Post Date: 4 Feb 2004 - Verneuk Pan, Northern Cape June 2004
South African born LSR contender, Nelson Kruschandl, is considering running his Bluebird-Electric 3 LSR vehicle: "Blue Max" on the famous "Campbell track" in South Africa to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Malcolm Campbell's attempt and mark his return to the land of wonder. Nelson says he is awaiting details of the surface and other conditions of use from the organisers before making a decision. Nelson, a Brit, was born in S.A. when it was a British Colony. Interestingly, Nelson's ex racing partner, Don Wales, is rumored to be considering competing in memory of his grandfather. We understand Don has no car or backers as yet, nor have we any details of his proposal.
Blue Max BE3 electric LSR contender 2004
Post Date: 12 Dec 2003
Pan is situated in the Northern Cape, near the town of Kenhardt, South of
Upington. The track, which consists of a dry alkali mud, extends to a
length of 17 km, and can with little effort be increased to over 20 km. The
presence of the teams associated with this event, which will number around
thirty persons, will be augmented by the various officials, safety crew, etc.
who will be staying in the vicinity. Their numbers will be further increased
by the many media personnel wishing to be present to broadcast the story of
the record attempts to the rest of the world. In addition to these
journalists, camera personnel, and their crews, a number of VIPs from the
team's sponsors will witness the proceedings. The influx of all these people
is bound to enhance the economy of the area both prior to and during the
Post Date: 9 Oct 2003 - Verneuk Pan, Northern Cape June 2004
This venue, promises to be an interesting week of World and National Record breaking attempts. In 1929 Malcolm Campbell, went to South Africa in his quest to set a new outright World Land Speed Record on Verneuk pan in his car Bluebird.
Although Campbell's attempt failed, it has remained prominent in the memory of South African motoring enthusiasts ever since, hence the course is called the "Campbell Track" and has been lovingly preserved throughout the intervening years.
Primetime's E=motion electric LSR contender 2004
Primetime Land Speed Engineering team of Collin Fallows and Mark Newby will run their battery powered streamliner e=motion for an attempt at the World Land Speed Record for Electrically powered vehicles.
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