The leader of the Bloodhound Project – which is aiming to break the land speed record with a super sonic car targeted at speeds of 1,000 mph – will be giving employers and business leaders at Stoke on Trent College the inside track on life in the fast lane.
Richard Noble OBE, who held the land speed record between 1983 and 1997 after topping speeds of more than 630 mph, will be guest speaker at a breakfast briefing taking place at the our Burslem campus.
His talk celebrates the arrival of the full-size Bloodhound super sonic show car, which makes a pit stop at the Moorland Road site on 3 and 4 May.
As well as hearing Richard’s inspirational story, the breakfast briefing, which takes place on the 4th at 7.30am, will give the region’s business community the chance to see firsthand the show car. They will also hear BT Group Learning Operations Manager, Max Reynolds, who joins Richard Noble as a guest speaker.
Businesses which have not yet received an invitation can contact the us on 01782 603180.
The Bloodhound Project is behind The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car, billed as the engineering adventure for the 21st century – pushing the limits and inspiring a generation of young engineers and scientists.
With the equivalent horse power of 180 Formula One cars, the car is powered by both a jet engine and a hybrid rocket, these will take the 6.5 tonne car from 0 to 1,000 mph in just 42 seconds.
Andy Greenhough, Director of Employer Engagement, said: “As we play host to The Bloodhound full-size, super sonic show car, it’s a great privilege to be able to hear Richard Noble’s story, which will bring the story to life for business guests.
“The event is also an excellent opportunity for employers to see how Stoke on Trent College can support their business with our wide range of training and consultancy services.
“Max Reynold’s talk will illustrate that and show how partnerships such as the one between BT and the College offer people across North Staffordshire and beyond a real education and real opportunities.”
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car is set to tackle the land speed record in 2013 at Hakskeen Pan, South Africa. The site offers a 12 mile track, across a dry lake bed – providing the space for the Bloodhound, which is designed to cover 16 km in less than 100 seconds, to travel at 1.4 times the speed of sound and faster than a bullet fired from a Magnum 357.