Friday, 11 October 2013

Faster than Usain Bolt

PICKING UP on the satellite broadcasts here in Cuba I have once again noticed that good old Blighty forefront, somewhere it has been in most things in the modern age from style to speed.

It is something the British can proudly boast a great history of pushing back the boundaries, and so it is with the amazing Bloodhound car, which will attempt to smash the land speed record in South Africa in 2015.

This piece of outrageous engineering, which uses a Typhoon Eurofighter engine to fire the fuel pump, if you don’t mind, will aim to reach speed of more than 1000mph and will be piloted by former fast jet pilot Wing Commander Andy Green.

The RAF man is a stalwart supporter of all things British, especially engineering wise, and this amazing craft, which is not short of some style of it’s own, carries on the proud tradition. And he can surely be the only man to boast that he is faster than Usain Bolt.

And precision and perfection are all going to be needed during the run across the 12-mile dry riverbed if Green is to beat his current record of 763mph he set in 1997.

So what other Brit kit could be said to stand out from the crowd when it comes to coutiƩre?
Well it seems simple for The Colonel to answer that a pair Church shoes.

Then again you could also suggest Crombie, both ooze class, as does the Bloodhound.

In these things alone it is true to say Brit kit rules OK.

Hasta la Victoria siempre