Project Runningblade mows down lawnmower land speed record

Project Runningblade mows down lawnmower land speed record

The National Motor Museum in the UK, major sponsors of Project Runningblade, is celebrating its teams victory in setting a new world land speed record for a ride-on lawnmower at the Pendine Sands in Wales.

Project Runningblade beat its own record set the day previously, and established a new world land speed record for lawnmowers at 87.833mph (141km/h). This equates to the lawnmower, driven by Don Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell, covering the welsh beach at a rate of just under 130 feet per second.

Team Principal, Stephen Vokins said:  “We are delighted to have set this new world record. It is a triumph of British engineering, and my thanks go to Countax for building this magnificent machine, to Beaulieu who have supported us so well from the outset, and to all our other sponsors who have helped us achieve this marvellous record.”

Project Runningblade is now on display in the National Motor Museum beside a collection of legendary world land speed record cars including Donald Campbell’s Bluebird.   It will remain in the museum when not required elsewhere for its victory tour to various events around the country.

The National Motor Museum in the UK, major sponsors of Project Runningblade, is celebrating its teams victory in setting a new world land speed record for a ride-on lawnmower at the Pendine Sands in Wales.

Project Runningblade beat its own record set the day previously, and established a new world land speed record for lawnmowers at 87.833mph (141km/h). This equates to the lawnmower, driven by Don Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell, covering the welsh beach at a rate of just under 130 feet per second.

Team Principal, Stephen Vokins said:  “We are delighted to have set this new world record. It is a triumph of British engineering, and my thanks go to Countax for building this magnificent machine, to Beaulieu who have supported us so well from the outset, and to all our other sponsors who have helped us achieve this marvellous record.”

Project Runningblade is now on display in the National Motor Museum beside a collection of legendary world land speed record cars including Donald Campbell’s Bluebird.   It will remain in the museum when not required elsewhere for its victory tour to various events around the country.

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