Honour Motorsport have announce their sponsorship of the Bluebird Electric’s team attempt to break the UK landspeed record for an electric vehicle at Pendine Sands, South Wales, on 13 and 14 August, 2011. The automotive corporate and events specialist is providing resources and insurance cover for the two-day speed trials. The event will see nine-time landspeed record holder and driver, Don Wales, bid to surpass the current target of 137 mph set in 2000, as well as the first ever top speed of 146 mph reached in a combustion-engined Bluebird car by his grandfather, Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE, on the same shores of Carmathen Bay in 1924.
The high velocity runs are part of an extensive testing and development programme to claim the accolade in 2013 for the fastest electric vehicle in the world by steering the Bluebird Electric car to a top speed of over 500 mph. They also mark the second consecutive sponsorship of Don Wales’s team by Honour Motorsport following their support of Project Runningblade which set a new benchmark for the world’s fastest petrol-powered lawnmower last year.
The latest project is once again raising money and awareness for charitable causes including the Wessex Cardiac Centre at Southampton General Hospital, Help for Heroes, and The Royal Brompton (Chelsea) and Harefield Hospitals.
Adrian Honour, Managing Director of Honour Motorsport, explains: “We are delighted to be a key sponsor of the Bluebird Electric team and to be supporting Don Wales in his quest to cement his name in the record books for the second year running. We wish the team every success in this very exciting attempt, and we look forward to being part of yet another significant milestone in landspeed record-breaking history.”
For the latest news on the record attempt, visit www.bluebirdspeedrecords.com or follow the team on Twitter at @bluebirdspeed.