Bloodhound inspires students to go extra mile

THE supersonic car targeting the world land speed record has been hoisted into a beachfront position at Scarborough – as part of efforts to inspire young people to become engineers.

The pencil-shaped Bloodhound, which will next year attempt to raise the record above the current 763mph and then try to reach 1,000mph in 2014, was lifted into the Spa’s sun court. This year more than 1,600 students will be attending Scarborough Engineering Week.

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Richard Noble, who is leading the Bloodhound project, will be speaking at a dinner on Tuesday night. Peter Wilkinson, director of Unison Ltd, one of the engineering firms involved in the event, said: “We are preparing young people for jobs that do not yet exist, to use technology that is not yet invented and solve problems that we have not yet envisaged.” PICture: Tony Bartholomew