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Desert NewsWednesday, 10 April, 2013
NewsThe 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 ...
Desert NewsThursday, 22 November, 2012
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.
Desert NewsThursday, 15 November, 2012
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 ...
Desert NewsThursday, 16 August, 2012
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.
Desert NewsTuesday, 24 July, 2012
On 24 July 2012, Land Speed Record (LSR) holder Andy Green will be visiting Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa to view progress on the world’s fastest race track.
Desert NewsMonday, 27 February, 2012
Richard Noble’s first visit to Hakskeenpan took place with the lake bed flooded but that didn’t dampen his enthusiasm or urge to get to the track!
Desert NewsTuesday, 3 January, 2012
by Andy Green
This year started with an unusually wet season in the Northern Cape. Hakskeen Pan was still under water in May, and the track preparation team didn’t get back onto the Pan until late June – about 2 months later than we were expecting. Luckily, the start of the new rainy season (normally around November) has been delayed, so work has continued right into December and the team has pretty much caught up.
Desert NewsFriday, 4 November, 2011
1K club Gold member James Howlett recounts his recent trip to to help build the world fastest race track on the Hakskeen Pan, South Africa:
Desert NewsThursday, 1 September, 2011
Deon Jansen Van Noordwyk and his family; wife and two sons Jaeden (11) and Simon (9) from Durbanville, near Cape Town read about BLOODHOUND’s search for Desert Volunteers and wanted to help build theworld's fastest race track.