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Octane have offered AMOC Members a 10% discount for this event - details below.

An evening with land speed legends Wing Commander Andy Green, Richard Noble OBE and Don Wales
The Royal Automobile Club, London, 17 March 2011

Following the huge success of previous 'Evening with' events at the splendid Royal Automobile Club, Octane and EFG International are pleased to announce An Evening with Land Speed Legends on 17 March 2011.

A trio of the UK's land speed record breakers – Wing Commander Andy Green, Richard Noble OBE and Don Wales – will talk exclusively with David Tremayne, well-known journalist and acknowledged expert on land speed records.

Noble famously achieved a world land speed record of 633.468mph in 1983 driving Thrust2 and managed the ThrustSSC programme which saw Wing Commander Green set a supersonic record of 763.035mph.

Noble and Green are now working on the Bloodhound SSC project with the aim of pushing the world land speed record to over 1,000mph. The car is expected to be completed during 2011.

Wing Commander Andy Green describes his day job as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air force and being part of a land speed record team as a holiday job. He has set two World Land Speed Records and, although his flying duties for the RAF have finished (he now works for the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall), is an aerobatic pilot (at his own expenses) at weekends.

Don Wales, holder of the UK Land Speed Record for an electric car (139mph), announced recently that in the early spring of 2011 he will attempt to break his own electric record and the outright record set by his grandfather, Sir Malcolm Campbell, in 1925. He also has plans to attempt a new world land speed record for a battery car and has his sights set on 400mph.

Don Wales is the nephew of Donald Campbell and has clearly inherited the quest for speed. In May this year he twice broke the world land speed record for a lawnmower leaving it at 87.833mph. He also holds the world record for a steam powered car (148mph) as a member of Charles Burnett III's British Steam car team at Edwards Airforce base in August 2009.

Taking place in the luxurious surroundings of the famous Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, the evening will include a three-course with wine and a signed photograph as a memento.

Date and time: 17 March 2011, 7.30pm until 10.00pm
Location: Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London
Cost: £125 per person.  10% discount for AMOC members – promotional code: AMC10.
Dress: Lounge suit/cocktail dresses

To book phone 0844 844 0382 or email: driversclub@octane-magazine.com or visit http://www.octane-magazine.com and click on “shop”.

I have rung and checked that their 'computer' is set up ready, with the promotional code, to receive any bookings but if you have any problems, let me know.

Anne
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