Thursday, November 12, 2009

British Steam Car beats Stanley Steamer 1909 record




I say there, have the Brits gone completely daft. This behemoth appears to me to be nothing but a vulger display of Corporate slogans, like, why in the clear blue world would anyone spend so much money and time to beat Fred's 1909 record. Fred was still accelerating and would have gone much faster, but he became airborne because of the airfoil shaped body with it's flat bottom. If he had put a spoiler on the back like the kids put on their Honda's today, who knows how fast he would've gone.



Looking at all the labels on this rig, I can't help but think about what Thom Hartmann said, on Air America, about how it would be a good idea to require NASCAR type labels to be worn by our representatives in government who accept lobby money. Joe Lieberweinerman, for one, would be covered from head to toe...G:

Fred Marriott


Land Speed Record
Time Magazine
In August 2009, the British Steam Car, driven by Charles Burnett III, smashed a record that had stood for a century: the land-speed record for a steam-powered car. Burnett drove his vehicle on a track at Edwards Air Force Base at an average of 139.843 mph, breaking a record set in 1906 by Fred Marriott, who drove his Stanley Steamer Rocket at 127.659 mph.
In August 2009, the British Steam Car, driven by Charles Burnett III, smashed a record that had stood for a century: the land-speed record for a steam-powered car. Burnett drove his vehicle on a track at Edwards Air Force Base at an average of 139.843 mph, breaking a record set in 1906 by Fred Marriott, who drove his Stanley Steamer Rocket at 127.659 mph.

3 comments:

  1. Corporate labels for politicians - what brilliant idea!

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  2. I don't know where Thom got the idea? I'm sure it wasn't from Steney Hoyer, he has quite a few custom reversable labels that are probably an invention of the Mossad...G:

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