Land Speed Record

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The Black Rock Desert has been the site of several land speed records. As of May, 2013, the world land speed record title is held by Andy Green in his 1997 run.

Land Speed Record


4 October 1983, Richard Noble, Thrust2, 633.468 mph

25 September 1997, Andy Green, ThrustSSC, 714.144 mph

15 October 1997, Andy Green, ThrustSSC, 763.035 mph (Mach 1.016)


Thrust SSC

North American Eagle

Spirit of America

Land Speed Record 10th Anniversary

Steve Fossett