Bluebird UK Record Date Announced

July 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

Bluebird Electric team endeavour to break the UK Land Speed Record on the 4-mile stretch of beach at Pendine Sands, South Wales has been postponed before, but it’s now fixed for the weekend of 13th/14th August 2011.

Last month the attempt was aborted when a vital bespoke component that was being manufactured in Europe was not delivered. Disappointed in the firm, the team sought to find a UK engineering manufacturer, and were delighted when Dorset-based Transdev stepped in to the breach and support the team. Along with Transdev, the team has received overwhelming response from volunteers who are generously giving up their time to help marshal and assist the 30-strong Bluebird Electric team.

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The runs will commence from 1.00pm on Saturday 13th July and Sunday 14th August 2011.

During the trials in August, Don Wales will be driving the current Bluebird Electric vehicle as a test and development vehicle to try different battery technologies and drive units.  His goal is to set an electric record of more than 500mph in 2013, the speed trials at Pendine Sands are part of the development programme. Don Wales and Bluebird Electric would also like to extend their thanks to the MSA and RAC, plus their sponsors Castrol, Aggreko, Ford, Goodyear, Dura, Bluestone and the Prince of Wales Hotel Pembrokeshire whose support and services have been invaluable throughout.