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Old 23 Jul 2010, 11:48 (Ref:2731109)   #1
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RickP:Clio51 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridRickP:Clio51 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
300 mph....

Guys,
Been on here a long time... shared a few opinions, hopefully offered some advice. But despite this (!) I feel that my life is a little unfulfilled.
A recent (major) birthday and the impending arrival of another kid got me thinking about the record books...
We looked closely at the 24hr records for a production car, sorted a manufacturer and a track but the costs of the FIA inspection killed the project.
Then I heard of a Bonneville Streamliner for sale... 2 guys who built it had decided it had just got too quick for them but they wanted a younger (!) man to run it to it's full potential on the Salt Lake this August.
So Aug 14th -20th I'm going to make an attempt on the 1 litre turbo Land Speed Record... 313mph is the current mark, so a fraction over 500kph...
It won't be easy and it won't be safe. But I'm not sure anything worth doing is...
And if I break a record over 300mph I get Life Membership to the Bonneville 300mph club. Only 6 Brits are in there currently we think, Sir Malcolm Campbell, Donald Campbell, John Cobb, Capt GET Eyston, Richard Noble + Wing Cmdr Andy Green. I would be #7.

I'm not doing it for charity, I'm not doing it for publicity, I'm doing it because it's there.

Wish me luck? And keep an eye out, there is supposed to be a live blog happening on Evo magazines website where I'll try and keep you all updated.

Cheers
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 12:55 (Ref:2731148)   #2
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Woolley will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameWoolley will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameWoolley will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameWoolley will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameWoolley will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameWoolley will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameWoolley will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameWoolley will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameWoolley will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
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Wish me luck?
Absolutely, go for it. And be sure to keep us informed, sounds like you'll be having a ball. You'll certainly need them!
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 13:04 (Ref:2731153)   #3
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GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!GORDON STREETER is going for a new world record!
Well what can I say except what an amazing thing to do ! I wish you all the luck in the world. Just the sort of thing I would have tried 40 + years ago (mind you Burt Munro kept going for years )
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 13:16 (Ref:2731158)   #4
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bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!
rick, you're officially stark raving bonkers. your poor missus!
hope all is well
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 15:27 (Ref:2731222)   #5
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OK - you are officially insane!
and I am officially jealous, but in awe - Go for it!
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 15:28 (Ref:2731223)   #6
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Best of luck and please keep us informed of how it's going. I'd move this to the 'Total Lunatics' forum if we had one
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 15:54 (Ref:2731240)   #7
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MGDavid has a real shot at the championship!MGDavid has a real shot at the championship!MGDavid has a real shot at the championship!MGDavid has a real shot at the championship!MGDavid has a real shot at the championship!
Excellent, go for it. But I won't wish you luck (don't believe in it) - lots of professionalism and big balls should do it...
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 15:59 (Ref:2731245)   #8
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 17:08 (Ref:2731297)   #9
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I don't know how many pints too many you had when you thought of this, but in all seriousness the whole forum wishes you the best.
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 18:40 (Ref:2731350)   #10
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I've been out there before and it is an interesting place.

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Old 23 Jul 2010, 19:31 (Ref:2731386)   #11
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go for it matey and keep us all upto date pleeeeez .
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 09:03 (Ref:2731616)   #12
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I'm not doing it for charity, I'm not doing it for publicity, I'm doing it because it's there.
What a refreshing change! With motivation like that I hope you succeed.

Good luck!
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 22:42 (Ref:2731968)   #13
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The best of very British luck my boy! Give it some!
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Old 25 Jul 2010, 12:02 (Ref:2732120)   #14
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What a project........well done!

I'll wish you luck....just in case it exists!

Now I need a crossed-fingers smiley.....
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