Take Risk at the speed of sound
Richard Noble, the man behind the world land speed record, tells his high-velocity tale in a new book
Speed king Richard Noble can rightfully be described as someone who lives and breathes his passion to the full.
A former world land speed record holder who built his first jet car, Thrust1, at the age of 28, Noble was the project leader of the 1,228km/h land speed record set by Thrust SSC in 1997 — the first time the sound barrier was broken by a car. He is also the brains behind the Bloodhound land speed project — subsequently taken over by new owners — which aims to beat that feat in SA’s Kalahari Desert in the next couple of years...