Motionless on Monday
No running today after last night’s engine failure, but the Speed Scotland crew worked flat out all day to ensure that we should be ready to go after 1 hr of final prep tomorrow morning...
The crew would have had it done in time to run tonight, but the weather changed (as it has done a few times this week) and the wind got pretty serious on us. The decision had to be made to leave the Salt before we were blown away!
New engine has been stripped to check it doesn’t have the same issues as the first one and then installed; meanwhile, that first engine has a hole in the block where the conrod made it's break for freedom.
Could be a fast day tomorrow... it seems like we deserve a bit of luck at last and the car has felt so fast and good so far that 300mph feels very close. If I can hold the EFG International Flower of Scotland together for a full pass, then I’m hoping for big numbers.
Assuming the Racing Gods allow....
Meanwhile, I had a wander down to see the “Target 550” crew. Rumoured to have spent over $10million already on this twin engine car, this monster is aiming to become the fastest wheel driven car ever at over 500mph. All I can say is that it makes the Flower look like a tadpole!
Your baked and frazzled correspondent (who thinks the BBC have stolen his sunglasses to stop him wearing them on camera!)