The Bloodhound Project Richard Noble

Richard Noble

Project Director


Against a background of today’s low risk culture, Richard specialises in developing high risk ventures. Obviously not all of them can be successful, but the Thrust2 programme which brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983 and the ThrustSSC first ever supersonic land speed record programme are the best known.

Other projects include the ARV Super2 light aircraft, the Atlantic Sprinter Blue Riband contender, Programme Funding, an original television funding company, and the last, Farnborough Aircraft, which is creating the first point to point taxi aircraft.

These projects all started very small and being original in concept attract only very limited resource.

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BLOODHOUND SSC – the road to Hakskeen Pan

Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 - 13:42

When: Saturday 23rd March
Venue: Heythrop Park Conference Centre, Heythrope Park Resort, Enstone, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UF

It has been a busy time for the BLOODHOUND SSC project and now Porsche Club Great Britain members have a chance to hear the latest on the project. Join Richard Noble OBE as he talks about the story so far, what has been achieved and the challenges that have been overcome to reach this stage.

Taking place at Heythrop Park Conference Centre (OX7 5UF) on Saturday, 23rd March the event will provide an opportunity for enthusiasts to engage with all of the latest developments.

Priced at £30 per person, the evening will commence at 6pm and all monies raised will be donated to the BLOODHOUND Education charity.

For more information and booking - https://www.porscheclubgb.com/shop/tickets/all-tickets/bloodhound-ssc-%e2%80%93-the-road-to-hakskeen-pan

BLOODHOUND land speed record project inspires global uptake of STEM subjects and races towards 1000mph with Oracle as new Cloud partner

Tuesday, 25 July, 2017 - 17:27

Data will be broadcast into classrooms worldwide to help teachers bring STEM subjects to life.
Real-time sensor data will help BLOODHOUND engineers continually optimise the Car's performance



Richard Noble's Diary - December 2012

Sunday, 30 December, 2012

I was thinking about President Obama this morning and the awesome responsibility he holds. It seems that we are both flogging though the Christmas break to try and try and improve our organisations.

If we get it wrong then Bloodhound is in for one Hell of a fight for survival – if the President gets it wrong we are all in for a global recession! So no pressure there! Christmas is actually a good time for us to revisit the planning: it’s also a chance to escape the vortex and get the clear thinking done ...