Topic: Steam Car Speed Record

A news article released yesterday claims that a team of British car racers plan to race a steam car. But this is not the most interesting part of the article.

The team also hopes to break the land speed record for a steam vehicle (128 MPH) by going 150 MPH, not only that, they hope to set the bar at 200 MPH! The full article can be read here


SFC (Professor) Delphinius "J.C" Tucker

Re: Steam Car Speed Record

I'm having a feeling of deja-vu here after reading Mr Steiner's previous little story.  wink

Re: Steam Car Speed Record

How much is that in kilometres per hour?

I remember Jay Leno telling about his Stanley Steamer. He told the thing could drive over 200 km/h. I remember that because it went faster than my own, rather more modern car, does (max 180 km/h, unless I go downhill with the wind from behind).

Just call me Jack

Re: Steam Car Speed Record

200 miles is 320 kilometers, approximately smile

I'm reading that the original speed record for a steam-powered car was set back in 1906!!  by a Mr Fred Marriott.  Here's a nice article about it.

How come no-one every thought to breaking that record in the meantime eh?