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    My son, Will, is part of the Drayson Racing Technologies team which is today attempting to break the world land speed record for an electric car under 1000Kg over a measured mile in both directions at RAF Elvington, Yorkshire today.
    Apart from a tweet and a short video clip at around 3.30pm from Robert Llewellyn (Kryten for "Red Dwarf" & Scrapheap Challenge) syaing they'd had a first attempt ("not flat out") I've heard nothing, despite the fact there are apparently many news crews there.
    I'm on tenterhooks.
    Anywhere near you Midnight?
    (FWIW Will has spent the last God knowns how many weeks weldong the fuel cells together - and he did have a curry with Kryten last night!)
    Tim

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    Well done!!!!

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    And you never thought to tell me before it happened ! Elvington is just a mile or so from my office. I could have gotten some footage if I'd known.

    Well done to the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blue View Post
    And you never thought to tell me before it happened ! Elvington is just a mile or so from my office. I could have gotten some footage if I'd known.
    Bah! Sorry mate. Mind you, the bugger didn't even invite me. From the sound of it, you'd have had a whole day hanging around waiting for the run which didn;'t happen until mid-evening.
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    That would have given me loads of time to get plenty of B-roll etc. I could have gotten Mrs M to bring me sandwiches and called Kryton a smeg head.

    Well at least the driver didn't do what Richard (Hamster) Hammond did last time he drove at Elvington.

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    Congratulations that's fantastic !!!!!. .................................................. ....meeting kryton!!!
    Pretty good going on breaking the world record too

    Glad it was a huge success and no one got hurt

    Bob

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