The Bloodhound Project Andy Green's Diary

Andy Green's Diary

Every month, driver Andy Green writes his diary page bringing the project up to date from his perspective, and looking forward to what is planned next on the way to breaking the World Land Speed Record


Andy Green's diary

Thursday, 4 May, 2017

Work continues as we prepare BLOODHOUND SSC to run at Newquay later on this year. While it’s tempting to become frustrated about how long this is taking, a recent comment by an independent project management company put it in perspective for me.

Monday, 13 March, 2017

Piece by piece, BLOODHOUND SSC is coming together. While the process is slow, it’s exciting to see more bits of the Car working for the first time, ready to start testing the Car later on this year.

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017

It’s been an interesting start to the New Year, with various bits of the Car being tested as we slowly get BLOODHOUND SSC ready to run. We’ve still got a long way to go, but it’s terrific to see systems being assembled for final installation in the most advanced straight-line racing car ever.

Monday, 5 December, 2016

I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in India this month with the ‘GREAT Britain’ Campaign, supporting the India/UK TECH Summit. It was a very high-powered event, with opening speeches by Prime Minister Modi of India and the UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

Friday, 4 November, 2016

With just one year – 365 days – to go until we’ll be running BLOODHOUND SSC on the desert in South Africa, work continues to get the Car ready.

Tuesday, 4 October, 2016

Exactly 12 months ago we held the public launch of the nearly completed Car. It was obvious that we had a winner, now we just had to find the right partner to help us get it finished.

Monday, 1 August, 2016

As Project BLOODHOUND starts its preparations to run the Car in South Africa next year, the many complex pieces of our ‘Engineering Adventure’ are gradually coming together.

Sunday, 10 July, 2016

After some intensive planning, the target date has been chosen. BLOODHOUND plans to set a new Outright World Land Speed Record, aiming at 800 mph, in October 2017.

Tuesday, 7 June, 2016

BIG news from BLOODHOUND: Finally, the news we’ve all been waiting for. We’ve just confirmed a new source of funding, so we can now crack on with getting BLOODHOUND SSC ready to run.

Saturday, 30 April, 2016

Engineering progress on the Project remains slow, as we focus our efforts on getting the funding together to run the Car next year. The good news is that we’re generating more and more interest, as global companies look at our fully-assembled Car and ask the question we want to hear: ‘How do I get involved?’.

Tuesday, 5 April, 2016

One question that always comes up when I talk about driving the world’s fastest car – and also the hardest one to answer – is ‘what’s it really like?’

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016

‘Time spent in reconnaissance is seldom wasted’. This famous military quote may well be over 2000 years old, but it’s still true today.