The Bloodhound Project Richard Noble

Richard Noble

Project Director


Against a background of today’s low risk culture, Richard specialises in developing high risk ventures. Obviously not all of them can be successful, but the Thrust2 programme which brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983 and the ThrustSSC first ever supersonic land speed record programme are the best known.

Other projects include the ARV Super2 light aircraft, the Atlantic Sprinter Blue Riband contender, Programme Funding, an original television funding company, and the last, Farnborough Aircraft, which is creating the first point to point taxi aircraft.

These projects all started very small and being original in concept attract only very limited resource.

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Richard Noble at Beaulieu

Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 - 12:57

When: 8th May 2014
Where: National Motor Museum, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7ZN

An evening with World Land Speed Record holder Richard Noble OBE.

Richard Noble OBE will be talking the audience through his own personal World Land Speed Record story. Starting with his experiences as a driver and his success in setting a World Land Speed Record of 633mph in Thrust II in 1983, he will follow this with his experiences as Project Director, working with driver Wing Commander Andy Green OBE to achieve the record of 763 mph in Thrust SSC.

Having covered his past and current records Richard will then look to the future, talking us through his plans for Bloodhound SSC, again working with Andy Green on an international education initiative designed to inspire a next generation engineers and scientists with by designing and racing the ultimate 1,000 mph jet and rocket powered car.

Tickets are £15.00 per person and are available to purchase online in advance from the Beaulieu Ticket Shop.

All seats are unreserved. Tickets must be pre-booked before midnight on Wednesday 7th May. Please note however there are a limited number of tickets available for this event, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

- See more at: http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/beaulieu-events/richard-noble-evening#sthash.sfoRl4jh.dpuf



Richard Noble's Diary - December 2012

Sunday, 30 December, 2012

I was thinking about President Obama this morning and the awesome responsibility he holds. It seems that we are both flogging though the Christmas break to try and try and improve our organisations.

If we get it wrong then Bloodhound is in for one Hell of a fight for survival – if the President gets it wrong we are all in for a global recession! So no pressure there! Christmas is actually a good time for us to revisit the planning: it’s also a chance to escape the vortex and get the clear thinking done ...



  • Bloodhound Technical Centre

    Stefan Marjoram
  • Richard Noble with a model of BLOODHOUND SSC.

    Richard Noble with a model of BLOODHOUND SSC.
  • ThrustSSC and Thrust 2 models

  • Phillip Harrison chief exec Protocol National

    Phillip Harrison chief exec Protocol National with Richard Noble
  • Richard Noble checks out the lower mould, now ready for lay up

    Sept 2012: Richard Noble checks out the lower mould, now ready for lay up