"Fastest Kettle in the World"

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This just came across the wires from the UK's Western Mail:

A British-built steam supercar broke a 103-year-old world land speed record for steam-powered vehicles in the United States yesterday.

The 25ft-long British Steam Car - nicknamed the "fastest kettle in the world" - reached an average speed of 139.843mph on two runs over a measured mile at the Edwards Air Force Base in California.

The timing beat the previous record of 127mph set by AmericanFred Marriott in a Stanley steam car at the Daytona Beach RoadCourse in 1906.

Record officials recognize a land speed record as the averagespeed of two passes made across the same measured distance in opposing directions within 60 minutes of each other.

Wow . . . that's moving out. Can Steam NASCAR be far behind?

-- Ward

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