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Notes:

  1. The records listed below are those recognised by the FIA, FIM and their predecessors
  2. All Speeds in miles per hour
  3. IC refers to Internal Combustion Piston Engines
up to 100 100 - 200 200 - 300 300- 400 400 - 500 500 - 600 600-700 over 700

 

Date Location Driver Country Vehicle Power Kilo Speed Mile Speed Comments

0 - 100mph

18 Dec 1898 Achères, France Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat France Jeantaud Duc Electric 39.24    
17 Jan 1899 Achères, France Camille Jenatzy Belgium CGA Dogcart Electric 41.42    
17 Jan 1899 Achères, France Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat France Jeantaud Duc Electric 43.69    
27 Jan 1899 Achères, France Camille Jenatzy Belgium CGA Dogcart Electric 49.93    
4 Mar 1899 Achères, France Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat France Jeantaud Duc Profilée Electric 57.65    
29 Apr 1899 Achères, France Camille Jenatzy Belgium CITA No 25 La Jamais Contente Electric 65.79   First record over 100km/h
13 Apr 1902 Nice, France Leon Serpollet France Gardner-Serpollet Oeuf de Pacques Steam 75.06    
5 Nov 1902 Ablis, France William K Vanderbilt USA Mors Z Paris-Vienne IC 76.08    
5 Nov 1902 Dourdan, France Henri Fournier France Mors Z Paris-Vienne IC 76.60    
17 Nov 1902 Dourdan, France M Augières France Mors Z Paris-Vienne IC 77.13    
17 Jul 1903 Ostend, Belgium Arthur Duray Belgium Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid IC 83.46    
5 Nov 1903 Dourdan, France Arthur Duray Belgium Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid IC 84.73    
31 Mar 1904 Nice, France Arthur Duray Belgium Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid IC 88.76    
31 Mar 1904 Nice, France Louis Rigolly France Gobron Brillié Paris-Madrid IC 94.78    
25 May 1904 Ostend, Belgium Pierre de Caters Belgium Mercedes Simplex 90 IC 97.25    

100 - 200mph

21 Jul 1904 Ostend, Belgium Louis Rigolly France Gobron Brillié Gordon Bennett IC 103.56    
13 Nov 1904 Ostend, Belgium Paul Baras France Darracq Gordon Bennett IC 104.53    
30 Dec 1905 Arles, France Victor Héméry France Darracq V8 Special IC 108.58    
26 Jan 1905 Daytona Beach, USA Fred H Marriott USA Stanley Steamer Steam 121.57    
6 Nov 1909 Brooklands, Great Britain Victor Héméry France 200hp Benz No 1 IC 125.94 115.93  
24 Jun 1914 Brooklands, Great Britain L G Hornstead Great Britain 200hp Benz No 3 IC   124.09 First 2-way record
17 May 1922 Brooklands, Great Britain Kenelm Lee Guinness Great Britain 350hp Sunbeam IC 133.70 129.17 Last record set on a cloosed course
6 Jul 1924 Arpajon, France René Thomas France Delage La Torpille IC 143.21 143.31  
12 Jul 1924 Arpajon, France Ernest A D Eldridge Great Britain FIAT Special Mephistopeles II IC 146.01 145.89 Last record set on a public road
25 Sep 1924 Pendine Sands, Wales Malcolm Campbell Great Britain 350hp Sunbeam Blue Bird IC 146.15 146.16  
21 Jul 1925 Pendine Sands, Wales Malcolm Campbell Great Britain 350hp Sunbeam Blue Bird IC 150.86 150.76  
16 Mar 1926 Southport, Great Britain Henry Segrave Great Britain 4 Litre Sunbeam Ladybird IC 152.30 149.32  
27 Apr 1926 Pendine Sands, Wales J G Parry-Thomas Great Britain Higham-Thomas Special Babs IC 169.29 168.07  
28 Apr 1926 Pendine Sands, Wales J G Parry-Thomas Great Britain Higham-Thomas Special Babs IC 171.01 170.62  
4 Feb 1927 Pendine Sands, Wales Malcolm Campbell Great Britain Campbell Napier Blue Bird IC 174.88 174.22 Last record set in Europe

