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Thrust 2

By Jacobite
I took this shot of the famouse Thrust 2 landspeed record-breaking car at the Coventry Transport Museum yesterday (11/04/12).

To directly quote the Coventry Transport Museum:

Thrust 2 is a British designed and built former Land Speed Record car.
Designed by John Akroyd, the 35,000hp Thrust 2 was powered by a single Rolls-Royce Avon engine with a maximum power thrust of 7711kg (17,000 lbs). It was constructed using a tubular steel frame with aluminum panel skin, and measured at over 27 ft in length.
On the 4 October 1983 to 15 October 1997, Thrust 2 regained and broke the World Land Speed record with a two-way average speed of 633.468 mph inside one hour. This magnificent feat was achieved by Richard Noble (now Richard Noble OBE) at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA.

Tags: Car Fast Speed Transport Museum Coventry Record Nevada Bradbury DonRak

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Cor 11 Belgium
12 Apr 2012 8:06AM
Excellent 10+++++

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11 5.2k 8 England
12 Apr 2012 8:36AM
Love the p/p to this Noble image, sorry about that.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
12 Apr 2012 8:49AM
Like the post processing in this
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2012 9:05AM
A magnificent photograph, full of detail and nostalgia. Great narrative, full of interesting facts.

Regards Nathan
Jacobite 13 38 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2012 9:24AM
Thank you, all, for the comments and I'm very glad you like it. One of the post production tweaks was with the screen above the car; I took an extra shot of the scene when the Union Flag appeared on the screen and then selected, cut and pasted it on to the finished image. I thought that would add to the 'Britishness' of the project and it also looked better than a virtually white screen I'd ended up with after the HDR production.
Jonny5874 11 14 5 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2012 11:07PM

Jacobite 13 38 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 10:00AM



Thanks Jon Grin

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