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Land Speed Record


August 5th 1963 407.518* Spirit of America Craig Breedlove Bonneville Salt Flats J-47 Jet Engine
* First person to set record over 400 mph and first to use a Jet Engine. Record not accepted by FIA as the car was three-heeled and not powered through its wheels but it was recognised by the FIM as a 'motorcycle and sidecar'
July 17th 1964 403.135 Bluebird Proteus CN7 Donald Campbell Lake Eyre Bristol-Siddeley Protsud Turbine
October 2nd 1964 413.199 Wingfoot Express Tom Green Bonneville Salt Flats J-46 Jet Engine
Cctober 5th 1964 434.187 Green Monster Art Arfons Bonneville Salt Flats J-79 Jet Engine
October 1964 - FIA (Federation Internationale de L'Automobile) took over for the AIACR and finally made two classes - one for cars with at least two driven wheels and the other for cars powered by jet engines
October 13th 1964 468.719 Spirit of America Sonic 1 Craig Breedlove Bonneville Salt Flats J-47 Jet Engine
October 15th 1964 526.277 Spirit of America Sonic 1 Craig Breedlove Bonneville Salt Flats J-47 Jet Engine
On that run both parachutes failed, disk brakes burned out and Breedlove wrecked the car ending up in irrigation ditch.
October 22nd 1964 Wingfoot Express II Bobby Tatroe Bonneville Salt Flats 25 Jato Rockets
Walt Arfons' vehicle Wingfoot Express II reached speeds in excess of 580 mph but the rockets ran out of thrust before the driver could finish thru the measured mile or kilometre
November 2nd 1965 555.483* Spirit of America Sonic I Craig Breedlove Bonneville Salt Flats J-79 Jet Engine
*first person over 500 mph
November 7th 1965 576.553 Green Monster Art Arfons Bonneville Salt Flats J-79 Jet Engine
November 12th 1965 409.277 Goldenrod Bob Summers Bonneville Salt Flats 4x - V-8 Chryslers
This car is now the fastest for wheel driven and piston engines
November 15th 1965 600.601* Spirit of America Sonic I Craig Breedlove Bonneville Salt Flats J-79 Jet Engine
JT *first person over 600 mph
October 23rd 1970 630.388 Blue Flame Gary Gabelich Bonneville Salt Flats Bonneville Reaction Dynamics Liquid fuel Rocket
First record over 1000 km/h. The record stood for 13 years

Wingfoot Express
Bluebird Proteus CN7
Green Monster
Spirit of America Sonic 1
Wingfoot Express
Bluebird Proteus CN7
Green Monster
Spirit of America Sonic 1


Water Speed Record


July 23rd 1955 202.32* Bluebird K7 Donald Campbell Ullswater, Great Britain Turbojet
*First jet-powered record
November 16th 1955 216.20 Bluebird K7 Donald Campbell Lake Mead, USA Turbojet
September 19th 1956 225.63 Bluebird K7 Donald Campbell Coniston Water, Great Britain Turbojet
November 7th 1957 239.07 Bluebird K7 Donald Campbell Coniston Water, Great Britain Turbojet
November 10th 1958 248.62 Bluebird K7 Donald Campbell Coniston Water, Great Britain Turbojet
May 14th 1959 260.35 Bluebird K7 Donald Campbell Coniston Water, Great Britain Turbojet
December 31st 1964 276.33 Bluebird K7 Donald Campbell Lake Dumbleyung, Australia Turbojet
June 30th 1967 285.213 Hustler Lee A. Taylor Lake Guntersville, USA Turbojet

Bluebird K7
Hustler
Mallard
Bluebird K7
Hustler
Mallard 'official' steam record holder


Two-Wheeled Speed Record


August 4th 1956 210.896 NSU Delphin III IC Wilhelm Herz Bonneville Salt Flats Internal Combustion
September 5th 1962 224.57 Triumph Dudek Streamliner William A. Johnson Bonneville Salt Flats Internal Combustion
August 25th 1966 245.616 Triumph Gyronaut X-1 Robert Leppan Bonneville Salt Flats Internal Combustion
September 17th 1970 251.924 Yamaha Don Vesco Bonneville Salt Flats Internal Combustion
October 15th 1970 255.38 Harley-Davidson Cal Rayborn Bonneville Salt Flats Internal Combustion
October 16th 1970 265.492 Harley -Davidson Cal Rayborn Bonneville Salt Flats Internal Combustion


Air Speed Record


December 15th 1959 1525.94 Convair F-106A Delta Dart Joseph W. Rogers Edwards Air Force Base, USA Turbojet
November 22nd 1961 1606.50 McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II Robert B. Robinson Edwards Air Force Base, USA Turbojet
July 7th 1962 1665.89 Mikoyan E-166 Georgii Mossolov Podmoskownoe, USSR Turbojet
May 1st 1965 2070.10 Lockheed YF-12A Robert L. Stephens & Daniel Andre Edwards Air Force Base, USA Turbo- ramjet
July 28th 1976 2193.16 Lockheed SR-71A Eldon W. Joersz & George T. Morgan Jr Edwards Air Force Base, USA Turbo- ramjet

Mikoyan E-166
Lockheed YF-12A
McDonnell F4H-1F Phantomm II
Mikoyan E-166
Lockheed YF-12A
McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II


Steam Train Speed Record

June 29th 1937 114.0 mph #6220 "Coronation" 4-6-2 181.8 km/h  (183.4 km/h was claimed) Euston - Glasgow (LMS) Steam
July 3rd 1938 126.0 mph A4 #4468 "Mallard" 4-6-2 202.8 km/h Official World Record Grantham - Peterborough Steam
August 5th 1937 128.0 mph Milwaukee Class A "Atlantic" 4-4-2 206 km/h Unconfirmed Chicago - St. Paul (MRR) Steam
??-??-1938 128.0 mph Milwaukee Class F-7 "Baltic" 4-6-4 206 km/h Unconfirmed Chicago - St. Paul (MRR) Steam
??-??-1938 164.0 mph ALCO Class J3 "Hudson" 4-6-4 263.9 km/h Peak Speed Chicago - New York (NYC) Steam
March 15th 1946 141 mph Class S1 #6100 6-4-4-6 227.0 km/h Unofficial World Record Chicago - Crestline (PRR) Steam


Electric Train Speed Record

March 28th 1955 326.0 km/h Alstom Electric locomotive CC7107 Lamothe - Morcenx Electric
March 29th 1955 331.0 km/h Alstom Electric locomotive BB9004 Lamothe - Morcenx Electric
February 25th 1981 371.0 km/h TGV-PSE 16 "Camouflaged" as TGV-PSE 33 Pasilly - Tonnerre


Miscellaneous Train Speed Record

July 23rd 1966 295.8 km/h Budd experimental railcar 183.8 mph Butler (Indiana) - Stryker (Ohio) (NYC) Jet driven
December 4th 1967 345.0 km/h Aerotrain Gometz-la-Ville (Essone, France) Jet driven
May 20th 1972 222 km/h Talgo III 353 005 Diesel World Record Azuqueca - Guadalajara Diesel
December 8th 1972 318 km/h TGV 001 Lamothe - Morcenx Gas turbine

Robert Leppan Gyronaut X-1 Triumph
Gary Gabelich Blue Flame
Bob Summers Goldenrod
Robert Leppan - Triumph Gyronaut X-1
Gary Gabelich - Blue Flame
Bob Summers - Goldenrod




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