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List of world land speed record holders

October 15, 1997
Web posted at: 8:05 p.m. EDT (0005 GMT)

GERLACH, Nevada (Reuters) - The following is a list of world land speed record holders.

    Date       Car       Driver                    MPH    KPH
 1898  Dec 18  Jeantaud  Gaston Chasseloup-Laubat 39.24  62.78
 1899  Jan 17  Jenatzy   Camille Jenatzy          41.42  66.27
 1899  Jan 17  Jeantaud  Gaston Chasseloup-Laubat 43.69  69.90
 1899  Jan 27  Jenatzy   Camille Jenatzy          49.92  79.87
 1899  Mar 4   Jeantaud  Gaston Chasseloup-Laubat 57.60  92.16
 1899  Apr 29  Jenatzy   Camille Jenatzy          65.79 105.26
 1902  Apr 13  Serpollet Leon Serpollet           75.06 120.10
 1902  Aug 5   Mors      William Vanderbilt       76.08 121.73
 1902  Nov 5   Mors      Henri Fournier           76.60 122.56
 1902  Nov 17  Mors      Augieres                 77.13 123.41
 1903  Jul 17  Gobron-Brillie  Arthur Duray       83.47 133.55
 1903  Nov 5   Gobron-Brillie  Arthur Duray       84.73 135.57
 +1904 Jan 12  Ford      Henry Ford               91.37 146.19
 +1904 Jan 27  Mercedes  William Vanderbilt       92.30 147.68
 1904  Mar 31  Gobron-Brillie Louis Rigolly       94.78 151.65
 1904  May 25  Mercedes  Pierre de Caters         97.25 155.60
 1904  Jul 21  Gobron-Brillie Louis Rigolly      103.55 165.68
 1904  Nov 13  Darracq   Paul Baras              104.52 167.23
 +1905 Jan 25  Napier   Arthur MacDonald         104.65 167.44
 1905  Dec 30  Darracq   Victor Hemery           109.65 175.44
 1906  Jan 23  Stanley   Fred Marriott           121.57 194.51
 1909  Nov 8   Benz      Victor Hemery           125.95 201.52
 +1910 Mar 16  Benz      Barney Oldfield         131.27 210.03
 +1911 Apr 23  Benz      Bob Burman              141.37 226.19
 1914  Jun 24  Benz      L.G. Hornsted           142.10 227.36
 +1919 Feb 17  Packard   Ralph de Palma          149.87 239.79
 +1920 Apr 27  Duesenburg Tommy Milton           156.03 249.65
 1922  May 17  Sunbeam   Kenelm Lee Guinness     133.75 214.00
 1924  Jul 6   Delage    Rene Thomas             143.31 229.30
 1924  Jul 12  Fiat      Ernest Eldridge         146.01 233.62
 1924  Sep 25  Sunbeam   Malcolm Campbell        146.16 233.86
 1925  Jul 21  Sunbeam   Malcolm Campbell        150.76 241.22
 1926  Mar 16  Sunbeam   Henry Segrave           152.33 243.73
 1926  Apr 27  Babs      John Parry-Thomas       169.30 270.88
 1926  Apr 28  Babs      John Parry-Thomas       171.02 273.63
 1927  Feb 4   Bluebird  Malcolm Campbell        174.88 279.81
 1927  Mar 29  Sunbeam   Henry Segrave           203.79 326.06
 1928  Feb 19  Bluebird  Malcolm Campbell        206.96 331.14
 1928  Apr 22  Triplex   Ray Keech               207.55 332.08
 1929  Mar 11  Golden Arrow Henry Segrave        231.45 370.32
 1931  Feb 5   Bluebird  Malcolm Campbell        246.09 393.74
 1932  Feb 24  Bluebird  Malcolm Campbell        253.97 406.35
 1933  Feb 22  Bluebird  Malcolm Campbell        272.46 435.94
 1935  Mar 7   Bluebird  Malcolm Campbell        276.82 442.91
 1935  Sep 3   Bluebird  Malcolm Campbell        301.13 481.81
 1937  Nov 19  Thunderbolt George Eyston         312.00 499.20
 1938  Aug 27  Thunderbolt George Eyston         345.50 552.80
 1938  Sep 15  Railton     John Cobb             350.20 560.32
 1938  Sep 16  Thunderbolt George Eyston         357.50 572.00
 1939  Aug 23  Railton     John Cobb             369.70 591.52
 1947  Sep 16  Railton     John Cobb             394.20 630.72
 +1963 Aug 5  Spirit of America Craig Breedlove  407.45 651.92
 1964  Jul 17  Bluebird    Donald Campbell       403.10 644.96
 1964  Oct 5   Wingfoot Express   Tom Green      434.02 694.43
 1964  Oct 13 Spirit of America Craig Breedlove  468.72 749.95
 1964  Oct 15 Spirit of America Craig Breedlove  526.28 842.05
 1964  Oct 27  Green Monster Art Arfons          536.71 858.74
 1965 Nov 2  Spirit of America-Sonic I Breedlove 555.48 888.77
 1965  Nov 7   Green Monster Art Arfons          576.55 922.48
 1965 Nov 15 Spirit of America-Sonic I Breedlove 600.60 960.96
 1970  Oct 23  Blue Flame    Gary Gabelich       622.41 995.86
 1983  Oct 4   Thrust 2      Richard Noble      633.47 1013.55
 +1997 Sep 25  Thrust SSC    Andy Green         714.14 1142.62
 +1997 Oct 15  Thrust SSC    Andy Green         763.04 1220.86
 (+ - Record not recognized by European authority)
 (+  - Still to be confirmed as record by international
authority)
 (Source: Thrust team)  

Copyright 1997 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.


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