Scientist, 85, aims at 'ultimate record'
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The 85-year-old rocket scientist behind the 1,000mph car

An 85-year-old rocket scientist is the man behind the design of a car aiming to break the "ultimate record".

It took Ron Ayers three years to design the shape for Bloodhound, the British-built car aiming to reach 1,000mph.

His fascination with engineering started as a boy during the Blitz, when he saw Spitfires and Hurricanes flying overhead.

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  • 22 Oct 2017
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