30th November, 2017
Jet Reaction's land speed world record attempt can deliver major media mileage for its sponsors
Jet Reaction's motorcycle land speed challenge will provide exciting opportunities for sponsors to be associated with a credible outright world speed record attempt.
In 1999, Richard Brown rode his rocket-powered Gillette Mach 3 Challenger, which he also designed and built, on the Bonneville Salt Flats to an officially timed one way speed of 332.877 mph, peaking at 365 mph.
Unable to make a return run to secure the outright record due to technical issues relating to the poor course conditions, Richard at least had the satisfaction of knowing that he had exceeded the highest speed previously seen for a two-wheeled vehicle and, in fact, it was to be another seven years before anyone went faster still.
Using the experience gained from the Gillette Mach 3 Challenger, Richard has now engineered another thrust powered bike called Jet Reaction, which has been able to run as both a two- or three-wheeler for testing in the UK, prior to its attempt on the Outright World Two Wheel Land Speed Record, currently 376.363 mph.
This innovative vehicle is powered by a highly modified gas turbine, with bespoke afterburner.
"Whether you want the build-up and spectacle of a world class event or to share the adventure and technological values, Jet Reaction can make a major contribution to your company's image and media profile.
"The project will be carefully integrated with traditional and social media to help connect with the widest possible audience. As an example, Richard's last world record attempt not only attracted widely viewed TV documentaries broadcast by the BBC and Discovery Channel but also over half a million viewings of its video clips on YouTube.
"Although we have now completed the design and build stages, we have held back on the publication of the project so we can have the maximum flexibility to conceive and tailor sponsor packages".
Contact: Ian Bennett
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