been invaluable in helping us to build the world’s first 1000 mph Car. Rolex has also designed and made 2 key instruments for BLOODHOUND’s cockpit, and this month we unveiled them in public for the first time.