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Picture of World Land Speed Record holder Richard Noble and the full Thrust Rig

World Land Speed Record holder Richard Noble and the full Thrust "Rig". Black Rock Desert 5th october 1983.

Picture of rear view Thrust 2.

Rear view "Thrust 2" - note re-heat cooling ducts. Gordon Flux in attendance. Black Rock Desert 1983.

Picture of He's rolling!

He's rolling! Start of a run. Black Rock Desert 1983.

Picture of Emerging thro' the mirage at 600mph

Emerging thro' the mirage at 600mph. Black Rock Desert 1983.

Picture of preparing for a run

Preparing for a run after the tean transferred to Black Rock Desert, Nevada 1982.

Picture of Tie down tests at Reno Airport

Tie down tests at Reno Airport, Nevada. End September 1983. Note shoch diamonds and load cells in lashing strops to give thrust read out.

Picture of Straight as a die, wheel tracks

"Straight as a die" Thrust wheel tracks at Black Rock Desert, heading for Gerlach. October 1983.

Picture of He's made it!

He's made it! The World Land Speed Record comes back to Britain at 633.468 mph. 4th October 1983.
L to R: Andrew Noble, John Griffiths, Richard Noble, Gordon Biles, Gordon Flux, the author, Dave Tremayne, Ken Norris, Mike Chambers, Glynne Bowsher.

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