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Breedlove’s Back!

Neil — This is what the Spirit of America could like.

Craig Breedlove, the racer who set records at over 500 and 600 mph has a new race car on the drawing boards and is the of a couple other projects. We up with him recently in Los Angeles.

It Breedlove always had a car project in the most recently, he took the of America Formula Shell to almost 700 mph on the Black Rock in 1996. The new car is in its fifth CAD iteration on the screen of engineer Neil who works days as a chassis at Honda Performance Development in Clarita, Calif. (There’s no Honda connection to the LSR project). The car be powered by two J79 jet engines, which make over 17,000 of thrust

in stock form.

“Our stated goal is mph,” Breedlove said.

Or 1.4. Yow!

The car will not be by the 77-year-old Breedlove but by Bonneville and friend of Roberts’, Mark Zweig is a five-time record at Bonneville in a giant 1997 diesel truck.

“The end of the program is pretty far along,” Roberts. “We just need the

Roberts mentioned a funding then later corrected saying the first number was too Suffice to say, they’re at somewhere in the low eight figures, in you have some cash.

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Meanwhile, the movie is a feature now into its second script. We have as much info on project, but we can certainly envision done on Breedlove—the handsome hero braving physics and parachutes as he approaches the speed of on land. The young Breedlove was by John F. Kennedy’s inaugural wherein the new president said, not what your country can do for Ask what you can do for your country.” knew what he could do.

“I can bring the land-speed record to America,” he recalled thinking.

on by competition with archrivals and Art Arfons, he did just that—five topping out with a record of 600 We’d go see a movie like

And then there’s the documentary, Barriers. It starred Breedlove and two racers: 92-year-old SO-CAL Shop founder Alex and tuner John Hennessey, who up a triumvirate of racers profiled in the three generations of land-speed breakers. That film May 7, 2014, on the National Geographic We saw it, and it was pretty good.

We hope the other two projects to fruition. Wouldn’t that be

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