The British Steam Car Challenge team already has the 100-year-old land speed record in its sights
The British Steam Car reached speeds of 131mph - well above the existing record - in testing at Edwards Air Force base last week
Fred Mariott in the Stanley Steamer that set the existing 127mph record back in 1906
There’s something endearingly quixotic – and awfully English – about the British Steam Car Challenge. The team has spent the last ten years trying to successfully marry Victorian-age transport with modern technology in an effort break a 100-year-old steam land speed record. And, on Friday August 7 at Edwards Air Force base in California, they finally beat that world record speed with a run of 131mph – but because the FIA wasn’t present, it’s not yet official.
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