Lean, mean steam machine

Hibbert, Lee
March 2006
Professional Engineering;3/22/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p29
Trade Publication
The article reports on the attempt of Glynne Bowsher and his team to break the land speed record for a steam car. The land speed records to beat for a steam-powered car are the official record of 127.659mph recorded by Fred Marriot in 1906 and the unofficial record of 145.607mph by Bob Barber in 1985. The article explains the materials used in every part of the car and describes its safety systems.


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