2010/01/15

Project Runningblade - fastest lawnmower speed record














On 4th July 2006, on a home-built lawnmower driven by Bob Cleveland, a land speed record was broken. The machine reached 80.792mph on Bonneville Salt Flats. Cleveland aimed to reach 104mph but poor aerodynamic and a lack of power held him back.
In February 2010 a team from the New Forest, led by Stephen Vokins (Team Principal), aim to break that record again by traveling 100mph (147ft per second) on a Countax ride-on mower.
Louisa Braithwaite spoke to Stephen, during an official launch at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, about the project and it's aims.

For further information visit:
http://www.projectrunningblade.co.uk/
Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPwhZtovgnw
Video produced by New Forest Community Media.

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