The CoM take on various roles to hopefully add something different to the BJC year on year, and our most recent project for Charles Chami (Chair of Business & Enterprise) was to organise an exclusive ‘members only’ tour of the Bloodhound SSC!
A jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph) – which is more easily interpreted as ‘faster than the speed of sound’! The Car (described so due to its four wheels and under total control of a driver) is a mix of car and aircraft technology, with the front half being a carbon fibre monocoque like a racing car and the back half being a metallic framework and panels like an aircraft.
There is a lot more technical detail on their very informative website …http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/ but what not everybody is privy to is a tour of the facilities and car itself! Unless you are a BJC member of course.
Our team of representatives (pictured below) got up close to this record breaking project and were engrossed in the presentation on the evening of Thursday 11th June 2015. We have more interesting activities coming up so keep your eyes fixed on the weekly emails!