Children view 1,000mph car

A MODEL of a supercar that makers hope will smash the world land speed record by breaking the 1,000mph barrier has been on display at an open day in Heanor.

Local dignitaries, customers and children from nearby schools went along to Umeco Composites on Friday, September 23, for the event and to take a look at the Bloodhound SSC (SuperSonic).

The youngsters got involved by testing and demonstrating their skills by driving the Bloodhound SSC car simulator, and then revealing their competitive nature by building and racing a self-propelled model of the car.

Exhibits included a full-scale model of the Bloodhound SSC, a Noble Automotive M600 sports car, Delta Motorsports’ all-electric vehicle, a Norton Commando 961 motorcycle, and Force Protection’s Foxhound protected patrol vehicle.

Stephen Milner, from the firm, said: “Visitors thoroughly enjoyed the event and found it a very informative and enlightening experience. Umeco Composites believes that it achieved its aim of promoting its engineering expertise at a local and national level, thereby mirroring the aim of the Bloodhound SSC project.”