Andy Green of Great Britain breaks land speed record and sound barrier

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Need for Speed – Auto Racing

July 17, 2006 by  
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In 1898, Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat, set the first land speed record at a break-neck speed of 39.24 M.P.H. In October of 1997, Andy Green of Great Britain moved the needle past the 763 M.P.H mark and becoming the first person to break the sound barrier on land. The need for speed has come a long way.