Wednesday, 26 August 2009


the Brits have done it!
although it is subject to official confirmation by officials from the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the record by Fred Marriott in his Stanley Steamer, which has lasted for 103 years has been smashed, the 25ft-long British Steam Car - nicknamed the 'fastest kettle in the world' - reached an average speed of 139.843mph on two runs over a measured mile at the Edwards Air Force Base in California,
the driver Charles Burnett III, is a nephew of Lord Montague of Beaulieu, who made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999 for an offshore water speed record of 137mph, other members pf the team, based in Lymington, Hampshire, included 48-year-old test driver and father-of-two Don Wales, nephew of the late speed ace Donald Campbell and grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell, British and Proud of it!


Jeff Theobald said...

For more info on this car and steam cars in general, check out The Steam Car Club of Great Britain web site at regards, Jeff.

PattayaStan said...

Dear Jeff, many thanks for the link, I have just seen that the record has been broken again at 148M.P.H. I just hoe that it was backed up, best regards, Stan and Diana.