Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: World land speed record-breaking steam car - video and photos

  1. #1
    Jon is online now Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Colorado, USA
    Thanked 5,844 Times in 2,149 Posts

    World land speed record-breaking steam car - video and photos

    This is Inspiration, the world record landspeed holder for steam cars. It hit 148 mph in 2009 at Edwards Air Force Base. It's powered by 12 petroleum-fueled boilers, and it consumes about 10 gallons of water per minute. The body is carbon fiber and aluminum.

    More: The British Steam Car


    Steam-powered machine shop
    Steam shovel GIF
    Scale model working Lombard Steam Log Hauler build
    Lombard steam log hauler
    Steam-powered submarine
    1901 steam-powered lawnmower
    Hornsby mammoth steam crawler tractor
    1900 restored Fowler steam traction engine
    Steam-powered tanks
    Steam locomotive drag racing

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    Ed Weldon (08-31-2017), Seedtick (09-01-2017)

  3. #2
    Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Peacock TX
    Thanked 2,549 Times in 1,279 Posts

    Frank S's Tools
    that'll raise the local humidity
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use

  4. #3
    NortonDommi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    North Island, New Zealand.
    Thanked 117 Times in 85 Posts
    Something about that British Racing Green colour...

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to NortonDommi For This Useful Post:

    blkadder (11-11-2017)

  6. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Thanked 44 Times in 30 Posts
    The arcane world of land speed racing. The Bonneville National speed record for steam is still holding at 145.607 set Aug., 1985, by R. Barber. We'd all love to see a steam powered car go over 200mph. I believe it's possible with a car that is built with current state of the art land speed racing streamlining technology. Remember that in land speed racing weight is your friend, frontal area is the enemy and car length is strictly a second order handicap. Check out website for more info and a source for specific safety and clacification rules and safety requirements. E
    The Inspiration is beautifully constructed and appears to have much more potential than the 148 mph accomplishment of 2009. I hope we will see it at Bonneville sometime in the future. Edwards AFB has something less than 4 miles possible course length. With ongoing restoration of the Bonneville Salt surface course lengths are increasing into the 8 mile and longer range.
    Ed Weldon, Los Gatos, CA

    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.

    173 Must Read Homemade Tools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts