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Hakskeen Pan update

Wednesday, 18 January, 2017

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At the start of the New Year, news came in from our team in South Africa that Hakskeen Pan had flooded. Find out why this is very good news for the Project....

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Laser Scanning Hakskeen Pan

Tuesday, 1 September, 2015

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Laser Scanning Hakskeen Pan ... or ‘How to produce the most accurate track survey in Land Speed Record history’
By Andy Green

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BLOODHOUND enriches South African community

Friday, 4 July, 2014

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A 150km pipeline will bring water to villages and cattle ranches to Hakskeen Pan border.

The Bloodhound project has been working for the past three years at Hakskeen Pan and in the surrounding communities because this is where the team will be testing a supersonic car in 2015 and 2016, chasing a new land speed record over 1600km/h.

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Hakskeenpan track - April 2014

Friday, 2 May, 2014

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Track Boss Rudi Riek has sent us the following report from Hakskeenpan as at April 2014:

"This is a video I made of a run from North to South on the Eastern Side of the Track. The markers you will see passing on the left are the kilometer markers.

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From here to Mier

Thursday, 15 August, 2013

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This story is a translation of an article that was originally published in South Africa on 28 July 2013 in the weekly magazine “My Tyd” (Eng: My Time), a supplement to the Afrikaans language Sunday Newspaper “Rapport”. The original text is by Johan Bakkes, translated to English by Juanita du Toit and edited by Jackie Viljoen. We thank Rapport for the permission to translate and publish this article online.

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Hakskeenpan flooded - good news!

Wednesday, 10 April, 2013

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The Kalahari has had a very dry summer season, traditionally the rainfall for the area is normally from about November until March. This year almost no rain fell in this entire period, that is until Easter weekend ...

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Kalahari Speedweek 2012

Thursday, 22 November, 2012

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Hakskeenpan played host recently to the first Kalahari Speedweek in South Africa when hundreds of car and motorbike fans unleashed their vehicles on the surface of the pan in the far north west of the Northern Cape. Speed was the name of the game for the multitude of very different young and old entries ahead of BLOODHOUND SSC’s arrival in 2013 and was a great trial run to show what the team must expect.

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Desert Update, November 2012

Thursday, 15 November, 2012

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History in the making
By Rudi Riek

How does one cram three years of extraordinary feats into an article such as this? This was the question I was faced with when asked by Andy to update the BLOODHOUND readers on the progress at Hakskeenpan ...

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Desert Update, July 2012

Thursday, 16 August, 2012

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300 people clearing Hakskeen Pan

This is a difficult update to write because I can’t really describe in words the scale of what is happening in South Africa.

I’ve just got back from a technical survey of the desert work (and some media interviews, to explain how we are getting on) and I’m still amazed by what I’ve seen.  I was with a couple of experienced journalists, who were fairly quiet over dinner after their visit to the Pan, as they tried to grasp the enormity of what they’d just seen.

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