Land Speed Record


 

Date Driver Car Speed (mph) Speed (kph) Venue Notes
18 Dec 1898 Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat Jeantaud 39.24 63.15 Acheres
17 Jan 1899 Camille Jenatzy Jenatzy 41.42 66.66 Acheres
17 Jan 1899 Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat Jeantaud 43.69 70.31 Acheres
27 Jan 1899 Camille Jenatzy Jenatzy 49.92 80.34 Acheres
04 Mar 1899 Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat Jeantaud 57.60 92.70 Acheres
29 Apr 1899 Camille Jenatzy Jenatzy 65.79 105.88 Acheres
13 Apr 1902 Leon Serpollet Serpollet 75.06 120.79 Nice
05 Aug 1902 William K. Vanderbilt Mors 76.08 122.44 Abllis
05 Nov 1902 Henri Fournier Mors 76.60 123.27 Dourdan
17 Nov 1902 Augieres Mors 77.13 124.13 Dourdan
17 Jul 1903 Arthur Duray Gobron-Brillie 83.47 134.33 Ostend
05 Nov 1903 Arthur Duray Gobron-Brillie 84.73 136.36 Dourdan
12 Jan 1904 Henry Ford Ford Arrow 91.37 147.04 Lake St Clair 1
27 Jan 1904 William K. Vanderbilt Mercedes 92.30 148.54 Daytona Beach 1
31 Mar 1904 Louis Rigolly Gobron-Brillie 94.78 152.53 Nice
25 Jun 1904 Pierre de Caters Mercedes 97.25 156.50 Ostend
21 Jul 1904 Louis Rigolly Gobron-Brillie 103.55 166.64 Ostend
13 Nov 1904 Paul Baras Darracq 104.52 168.20 Ostend
25 Jan 1905 Arthur Macdonald Napier 104.65 168.41 Daytona 1
30 Dec 1905 Victor Hemery Darracq 109.65 176.46 Arles-Salon
23 Jan 1906 Fred Marriott Stanley Steamer 121.57 195.64 Daytona
08 Nov 1909 Victor Hemery Benz 125.95 202.69 Brooklands
16 Apr 1910 Barney Oldfield Benz 131.275 211.261 Daytona 1
23 Apr 1911 Bob Burman Benz 141.37 227.51 Daytona 1
24 Jun 1914 L.G. Hornsted Benz 124.10 199.71 Brooklands 2
17 Feb 1919 Ralph de Palma Packard 149.875 241.194 Daytona 1
27 Apr 1920 Tommy Milton Duesenberg 156.03 251.10 Daytona 1
17 May 1922 Kenelm Lee Guinness Sunbeam 133.75 215.24 Brooklands
06 Jun 1924 Rene Thomas Delage 143.41 230.79 Arpajon
12 Jul 1924 Ernest Eldridge Fiat 146.01 234.97 Arpajon
25 Sep 1924 Malcolm Campbell Sunbeam 146.16 235.22 Pendine Sands
21 Jul 1925 Malcolm Campbell Sunbeam 150.76 242.62 Pendine Sands
16 Mar 1926 Henry Segrave Sunbeam 152.33 245.14 Southport Beach
27 Apr 1926 Parry Thomas Higham Special "Babs" 169.30 272.45 Pendine Sands
28 Apr 1926 Parry Thomas Higham Special "Babs" 171.02 275.22 Pendine Sands
04 Feb 1927 Malcolm Campbell Bluebird 174.883 281.439 Pendine Sands
29 Mar 1927 Henry Segrave Sunbeam 203.792 327.962 Daytona Beach
19 Feb 1928 Malcolm Campbell Bluebird 206.956 333.054 Daytona Beach
22 Apr 1928 Ray Keech White Triplex 207.552 334.013 Daytona Beach
11 Mar 1929 Henry Segrave Golden Arrow 231.446 372.466 Daytona Beach
05 Feb 1931 Malcolm Campbell Bluebird 246.090 396.033 Daytona Beach
24 Feb 1932 Malcolm Campbell Bluebird 253.970 408.714 Daytona Beach
22 Feb 1933 Malcolm Campbell Bluebird 272.460 438.470 Daytona Beach
07 Mar 1935 Malcolm Campbell Bluebird 276.820 445.486 Daytona Beach
03 Sep 1935 Malcolm Campbell Bluebird 301.129 484.607 Bonneville Salt Flats
19 Nov 1937 George Eyston Thunderbolt 312.000 502.102 Bonneville Salt Flats
27 Aug 1938 George Eyston Thunderbolt 345.500 556.013 Bonneville Salt Flats
15 Sep 1938 John Cobb Railton 350.200 563.577 Bonneville Salt Flats
16 Sep 1938 George Eyston Thunderbolt 357.500 575.324 Bonneville Salt Flats
23 Aug 1939 John Cobb Railton Mobil Special 369.700 594.958 Bonneville Salt Flats
16 Sep 1947 John Cobb Railton Mobil Special 394.194 634.376 Bonneville Salt Flats
05 Aug 1963 Craig Breedlove Spirit of America 407.450 655.709 Bonneville Salt Flats 3
17 Jul 1964 Donald Campbell Bluebird 403.100 648.709 Lake Eyre 4
02 Oct 1964 Tom Green Wingfoot Express 413.200 664.963 Bonneville Salt Flats
05 Oct 1964 Art Arfons Green Monster 434.020 698.468 Bonneville Salt Flats
13 Oct 1964 Craig Breedlove Spirit of America 468.720 754.311 Bonneville Salt Flats
15 Oct 1964 Craig Breedlove Spirit of America 526.280 846.942 Bonneville Salt Flats
27 Oct 1964 Art Arfons Green Monster 536.710 863.727 Bonneville Salt Flats
02 Nov 1965 Craig Breedlove Spirit of America - Sonic 1 555.483 893.939 Bonneville Salt Flats
07 Nov 1965 Art Arfons Green Monster 576.553 927.847 Bonneville Salt Flats
13 Nov 1965 Bob Summers Goldenrod 409.277 658.649 Bonneville Salt Flats 4
15 Nov 1965 Craig Breedlove Spirit of America - Sonic 1 600.601 966.547 Bonneville Salt Flats
23 Oct 1970 Gary Gabelich The Blue Flame 622.407 1001.640 Bonneville Salt Flats
04 Oct 1983 Richard Noble Thrust 2 633.468 1019.440 Black Rock Desert
25 Sep 1997 Andy Green ThrustSSC 714.144 1149.272 Black Rock Desert
15 Oct 1997 Andy Green ThrustSSC 763.035 1227.952 Black Rock Desert Mach 1.0175

Legend
1 - Not recognised by European Authorities
2 - First mandatory two-way run
3 - First pure jet powered car. Record only recognised by motorcycle authority, as car had 3 wheels.
4 - Wheel driven record. A separate class from 1964.


Articles

There were many who attempted the Land Speed Record. Some were successful, some were not. The following articles hope to flesh out the table above, filling out the raw numbers with pictures and text. The articles are in chronological order.