Hemmings Motor News Blog Blog

Hemmings Motor News Blog

Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

Previous in Blog: My First Car: Hemmings Editorial Staff Share Motoring Memories, Part One   Next in Blog: Why Auto Parts Stores Are Deemed Essential Busineses, and How They're Adjusting
Close
Close
Close

Without Additional Funding, Bloodhound LSR Puts Its Land-Speed Record Program on Ice

Posted April 02, 2020 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: racing world record

Less than a month ago, Bloodhound LSR owner Ian Warhurst believed the massive jet/rocket-propelled car could still make it back to Hakskeen Pan for a run at the world land-speed record in 2021. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic putting much of the world on lockdown and leading to tightened purse strings, all of those plans have been put aside.

According to an announcement from Warhurst earlier in March, the team needed roughly $10.25 million to continue after last year’s testing session in South Africa that saw the car reach a top speed of 628 mph. At the time, Warhurst–who had self-funded the effort since he bought the project in late 2018–had hoped to raise that money via one or more sponsorships.

However, in a statement released this week, he said that’s not bound to happen anytime soon.

And without a benefactor for the crazy-expensive world record attempts, this could be the end of Bloouhound LSR.

Reply

Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Guru
Engineering Fields - Electrical Engineering - Been there, done that. Engineering Fields - Control Engineering - New Member

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 15141
Good Answers: 937
#1

Re: Without Additional Funding, Bloodhound LSR Puts Its Land-Speed Record Program on Ice

04/06/2020 9:00 AM

I'm sorry to see the Bloodhound LSR project getting mothballed. I'm all for research to break records in even useless yet entertaining fields. I'm all for this for the research usually stimulates secondary, spin-off projects and ideas that have practical uses. Just look at all of the spin-offs from the space exploration projects.

I wonder what spin-offs were generated by the Thrust SSC?

__________________
"Don't disturb my circles." translation of Archimedes last words
Reply
Reply to Blog Entry
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Previous in Blog: My First Car: Hemmings Editorial Staff Share Motoring Memories, Part One   Next in Blog: Why Auto Parts Stores Are Deemed Essential Busineses, and How They're Adjusting

Advertisement