Celebrating Speed

Those dashing Brits

This section of the website is devoted to those sensational British achievements in the realm of speed that we draw inspiration from. We're celebrating speed in many forms. In the air and on water, on rails, on racetracks on two wheels and on four – and even in space!

At the frontiers of speed-science, testing metal and mettle, imagining the unimagined, taking technology to new limits. Pioneering and adventurous spirits through the generations blaze fresh trails for humankind.

Speed-science invigorates minds and lifts hearts. Bold individuals, here celebrated along with their fantastic machines, create exciting possibilities for us all.

"BloodhoundSSC" image © David Isaac / IoM TT image Courtesy of Isle of Man TT organisation, reproduced with copyright-holders' permission / Howard Pixton image Courtesy of Stella Pixton / Fairey Delta 2 image © Fairey Aviation / Dieselmax image © JCB / Land Rover BAR image © Lloyd Images / Percival Mew Gull image © Paul Smith / "VSS Enterprise" image © Virgin Galactic / Mallard image by 4975darwin - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link