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The 90-second SSC build

8 May, 2015

To build a vehicle capable of exceeding 1000mph on land is no mean feat. To date, 763.035mph is the magic number, achieved in 1997 by Andy Green in Thrust SSC.

Now, Richard Noble, the team leader behind Thrust SSC, has assumed the role of project manager for Bloodhound SSC — a supersonic vehicle aiming for the 1000mph barrier.

So, what goes into building such a vehicle, you ask? Well, here’s a video, detailing the build (thus far) of Bloodhound SSC, in a mere 90 seconds.

The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?