Speed Records


Date

Driver

Nationality

Vehicle

Location

Power

Kilo Speed (mph)

Mile Speed (mph)

Comments

18 December 1898

Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat

French

Jeantaud Duc

Achères, France

Electric

39.24



17 January 1899

Camille Jenatzy

Belgian

CGA Dogcart

Achères, France

Electric

41.42



17 January 1899

Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat

French

Jeantaud Duc

Achères, France

Electric

43.69



27 January 1899

Camille Jenatzy

Belgian

CGA Dogcart

Achères, France

Electric

49.93



4 March 1899

Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat

French

Jeantaud Duc Profilée

Achères, France

Electric

57.65



29 April 1899

Camille Jenatzy

Belgian

CITA No 25 La Jamais Contente

Achères, France

Electric

65.79



13 April 1902

 Leon Serpollet

French

 Gardner-Serpollet Oeuf de Pacques

Nice, France

Steam

75.06



5 August 1902

William K Vanderbilt

American

Mors Z Paris-Vienne

Ablis, France

 IC

76.08



5 November 1902

Henri Fournier

French

Mors Z Paris-Vienne

Dourdan, France

IC

76.60



17 November 1902

M Augières

French

Mors Z Paris-Vienne

Dourdan, France

IC

77.13



17 July 1903

Arthur Duray

Belgian

Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid

Ostend, Belgium

IC

83.46



5 November 1903

Arthur Duray

Belgian

Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid

Dourdan, France

IC

84.73



31 March 1904

Arthur Duray

Belgian

Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid

Nice, France

IC

88.76



31 March 1904

Louis Rigolly

French

Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid

Nice, France

IC

94.78



25 May 1904

Pierre de Caters

Belgian

  Mercedes Simplex 90

Ostend, Belgium

IC

97.25



21 July 1904

Louis Rigolly

French

Gobron Brillié Gordon Bennett

Ostend, Belgium

IC

103.56



13 November 1904

Paul Baras

French

Darracq Gordon Bennett

Ostend, Belgium

IC

104.53



30 December 1905

Victor Héméry

French

Darracq V8 Special

Arles, France

IC

108.58



26 January 1906

 Fred H Marriott

American

Stanley Steamer

Daytona Beach, USA

Steam

121.573



8 November 1909

Victor Héméry

French

200hp Benz No 1

Brooklands, Great Britain

IC

125.946

115.930


24 June 1914

L G Hornsted

British

200hp Benz No 3

Brooklands, Great Britain

IC


124.095

First 2-way record

17 May 1922

Kenelm Lee Guinness

British

350hp Sunbeam

Brooklands,Great Britain

IC

133.708

129.171

Last record set on a closed course

6 July 1924

René Thomas

French

Delage La Torpille

Arpajon, France

IC

143.210

143.312


12 July 1924

Ernest A D Eldridge

British

FIAT Special Mephistopheles II

Arpajon, France

IC

146.014

145.896

Last record set on a public road

25 September 1924

  Malcolm Campbell

British

350hp Sunbeam Blue Bird

Pendine Sands, Wales

IC

146.157

146.163


21 July 1925

Malcolm Campbell

British

350hp Sunbeam Blue Bird

 Pendine Sands, Wales

IC

150.868

150.766


16 March 1926

Henry Segrave

British

4 Litre Sunbeam Ladybird

Southport, Great Britain

IC

152.307



27 April 1926

J G Parry-Thomas

British

Higham-Thomas Special Babs

Pendine Sands, Wales

IC

169.298

168.075


28 April 1926

J G Parry-Thomas

British

Higham-Thomas Special Babs

Pendine Sands, Wales

IC

171.019

170.624


4 February 1927

Malcolm Campbell

British

Campbell Napier Blue Bird

Pendine Sands, Wales

IC

174.883

174.224

Last record set in Europe

29 March 1927

Henry Segrave

British

 1000hp Sunbeam 'Slug'

Daytona Beach, USA

IC

202.980

203.792


19 February 1928

Malcolm Campbell

British

Campbell Napier Blue Bird

Daytona Beach, USA

IC


206.956


22 April 1928

Ray Keech

American

White Triplex Spirit of Elkdom

Daytona Beach, USA

IC


207.553


11 March 1929

Henry Segrave

British

Irving-Napier Golden Arrow

Daytona Beach, USA

IC

231.567

231.362


5 February 1931

Malcolm Campbell

British

Campbell Napier Railton Blue Bird

Daytona Beach, USA

IC

246.088

245.733


24 February 1932

Malcolm Campbell

British

Campbell Napier Railton Blue Bird

Daytona Beach, USA

IC

251.341

253.968


22 February 1933

Malcolm Campbell

British

Campbell Rolls-Royce Railton Blue Bird

Daytona Beach, USA

IC

272.465

272.109


7 March 1935

Malcolm Campbell

British

Campbell Rolls-Royce Railton Blue Bird

Daytona Beach, USA

IC

276.165

276.710

Last record set on a beach

3 September 1935

Malcolm Campbell

British

Campbell Rolls-Royce Railton Blue Bird

Bonneville, USA

IC


301.129


19 November 1937

George E T Eyston

British

Thunderbolt

Bonneville, USA

IC

312.000

311.418


27 August 1938

George E T Eyston

British

Thunderbolt

Bonneville, USA

IC

345.206

345.489


15 September 1938

John Cobb

British

Railton

Bonneville, USA

IC

350.068

350.194


16 September 1938

George E T Eyston

British

Thunderbolt

Bonneville, USA

IC

357.338

357.497


23 August 1939

John Cobb

British

Railton

Bonneville, USA

IC

369.741

367.910


16 September 1947

John Cobb

British

Railton 'Mobil' Special

Bonneville, USA

IC

393.827

394.196

First one-way over 400mph

5 August 1963

Craig Breedlove

American

Spirit of America

Bonneville, USA

Turbojet

408.312

407.447

FIM  Ratified

17 July 1964

Donald Campbell

British

Bluebird CN7

Lake Eyre, Australia

Gas turbine


403.100

FIA Ratified

2 October 1964

Tom Green

American

Wingfoot Express

Bonneville, USA

Turbojet

415.093

413.199


5 October 1964

Art Arfons

American

Green Monster

Bonneville, USA

Turbojet

434.356

434.022


13 October 1964

Craig Breedlove

American

Spirit of America

Bonneville, USA

Turbojet


468.719


15 October 1964

Craig Breedlove

American

Spirit of America

Bonneville, USA

Turbojet  


526.277


27 October 1964

Art Arfons

American

Green Monster

Bonneville, USA

Turbojet

544.134

536.712


2 November 1965

Craig Breedlove

American

Spirit of America - Sonic 1  Turbojet

Bonneville, USA

Turbojet

555.485

555.127


7 November 1965

Art Arfons

American

Green Monster  

Bonneville, USA

Turbojet

572.546

576.553


15 November 1965

Craig Breedlove

American

Spirit of America - Sonic 1

Bonneville, USA

Turbojet

600.842

600.601


23 October 1970

Gary Gabelich

American

Blue Flame

Bonneville, USA

Rocket

630.389

622.407


04 October 1983

Richard Noble

British

Thrust 2

Black Rock, USA

Turbojet


633.468


25 September 1997

Andy Green

British

Thrust SSC

Black Rock, USA

Turbofan

713.496

714.144


15 October 1997

Andy Green

British

Thrust SSC

Black Rock, USA

Turbofan

760.343

763.035

First supersonic record

(Mach 1.016)

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