200 - 300mph

29 Mar 1927 Daytona Beach, USA Henry Segrave Great Britain 100hp Sunbeam 'Slug' IC 202.98 203.79  
19 Feb 1928 Daytona Beach, USA Malcolm Campbell Great Britain Campbell Napier Blue Bird IC   206.95  
22 Apr 1928 Daytona Beach, USA Ray Keech USA White Triplex Spirit of Elkdom IC   207.55  
11 Mar 1929 Daytona Beach, USA Henry Segrave Great Britain Irving-Napier Golden Arrow IC 231.56 231.36  
5 Feb 1931 Daytona Beach, USA Malcolm Campbell Great Britain Campbell Napier Railton Blue Bird IC 246.08 245.73  
24 Feb 1932 Daytona Beach, USA Malcolm Campbell Great Britain Campbell Napier Railton Blue Bird IC 251.34 253.96  
22 Feb 1933 Daytona Beach, USA Malcolm Campbell Great Britain Campbell Rolls-Royce Railton Blue Bird IC 272.46 272.10  
7 Mar 1935 Daytona Beach, USA Malcolm Campbell Great Britain Campbell Rolls-Royce Railton Blue Bird IC 276.16 276.71 Last record set on a beach

300 - 400mph

3 Sep 1935 Bonneville, USA Malcolm Campbell Great Britain Campbell Rolls-Royce Railton Blue Bird IC   301.129  
19 Nov 1937 Bonneville, USA George E T Eyston Great Britain Thunderbolt IC 312.00 311.41  
27 Aug 1938 Bonneville, USA George E T Eyston Great Britain Thunderbolt IC 345.20 345.48  
15 Sep 1938 Bonneville, USA John Cobb Great Britain Railton IC 350.06 350.19  
16 Sep 1938 Bonneville, USA George E T Eyston Great Britain Thunderbolt IC 357.33 357.49  
23 Aug 1939 Bonneville, USA John Cobb Great Britain Railton IC 369.74 367.91  
16 Sep 1947 Bonneville, USA John Cobb Great Britain Railton 'Mobil' Special IC 393.82 394.19 First one-way over 400mph

400 - 500mph

5 Sep 1963 Bonneville, USA Craig Breedlove USA Spirit of Americ Turbojet 408.312 407.447 Ratified by FIM as vehicle has 3 wheels
5 Oct 1964 Bonneville, USA Tom Green USA Wingfoot Express Turbojet 415.093 413.199  
7 Oct 1964 Bonneville, USA Art Arfons USA Green Monster Turbojet 434.356 434.022  
13 Oct 1964 Bonneville, USA Craig Breedlove USA Spirit of America Turbojet   468.719  

500 - 600mph

15 Oct 1964 Bonneville, USA Craig Breedlove USA Spirit of America Turbojet   526.277  
27 Oct 1964 Bonneville, USA Art Arfons USA Green Monster Turbojet 544.134 536.710  
2 Nov 1965 Bonneville, USA Craig Breedlove USA Spirit of America - Sonic 1 Turbojet 555.485 555.485  
7 Nov 1965 Bonneville, USA Art Arfons USA Green Monster Turbojet 572.546 576.553  

600 - 700mph

15 Nov 1965 Bonneville, USA Craig Breedlove USA Spirit of America - Sonic 1 Turbojet 600.842 600.601  
23 Oct 1970 Bonneville, USA Gary Gabelich USA Blue Flame Rocket 630.389 622.407  
4 Oct 1983 Black Rock, USA Richard Noble Great Britain Thrust 2 Turbojet   633.468  

over 700mph

25 Sep 1997 Black Rock, USA Andy Green Great Britain Thrust SSC Turbofan 713.496 714.144  
15 Oct 1997 Black Rock, USA Andy Green Great Britain Thrust SSC Turbofan 760.343 763.035 First supersonic record (Mach 1.016)

 

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