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Diesel Smart Car sets new Land Speed Records

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Uploaded on Aug 18, 2011

Footage of Graeme Smith's diesel Smart car on Pendine Sands setting new land speed records for its class over the weekend of 13th & 14th August 2011. Records (subject to MSA ratification) were 1-mile at 68.56mph, 1/4-mile at 70.19mph and 500m at 111.02kph in class G for 750-1100cc diesels. Graeme was sponsored by Yokohama Tyres.

"As a child I was inspired on holidays to the Lakes & the New Forest of stories of Donald Campbell on Coniston & the landspeed cars at Beaulieu. I needed to get a sensible car for commuting to work, but then figured I could get a car which I could also take a LSR in. It may not be the grandest engineering feat nor the most daring feat of driving, but it has given me an inkling into the worlds of the likes of Parry Thomas & Malcolm Campbell".

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